March 12-17: Pittcon, conference on analytical chemistry and applied spectroscopy, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL, 412-825-3220,

March 20-23: National Manufacturing Week, four industry shows and conference program, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL, 203-840-5648,

March 21-23: Interphex, conference and exhibition, Javits Convention Center, New York, 203-840-5648,

March 26-29: 18th Industrial Minerals International Congress & Exhibition, Palace Hotel, San Francisco,

April 2-5: ASC 2006 Spring Convention & Expo, Adhesive and Sealant Council event, Marriott Waterside, Norfolk, VA, 301-986-9700,

April 23-27: AIChE Spring National Meeting, American Institute of Chemical Engineers event, Disney’s Dolphin Hotel, Orlando, 212-591-7338,

April 23-27: WCPT5, world congress on particle technology, Disney’s Dolphin Hotel, Orlando, 412-624-0785,

April 24-28: Hannover Fair, 10 international trade shows, Hannover, Germany,

April 30-May 3: 97th AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo, American Oil Chemists’ Society event, America’s Center, St. Louis, MO, 217-359-2344,

May 3-4: NPRA National Safety Conference, National Petrochemical & Refiners Association event, Renaissance Austin Hotel, Austin, TX, 202-457-0480,

May 8-11: International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference & Exhibition, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL, 203-840-5648,

May 9-12: ABB Automation World Users Conference and Exhibition, Hilton Americas, Houston, TX, 440-585-6830,

May 15-20: Achema 2006, international exhibition and conference on chemical engineering, environmental protection and biotechnology, Exhibition Centre Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany,

May 23-26: 2006 NPRA Reliability & Maintenance Conference and Exhibition, National Petrochemical & Refiners Association event, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, TX, 202-457-0480,

June 19-23: NPE 2006, triennial plastics exposition sponsored by the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc., McCormick Place, Chicago,

Sept. 6-13: IMTS 2006, Society of Manufacturing Engineers’ international manufacturing technology show, McCormick Place, Chicago, 800-733-4763,

Oct. 29-Nov. 2: Pack Expo, Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute’s 50th anniversary event, McCormick Place, Chicago, 703-243-8555,

Nov. 1-3: Ice 2006, Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology’s international coatings expo, Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, 610-940-0777,