7F Annual Conference

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Annual Conference May 9-13, 2016

Rosen Shingle Creek
9939 Universal Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32819

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7F Users Group, Inc. has grown dramatically since its first meeting in Baltimore, November 19-20, 1991, attended by 14 O&M personnel from four companies. The only 7F engine in service at that time was Virginia Electric & Power Co’s Chesterfield 7. It had been integrated with an existing steamer and new heat-recovery steam generator to configure a 1 x 1 combined cycle. Fast forward to today: The OEM has shipped to customers more than 1000 F-class gas turbines since Chesterfield 7 left the shop. the majority of these units are 7FAs.

Diamond

GE

Platinum Plus

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Platinum

Advanced Turbine Support logo 7F 2016
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Gold

ACT logo 7F 2016
Sulzer logo 7F 2016

Silver

AGT Services logo 7F 2016
Arnold Group logo 7F 2016
Frenzelit logo 7F 2016
Trinity Turbine Technology logo 7F 2016
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Viking logo 7F 2016
Zokman logo 7F 2016
 

Bronze

3angles logo 7F 2016
ARIS logo 7F 2016
Koenig logo 7F 2016
Veracity logo 7F 2016

Golf Tournament

ProEnergy logo 7F 2016
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NEC logo 7F 2016
Pioneer logo 7F 2016
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Important Dates and Deadlines for Users
February 1, 2016: User Registration Link opens
February 10, 2016: Golf Tournament registration opens
April 8, 2016: Last day to register @ $425.00; Cancellations by this date will receive a full refund
April 9, 2016: User conference fee increases to $475.00; No refunds for cancellations on April 9 or later
April 15, 2016: 5:00 PM Eastern – Last day to reserve hotel room at the 7F group rate of $159/night at Rosen Shingle Creek
April 29, 2016: Golf Tournament registrations will close @ 5:30 PM Eastern
May 9, 2016: Golf Tournament; 8:00 AM shotgun start
May 9 – May 13, 2016: 7F Annual Conference (see Agenda tab)

Important Dates and Deadlines for Vendors
November 9 – December 4, 2015: Link to submit abstracts for Vendor presentation breakouts is open
December 4, 2015: 5:00 PM Eastern – Link to submit abstracts for Vendor presentation breakouts will close
December 15, 2015: 12:00 PM Eastern – Link to purchase sponsorships will open
January 8, 2016: Sponsor logos in .jpg format are due for the website
January 15, 2016: Abstract decisions will be communicated by email to all Vendors who submitted abstracts
January 29, 2016: 5:00 PM Eastern – Full payment for sponsorships are due
February 3, 2016: Vendor booth registration link emailed to Platinum Sponsors
February 4, 2016 (morning): Vendor booth registration link emailed to Gold Sponsors
February 4, 2016 (afternoon): Vendor booth registration link emailed to Silver Sponsors
February 5, 2016: Vendor booth registration link emailed to Bronze Sponsors
February 8, 2016: Vendor booth registration link emailed to Golf Sponsors
February 9, 2016: Vendor booth registration link emailed to Presenters who are not sponsors
February 10, 2016: Golf Tournament registration link will open
February 10, 2016: Vendor booth registration link will open on the website at 12:00, Eastern
March 11, 2016: 5:00 PM Eastern – Full payment for booth space due; Any booths not paid in full by this time will be cancelled and offered to the first company on the waitlist
March 11, 2016: 5:00 PM Eastern – Full payment for Vendor presentation fees are due; Any presentation spaces not paid in full by this time will be cancelled. The 7F Steering Committee will choose another presentation from the abstracts received through the presentation opportunities link by December 4, 2016.
March 11, 2016: Last day to cancel a Vendor booth with a $50 fee
March 11, 2016: Last day to cancel a Vendor presentation with a $50 fee
March 12, 2016: Cancellations for Vendor booths received March 12, 2016 or later are non-refundable
March 12, 2016: Cancellations for Vendor presentations received March 12, 2016 or later are non-refundable
April 1, 2016: Sponsor logos in .eps format are due for the printed program and sponsorship signage
April 1, 2016: Ads due for printed program
April 1, 2016: Confirmed vendor presentations due to events@powerusers.org
April 8, 2016: Golf Tournament cancellations received by this date will receive a full refund
April 9, 2016: No refunds for golf cancellations on April 9 or later
April 15, 2016: 5:00 PM Eastern – Last day to reserve hotel room at the 7F group rate of $159/night at Rosen Shingle Creek
April 29, 2016: 5:30 PM Eastern – Golf tournament registrations will close
April 29, 2016: Golf club rentals must be cancelled by 5:30 PM Eastern for a full refund
May 9, 2016: Golf Tournament; 8:00 AM shotgun start
May 10, 2016: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Vendor booth set-up; 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM – Vendor fair; 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM – Vendor tear-down and ship out (Vendor materials must be removed from the ballroom by 11:30 PM; Platinum and Gold sponsors may leave set-up for 2nd day)
May 11, 2016: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Vendor booth set-up; 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM – Vendor fair; 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM – Vendor tear-down and ship out (Vendor materials must be removed from the ballroom by 11:30 PM)

User registration link to attend the 2016 annual conference is now open.

