KPPC's Calendar of Events

KPPC Quarterly Board of Directors Meeting @ University of Louisville Shelbyhurst Campus
Sep 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Green Chemistry Challenge Awards 2023 Overview Webinar
Sep 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come learn about the 2023 Green Chemistry Challenge Awards program and the nomination process. This year the program will recognize winners in six categories, including: Greener Synthetic Pathways; Greener Reaction Conditions; The Design of Greener Chemicals; Specific Environmental Benefit: Climate Change; Small Business; and Academic

Register for this webinar.

More information on past award winners and how to submit entries can be found at: Green Chemistry | US EPA.

Best Practices 2022 Expo & Conference @ Cobb Galleria Centre
Oct 3 – Oct 6 all-day

Education, certification & networking at the Best Practices 2022 EXPO & Conference!

The 4th Annual Best Practices 2022 EXPO & Conference will convene equipment sales engineers and manufacturing personnel interested in optimizing the on-site utilities powering automation – including compressed air, blower, vacuum, pneumatics, motors, steam and cooling water systems.

Receive credits for 12 PDH hours on three key “Best Practices” topics:

  • Sustainability: Learn to dramatically reduce energy and water consumption in plants through System Assessments.
  • High-Quality and Safety: Protect food products or high-tech equipment from contamination. Learn how to set a specification and verify compliance.
  • Reliability: Maximize Up-time through proper sizing, system design and monitoring instrumentation.

Find out more about the conference & expo and register to attend.

SMART Manufacturing Conference 2022 @ Wyndham Garden Hotel
Oct 5 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Future of Manufacturing & the Implications of the Next Industrial Revolution

There is a Revolution and significant societal shifts happening right now, and if you’re not a part of it, your business is at risk of being left behind.

It’s time. Time to restructure, rework, and plan for the future.

As manufacturers, that’s what we do. As we resurface on the other side of COVID, it’s time to reassess the broader economic, technological and societal landscape and design a path forward. What we all need now is a different map. Old assumptions are just that. It’s a new era, and success will come to those who can rethink their strategy, revise what was broken, and reignite a passion for production.

Do you know the answers to these pivotal questions about your industry, and broader world we live in?

What’s new?
What’s trending?
What’s outdated?
What am I missing?

Learn the importance and value of future thinking from Keynote speaker David Beurle, Founder and CEO of Future iQ, a research and consulting company specializing in foresight and scenario-based strategic planning.

You’ll leave this session:

Re-energized and motivated to act
Reassessing your current strategies and tactics
Realizing that changes must begin now
Ready to leverage change and technology to improve operations
Reaffirming your commitment to working on your business, not just in it

Keynote: David Beurle, CEO, Future iQ

David Beurle is a world-renowned strategist, researcher, and thought leader. He works with global leaders and innovators in business, philanthropy, government, and local communities, guiding them to create an inclusive vision and actionable roadmap for the future, with an emphasis on economic development and resiliency. Over the past 20 years his work has had a wide-reaching impact on regional and national economic growth and revitalization in the U.S. and internationally.

Find out more about the SMART Manufacturing conference 2022 and register.


An overview of Tennessee’s Pollution Reduction and Recognition Program for Breweries, Wineries, and Distilleries
Oct 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Tennessee is home to world class whiskey, wine, beer, and other fine spirits. The craft spirit producer’s connection to people, land, and resources is a relationship in which sustainability plays a vital role.

Tennessee Sustainable Spirits (“Sustainable Spirits”) is a voluntary recognition and technical assistance program administered by TDEC’s Office of Sustainable Practices (OSP) which seeks to reduce operational costs and environmental impacts for wineries and wine growers, breweries, and distilleries as well as serve as a gateway to sustainability education through popular brands. This voluntary program assists wineries and wine growers, breweries, and distilleries in improving operational sustainability by promoting best practices, providing technical assistance, and developing relationships.

Attend the online session to learn more about this sustainability program.


This webinar event is provided by the East Carolina University Center for Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering.

2022 Louisville Sustainability Summit @ Online
Oct 6 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Building from the Louisville Sustainability Council’s mission to connect communities in pursuit of a sustainable and equitable future, we are proud to host Louisville 2030: A Better Tomorrow Begins Today. For this year’s Louisville Sustainability Summit, we’re convening local and regional leaders in the business, non-profit, and government space to speak on policy, activism, and the sustainability movement required to shape a community vision for Louisville 2030.

Find out more and register to attend this online summit.



Governor’s Conference on Energy and Environment
Oct 16 – Oct 18 all-day

Join us for this information-packed ​conference! ​Gain an understanding of the quickly evolving energy and environmental landscape. Get up-to-speed on everything from hydrogen and EV batteries to PFAS regulations and innovations in sustainability. Network with industry peers, both today’s leaders and tomorrow’s influencers. Discover how your role is increasingly important as Team Kentucky works to move the Commonwealth forward.

Find out more about all of the conference activities, review the agenda and register to attend.

2022 Manufacturing Summit and Awards Luncheon @ Lexington City Center
Oct 20 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Join KAM this October as we return to an in-person Manufacturing Summit and Awards Luncheon. Don’t miss your opportunity to hear from subject matter experts in the manufacturing field, meet with vendors and suppliers, and network with your fellow manufacturers from the Commonwealth. We will kick-off with an optional Wednesday outing to Keeneland and wrap up with the Manufacturing Awards Luncheon. You don’t want miss this informative and exciting event celebrating manufacturing in Kentucky!

Find out more and register.