Education for the mission critical community


 

The only national event dedicated to designing, operating and staffing mission critical buildings for optimal efficiency and reliability. Discover leading trends and best practices in the design, construction, engineering and management of data centers, hospitals, universities, labs, pharmaceuticals, financials, telecoms and all mission critical facilities.

 

 

Who Should Attend

The 5th annual Critical Facilities Summit brings the best of the mission critical community together for 2½ days of unbeatable networking, education and product discovery. The Summit is designed for senior- level professionals responsible for the design, construction, management and operations of all mission critical facilities.

 
Organizations
  • Data Centers
  • Labs
  • Hospitals
  • Financials
  • Telecoms
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Utilities

Typical Job Titles
  • VP Data Center Operations
  • Facility Manager
  • Director of Data Center Facilities
  • Enterprise Facilities Manager
  • Critical Environments Manager
  • Director of Engineering
  • IT Manager
  • Property/Asset Manager
  • Facilities Engineer
  • Data Center Manager
  • Design Engineer
  • Architect
  • Construction Contractor
  • Consultant
  • Energy Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Security Manager
 

 

Schedule-at-a-Glance


Monday, October 23

1:00 — 2:30 PM

Workshops


2:45 — 4:00 PM

Welcome Session


4:00 — 6:00 PM

Expo Hall Open / Networking Reception in Expo


Tuesday, October 24

7:30 — 8:30 AM

Continental breakfast*


8:30 — 11:00 AM

Conference Sessions


11:00 AM — 2:00 PM

Expo Hall Open


11:00 AM

Networking Lunch in Expo Hall


1:45 PM

Cash Prize Drawing

Sponsored By  

2:15 — 4:30 PM

Conference Sessions


2:00 — 4:30 PM

Target Field Tour


3:30 — 5:15 PM

Hennepin County Medical Center Tour


Wednesday, October 25

7:30 — 8:30 AM

Continental breakfast*


8:30 — 11:00 AM

Conference Sessions


11:00 AM — 2:00 PM

Expo Hall Open


11:00 AM

Networking Lunch in Expo Hall


1:45 PM

Cash Prize Drawing

Sponsored By  

2:15 — 4:30 PM

Conference Sessions




Schedule subject to change

*Breakfast is open only to attendees, exhibitors and speakers with a full conference badge.


Location

Critical Facilities Summit 2017 takes place at the Minneapolis Convention Center, located in the vibrant downtown and near some of the city's top restaurants and attractions.


Convention Center  Hyatt


Registration Options


Conference Pass
$599

Includes full access to all educational sessions, tours, networking party, workshops, expo hall and show floor features. Note: Price for qualified buyers/end users. Non-buyers Conference Pass is $1,299

 
Expo-Only Ticket
$100

Non-buyers Expo Only Ticket is $999. Expo-only pass includes access to the expo hall and all show floor features.




Events



 
St. Cloud Hospital

TOUR:

St. Cloud Hospital

Monday, October 23
8:00 AM–3:30 PM

St. Cloud Hospital has been named a 100 Top Hospital by Truven Health Analytics more than any other hospital in Minnesota. With a history that reaches back over 130 years, the regional medical center has evolved to meet the needs of the more than two dozen counties that it serves, and its facilities have kept pace: As recently as 2012 a 360,000 square-foot, $223 million project ushered in new approaches to air handling, innovative CAD-BIM applications, and chiller/cooling tower relocation and installations. Learn More

Target Field

TOUR:

Target Field

Tuesday, October 24
2:00–4:30 PM

Join us for a tour of Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins! Did you know Target Field is one of five baseball stadiums in the U.S. to be awarded with a LEED certification? This tour will cover the environmental and sustainability features of the stadium, which are important elements of its design and operation. You'll also go behind the scenes to see mechanical rooms and other areas of the stadium guests normally don't get to visit. Learn More

 



 
Hennepin County Medical Center

TOUR:

Hennepin County Medical Center

Tuesday, October 24
3:30–5:15 PM

In the coming months, Hennepin County Medical Center's Clinic and Specialty Center will open its doors, marking the first new building on HCMC's expanded campus in nearly 50 years. Critical Facilities Summit attendees have the unique opportunity to tour the facility as it nears completion and gain insights into the LEED Sliver certification process, and the "experience-based design" concepts that were applied in bringing technology and infrastructure together in a rapidly changing healthcare environment. Learn More

 
 

DCEP Training



 

NEW at CFS! Data Center Energy Practitioner (DCEP) training and certification exam. DCEP Training Class is scheduled for Monday, October 23. Upon successful completion, candidates may officially register and become certified as a Data Center Energy Practitioner.