User Fee
$425.00 (Registrations received by April 8, 2016)
$475.00 (Registrations received April 9, 2016 or later)

Register Now – User Conference

THIS REGISTRATION LINK IS FOR USERS ONLY. ANY REGISTRATIONS RECEIVED FROM NON-USERS WILL BE CANCELLED IMMEDIATELY AND ASSESSED A $25.00 ADMINISTRATIVE FEE.

Definition of a User A person who is employed by a company that owns and/or operates combustion turbine generators. This person cannot, as part of their normal duties, provide services (parts, repairs, consulting) to any company other than the one he/she is employed.
Example of a User: A person who works in an office providing technical/operational oversight to the facilities his/her company owns and/or operates.
Example of a non-User: A person who works in an office providing technical/operational oversight to facilities that his/her company does not own and/or operate (the exception: if the person’s company has an operation/maintenance agreement in place with a company that owns a combustion turbine generator; then the person is considered a User as long as their department of employment is not involved with the sale of services to the company outside the agreement).

REGISTRATION MODIFICATIONS: If you need to process a name change or modify the RSVP’s within your registration, please return to the Conference Registration link and then click the link to modify a previously entered registration. Type in your email address and password. If you need any assistance regarding the online registration process or cancellation of your conference registration, please contact Kirsten Schutt at 678-357-9423, ext. 103 or K.Schutt@SV-Events.net)

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  • Attendee must fit the definition of a User
  • Name changes are allowed if the attendee is from the same company and the initial payment is not modified.
  • Registration to participate in the 7F Users Group 2016 Annual Conference constitutes the participant’s full and unconditional agreement to be registered as a User on the PowerUsers.org website post conference.

CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY:

  • Cancellations received by April 8, 2016 – Full conference fee refund
  • Cancellations received April 9, 2016 or later – No refund

TEServices, Inc. – 7F Hot Section Components Repair Approach: 6 Steps Optional session; Additional cost; Access details and separate registration below Register Now – TEServices Session

Detailed agenda – Last updated 4-12-16

7F – Detailed Printable Agenda

MONDAY, MAY 9, 2016
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM Golf Tournament(Users, Vendors and GE)
Shotgun Start
Coffee and breakfast sandwiches prior to start
Two drink tickets per player
Additional cost; RSVP required (see golf registration link on “Golf Tournament” tab
Location: Villas of Grand Cypress Golf Course (Transportation provided by Rosen Shingle Creek)
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM TEServices, Inc. – 7F Hot Section Components Repair Approach: 6 Steps
Optional and additional cost – Click link above to see abstract; Register through separate link on User Registration tab
Location: Wekiwa 3
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EthosEnergy Session

  • Keynote Address
  • OEM Alternatives for 7FA Compressor Rotor Life Extension – Compressor Extension, Compressor Solutions, Case Study
  • Fuel Nozzles
  • Operations & Maintenance, Case Study

Location: Sebastian Ballroom J

4:00 PM – 4:15 PM Break
Location: Sebastian Ballroom Pre-Function
4:15 PM – 6:00 PM EthosEnergy Session

  • ECOMAX Automating Optimal Gas Turbine Performance, Introduction, User Testimonial and Case Study, Technical Integration
  • Generator
  • Roundtable Discussion and Final Q&A

