Events Calendar

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October 2016

EtherNet/IP: Industrial Ethernet for the Internet of Things

Oct. 19, Crowne Plaza Detroit-Novi, Novi, Michigan 

ODVA, the organization that manages the EtherNet/IP technology, will conduct training courses this fall to benefit participants in the industrial automation ecosystem. Registration is now open for these courses. This session focuses on EtherNet/IP’s business and technical value to end users and equipment manufacturers seeking solutions to automation challenges. Topics include how EtherNet/IP’s network services, peer-to-peer architecture and standards-based approach ease integration of data from the plant floor to the enterprise. Learn more here. 

The ASSEMBLY Show 2016

Oct. 25-27, Rosemont, Ill.

Each year The ASSEMBLY Show provides assembly driven content, education and suppliers and the 2016 event will continue that trend. Suppliers, buyers and users will discover new assembly techniques, products and services once again in Rosemont, IL. Learn more here.


Oct. 27-29, Philadelphia, Penn.

WE16 is the world’s largest conference and career fair for women in engineering and technology. Brought to you by the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), WE16 will give you inspiring and invaluable ways to connect, discover career opportunities and pursue professional development. It’s where more than 9,000 women at all stages of their engineering careers find the constant support they need for life’s variables. Learn more here.

Smart Factory Industry Forum

Oct. 28, Chicago, Ill.

GACC Midwest’s Smart Factory Industry Forum hosts a content focused discussion of what the Smart Factory means for you. Experts and pioneers will elaborate the growing strategic importance of integrating smart technology into the value chain and discuss the reality of its implementation for companies of all sizes. That same night, the GACC Awards Gala will recognize excellence in German American business throughout the U.S., as well as a special option for the Midwest. Learn more and register here.

November 2016

PACK EXPO International

Nov. 6-9, Chicago, Ill.

With PACK EXPO International registration, you can attend 2016’s largest processing and packaging show as well as the leading event for comprehensive pharmaceutical solutions: Pharma EXPO. Learn more here.

Rockwell Automation 2016 Automation Fair Event

Nov. 9-10, Atlanta, Ga.

The Automation Fair event is the ideal opportunity to discover how The Connected Enterprise can help you achieve faster time to market, optimize your assets, lower your total cost of ownership and improve enterprise risk. Learn more here.

January 2017

Motor & Drive Systems 2017

Jan. 18-19, Orlando, Fla.

Motor & Drive Systems 2017 is focused on the latest technical advancements impacting the design and integration of motor, drive systems and motion control for manufacturing, industrial and packaging, as well as automotive/EV applications. Conference topics will include improving motor efficiency and reliability, regulatory and safety issues, testing standards and programs, emerging and high-growth applications, developing and pairing motor & drive systems and improving loss prediction and calculation. Join leading OEM design engineers and discover how new technologies are improving performance, energy efficiency and providing cost savings in a variety of applications. Learn more here.