KPPC's Calendar of Events

KAM State of Manufacturing Conference @ Lexington Center
May 8 – May 9 all-day


There’s a new excitement in manufacturing across the Commonwealth! Innovative technology and fresh ideas are pushing Kentucky’s number one economic driver to new levels of production and community engagement.

You may be familiar with the Kentucky Association of Manufacturer’s (KAM) Energy Conferences, which expanded in 2017 to a Manufacturing Conference. This year, they have updated their conference with a new name and an expanded charter! The “State of Manufacturing Conference” builds on previous events, featuring in-depth looks at trends, strategies and best practices to help Kentucky manufacturers become more competitive and more profitable. Also for the first time, certifications are being offered in two areas, Lean 101 and GMS 201 (Growth Management System).

Make It Here is the theme of this year’s conference. One of KAM’s goals is to show students they can make it here, in Kentucky and in manufacturing. Another goal is to let manufacturers all over the world know they can make their products here and their company will thrive in the Commonwealth.

Find out more about the conference and how to register.


The 2018 Environmental Leader & Energy Manager Conference (ELEMCON) @ Denver Marriott Tech Center
May 15 – May 17 all-day

The 2018 Environmental Leader & Energy Manager Conference (ELEMCON) has a simple mission: To provide our attendees with the most content-rich platform to help environmental and energy Managers, Directors, VPs and C-suite executives increase the efficiencies of their facilities, save cost, and reduce or negate their impact on the environment

How we do it: ELEMCON takes a different approach. This isn’t canned presentations from vendors or consultants. We reach out to the actual implementers who have seen it, analyzed it. done it, and reaped the benefits of their initiatives. Our on-stage ambassadors are the industry users with the experience to share their best practices. Take a look at our Agenda and see for your self.

How you’ll benefit: From superb tracks and workshops to presentations and keynotes, your notebook or smart device will be on overload with the information. You’ll learn about how to improve your efficiencies, increase the performance of all facets of your EHS, sustainability, compliance and energy initiatives, AND meet an elite group of peers from across industries.

Find out more about the conference and how to register.



Resources for Future Generations Conference @ Vancouver Convention Center
Jun 16 – Jun 21 all-day

Human existence and progress is based on a sustainable supply of energy, minerals and water. In order to provide resources, we must understand the complexity of the Earth. Equally important is the need to develop and utilize these resources in better and cleaner ways that minimize impacts. Success will require a consensus on how we work together.

The International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS), the Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences (CFES), the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), the Geological Association of Canada (GAC) and the Mineralogical Association of Canada (MAC) are partnering to bring industry, academia and governments and civil society together to tackle these issues.

The Resources for Future Generations conference (RFG2018) takes its theme from a new IUGS initiative of the same name designed to mobilize geoscientists, policy-makers and other stakeholders to explore resource and related sustainability issues.

Find out more about the RFG2018 Conference and how to register.