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Welcome Message from APEC 2017 General Chair
I am honored to personally welcome you to the 2017 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC 2017), at the Tampa Convention Center, in Tampa, Florida.
APEC allows power electronics professionals from all sectors to gather annually and participate in a rewarding exchange of technical knowledge, gaining valuable industry connections. This is an opportunity which is truly only possible at APEC, the Premier Event in Applied Power Electronics. I look forward to APEC every year as a time to meet colleagues, see what new directions are emerging in our field, and find new solutions to the problems I face—or sometimes find new problems to solve.
This event is made possible through the tireless efforts of the APEC 2017 organizing committee and APEC’s sponsors: IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS), IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS), and Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA). It is their dedication, expertise, and support which drives this conference to be a showcase of exceptional advances in power electronics.
APEC 2017 will provide an unmatched technical program and exposition experience, highlighting the best our industry has to offer. The exposition will feature cutting edge technologies and products from 241 companies. Attendees will be able to easily navigate the exposition by using the APEC Mobile App, which will feature an interactive directory and map of the floor.
The technical program, will touch on the latest concerns in power electronics. With presenters from industry, government, and academia, and from all around the globe, the Technical Sessions and Dialogue Sessions are sure to offer something for everyone. From Industry Sessions to Professional Educational Seminars, you will be able to witness in-depth discussions of topics which combine theory with practical application. Initiatives such as the Micro Mouse Competition and Travel Grants will draw a global crowd of innovative thinkers that represent the future of power electronics. As always, the Plenary Session and Rap Sessions will feature hot topics affecting not only our industry, but society today.
Tampa is a stunning location which I’m sure you will enjoy as you experience all the city has to offer. I hope you take advantage of this by visiting Busch Gardens, the New York Yankees spring training facility, or one of the nearby world class beaches. Your families will have endless options to explore, including the Florida Aquarium, Lowry Park Zoo, SS American Victory, Henry B. Plant Museum, and Glazer Children’s Museum. In addition there are extensive dining destinations and entertainment venues for you to visit with old friends and new colleagues at the conclusion of the day’s programming.
I cannot thank the APEC attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, organizing & steering committee members, reviewers, and volunteers, enough. It is your passion and knowledge which makes APEC a memorable event year after year. I look forward to meeting you at APEC 2017 and sharing in this experience together.
Jonathan W. Kimball
2017 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition