Events Calendar

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May 2018

Automation Conference & Expo
May. 22-23, Chicago, Illinois

Industry 4.0, cybersecurity, interoperability and safety are top-of-mind issues for today's manufacturers. How will your company keep pace with transformative technologies? The Automation Conference & Expo at the Chicago Marriott O'Hare aims to give a better understanding of the most critical technologies and strategies for improving your manufacturing operation and staying ahead of the competition. The peer-to-peer educational and networking event for industrial automation professionals in the process, discrete manufacturing and packaging industries includes general sessions, in-depth Technology Workshops and tabletop exhibits, staffed by solutions experts.

May 8-10, New York City

This event brings together attendees and speakers from around the world to focus on cyber security and the implications of kinetic cyber attacks. Day 1 of HACK NYC will include a full day of workshops and events including: 

  • NYC CISO kicking off the event
  • 40+ speakers on critical infrastructure cyber, reliability and safety topics 
  • A full-day, hands-on workshop on SCADA and IoT
  • A roof-top networking party 

Registration for HACK NYC 2018 is $50, with limited space available. 

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June 2018

Rockwell Automation TechED
June 10-15, San Diego

Rockwell Automation TechED will offer more than 185 sessions, including keynote presentations, expert-led sessions, hands-on labs and demonstrations. Attendees will learn from industry leaders about how to achieve operational excellence, take their skills to the next level, and develop plans to drive increased productivity and profitability. 

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2018 Honeywell Users Group Americas Conference
June 17-22, San Antonio 

The 2018 Honeywell Users Group Americas Conference will offer interaction with peers across multiple industries, a broad range of subject matter experts, members from Honeywell's leadership team and HUG Steering Committee members. The conference will feature industry trends relevant to current challenges and opportunities with activities, workshops, presentations, solutions and roundtables. 

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June 19-22, Munich

This trade fair offers a range of industrial and service robotics, assembly solutions, machine-vision systems and components. The topics covered at the 2018 automatica trade fair include: digital transformation in manufacturing, human-robot collaboration, Workplace 4.0 and service robotics. 

Mobile World Capital announced that for the first time the company will be opening a Start-Up Arena at automatica. With many years of experience supporting tech start-ups, the company will be looking for 30 international and national start-up companies during the event. 

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Learn more about Mobile World Capital's Start-Up Arena

2018 Siemens Automation Summit
June 25-28, Marco Island, Fla. 

This annual user conference is for manufacturing professionals who use Siemens automation technologies. The event will include more than 50 user-led presentations, hands-on training, product road maps, feedback sessions and technology experts. 

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September 2018

Yokogawa Users Conference 2018
Sept. 10-13, Orlando, Fla.

The 2018 Yokogawa Users Conference and Exhibition - North America brings together industry experts and users to exchange knowledge, share best practices and innovative solutions to real-life challenges. Attendees will learn more about Yokogawa's solutions and how they can be applied to achieve safe, reliable and profitable operations.

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Annual Calibration Exchange (ACE 2018)
Sept. 19-20, Pomona, Calif. 

Beamex's Annual Calibration Exchange will explore the latest insights, trends and best practices for process plant managers, engineers and technicians seeking to improve calibration quality, safety, accuracy and efficiency. Instructors will discuss day-to-day challenges and how best to solve them through new and innovative strategies and advances in calibration technology. 

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2018 Smart Industry Conference
Sept. 24-26, Chicago

With the theme "Activate your digital strategy," the fourth annual Smart Industry Conference will bring together manufacturing executives and professionals responsible for developing strategy, digitizing operations and deploying enabling technologies. The event is specifically organized for business, operations and technology strategists working in industrial organizations to help them formulate, implement and manage their digital manufacturing strategies through enabling technologies, business process innovation and organizational alignment. 

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October 2018

Emerson Global Users Exchange
Oct. 1-5, San Antonio

This four-and-a-half-day educational conference focuses on the latest technology trends in the process management industry. The conference will include keynote sessions, workshops and short courses, technology roundtables, industry forums, technology exhibits, networking events, and more.

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November 2018

2018 Rockwell Automation Fair
Nov. 14-15, Philadelphia

Rockwell Automation's 2018 Rockwell Automation Fair highlights the impacts of the latest technology via educational sessions, hands-on labs and exhibits. Attendees will gain in-depth industry knowledge, experience the latest technologies and solutions from Rockwell Automation, and network with industry experts and peers.

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March 2019

ABB Customer World 2019

March 4-7, Houston

Bringing together professionals from utilities, industries and infrastructure, ABB Customer World 2019 is a educational and collaboration event that delivers an innovative look at new ideas, trends and technologies. The event will feature keynote sessions, educational workshops and training, plenary sessions, and a technology and solution center.