GlobalSpec Wind Energy Technology Online Trade Show and Event Draws More Than 1,300 Attendees 70 percent of the engineering, technical and industrial professionals at GlobalSpec virtual event are decision makers

EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The November 7 "Wind Energy Technology" online trade show and event hosted by GlobalSpec, recently acquired by IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), drew more than 1,300 participants, with 70 percent of attendees reporting they are decision makers within their organizations. The free virtual conference is now available on demand to give engineers and industrial professionals easy access to educational presentations and industry-leading supplier resources from the live-day event.

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GlobalSpec's "Wind Energy Technology" event provided opportunities to explore the latest developments in utility-scale and smaller wind turbine and generator technologies; learn of developments in control system design, data acquisition and field measurements; and examine new approaches for energy storage, distribution, wind farm siting, and construction. Attendees were able to interact with exhibitors, network with their peers, and participate in key educational sessions to help them keep pace in today's fast-changing wind energy marketplace.

Industrial professionals were able to take advantage of these learning and networking opportunities from the convenience of their desktops, without having to budget for travel expenses or lose time away from the office.

"Industrial professionals who attended our Wind Energy Technology online event heard from experts on the latest developments in today's wind energy industry and interacted with their peers and leading suppliers," said Donna Lewis, vice president of e-publishing and e-events for GlobalSpec. "GlobalSpec online trade shows and events are also powerful forums for manufacturers and suppliers to showcase their products and innovative technologies to a captive and engaged audience."

Speakers and topics at the event included:

  • Reduce Wind Turbine Downtime and Prevent Catastrophic Damage from Arc Flash
    This presentation focused on the key considerations for wind turbine designers and engineers in selecting, designing, and installing arc flash protection to mitigate catastrophic damage in wind power applications.
    Presented by Jakob Seedorff, technical director, Littelfuse Selco
  • O&M Competition Heats Up as US Wind Fleet Ages
    This presentation provided an overview of the competitive landscape for U.S. Wind O&M markets, assessing the timing and scale of the opportunity and the most successful emerging business models.
    Presented by Matt DaPrato, senior research analyst, IHS; Andy Lubershane, research analyst, IHS; and Matt Kaplan, associate director, IHS
  • Improving Reliability and Reducing Failures in Wind Turbines through Cooling and Filtration
    This presentation featured two ground-breaking products from Parker's broad array of solutions designed specifically to improve the reliability and performance of wind turbines. First, a next-generation thermal management system for wind turbine power systems, and second, a modular, multi-function gearbox filtration system that features a variety of advanced fluid monitoring and conditioning capabilities.
    Presented by Rich Nagel, global business development manager, Parker Hannifin - Renewable Energy Solutions
  • One Piece Wind Turbine Blades
    As wind turbine blades get longer and longer, reduction in weight has become a key focus for designers and manufacturers. Elimination of adhesive lines and fillers produces a superior quality blade that can result in more than a 10% reduction in weight. This presentation described technologies that allow a blade to be molded in one piece.
    Presented by P.J. Feerick, managing director, EireComposites Teo

Companies exhibiting at this event included: PHOENIX CONTACT USA; Elasto Proxy Inc.; Transhield, Inc.; Dexmet Corporation; Fibox Enclosures; and IHS Inc.

For more information on exhibiting opportunities for the Wind Energy Technology event in 2013, download an exhibitor kit or call 800.261.2052.

About GlobalSpec
GlobalSpec, recently acquired by IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), is the leading provider of digital media solutions designed to connect industrial marketers with their target audience of engineering, technical, industrial, scientific and manufacturing sector professionals. GlobalSpec provides its registered users with a domain-expert search engine to search more than 50,000 supplier catalogs by specification, a broad range of proprietary and aggregated Web-based content, over 15 annual online events, and more than 70 e-newsletters - helping them search for and locate products and services, learn about suppliers and access comprehensive technical content. For suppliers, GlobalSpec helps generate awareness, demand and engagement opportunities among the professionals they are looking to reach – from inbox to desktop, through networks and via real-time engagement.

About IHS (www.ihs.com)
IHS (NYSE: IHS) is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape today's business landscape. Businesses and governments in more than 165 countries around the globe rely on the comprehensive content, expert independent analysis and flexible delivery methods of IHS to make high-impact decisions and develop strategies with speed and confidence. IHS has been in business since 1959 and became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, USA, IHS is committed to long-term, sustainable growth and employs more than 6,000 people in more than 30 countries around the world.

IHS is a registered trademark of IHS Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. © 2012 IHS Inc. All rights reserved.

Contact: Amber Devin
Director – Marketing Communications
GlobalSpec
Tel: 518.880.0200 ext. 5338
amber.devin@ihs.com

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