Location: Sebastian Ballroom J

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Welcome Reception / Dinner – (Users, EthosEnergy, PSM and PW Power Systems only)
Location: Osceola Courtyard
TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2016
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Breakfast(Users and American Chemical Technologies only)
Location: Sebastian Ballroom I-3/4
8:00 AM – 3:30 PM General Session(Users only)
Location: Sebastian Ballroom J
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch – (Users and Advanced Turbine Support only)
Location: Sebastian Ballroom I-3/4
3:45 PM – 4:30 PM Session #1 Vendor Presentations (Users and Presenting Vendors only)
Click link above to see abstracts
American Chemical Technologies, Inc.
Title: HFDU PAGs – The Lubricants of Choice when Reliability is Critical
Presenters: Mark Latunski and James Kovanda
Location: Sebastian Ballroom I-1
Pneumafil/Nederman
Title: Filter Media Selection for Air Inlet System
Presenter: Mcleod Stephens
Location: Sebastian Ballroom I-2
AGT Services
Title: Making Your New(er) Generators NEW Again!
Presenters: Jamie Clark and Bill Dollard
Location: Sebastian Ballroom I-3
4:45 PM – 5:30 PM Session #2 Vendor Presentations(Users and Presenting Vendors only)
Click link above to see abstracts
Mee Industries, Inc.
Title: Maintaining and Upgrading Existing Inlet Air Fogging Systems
Presenter: Thomas Mee
Location: Sebastian Ballroom I-1
Mercer Thompson
Title: LTSA Best Practices
Presenter: Jason Yost
Location: Sebastian Ballroom I-2
Turbine Technology Services Corporation
Title: Cybersecurity Compliance as it Pertains to Gas Turbine Control Systems, a Discussion of Options
Presenter: Frank Hoegler
Location: Sebastian Ballroom I-3
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM Vendor Fair – (Users and Vendors who have registered for Tuesday night only)
Location: Sebastian Ballroom J
8:30 PM – 11:30 PM Vendor Fair tear-down – (Vendors for Tuesday night only)
Location: Sebastian Ballroom K
WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2016
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Breakfast(Users and Sulzer Turbo Services only)
Location: Sebastian Ballroom I-3/4
8:00 AM – 3:45 PM General Session(Users only)
Location: Sebastian Ballroom J
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch – (Users and Environment One Corporation only)
Location: Sebastian Ballroom I-3/4
3:45 PM – 4:30 PM Session #3 Vendor Presentations(Users and Presenting Vendors only)
Click link above to see abstracts
Gas Turbine Controls
Title: Mark VI, Mark VIe – Reliable Repair Technology Insight
Presenter: Abel Rochwarger
Location: Sebastian Ballroom I-1
PW Power Systems
Title: 3rd Party Parts Scrap Recovery Efforts “Scrap Clinics”
Presenter: Andrew Lutz
Location: Sebastian Ballroom I-2
Alta Solutions, Inc.
Title: Advancements in Combustion Dynamics Measurements – Using Cumulative Energy Values and Frequency Shifts to Determine the Potential for Parts Wear/Damage
Presenters: Jim Fenton and Rober Mihata
Location: Sebastian Ballroom I-3
4:45 PM – 5:30 PM Session #4 Vendor Presentations(Users and Presenting Vendors only)
Click link above to see abstracts
RMS Energy Co, LLC
Title: The Criticality of Proactive Maintenance on Isolated Phase Bus Duct Systems
Presenter: Jesus Davila
Location: Sebastian Ballroom I-1
PSM
Title: Product Offerings that Maximize the ROI of Your 7F Gas Turbine
Presenters: Chad Garner and RuthAnn Rawlings
Location: Sebastian Ballroom I-2
Access Solutions, LLC
Title: Foreign Material Exclusion Technologies that Increase Production
Presenter: Eric Bergstrom
Location: Sebastian Ballroom I-3
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM Vendor Fair – (Users and Vendors who have registered for Wednesday night only)
Location: Sebastian Ballroom K
8:30 PM – 11:30 PM Vendor Fair tear-down – (Vendors for Wednesday night only)
Location: Sebastian Ballroom K
THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2016
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Breakfast w/GE(Users and GE only)
Location: Panzacola Ballroom H-3/4
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM General Session(Users and GE only)
Location: Sebastian Ballroom J
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch w/GE(Users and GE only)
Location: Panzacola Ballroom H-3/4
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM GE Breakout Session 1 – (Users and GE only)
Combustion
Location: Sebastian Ballroom I-1
Compressor and Rotor Systems
Location: Sebastian Ballroom I-2
Controls Deep Dive
Location: Sebastian Ballroom I-3
Making My Plant Better
Location: Sebastian Ballroom I-4
2:10 PM – 3:10 PM GE Breakout Session 2 – (Users and GE only)
Combustion (repeat)
Location: Sebastian Ballroom I-1
Accessories
Location: Sebastian Ballroom I-2
Controls Deep Dive (repeat)
Location: Sebastian Ballroom I-3
Asset Management
Location: Sebastian Ballroom I-4
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM GE Breakout Session 3 – (Users and GE only)
Software Solutions
Location: Sebastian Ballroom I-1
Accessories (repeat)
Location: Sebastian Ballroom I-2
Electrical Systems
Location: Sebastian Ballroom I-3
Repair/HGP
Location: Sebastian Ballroom I-4
4:00 PM – 5:15 PM User Feedback (Users only)
Location: Sebastian Ballroom J
6:00 PM – 9:30 PM GE Product Fair(Users, Spouses/Guest with RSVP and GE only)
Location: Dave & Buster’s
FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2016
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Breakfast (Users and GE only)
Location: Panzacola Ballroom H-4
8:00 AM – 9:45 AM GE Breakout Session 1 – (Users and GE only)
Combustion Tuning
Location: Sebastian Ballroom I-1
Principles of Rotor Design
Location: Sebastian Ballroom I-2
Operations and Maintenance Roundtable
Location: Sebastian Ballroom I-3
How Market Dynamics Affect My Plant
Location: Sebastian Ballroom I-4
10:00 AM – 11:45 AM GE Breakout Session 2 – (Users and GE only)
Combustion Tuning (repeat)
Location: Sebastian Ballroom I-1
Vibration Analysis
Location: Sebastian Ballroom I-2
Operations and Maintenance Roundtable (repeat)
Location: Sebastian Ballroom I-3

Important Update: The Rosen Shingle Creek is SOLD OUT on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 and Wednesday, May 11, 2016. Please see the attached list of nearby hotels showing addresses, phone numbers and distances from the Rosen Shingle Creek. HOTELS NEAR ROSEN SHINGLE CREEK
7F Users Group does not have contracted group rates with these hotels. You will need to ask for the best available rate.

