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  • According to a recent report, U.S. hotels collected record amounts of resort fees and other surcharges totaling $2.47 billion in 2015, leading to main stream media coverage with sensational headlines such as “Hidden hotel resort fees not going away any time soon." The purpose of this webinar is to provide a balanced perspective regarding resort fees and other surcharges at U.S. hotels.

    The webinar will also explore the potential effects of what could be described as extreme increases in the minimum wage on the U.S. hotel industry. The Obama presidential administration as well as several large municipalities are actively seeking, or recently passed laws that increase the minimum wage by an extreme amount. The webinar will quantify the forecast effect on the U.S. hotel industry.
  • Engineers expect superior products. Learn how the Engineering Village team works to help meet their needs. Join us for a webinar that will focus on user-driven features and content updates that were made to Engineering Village throughout 2015 and a look forward to 2016.
  • In this dynamic webinar, hear directly from the industry expert Frank Schaeflein, from Stratasys, who will explain the transformational benefits of 3D printing solutions for injection molding, jigs and fixtures, End of Arm Tools and production parts. Learn how to redefine productivity in your business.
  • No matter the fleet size, businesses and government agencies face the same basic fleet challenges: reining in operating expenses, efficiently maintaining vehicles, and controlling labor costs. For most fleets, fuel and driver wages alone make up more than 55 percent of the operations budget. Learn how to get a handle on these costs with Networkfleet’s live webinar, Take Control of Your 2016 Operations Budget with Fleet Management Technology, on January 21, 2016. Fleet industry expert Annette Correll will reveal how GPS-based fleet management technology can help your organization cut fuel usage, control repair and labor costs, lower insurance premiums, and more.
  • When there’s work to be done and money to be made, you’ve probably heard the cavalier statement, “I’ll sleep when I’m dead.” Of course, everyone experiences the clutches of fatigue at some point – it’s a force of nature, after all. But it’s also an invisible threat to operations, because succumbing to fatigue is perceived as a weakness and many people don’t, or can’t, admit when they’re fatigued. As a result, many incident reports often cite “operator error, “unknown human factor” or some other ambiguous or inaccurate root cause.

    Measuring this invisible threat starts by asking five essential questions. Join this webinar event to learn how to determine your scope of risk, so that you can build a fatigue risk management system that reduces incidents and optimizes operations.
  • Presentation featuring up-to-date hotel performance data trends as tracked by Smith Travel Research. Join H. Brandt Niehaus, president of Hotel Brokers International, and Jeff Higley, vice president of digital media & communications for STR/STR Global/HotelNewsNow.com, as they discuss the hospitality industry outlook for next year and opportunities for investment.

    Meet the Panel:
    H. Brandt Niehaus, CHB is President of Hotel Brokers International and President of Huff, Niehaus & Associates, Inc., a full-service hotel investment advisory firm. Mr. Niehaus has over 30 years of experience in hospitality real estate sales and consulting. He has successfully transacted the sales of hundreds of hotel properties from limited-service independents through full-service luxury hotels representing sellers in conventional sales as well as lender-owned transactions for banks and institutions. A consistent top sales producer, Niehaus was recently named Broker of the Year in recognition of his record-setting sales performance in 2014. Mr. Niehaus holds the professional designations of Certified Hotel Broker (CHB), Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA) and Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM).

    Jeff Higley serves as the Vice President of Digital Media and Communications and as Editorial Director of STR / STR Global / Hotel News Now. He oversees all aspects of the Hotel News Now (HNN) digital platform, including the Hotel News Now website and daily newsletter. Jeff also leads the STR family of companies’ efforts with corporate public relations and press releases. He is the former editorial director for Hotel & Motel Management magazine and has specialized in hotel industry journalism for many years. He frequently writes articles on the lodging industry.
  • Register for this short webinar to learn how telematics can help you better manage your vehicles and drivers.

    •Cut fuel costs by improving routing and reducing speeding and idle time.
    •Improve arrival time estimates and boost customer satisfaction.
    •Keep vehicles running reliably so they can stay on the road and on the job.
    •Protect drivers from false claims of speeding or not showing up as scheduled.

