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Presenting the Latest Automation Technologies

The forums at Automation Fair® present examples and concepts that different manufacturers have used to increase their productivity and improve the efficiency of their business. They strive to reduce product development cycles to maximize sales opportunities. They also look for ways to reduce production costs and meet ever-changing global regulatory requirements while producing a wide variety of consistently high-quality products. They must adopt new strategies in order to survive.

At Automation Fair, representatives and experts from several industries presented their experiences and application of the latest automation technologies in these Forums.

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Automotive Forum

The automotive industry continues to evolve. New manufacturing approaches are needed so you can quickly and profitably adjust your manufacturing velocity and thrive. Industry peers discuss best practices for implementing automotive manufacturing strategies in the age of the “connected car.”

Wednesday, November 18 9:00-11:30am

Food & Beverage

Food & Beverage Automation Fair Forum

Learn how others are using The Connected Enterprise to improve plant performance and meet regulatory demands.

Wednesday, November 18 1:00-3:30pm

Machine & Equipment Builders (OEMs)

Machine & Equipment Builders (OEMs)  Automation Fair Forum

Learn how others are leveraging smart machines and equipment to monetize the smart manufacturing business model.

Thursday, November 19 9:00-11:30am

Oil & Gas

Oil & Gas Automation Fair Forum

This forum presents respected industry views and customer case histories that explore and demonstrate innovative ways oil and gas companies are meeting the changing face of the industry’s landscape.

Wednesday, November 18 9:00-11:30am

Power & Energy Management

Power & Energy Management  Automation Fair Forum

Whether you’re generating your own power, or using utility generated electricity, you need to find ways to use fewer natural resources, and improve efficiencies while reducing emissions to comply with government regulations. Learn from experts how they succeed.

Thursday, November 19 9:00-11:30am



To gain a competitive advantage, many chemical companies are taking steps to expand & modernize their operations. In this forum, hear about how to get the most from your Chemical plant assets with plant-wide control & optimization, safety, and more.

Wednesday, November 18 1:00-3:30pm

Life Sciences

Life Sciences Automation Fair Forum

Learn from industry leaders about integrated control and information system architectures that harness production intelligence and improve operations across the product life cycle – from formulation to factory.

Wednesday, November 18 9:00-11:00am

Water Wastewater

Water Wastewater Automation Fair Forum

Water industry professionals provide insight into industry trends and requirements relating to security, implementation, and purchasing network-based process control and power systems.

Wednesday, November 18 1:00-3:30pm

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