Industrial Utility Efficiency

Best Practices 2020 ONLINE EVENT! A Major Success


Held September 23-24, 2020, the Best Practices ONLINE EVENT! was a major success, drawing more than 1,700 attendees – while uniting technology and system assessment experts with manufacturing/process industry leaders working to reduce energy and water consumption, while lowering operating costs and their carbon footprint.

Produced by the publisher of Compressed Air Best Practices® Magazine, the two-day online event took the level of excitement for methods and technologies used in compressed air system optimization to a new level, said Rod Smith, Show Producer and Publisher of Best Practices Magazines.

“We’re thrilled at the turnout for this unique, one-time event and the level of enthusiasm shown by presenters and those who engaged in discussion and participated in live sessions,” Smith said. “Judging by the number of participants and the engaging dialogue throughout the event, the industry’s passion for continued progress toward optimization of compressed air systems – and all the benefits that come with it – is stronger than ever.”

Live Discussion Forum - How to Best Monitor & FIX Compressed Air Leaks

Live Discussion Forum - How to Best Monitor & FIX Compressed Air Leaks - Watch Recording.

The Best Practices ONLINE EVENT! featured live keynote presentations, as well as a live discussion forum for monitoring and fixing compressed air leaks. Additionally, it included hours of pre-recorded sessions featuring leading industry experts from around the world who addressed a host of best practices for compressed air system optimization. All presentations and sessions can be watched at

Keynote presenters at this year’s online event included Chad Larrabee, Education Committee Chair of The Compressed Air & Gas Institute (CAGI); Thomas A. Pagliuco, Executive Director of Global Energy Engineering for AbbVie; Stephen Coppinger, P.E., Vice President of Engineering Services from CalPortland; and Steve Briscoe, President of the Compressed Air Challenge. The forum featured industry leaders, including Leslie Marshall, General Mills; Ron Marshall, Marshall Compressed Air Consulting; Jon Jensen, SMC; and Neil Mehltretter, Kaeser Compressors.


Best Practices ONLINE EVENT Chad Larrabee

Best Practices ONLINE EVENT Tom Pagliuco

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Best Practices ONLINE EVENT Steve Briscoe

Best Practices ONLINE EVENT Stephen Coppinger

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Pre-recorded sessions covered a host of topics focused on compressed air technology fundamentals and maintenance and system energy and cooling water conservation.

About Best Practices EXPO & Conference

The Best Practices EXPO & Conference is an event devoted exclusively to optimizing on-site utilities powering modern plant automation. The in-person Best Practices EXPO & Conference is slated for November 2-4, 2021, in Chicago. Now entering its fourth year, the event hosts more than 100 exhibitors and a multi-track conference program featuring industry experts willing to share “Best Practices” in deploying leaders who have profitably deployed energy and water conservation measures. For more information and to register for the 2021 event, please visit