    Register Now.
  • 3D printing has emerged as an important, growing trend in medical in 2015 and is expected to increase in 2016. From patient specific models for surgical planning, to clinical training and education using anatomical models, to additive manufacturing of end use parts, this webinar will present a range of applications to employ 3D printing across your R&D, clinical, marketing, manufacturing and training organizations.
  • Overview:

    Hosted by Rose Brooke, Editor of European Plastic Product Manufacturer, in this dynamic webinar you can hear directly from industry experts, Amos Breyfogle from Stratasys, and Jim Sargent from Whale Pumps who have already discovered the transformational benefits of 3D printing solutions for injection molding, jigs and fixtures, End of Arm Tools and productions parts. Tune in to learn how you can redefine productivity in your business.

    What you will discover:

    -Explore the possibilities of going from design to production floor in just hours with ultra-light assembly aids
    -How to reduce your tooling cost by 70-95%
    -How to increase performance of parts by combining traditional and additive components
    -How to produce production parts quickly using 3D printing
  • Help your wood products company grow business by utilizing proven strategies from the WOOD 100. Experts from Woodworking Networks' WOOD 100 share their tips and techniques for improving productivity, service, marketing, and product development —giving you the tools you need to improve your business.

    Learn how to:

    • Improve customer service and delivery: Logistics
    • Expand and identify sales & product growth opportunities
    • Determine the ROI for new technology & lean manufacturing
  • Overview

    Stratasys and product design consultancy Design Reality will explore what is possible today with advanced 3D printing. Multi-material, multi-colour 3D printing has provided a significant shift forward in terms of ultra-realistic prototyping. This webinar will lift the lid not just on the latest technology, but also on the most innovative techniques. Stratasys continues to produce the most capable 3D printers and materials. These allow designers worldwide to create better products, thanks to better testing at prototype stage. Design Reality specialise in all aspects of product design consultancy, focusing on product development through industrial design, product design and the aid of 3D printing. They support clients’ projects from concept through to manufacture. Join us for this interactive webinar to find out how your own product design can be maximised thanks to ground-breaking 3D printing.

    Learning Objectives:

    -Optimising the capabilities of state-of-the-art 3D printing
    -Understanding the latest advances in multi-material and multi-colour 3D printing
    -How cutting edge product designers exploit 3D printing’s unique benefits
    -Creating ultra-realistic prototypes and end-use products with Stratasys
  • Project Managers (PMs) are the key to a professional services firm's success. Yet many firms promote technical people into roles they are not prepared or ready for. As a result, project profitability suffers and there is frustration at every level of the organization. By enabling project managers, through financial and systems training, automation, and accountability measures, the firm's profit margins can increase substantially.

    In this webinar, attendees will be able to:
    -Evaluate the challenges that cause many Project Managers to struggle with project profitability
    -Understand the reasons that projects go over budget
    -Review the financial aspects of project management that Project Managers need to know to be successful
    -Learn how technology can help Project Managers deliver more profitable projects
    -Develop some best practices to help Project Managers succeed

    Speaker
    June R. Jewell, CPA, President AEC Business Solutions
    Jewell, a thought leader and expert in AEC firm profitability. has more than 28 years of business management consulting experience, and unsurpassed knowledge of the AEC industry. In addition to this role, she is the original founder and current strategic advisor of Acuity Business Solutions, a Deltek Premier Partner and consulting firm that works with AEC firms to support business profitability through web-based enterprise management technology.

    She is the Amazon best-selling author of the book “Find The Lost Dollars: 6 Steps to Increase Profits in Architecture, Engineering and Environmental Firms.” Jewell has built and run a successful consulting practice, and is a highly sought after speaker at industry events and conferences. Her past speaking engagements include AIA, ACEC, SMPS, Design and Construction Network (DCN), Society for Design Administration (SDA), Zweig Group (formerly ZweigWhite), PSMJ, ROG Growth and Ownership Conference, Project Management Institute (PMI), Deltek Insight and Business of Architecture (BOA).
  • Contenido del webinar: 1- El impacto de la impresión 3D. 2- Proceso de impresión 3D. 3- Aplicaciones y sectores. 4-Ventajas de la impresión 3D para su empresa. 5-Experiencia del cliente.
  • Es ging um die Frage, wie lassen sich Kosten in der Produktentwicklung und Fertigung sparen?

