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Turbo Expo 2024 > Networking

Feedback from attendees and presenters:

"The networking was excellent!" — Attendee

"Great networking experience with open-minded attendees, leading to fruitful discussions." — Presenter

"I used about 75% of my time for face-to-face networking." — Attendee


Welcome Reception

Welcome Reception
Monday, June 24
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

The ASME Turbo Expo Local Liaison Committee invites all delegates to join colleagues for complimentary light refreshments. The Turbo Expo Welcome Reception takes place the first day of the conference and is a great place to interact with colleagues in a more casual environment. Attendees use this time to make introductions, foster current relationships, and schedule meetings outside of the conference times. Meet with friends and thinkers from around the world who are shaping the future of turbomachinery.



Thank you to Coolbrook for supporting the Reception as a Sponsor!


Turbo Expo hosts daily morning (10:00am) and afternoon (3:30pm) coffee breaks. These half-hour blocks of time are meant to "re-charge" attendees and presenters by providing a more relaxed atmosphere to interact with one another. Many use this time to network, arrange evening plans with colleagues, and exchange contact information over coffee.

Find Coffee Breaks Here

Note that the coffee break locations change.

Wednesday, June 26

Crowne Plaza London Docklands
Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock
London, E16 1AL, GB
Reception: Meeting Success Lounge
Dinner: Docklands Suite
($15 registration fee)

The evening provides an opportunity to have discussions on career strategies, work/life balance issues, and professional leadership approaches for women in engineering. These strategies and more will be the topic of dinner speakers who will provide their work and life experiences. We hope you will join us!

Contact if interested in sponsoring.

Dorota Dorn-Okon

Dorota Dorn-Okon
Senior Engineering Section Manager

Dorota is a Senior Engineering Section Manager with a decade and a half experience at GE, 12 of which she has spent in managerial positions. She has a master's degree from the Engineering Materials Department of the Warsaw University of Technology, she also took a postgraduate course in education at the same university. Before starting her career at GE, Dorota worked as a math teacher for 2 years.

For over a decade, Dorota managed a growing team of engineering materials experts specializing in materials for aviation and failure analyses of damaged jet engine parts. Throughout her career, she has made efforts to mentor and support generations of engineers, especially women, as she feels that her biggest challenge has always been juggling between life roles—a good manager, an expert in her field, and a mom of two children.

Thank you to Sponsor GE Aerospace for the support!


Sunday, June 23
6:00 – 8:00 pm

Looking to kickstart your networking for the conference week ahead? Join the ASME IGTI and SAC's fast-paced networking and student mixer event, taking place on Sunday, June 23rd. This event provides an excellent opportunity for students to connect with experienced professionals from around the world and expand their professional network.

At the event, students can participate in up to three roundtable discussions with distinguished ASME IGTI Technical Committee Chairs, where they can ask questions, build relationships, and learn how to develop long-term connections with IGTI. In addition, students can enjoy complimentary refreshments and mingle with their peers in a relaxed atmosphere, setting the tone for a productive and engaging conference week.

Expo Hall Receptions

Tuesday & Wednesday, June 25 & 26
5:00-6:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hall

After the conference wraps up Tuesday and Wednesday, attendees are invited to the Exhibit Hall to experience the Turbo Exposition. Visit the Expo to network with industry colleagues, while viewing the exhibits of the industry’s leading companies. Complimentary drinks included.