The 3rd North American Industrial Lubricants Congress

Embracing digitalization and innovation for better performance in industrial lubrication

September 19 - 20, 2018 // InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, Chicago, USA

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Developments in digitalization are gaining pace and its effect on tribology and lubrication requirements are increasingly noticeable. From robotics and automation to predictive maintenance and big data, the time for lubrication to join this industrial revolution is now.

For this year’s North American congress, the program will delve deeper into this industrial revolution and provide a platform for discussion and debate around the challenges and opportunities presented by this period of increased industrialization. The agenda will also look at what’s happened in North America over the past year including what the US Tax Reform Bill means for the lubricant industry, and current economics across the continent.

NEW for 2018 is the addition of the Metalworking Fluids Seminar. As a key application in the industry, take advantage of a full afternoon of content dedicated to the sector on September 20. Click here for more information on the seminar.

Since its launch, this meeting has welcomed 170 attendees from over 120 companies to meet and do business, and this year will be no different. Join us in Chicago for thought-leading and expert insights on disruptive technologies and key trends within the industrial fluids sector, as well as business critical networking with clients and peers alike.
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We annually feature a leading speaker line-up of technical and commercial industry experts from some of the highest profile companies in the world. We will shortly be announcing our first set of speakers.

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Conference Agenda

From presentations on Industry 4.0 and predictive maintenance to case studies on Mexico and the North American wind sector, the 2018 agenda has something for everyone. For more information click below to see what you can learn about this fall.

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Post-conference Seminar: Metalworking Fluids

New for 2018, we are offering a post-conference seminar on September 20 on metalworking fluids.

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