    3D-Drucklösungen können bei der Anwendungen wie Spritzguss, Produktionshilfsmittel, Roboterendeffektoren und Produktionsteile enorme Vorteile bieten.

    Im Rahmen des Webinars wird u.a. das Praxisbeispiel aus der Murtfeldt Kunststoffe GmbH & Co. KG präsentiert, um den sinnvollen und erfolgreichen Einsatz zu demonstrieren.

    Durch den Einsatz der 3D-Druck Technologie können eine große Auswahl an leistungsfähigen Materialien bereits im Prototyp eingesetzt und sorgfältig durchgetestet werden, bevor das Produkt in die Produktion geht.
  • The influence that supervisors have within an organization’s safety culture cannot be overstated. If safety excellence is the goal, empowering supervisors to leverage positive recognition on the front line is non-negotiable. Join Caterpillar Safety Services Senior Safety Consultant Jenny Krasny as she presents the final installment of a four-part webinar series on supervisor development. Learn why recognizing successful performance is the critical final step in a successful accountability strategy, and how to properly execute it.

    Learning Objectives:
    • Review of accountability model
    • Understand the value of ‘catching’ people doing things right
    • Explore the 3W’s (when, what and who) of effective recognition
    • Learn the simple steps to create an effective recognition system
  • The new Clean Water Rule has significant implications for the way property due diligence will be conducted throughout the U.S. by altering the definitions and categories of jurisdictional waters and wetlands relating to the discharge of dredged/fill material into Waters of the U.S. These changes have the potential to greatly affect anyone involved in property assessments, land use, planning, development or lending.

    Attempts to block its implementation made for a dramatic late summer and early fall. Tune into this time-sensitive event to ensure that you don’t miss out on important updates, the timing of the new revisions, and more importantly, how these changes impact the work you do, particularly for properties on or adjacent to waterbodies and wetland areas.

    Attendees will benefit from:

    · A leading expert’s take on the “what?” and the “why?” behind the changes
    · Gaining clarity on who will be impacted
    · Learning the specifics on how the new rule redefines “Waters of the U.S.”
    · A close look at what you can expect and what you should be telling your clients
    · An understanding of the differences between the new rule and existing rule

    Don’t be caught off-guard. The new Clean Water Rule impacts the work you are doing today and could drastically impact the work you do tomorrow. Tune in for the latest!
  • Every fleet has unique management requirements. In this webinar you will learn to use three specialized products that can enhance the management of your drivers and assets.

    •Compliance regulation responsibilities can be simplified when integrated into fleet management software. See how to electronically manage driver and vehicle inspection reports, hours of service, fuel taxes and more.

    •Driver ID lets fleet managers know which driver is operating which vehicle at all times—automatically. Learn how to track driver performance, identify problem behaviors, and be alerted to unauthorized vehicle use.

    •Asset tracking protects your investment in high-value equipment in three ways. Learn how monitoring asset location and movement can improve response times, protect equipment from theft and connect the right vehicle to the right asset.
  • Directions in colors and finishes for kitchen cabinets are already firming up for the coming year, and this free webcast will help you keep on-target for design trends that customers will be seeking. We'll look at where the market stands on everything from frameless cabinet designs, to species specifications, to the newly released color forecast for 2016.

    Presenters will also examine:

    - Minimalist (i.e., frameless) cabinet trends
    - The move to real wood interiors
    - How cabinet trends impact commercial design
    - Impact of color trends on cabinett finishing lines
  • It is no secret that the Modular Data Center Market is witnessing extremely high growth rates. This webinar will explore the market trends and growth opportunities in different regions, vertical application sectors, and application types. We will provide a realistic picture of the current market size and conditions, and include market insights from our guest speaker, Ted Reddicliffe, chairman, Cannon Technologies.
  • The organisers of ADIPEC and World Heavy Oil Congress (WHOC) in partnership with the NATIONAL OIL AND GAS AUTHORITY (NOGA) bring to you MEHOC 2015 that offers an unparalleled opportunity to hear the latest trends, commercial issues and technologies through strategic and technical sessions focusing on the upstream (exploration and production) and downstream (processing and conversion) sectors.
  • In this webinar, Tim Middleton, Product Manager for Stiles Machinery Inc. will discuss several important processes that could change the way you approach sanding cabinet and interior doors.