If you would like to be added to a waitlist for room accommodations at Rosen Shingle Creek, please email Kirsten at K.Schutt@SV-Events.net.

 

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ROSEN SHINGLE CREEK

9939 Universal Blvd. Orlando, FL 32819
Hotel Phone: +1 407-996-9939

Group Rate: $159.00 + tax (single/double occupancy)

  • There are two group blocks: “7F Users” and “7F Vendors”
  • The rates are the same. We have two blocks for tracking and future contracting purposes.
  • Last date to reserve rooms at group rate: 5:00 PM local time, Friday, April 15, 2016
  • Hotel will honor rate 3 days prior and 3 days following the conference dates based on availability.
  • Reserve rooms online using the appropriate link below
  • Reserve rooms by calling 866-996-6338 and ask for group rate in the “7F Users” block or “7F Vendors” block as applicable.

7F Users – Reservation Block

7F Vendors – Reservation Block

See standard hotel and room amenities by visiting http://www.rosenshinglecreek.com/

Internet:

  • Guest rooms: Complimentary Wi-Fi in guestrooms
  • Public areas: Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas (excluding all meeting convention space)

Parking:

  • Self Parking: $16.00 Daily
  • Valet Parking: All Day $20.00
  • Valet – Overnight Per Night $21.00

Grand Cypress Golf 1
Grand Cypress Golf 3
Grand Cypress Golf 2

Villas of Grand Cypress Golf Club
One North Jacaranda Orlando, Florida 32836
Website: http://www.grandcypress.com/golf_club/

Monday, May 9, 2016
7:00am – 8:00am – Check-in (each player receives two drink tickets), Range practice and Grab N Go Breakfast
8:00am – Shotgun Start
Immediately following tournament: Light/Boxed Style Lunch and prize announcements

All players are eligible for prizes:
Closest to the Pin and raffle prizes (donated by JASC)
Longest Drive (donated by ACT Independent Turbo Services, Inc.)
1st place team prize (donated by Bolttech Mannings)
2nd place team prize (donated by Advanced Turbine Support)
3rd place team prize (donated by Camil Power Systems)

Golf tournament registration link is now closed.

VENDOR GOLF REGISTRATION

Users: Tournament fee and rental clubs are complimentary; RSVP for golf through the User conference registration link

Transportation: Provided by Rosen Shingle Creek Resort (rsvp for transportation during golf registration)

Tournament fee – Vendors: $162.00 (includes green fees, range balls, tax and service charges)
Rental clubs – Vendors: $56.00/set (includes tax and service charges)

NEW IN 2016: Golf fees have been increased for Vendors in an effort to encourage more Users to play in the tournament. Users will be allowed to play in the tournament and order rental clubs (as applicable) complimentary. We hope to have at least one User for each foursome.

SHIP YOUR CLUBS DIRECTLY TO VILLAS OF GRAND CYPRESS GOLF CLUB: Waste no time getting to the first tee by shipping your clubs and luggage prior to arrival. Shipping with Ship Sticks is quick, easy, and reliable, and can be used to ship clubs both one way and round trip, with rates starting as low as $39 each way. Click here to see how Ship Sticks works and to ship your sticks!

DRESS CODE: Men are requested to wear shirts with sleeves and collars. Mock turtlenecks are permitted with a minimum 1″ collar. Tank tops, tee shirts, and fish net shirts are not permitted. Mid-length and Bermuda shorts are permitted. Shorts must have pockets. Cut-offs, jeans, bathing suits, and athletic shorts are not permitted. Women are requested to not wear halter tops, short shorts, cut-offs, jeans, or bathing suits. Shoes with metal or hard ceramic spikes are not permitted as we are a soft spike facility. Golf shoes are recommended. Tennis shoes and soft shoes are permitted. High heels, hard soles, and spikeless shoes without big rubber spikes are not permitted. Our dress code is mandatory for all players. If you are in doubt as to your attire, please check with our golf shop. Golfers not properly attired will not be permitted to play or use the practice facilities.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  • Golfers must be registered to attend the conference as a User, Vendor booth representative or GE day participant
  • Name changes are allowed if the initial payment is not modified.
  • While we do our best to have one User in each foursome, we cannot guarantee it. Pairings will be based on actual number of User registrations for the golf tournament.

CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY:

  • Cancellations received by April 8, 2016 – Full refund
  • Cancellations received April 9, 2016 or later – No refund

Golf Tournament Sponsors

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NEC logo 7F 2016
Pioneer logo 7F 2016
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TRAVEL

Airport code: MCO – Orlando International Airport
1 Airport Blvd. Orlando, FL 32827
12.3 miles – approx. 14 minutes from hotel

Airport Transportation For your convenience, the following transportation options can provide airport transportation to and from Rosen Shingle Creek:

General Directions to Rosen Shingle Creek
From Daytona Beach or Orlando Westbound on I-4
Going west on I-4 take SR-528 exit. Exit 72-toward Int’l Airport/Cape Canaveral. Once on SR-528 take Exit #2 Orangewood Blvd./Universal Blvd. Keep left; at the traffic light turn left onto Universal Blvd. past under the SR-528 overpass. Rosen Shingle Creek is on the right, before the Rosen School of Hospitality Management – UCF.

From Tampa Eastbound on I-4 Going east on I-4 take SR-528 exit. Exit 72-toward Int’l Airport/Cape Canaveral. Once Orangewood Blvd./Universal Blvd. Keep left; at the traffic light turn left onto Universal Blvd. past under the SR-528 overpass. Rosen Shingle Creek is on the right, before the Rosen School of Hospitality Management – UCF.

From the Orlando International Airport to the Hotel Take the north exit from the airport. Take SR 528 West (Beachline Expressway) Take Exit #2 Orangewood Blvd./Universal Blvd. At the end of the exit ramp make a right at the light onto Universal Blvd. Rosen Shingle Creek is immediately on the right, just before the Rosen School of Hospitality Management – UCF.

From South Florida via the Florida Turnpike Take the Florida Turnpike north towards Orlando to SR-528/ Beachline Expwy. Take SR-528 West (Beachline Expressway) Take Exit #2 Orangewood Blvd/Universal Blvd. At the end of the exit ramp make a right at the light onto Universal Blvd. Rosen Shingle Creek is immediately on the right, just before the Rosen School of Hospitality Management – UCF.

MCO - airport map

ALL VENDOR BOOTHS ARE SOLD FOR THE 2016 VENDOR FAIR.

VENDOR FAIR DATES:

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 (66 booths – different vendors each evening)
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 (66 booths – different vendors each evening)

Vendor Fair Booth Pre-Registration Dates:
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 – Platinum Sponsors*
Thursday, February 4 2016 (morning) – Gold Sponsors*
Thursday, February 4, 2016 (afternoon) – Silver Sponsors*
Friday, February 5, 2016 – Bronze Sponsors*
Monday, February 8, 2016 – Golf Sponsors*
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 – Presenters who are not sponsors*

Helpful Hints:

  • If you hit the button at 11:59am, it will not go anywhere. It is set to open at 12:00pm Eastern.
  • You may choose only one booth on one day only.
  • The vendor fair booths are usually sold out within 24 hours…The Tuesday booths within minutes and the Wednesday booths within hours.
  • Print a copy of floor plan ahead of time so you can reference the location when seeing what is available during the registration process.
  • Review floor plan, pricing, inclusions, terms and conditions, etc. and get your questions answered and any approvals needed from your company prior to February 10th. I would hate to see you miss the opportunity to secure a booth because you are waiting for answers and/or approvals.
  • You must choose “Purchase a Booth” in order to see the booths and be allowed to purchase a booth. If you register as an additional booth representative and there are no booths remaining, you will not be able to attend the vendor fair.
  • If the registration system does not accept your credit card, change the form of payment to “check” and finish your registration. You can call us later to change the form of payment and we can figure out why the credit card wasn’t accepted. Many times it is a case of an incorrect billing address or card number entered incorrectly.
  • There are 66 booths each evening. By the time this link opens, there will only be 38 booths left on Tuesday and 59 booths available on Wednesday (sponsors and presenters were able to register early).
  • If you do not see booths listed when you click on Tuesday, that means we are sold out for Tuesday.
  • If you do not see booths listed when you click on Wednesday, that means we are sold out for Wednesday.
  • If all booths are sold out, I would highly recommend that you go back and immediately choose the registration type “Booth Waitlist”. In the past couple of years, we have been able to get a few Vendors a booth prior to the conference and we go in order from the time waitlist registrations are received.
  • Please do not call or send an email on 2/10/16 and expect an immediate response. All booths may be gone by the time we can get back to you. Reading all details on the Vendor Fair Exhibitors tab usually answers 95% of the questions we receive the day the link goes live.

IMPORTANT: Platinum and Gold sponsors will have the double booths and will exhibit both evenings. Everyone else will be in single booths as outlined below for one night only…either Tuesday or Wednesday. Cancellations for double booking booths will be charged a $75.00 administrative fee.

ALL VENDOR BOOTHS ARE SOLD FOR THE 2016 VENDOR FAIR.

Vendors confirmed in booths may use this link to register additional booth representatives. Vendors who were unable to confirm a booth may use this link to add your company to the waitlist.

