Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Location: W196-C
Cost: $275 (Package pricing also available)

The Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit will feature a series of presentations on how plant managers are using automated systems to deliver improved safety, reliability and productivity to streamline their operations – helping end-users increase their productivity and conquer their current and future manufacturing challenges.

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Conference Pricing

Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit $275

  • Includes access to Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit (Sept. 14)
  • Includes a luncheon in the GAMS conference room
  • Includes access to IMTS exhibit floor for all six days

Hannover Fairs USA Discount Package $475

  • Includes access to Integrated Industries Conference (Sept. 13)
  • Includes access to Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit (Sept. 14)
  • Includes access to Fluid Power Conference (Sept. 14)
  • Includes access to OPC Foundation Conference (Sept. 15)
  • Includes access to IMTS exhibit floor for all six days

IMTS / Hannover Fairs USA Combo Discount Package $675

  • Includes access to Integrated Industries Conference (Sept. 13)
  • Includes access to Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit (Sept. 14)
  • Includes access to Fluid Power Conference (Sept. 14)
  • Includes access to OPC Foundation Conference (Sept. 15)
  • Includes access to all four days of the IMTS Conference (Sept. 12-15)
  • Includes a lunch voucher for all four days and GAMS Luncheon
  • Includes access to IMTS exhibit floor for all six days

Conference Agenda

Time Speaker Session Title Description
11:00 am   Registration Begins  
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm   Lunch Sponsored by ATS
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm Jack Nehlig, President, Phoenix Contact USA. Keynote Jack Nehlig, president of Phoenix Contact USA, will discuss his company’s initiatives on the Industrial Internet of Things, both as an industry supplier and as a manufacturer.
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Rich Carpenter, GE Automation & Controls/
Rob McGreevey, Schneider Electric
Cloud-Based Manufacturing: Who Will Rule The Clouds? An overview of industry attitudes toward and adoption of IIoT in manufacturing, followed by a panel discussion with Rich Carpenter from GE Automation & Controls and Rob McGreevey from Schneider Electric.
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Rick Vanden Boom, Applied Manufacturing Technologies/
Jose Rivera, CEO, Control System Integrators Association/
Michael Lindley, Vice President, Business Development Concept Systems Inc.
Robotics: Rise of the Machines An industry overview on the adoption and use of robotics in manufacturing will be provided by representatives from the Control System Integrators Association (CSIA), followed by a panel discussion led by Rick Vanden Boom of Applied Manufacturing Technologies.
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm   Break  
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Sal Speda, Analyst, ARC Advisory Group
Franz Gruber, CEO, FORCAM
Aurelio Banda, CEO, Beckoff Automation North America
Chris LeBeau, Global IT Director, ATS
How Maintenance and Big Data Can Coexist Sal Speda of ARC Advisory Group will provide the framework for the panel discussion on maintenance in the age of IIoT, which will include Franz Gruber, founder and CEO of FORCAM, Aurelio Banda, president and CEO for North America of Beckhoff Automation and Chris LeBeau of ATS.
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm   Networking and Cocktail Reception Sponsored by FORCAM

Conference Contact

Hannover Fairs USA, Inc.
Lloyd Guiang
lguiang@hfusa.com
773-796-4250