    Tim will explain calibration sanding, what it is, why do it and give tips on how to calibrate consistently. He will take us into the world of brush sanding explaining the differences in brush manufacturers and talk about edge break and color uniformity and he will address orbital sanding defining what it is, why it’s required and where it should be placed in the line for optimal results.
  • In a culture of safety excellence, safety activities aren’t just check-the-box exercises – they’re interactive, informative and preventative. Caterpillar introduces a new smartphone and tablet app to assist customers in completing walkaround inspections of equipment and job sites that truly increase the presence safety.

    Cat Inspect, available on Apple and Android devices as well as Windows tablets, allows you to perform timely and informed inspections of Cat and non-Cat equipment. Identify safety concerns easily and share them instantly to mitigate risk.

    Join David Frager, Program Manager in Caterpillar’s Equipment Management Technology & Solutions Division, to learn more about this tool to improve your safety processes. We will review the inspections forms available, show you how to perform your daily inspections, and explain how to create custom forms to meet your business needs.
  • Do you know where the market for property due diligence is heading? How is your business performance this year compared to industry benchmarks? How confident are you in your business forecast for next year?

    The fourth quarter of 2015 is almost upon us, and that means, of course, that 2016 is just around the corner. Join us for our final ScoreKeeper webinar of the year when EDR Insight’s principal analyst Dianne Crocker will share her unique perspective on the latest state of the property due diligence market. Her presentation will provide attendees with a deep dive into the underlying economic and commercial real estate trends impacting the environmental due diligence market, and an in-depth look at the latest trends. Attendees of this 30-minute webinar will get answers to the following types of questions:

    • Is my business over- or under-performing the overall market?
    • What story does ScoreKeeper’s output tell about the regions driving the strongest 3Q growth?
    • Is my state among the top 10 fastest-growers this year?
    • Are the hottest mid-year metros still hot or cooling? And if so, who are the new entries taking their place?
    • What do the latest data on market indicators impacting demand for your services say about the future business climate you’ll have to contend with?
    • How aggressive should your business forecast be for 2016? How about 2017?
  • Wood manufacturing has changed from mass production of large quantities in one style, to made-to-order manufacturing, with small batches, even Batch One production, delivered just in time. Learn about the tools you'll need to adapt to and serve this marketplace.
  • The market for sustainable building and remodeling is maturing, driven by improvements in panel, adhesives, and other materials. Consumer expectations are also changing, with formal green pedigrees less important than credible explanations about why materials are green.

    'Green Building Today & Beyond' takes a look a these and other trends in sustainability that will help your business capitalize on contemporary sales opportunities.
  • A culture of safety excellence is easy to recognise. It’s evident in the attitudes, beliefs and actions of employees.

    However, achieving a culture in which every person believes the organisation and its leaders are truly committed to safety as a core value goes beyond compliance-based policies and procedures. Even where robust regulatory systems are in place, “safe” work isn’t guaranteed. Across the globe, the greatest safety performers are organisations that make an effort to understand how their safety system is perceived by the employees working closest to the risk. The feedback drives engagement exercises through which employees are actively involved in building improved processes.
    Please join Caterpillar Safety Services Asia Pacific Regional Manager, Brett Haskins, as he explains tools to assess your safety culture and, how to move your organisation from policy/compliance-based safety management to safety excellence.

    Learning Objectives:
    1. The difference between compliance vs cultural improvement strategies
    2. How perception precedes behaviour
    3. The survey approach used by Caterpillar
    4. How to use safety perception survey data for improvement
  • In the commercial buildings arena, the focus is on the impact of connectivity driving efficiency. In homes, it is all about who will win the battle for the connected home customer—will it be utilities, telcos, technology companies, or someone else?

    Join Frost & Sullivan for this webinar, where we will address these areas as well as many more issues shaping the 2016 Outlook for Homes & Buildings.