REGISTER NOW

2016 VENDOR FAIR FLOOR PLAN

BOOTH PRICES:

10′ x 8′ = $1,450.00 Booth fee includes two booth representatives; Additional booth representatives @ $200.00 each…maximum of six representatives allowed in booth

ALL BOOTH SPACES WILL INCLUDE:

Pipe and drape booth space – black drape, 6′ high in back and 3′ high on sides
One 6′ x 30″ table, white drape and black skirt *
Two chairs
One waste basket
One sign

If you require a different size table please see the exhibitor kit. You will need to order your preferred table a la carte at an additional cost.
The vendor fair is in a carpeted ballroom. You do not need to order carpet unless you prefer to have additional carpet.

TUESDAY EXHIBITOR KIT

WEDNESDAY EXHIBITOR KIT

AV ORDER FORM

POWER DISTRIBUTION ORDER FORM

Set-up/Tear-down Schedule:
8:00am – 2:00pm     Malone Convention Decorating, LLC will move in – All materials shipped to their warehouse and paid in full will be placed in applicable booths
2:00pm – 5:00pm     Vendors set-up exhibit materials
5:30pm – 8:30pm     Vendor fair
8:30pm – 11:30pm   Vendor tear-down and ship out exhibit materials; All exhibit materials must be removed from the ballroom by 11:30pm.

ADVERTISING IN USERS’ PRINTED CONFERENCE PROGRAM: The primary booth registrant will have the option to purchase ad space in the printed program during the registration process.

2016 AD SPECIFICATIONS

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  • Exhibiting Companies may not share a booth with another company or invite a representative from another company without written approval from the Steering Committee. Booth sharing may be allowed if and only if:
    • Exhibiting Companies are owned by the same parent company, or
    • One of the companies in the booth space sells directly to the other company in lieu of sales to a User, such as a Distributor or Representative.
  • Booth assignments are provided on a first-come first-serve basis upon registration. Higher tier sponsorships receive higher priority.
  • If all booth space is sold out, the Steering Committee will maintain a waitlist for those companies that could not be initially accommodated in the order that booth requests have been received. Companies will be offered booth space in the event of any cancellations from this waitlist.  Companies that are offered exhibition booths off of the waitlist must submit payment no later than 2 business days after notification of booth availability.
  • Each 10’W x 8’D booth space is allowed a maximum of (6) six exhibiting company representatives.
  • Each 20’W x 8’D booth is allowed a maximum of (8) eight exhibiting company representatives.
  • Breakout session presenter(s) from an exhibiting company will be counted as an exhibiting company representative(s) if in the booth during the vendor fair.
  • Each exhibiting representative is expected to wear his/her own badge.
  • Exhibiting Companies are not allowed to schedule meetings or invite Users to functions during conference scheduled events.
  • The 7F Steering Committee reserves the right to make changes to booth assignments when required in its best judgment.
  • Exhibiting Companies who do not follow these Terms and Conditions will not be invited to attend any portion of the following year’s annual conference.
  • Payment for booth space must be received no later than 5:00pm Eastern on March 11, 2016.
  • Booth spaces in which full payment has not been received by 5:00pm Eastern on March 11, 2016 will be cancelled and offered to the next company on the waitlist.

 CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY:

  • Confirmation – March 11, 2016: Refundable with a $50.00 cancellation fee
  • March 12, 2016 or later: Non-refundable

The link to submit abstracts for vendor presentations is now closed and all presentation spaces have been filled for the 2016 Annual Conference.

VENDOR PRESENTATION FEE: $400.00
Fee includes: 45-minute breakout session, LCD projector package (speaker must provide own laptop), one 6′ X 30″ table at the head of the room for materials, podium and wireless lavalier microphone

The deadline to submit an abstract for consideration to present at the 2016 7F Users Group annual conference is 5:00pm, Eastern on Wednesday, December 4, 2015.
All decisions regarding abstracts will be communicated by email on Friday, January 8, 2016.
Note: If you are selected to present, your abstract will be printed in the Users’ Conference Program. The abstract will serve as an introduction to the presentation topic. Vendors should use this opportunity to attract Users to their discussion.

PRESENTATION SCHEDULE:
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Session 1 – 3:45pm – 4:30pm (3 spaces)
Session 2 – 4:45pm – 5:30pm (3 spaces)

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Session 3 – 3:45pm – 4:30pm (3 spaces)
Session 4 – 4:45pm – 5:30pm (3 spaces)

