Parma Exhibition Center, Parma, Italy. Opinion leaders, international buyers of gears and gear suppliers will meet to talk about issues regarding the future of gears, including expectations and solutions. The event is coordinated by an international steering committee chaired by Prof. Carlo Gorla, of the Mechanical Department of Politecnico di Milano and technical director of Organi di Trasmissione, and represented by leading experts of the gear sector that will discuss research trends, standards, present and future trends in the United States, worm gear performance, software and simulation for gears and automotive power transmission efficiency. Speakers include Prof. Dr. Ing. Karsten Stahl, director of Technische Universität Munchen; Charlie Fischer, vice president-technical division of the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA); Michael Goldstein, publisher and editor-in-chief of Gear Technology magazine; Michel Octrue, president of Centre Technique des Industries Mécaniques; Dr. Ulrich Kissling, technical director and purchase manager of KISSsoft; and Andrea Piazza, transmission and hybrid design and testing department manager for Fiat Power Train. The event will be held within MECSPE, the international fair on technologies in the mechanical and subcontracting sectors.