ASME Announces Global Engineering Management Conference

Jan 12, 2010

by David Walsh Editor, ASME.org

NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2010 – Global Engineering Management Conference, exploring the challenges that the global work environment is exerting upon engineering managers, will be held Apr. 11-14, 2010, at the Fairmont Dallas in Dallas, Texas.

The new conference will address a broad range of business and technology issues that engineering managers confront in the global marketplace, including intellectual property management, safety and environmental compliance, inclusiveness and diversity, and team-based work structures.

Aimed at mid-career managers and featuring hands-on learning programs and activities, Global Engineering Management Conference will include presentations on virtual design teams, sustainable development practices, effective management, and the role of technical professionals in product marketing. Combining five plenary sessions, the meeting will promote a high-level exchange of knowledge and information enabling engineering professionals to adapt their skills and abilities for success in the global arena.

Four discussion tracks will explore Managing New Technology, Managing Within the Global Market, Managing in the Energy and Environmental Era, and Managing and Developing Engineers.

Global Engineering Management Conference also will include three keynote presentations by Geoffrey C. Orsak, dean of engineering at Southern Methodist University; John Weber, president and chief executive officer of Remy International, and Delores Etter, director of the Caruth Institute for Engineering Education at Southern Methodist University.

Mechanical Engineering magazine, the flagship publication of ASME; the American Society for Engineering Management; the Society of Women Engineers, and Autodesk are the sponsors of the conference, which will feature a technical tour of the Dallas Cowboys stadium and the Texas Instruments’ LEED facility located in Dallas.

About ASME ASME helps the global engineering community develop solutions to real world challenges. Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society. ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education and professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world.

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ASME Contact: John Varrasi varrasij@asme.org or 212.591.8158

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