Primedia Business Magazines & Media, a leading producer of targeted business-to-business publications, websites, and exhibitions, will present the 15th annual Western Electrical Exposition & Conference (The Electric West Show) from Tuesday, February 4, through Wednesday, February 6, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

The Electric West Show, sponsored by EC&M magazine, is where thousands of electricians, engineers, contractors, facility managers, manufacturer's representatives, and wholesalers involved in all aspects of the electrical industry come to learn the latest industry news, discover new products, and network with colleagues. The exhibit hall will be filled with more than 250 booths representing the industry's top manufacturers, service providers, and entrepreneurial companies introducing the latest ideas in installation, retrofitting, and upgrading. Attendees will be able to see the newest in wiring devices, voice/data/telecommunications systems, transformers, measuring/testing/locating equipment, lamps, light fixtures and controls, distribution equipment, circuit protection equipment, cable management systems, building automation systems, energy management services, fiber optics, low-voltage systems--anything and everything electrical.

This year's conference will feature two new tracks--Facilities & Maintenance and Contracting & Engineering--in addition to Focus on Business, Industrial Lighting, Power Quality, and Practical Methods. The special Spotlight Session topics are Telecommunications Bonding & Grounding Infrastructure for Commercial Buildings and Customer-Owned Outside Plants, Understanding and Applying the National Electrical Code, and Grounding & Bonding: Understanding the 2002 National Electrical Code.

The Electric West Show also offers four full-day Pre-Conference Workshops Monday, February 3, which focus on Power Quality Troubleshooting with Handheld Test Tools; Battery Maintenance and Testing: Doing it Right; Commercial and Industrial Lighting Workshop for Engineers, Contractors, and Distributors; and Low-Voltage Ground Fault Protection.