Recently, Reeves Journal had the privilege of attending Messe Frankfurt’s ISH China show at the New China International Exhibition Center in Beijing. Held concurrently with ISH China was the inaugural Clean Energy Heating Summit, designed to accelerate China’s move away from burning coal for heat to cleaner electricity and natural gas in order to clear up its legendary smog problem and reduce the country’s carbon footprint. The three-day event welcomed 1,300 international exhibitors – including some familiar names -- and 55,000 attendees from around the world to the show’s 1.1 million square feet of exhibit space.
Nexstar Network held its Leadership Spotlight 2017, “On the Shoulders of Giants,” March 16-17 in Houston. The event drew more than 280 Nexstar members and featured keynote speakers who focused on executive management topics ranging from financial stability to health, reach and influence, and vision. All photos by Jen Anesi/PM.
The Greenbuild International Conference and Expo was held Oct. 5-7 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. This was the 15th Greenbuild and its theme this year was “Iconic GREEN.” In their welcome article in the event’s program, USGBC CEO Rick Fedrizzi and USGBC board of directors chair Fiona Cousins talked about Los Angeles and the icons of the silver screen it represents. Then: “But a new kind of icon is also coming to define this exceptional city as well as our movement — those that personify excellence and commitment to the best in sustainability practice and innovation. We’re excited to celebrate them all.”
STRAIGHT FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH: June 14 we visited with the people at Navien’s Training Academy in Irvine, Calif. Rick Grout, Navien’s trainer for the southwest region was putting plumber attendees through their paces learning about how to service and maintain Navien tankless water heaters. The morning session was filled with classroom activities, while the afternoon session provided plenty of hands-on experience. RJ photos.