Nearly 1,400 Schneider Electric North American Operating Division customers attended Initi@tive 2006: the Gateway to the New Electric World at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., from Sept. 28–30. The trade exposition included professional development seminars, product demonstrations and more than 69,000 square feet of industry-specific trade exhibits.

The exhibit floor and educational sessions were designed to illustrate the applicability of the company’s solutions in specific industries, including water and wastewater treatment; distribution center automation; packaging; control panel building; automation systems; heating, ventilating and air conditioning; residential construction; and a host of others. It also highlighted solutions for critical power applications and methods for improving energy efficiency.

Attendees had a choice of nearly 150 different technology and solution seminars, including systems design, communication networks, installation and implementation, energy savings, code compliance, safety and a comprehensive range of application-specific topics.

“Our people who led the learning sessions and answered countless questions on the exhibit hall floor are the experts who have experienced the kinds of challenges our customers face each day. They bring along a proven record for delivering solutions that work,” said Chris Curtis, president, Schneider Electric USA. “Their role was invaluable in making Initi@tive 2006 a success.”                EC