Program Description

Data centers are energy-intensive and opportunities exist to reduce energy use, but significant knowledge, training, and skills are required to perform accurate data center energy assessments. In order to accelerate energy savings, the data center industry and DOE partnered to develop the Data Center Energy Practitioner (DCEP) Program. The DCEP training program certifies energy practitioners qualified to evaluate the energy status and efficiency opportunities in data centers.



DCEP Candidates will:

  • Receive training on conducting data center assessments
  • Learn the use of the Data Center Profiler (DC Pro) and select Assessment Tools
  • Become qualified to identify and evaluate energy efficiency opportunities in data centers
  • Identify energy opportunities in electrical systems, air management, HVAC, and IT equipment
  • Meet academic/work experience requirements (pre-qualifications)
  • Be required to pass a written exam to become certified DCEP Generalist (given at the conference)

Learn More

Exclusive Offer! Take advantage/sign up for the DCEP Generalist training at the Critical Facilities Summit and receive specially priced conference admission and free entry to the Expo Hall.

Register Now
 

2017 Critical Roundtables


Tuesday, October 24

11:15 AM

Determining Appropriate Generator and Load Bank Docking Stations

We will discuss the new NEC Electrical Code, specifically article 700 which focuses on emergency system power. We will also explore how to determine appropriate generator and load bank docking stations for critical vs. administrative operations and for backing up existing standby generators.

Trystar

11:45 AM

Interactive Dashboards to Manage Facilities Information

Can you access your mission critical facility's information within 10 seconds? Are you prepared for the next fire, flood, gas leak, power outage, or natural disaster? Learn how organizing your critical facilities documents into a cloud based solution will boost efficiency, team productivity, and communication.

ARC

12:15 PM

Where is FM headed?

Review the findings of a new NFMT FM market survey that identifies the knowledge, skills and abilities expected of today's FM professionals. Join industry leaders to discuss the knowledge gaps that are emerging in organizations as the responsibilities of facility professionals expand while our most experienced FMs exit the workforce. How do we identify our gaps and enhance the skills and competencies of FMs fast enough to avoid a critical lapse in leadership?

ProFM

12:45 PM

Breaking the CRAC Addiction with Airflow Management Strategies

Stop the CRAC addiction! Let's discuss how Airflow Management can reduce OpEx and improve the efficiency of your existing cooling infrastructure. Do you know the Key Performance Indicators that determine where your efficiency opportunities are?

Degree

1:15 PM

The Future of In-Building Wireless Connectivity for Critical Facilities

Before the mobile revolution, it would have seemed like futuristic overkill to think that every employee within a data center, enterprise, utility or substation would have a laptop, phone or tablet, each requiring unfailing internet access. Now, the idea of working without connectivity to email, applications and software programs is unfathomable, especially for employees in critical facilities. These new realities mean companies require constant connectivity to effectively manage employees, infrastructure and assets within a critical facility.

Zinwave

Wednesday, October 25

12:15 PM

Where is FM headed?

Review the findings of a new NFMT FM market survey that identifies the knowledge, skills and abilities expected of today's FM professionals. Join industry leaders to discuss the knowledge gaps that are emerging in organizations as the responsibilities of facility professionals expand while our most experienced FMs exit the workforce. How do we identify our gaps and enhance the skills and competencies of FMs fast enough to avoid a critical lapse in leadership?

ProFM

 

Convince Your Boss

As you know, sometimes getting the requested funding to attend an educational conference takes a while. Often times your boss may need a little convincing. To help you with this process, feel free to use the Critical Facilities Summit Proposal Letter.

Download Proposal Letter
 

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Press Registration

We invite qualified members of the press to attend Critical Facilities Summit and write articles about this event.

Qualified members of the press who wish to attend CFS on behalf of their publication may register for press credentials. Registered press will receive a complimentary full event pass, which includes free admission to the expo hall, to all educational sessions, opening general session, networking party, and workshops.

All press registrations will be reviewed. You will be notified shortly after registering whether your press credentials are approved. Please contact Bernice Alcantar for your press registration.

balcantar@rocexhibitions.com
630-271-8230

Non-editorial media representatives should register online through the standard registration process.

 

Contact Us



Registration and Housing



Education



Exhibit Sales & Sponsorship

 
ACCOUNTS A-B + NUMERIC COMPANY NAMES
Laurie Vega

laurie.vega@tradepress.com
414-228-7701 Ext. 482

ACCOUNTS C + E-K
Jodi Denton

jodi.denton@tradepress.com
414-228-7701 Ext. 449

COMPANIES D + L-P
Lucy Kaufmann

lucy.kaufmann@tradepress.com
414-228-7701 Ext 477

COMPANIES Q-Z
Debbie Hanamann

debbie.hanamann@tradepress.com
414-228-7701 Ext 305



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