SUBMIT ABSTRACT IS NOW CLOSED

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  1. Presentations must be technical in nature – addressing design issues, improving performances, troubleshooting, results from RCA studies, etc. Selling and other related activities are limited to the vendor fair only.
  2. Presentations must focus on currently available technology/processes/systems/components. Presentation attendees shall not be utilized as a makeshift focus group for future product development…that’s for the vendor fair if you choose.
  3. Abstracts will only be accepted through the attached link on this page. The 7F Steering Committee reserves the right to approve or deny any abstract.
  4. Multiple abstracts may be submitted. While this does not guarantee your company will be chosen to present, it can certainly increase your odds of submitting a hot topic of interest for the upcoming conference. No more than one per company can be chosen.
  5. Presentation topics may not be changed once chosen by the 7F Steering Committee. If a topic change is absolutely necessary the 7F Steering Committee reserves the right to cancel your topic and fill the space with another Vendor’s topic. Cancellation policy will apply.
  6. The 7F Steering Committee will assign presentation dates, times, and meeting rooms.
  7. While the 7F Steering Committee has created an agenda to give the Presenters the undivided attention of the Users, we cannot control or guarantee attendance at your presentation. Presentation fees will not be refunded based on lack of attendance.
  8. Presentations are limited to 45 minutes. The 15-minute buffer between presentations is for set-up and tear down…not overtime.
  9. The $400.00 presentation fee is separate from the exhibit booth fee and covers the additional audio/visual costs for the two days of presentations. Presentation fees will be charged upon confirmation as a Presenter. Booth fees will be charged when booth registration opens. See “Vendor Fair Exhibitors” tab on the Annual Conference page of the 7F Users Group website for all booth details.
  10. The 7F Steering Committee reserves the right to cancel the presentation space for vendors whose presentation fees are not paid in full by Friday, March 11, 2016.
  11. All Presenters must be registered and paid exhibitors at the 7F Users Group vendor fair on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 or Wednesday, May 11, 2016. Please keep your assigned date and time in mind when you register for your booth.
  12. Presenters who are not sponsors will have booth registration priority after sponsor booth registration and prior to open booth registration for all vendors…estimated for early February 2016. See “Vendor Fair Exhibitors” tab on the Annual Conference page of the 7F Users Group website for booth registration schedule.
  13. All chosen presenters must submit the final presentation in .pdf format, max size of 2MB, to Events@PowerUsers.org no later than Friday, April 1, 2016. Please indicate if this document may be added to the 7F Users Group website. If presenter needs to submit a modified version for the website, the second file name should include the word “website” to avoid confusion.
  14. Only employees of the presenting company will be allowed to attend the presentation unless authorization is expressed to the 7F Steering Committee.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

  • Confirmation – March 11, 2016: $350.00 refundable with a $50.00 cancellation fee
  • March 12, 2016 or later: Non-refundable

ALL SPONSORSHIP LEVELS ARE FILLED FOR THE 2016 CONFERENCE.

PLATINUM – $18,000.00 – Lunch sponsor
Exhibit booth:

  • Exhibit both evenings
  • Premium booth size (20′W x 8′D) as noted on the vendor fair floor plan
  • Booth fee for both evenings and registration fee for up to eight booth representatives for both evenings are included in sponsorship

Logo advertisement on:

  • 7F website conference page with link to your home page
  • Sponsorship page in Users’ conference printed program
  • Sponsorship signage at conference
  • Signage during lunch as designated on Tuesday or Wednesday

Plus:

  • Complimentary full page spread ad in Users’ conference printed program
  • Lunch sponsorship noted in agenda
  • Enjoy lunch with Users as designated on Tuesday or Wednesday
  • Option to provide small gift/promo item at each lunch seat

GOLD – $15,000.00 – Breakfast sponsor
Exhibit booth:

  • Exhibit both evenings
  • Premium booth size (20′W x 8′D) as noted on the vendor fair floor plan
  • Booth fee for both evenings and registration fee for up to eight booth representatives for both evenings are included in sponsorship

Logo advertisement on:

  • 7F website conference page with link to your home page
  • Sponsorship page in Users’ conference printed program
  • Sponsorship signage at conference
  • Signage during breakfast as designated on Tuesday or Wednesday

Plus:

  • Complimentary full page ad in Users’ conference printed program
  • Breakfast sponsorship noted in agenda
  • Enjoy breakfast with Users as designated on Tuesday or Wednesday
  • Option to provide small gift/promo item at each lunch seat

SILVER – User Gift – $5,000.00
Exhibit Booth:

  • Exhibit on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 or Wednesday, May 11, 2016
  • First priority on booth registration – booth fee is not included in sponsorship

Logo advertisement on:

  • 7F website conference page with link to your home page
  • Sponsorship page in Users’ conference printed program
  • Sponsorship signage at conference
  • User gift

Plus:

  • Complimentary half page ad in Users’ conference printed program

SILVER – $2,500.00 – All day beverages; AM Breaks; PM Breaks Exhibit Booth:

  • Exhibit on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 or Wednesday, May 11, 2016
  • First priority on booth registration – booth fee is not included in sponsorship

Logo advertisement on:

  • 7F website conference page with link to your home page
  • Sponsorship page in Users’ conference printed program
  • Sponsorship signage at conference

Plus:

  • Break sponsorship noted in agenda
  • Complimentary half page ad in printed program

BRONZE – $500.00
Exhibit Booth:

  • Exhibit on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 or Wednesday, May 11, 2016
  • Second priority on booth registration – booth fee is not included in sponsorship

Logo advertisement on:

  • 7F website conference page with link to your home page
  • Sponsorship page in Users’ conference printed program
  • Sponsorship signage at conference

Plus:

  • Complimentary quarter page ad in Users’ conference printed program

GOLF TOURNAMENT – Continental breakfast and two drink tickets per player – $500.00
Exhibit Booth:

