Exhibition: Dec. 12 –14, 2017 Short Courses: Monday, Dec. 12, 2017. 70,000 square feet. 5,500 attendees. 360 exhibiting companies. 40 countries. The numbers add up to one vital industry event now surpassing 45 years: The Turbomachinery and Pump Symposia, held annually at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston Texas.