The 2021 Automation Fair® event aims to help automation industry professionals deliver results that bring their operations into the future. With your health and safety top of mind, Rockwell Automation and member companies in its PartnerNetwork™ program, will host the event in-person in Houston, and also as an online hybrid experience. The event will take place November 9-11 in Houston, beginning with Perspectives and Process Solutions User Group (PSUG) events, and be available online from November 9 until February 2022 to automation industry professionals.
As always, the Automation Fair® event aims to help you better your manufacturing operations through numerous information-packed sessions and exhibits. Experts from Rockwell Automation and members of its PartnerNetwork program will share how you can use technology to get your products and services to market faster, reduce costs, use power and plant-floor assets more efficiently, and minimize risks in your manufacturing environment.
The Automation Fair® event includes opportunities for anyone involved in industrial automation, from implementors such as automation and controls engineers to executives and strategic management leaders in operations, IT and engineering.
The event will be a showcase innovation in industrial automation, IT/OT technologies, best practices and more. It will feature engaging keynote presentations, interactive hands-on labs and technical discussions, industry-centric panel discussions, and an exciting show floor showcasing innovations and solutions from Rockwell Automation and members of its PartnerNetwork.
More importantly, the event gives you the long-awaited opportunity to participate in person in networking activities with peers. The event is designed to provide everyone the opportunity to interact with one another, whether they are attending in-person or participating online via the hybrid experience.
What’s New: In-Person and Hybrid Event
Offering an in-person and hybrid experience will allow for more industry professionals to experience the Automation Fair® event and extend the event experience for three months. The hybrid experience will include livestreams from the in-person event, on-demand sessions, a virtual show-floor experience and more.
The show floor will feature a new immersive and curated experience, an exhibit that brings one customer’s manufacturing story to life, interactive demos and activities, and more than 100 exhibits from Rockwell Automation and members of the PartnerNetwork program.
To help deliver the results you expect in your IT/OT operation, the Automation Fair® event offers hands-on training sessions and thought-provoking presentations to help you conquer industry challenges. Rockwell Automation, PartnerNetwork members and other forward-thinking professionals will share their knowledge to help improve your expertise and skillset.
For example, more than 90 Products & Technology sessions will cover how the latest products, technologies, solutions and services can help operations meet the manufacturing environment of today, tomorrow and the future. Sessions presented by Rockwell Automaton are eligible for professional development hours.
In addition to these sessions, attendees can get hands-on experience with the latest technology and product enhancements. These hands-on, interactive training labs cover the portfolio of products and solutions from Allen‑Bradley®, FactoryTalk® and compatible products offered by PartnerNetwork members.
And that’s not all. The event will also feature 10 industry forums, including:
- Automotive and Tire.
- Decarbonization and Emerging Energies.
- Power and Energy.
- Food and Beverage.
- Life Sciences.
- Metals, Mining and Cement.
- Oil and Gas.
- Water Wastewater.
Don’t Forget PSUG
Rockwell Automation also will host the Process Solutions User Group (PSUG) on November 9 in person and online. You can join your peers during this event to gain greater insight into the latest process automation technologies.
Process control engineers, plant managers, operators, manufacturing IT professionals, integrators and EPC consultants will want to take advantage of the sessions highlighting innovative approaches, outstanding ROI and successes achieved through Rockwell Automation solutions. PSUG addresses the production challenges you face every day, including control strategies, optimization and process safety.
The event also will showcase how Rockwell Automation values feedback from its users to help drive the latest releases of the PlantPAx® distributed control system (DCS), batch and supporting process solutions. The event will include forums, technical and customer sessions, hands-on labs and keynote presentations.
Visit www.rockwellautomation.com for more information.
Your Health and Safety First
Rockwell Automation is excited to reconnect with industry professionals to share new experiences and exchange ideas in a safe and comfortable environment. Rockwell Automation will continue to closely monitor COVID-19 conditions, and implement the appropriate actions to ensure the upmost safety and comfort per CDC guidance for all attendees. Watch for announcements from Rockwell Automation.
The in-person event will take place in accordance with all current CDC recommendations, including:
- Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting processes throughout the venue.
- Upgraded ventilation.
- Complimentary masks.
- Numerous sanitation stations and supplies throughout the venue.
- Individually packaged snacks and beverages.
- Socially distanced seating options in session rooms when possible.
In addition, anyone attending the in-person event should follow these guidelines:
- If you’re sick, please refrain from entering the event/facility.
- Masks will be available for your use. We ask that you wear a mask while attending the event.
- Please practice social distancing.
Attendance is Free
The Automation Fair® in-person and online event is free. Registration and more event details will be available in early September. Visit www.rockwellautomation.com for registration information, or contact your local Rockwell Automation representative.
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