16 September 2020

VirtualConnect: Smart Manufacturing

Find the next horizon for smart manufacturing

Did you know that manufacturers who are digitally enabled can reduce ramp-up defects by up to 97%, and cut their maintenance costs by 40%? That’s why there’s never been a better time for enterprises like yours to embrace digital transformation.

Our next VirtualConnect experience offers you the chance to discover new smart manufacturing topics, industry success stories and expert insight.

Introducing subjects such as mechatronics, digital engineering and process control, the forthcoming event will feature demonstrations of new technology and real-life examples of how companies like Cama, PTC, Eplan and Lubrizol overcame key industry challenges.

New features include the chance to network with specialists, partners and peers via videoconference. You can also listen to, and learn from panel discussions covering essential topics on the future of smart manufacturing.

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Date16 September 2020

Time9:30 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.
Central European Summer Time


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What to expect on the day

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Hear from specialists on how to achieve flexible manufacturing

Our leaders, customers and partners will deliver presentations on how to achieve flexible manufacturing in your plants and machines, introduce the ecosystem of digital manufacturing and launch a new approach to process control.

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Expand your knowledge of smart technology

Learn how to transform your operations through independent cart technology, autonomous guided vehicles and DCS. You will also see demos of the latest innovations and gain fresh insights from panel discussions. Plus, you can access on-demand presentations covering smart machines, smart operations and digital transformation.

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Walk the digital showfloor

Visit our Encompass and Channel Partners from your country, on the digital showfloor. Chat or videoconference with them to discuss your local needs, get answers to your questions and find out how solutions and technology featured in the VirtualConnect presentations could benefit your business.

Discover how leading companies unlocked digital transformation

Hear from industry leaders who will share their own experience of digital transformation and the successes they achieved. They include:

  • Cama, the global manufacturer of complete packaging lines and systems for food and non-food industries.
  • PTC, provider of best-in-class solutions in IoT, augmented reality, computer-aided design, product lifecycle management and more.
  • Eplan, a leading provider of software and service solutions in the fields of electrical, automation and mechatronic engineering.
  • Lubrizol, a world leading manufacturer of specialty chemicals, including additives and advanced materials.
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Smart Manufacturing just got more productive

Meet our sponsor partners on the digital showfloor

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Plan your day with the VirtualConnect agenda

VirtualConnect has added more features to bring you closer to smart manufacturing specialists than ever before. Learn from live success stories, interact via videoconferencing and chat with our specialists, Encompass Partners and Authorised Distributors from around Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Make sure you get the most out of this event by using our agenda to schedule your day.

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Network with peers and specialists from your country and around the world

VirtualConnect brings together end users, machine builders, System Integrators, Distributors, Encompass Partners and technical and sales personnel for an informative look at smart manufacturing. Take the opportunity to discuss anything from manufacturing and IT to digital transformation, operations and maintenance.

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Learn from technology and business leaders

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Clive Barwise

EMEA Product Manager Networks and System Security

Rockwell Automation

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Billy Goodman

Managing Director

Cama Group

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Tony Miller

Technology Consultant - Process Automation

Rockwell Automation

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Hayo Koppelmans

Motion Solution Consultant

Rockwell Automation

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Jason Minto

EMEA Manager OEM Segments

Rockwell Automation

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Alain Hermans

Process Program Manager EMEA

Rockwell Automation

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Bart Nieuwborg

European Product Manager

Rockwell Automation

Discover how to accelerate technology adoption and unlock better productivity and efficiency

More than 2,500 VirtualConnect visitors have already taken a step towards smarter manufacturing. Join our next live event and learn how.