  • Exhibit on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 or Wednesday, May 11, 2016
  • Third priority on booth registration – booth fee is not included in sponsorship

Logo advertisement on:

  • 7F website conference page with link to your home page
  • Sponsorship page in Users’ conference printed program
  • Sponsorship signage at golf tournament

GOLF TOURNAMENT – Hole in One – $500.00
Exhibit Booth:

  • Exhibit on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 or Wednesday, May 11, 2016
  • Third priority on booth registration – booth fee is not included in sponsorship

Logo advertisement on:

  • 7F website conference page with link to your home page
  • Sponsorship page in Users’ conference printed program
  • Sponsorship signage at golf tournament – hole designated for “hole in one” prize

CANCELLATION POLICY:

  • Sponsorships are non-refundable

7FA Users Group Steering Committee Members

Photo - 7F committee 2015 in Denver

Front Row, Left to Right: Robert LaRoche, SRP Ed Maggio, Tampa Electric; Clift Pompee, Duke Energy; Luis Barrera, Calpine
Second Row, Left to Right: Eugene Szpynda, NYPA; Bryan Graham, Entergy; Jeff Gillis, Exxon Mobil; Peter So, Calpine
Third Row, Left to Right:  Ed Fuselier, Kindle Energy; Sam Graham, Tenaska; David Such, Xcel Energy
Back Row, Left to Right: Peter Margliotti, Engie; Richard Clark, EthosEnergy – Gila River Power Station

Camera Shy: Art Hamilton, Emera Energy; Justin McDonald, Southern Company; Paul Whitlock, Dominion

2016 Chairman: Ed Maggio, Tampa Electric
2016 Vice Chairman: Clift Pompee, Duke Energy

Calpine (34 units across 14 sites)
(28) 7FA.03 (21 flared and 13 unflared); (6) 7FA.04/AGPs
Committee member since 1999: Peter So
Committee member since 2014: Luis Barrera

Kindle Energy (4 units across 2 sites)
(2) 7FA.02; (2) 7FA.03
Committee member since 2005: Ed Fuselier

Dominion (19 units across 5 sites)
(2) 7191F’s; (4) 7FA.02; (11) 7FA.03; (2) 7FA.04
Committee member since 2012: Paul Whitlock

Duke Energy (32 units across 12 Sites)
(2) 7FA.01; (2) 7FA.02; (22) 7FA.03; (4) 7FA.04; (2) 7FB SynGas
Committee member since 2014: Clift Pompee

Emera Energy (2 units)
(2) 7FA.03
Committee member since 2000: Arthur Hamilton

Engie (14 units across 4 sites; 70 7FA/9FA units globally)
(14) 7FA.03

Committee member since 2014: Peter Margliotti

Entergy (10 units across 2 sites)
(10) 7FA.03
Committee member since 2014: Bryan Graham

EthosEnergy – Gila River Power Station (?? units, ?? sites)
(??) 7FA.03
Committee member since 2009: Richard Clark

Exxon Mobil (8 units across, 5 sites)
(5) 7FA.03, (2) 6FA’s; (1) 6FA.03
Committee member since 2007: Jeff Gillis

New York Power Authority (2 units, 1 site)
(2) 7FA.03
Committee member since 2008: Eugene Szpynda

Southern Company Generation (45 units across 12 sites)
(45) 7FA.o3
Committee member since 2013: Justin McDonald

SRP (6 units across 3 sites)
(6) 7FA.03
Committee member since 2013: Robert LaRoche

Tampa Electric Company (12 units across 2 sites)
(1) 7FA.01; (11) 7FA.03
Committee member since 2013: Ed Maggio

Tenaska (40 units across 12 sites)
(40) 7FA.03
Committee member since 2009: Sam Graham

Xcel Energy (14 units across 6 sites)
(1) 7FA.01; (1) 7FA.02; (10) 7FA.03; (2) 7FA.05
Committee member since 2009: Dave Such

7F Users Group – Founders:
Bill Wimperis – Constellation Energy
Pierre Bohler Larry Rose

Past 7F Committee Members:
Don Barnett
Tom Berry
Carine Bullock
Ben Cowart
Carey Frost
Dan Giel
Ken Gross
Jim Harbaugh
Bob Holm
Joel Holt
Bill Kessler
Robert Mayfield
Marshall McDuffie
Ben Meissner
Dave Merkley
Jim Sellars
Jennifer Stenger
Larry Swan
Scott Trantham
Miles Valentine

Mission Statement of the GE7FA Users Group

7F Users Group, Inc. is organized to provide an open forum through conferences and technological aids to the Owners/Operators of 7F Combustion Turbine generator systems for effective communication, discussion, and information dissemination regarding the operation, maintenance, inspection, troubleshooting, and repair of such systems to maximize equipment performance and reliability. These purposes will be achieved through providing an opportunity at meetings, conferences, company email, and website for the open exchange of ideas between owner / operators and owner / operators with vendors. This site is managed by Users for Users!

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