Turbo Expo

Turbomachinery Technical Conference & Exposition

Presented by the ASME International Gas Turbine Institute

Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, NC USA

June 26 - 30, 2017
June 27 - 29, 2017


Program - Keynote


Plan now to join 3,000+ turbine colleagues from around the world listen to the Keynote at ASME TURBO EXPO, set for June 26 - 30, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina USA. 

Keynote Theme
Disruptive Technologies & Accelerating the Pace of Innovation in Gas Turbines

Keynote PresentationGraeme Wood said about advertising that “change has never happened this fast before, and it will never be this slow again”. Despite approaching its 80th birthday, this could equally be applied to the gas turbine. Technology developments are propelling the industry forward at an ever faster pace, be it in design, manufacturing or maintenance. The theme of the conference will focus on the technologies that are disrupting and accelerating the development of the gas turbine. These include leaps in the areas of multi-disciplinary optimization, advanced manufacturing, automation and digitalization among others. The conference will open with keynote speeches from customers in the aircraft, power generation and oil & gas segments. These industry leaders will introduce their expectations for where technology developments will lead, and how they will help them face their future challenges.

Keynote & Awards Program
Keynote Panel:  Disruptive Technologies & Accelerating the Pace of Innovation in Gas Turbines

Following the Keynote address, we will recognize the ASME IGTI award winners.  Be sure to join us in celebrating their successes. 
Monday, June 26, 2017
Crown Ballroom, Charlotte Convention Center
10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Tuesday Plenary Panel Session

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Crown Ballroom, Charlotte Convention Center
11:50 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Keynote PresentationMultidisciplinary Computations and Optimization in Gas Turbine Design

Andrew Aggarwala
Manager, Turbine Aerodynamics, Pratt & Whitney

Dr. Eisaku Ito
Senior General Manager, Business Intelligence & Innovation Department Marketing & Innovation Headquarters, MHI

Dr. Ingrid Lepot
Research and Technology Manager

Robert Nichols
UAB/AEDC, DOD HPC Modernization Program

Mark Turner, University of Cincinnati, USA
Dirk Nuernberger, Siemens Gas Turbines, Mulheim, Germany

Wednesday Plenary Panel Session

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Crown Ballroom, Charlotte Convention Center
11:50 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Disruptive Technologies and Accelerating Innovation in Gas Turbines: The Role of Additive Manufacturing

Kurt Goodwin, GM, Advanced Manufacturing, GE Power
Thomas W. Prete, Vice President, Engineering, Pratt & Whitney
Markus Seibold, Power & Gas Business Lead for Additive Manufacturing, Siemens
Mike Aller, The Consortium for Advanced Production & Engineering of Gas Turbines
Rob Gorham, Director of Operations, National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining, America Makes

Rich Dennis, Advanced Turbines Technology Manager, U.S. Department of Energy National Technology Laboratory
Karen A. Thole, Department Head of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University

New at Turbo Expo – Additive Manufacturing Day
The ASME Gas Turbine Segment and ASME IGTI Committee Leaders have formed an Additive Manufacturing Day at Turbo Expo to showcase the current activities and future
potential on how this rapidly developing technology will impact the gas turbine industry. The day will consist of the Wednesday plenary session from industry leaders, disciplinary panel sessions, and a dedicated exhibit presence.

Panel session topics

  • Industrial challenges and opportunities
  • Technical challenges and case studies
  • Long term outlook for gas turbines
  • Advance Design for Additive Manufacturing