Siemens 2013 Automation Summit will be in New Orleans; registration is open

Siemens Industry Inc. announces New Orleans, La., as the host site for its 2013 Automation Summit, June 24-27, with a continued emphasis on the theme of “Community. Experiences. Productivity.” Registration is open.


Siemens Industry Inc. announces New Orleans, La. as the host site for its 2013 Automation Summit, June 24-27, with a continued emphasis on the theme of “Community. Experiences. Productivity,” the company said in a March 6 announcement. Registration has opened and Siemens encourages users to sign up before April 15 to take advantage of early bird pricing. The company has also opened its “call for papers” and encourages submissions to get registration fees waived.

The Summit will provide engineering and operational professionals, automation and operations management and senior-level executives with end user learning opportunities covering the complete spectrum of automation--from process and discrete to motion control and drives.

This year's Summit will also play host to manufacturing renaissance track session, featuring IndustryWeek keynote speakers and a panel discussion about trends in automation, technology, productivity and energy efficiency that are driving competitiveness and growth in the manufacturing sector.

“Siemens Automation Summit is extremely beneficial to both an individual and his/her company, as it empowers both through networking and the use of best practices.  I have found that there is no other venue on this scale that allows its participants to meet Siemens users and employees in a personal and professional atmosphere,” added Nigel Hough, engineering director for Columbus Brick, and a new member of Siemens User Advisory Board.

Siemens will kick off the first night of the conference with its successful Connect Event 3.0, welcoming attendees to BYOD (bring your own device), whether it be an iPad, iPhone, or any other mobile device. Being held on the first night gives attendees the opportunity to build, connect and maintain relationships among users and solution partners throughout the four day conference.

The conference will also offer 50 breakout sessions of best practice sharing, free hands-on training, networking opportunities, and the opportunity to provide product input and prioritization for future Siemens product enhancements.

“As we enter the twelfth year of hosting our Automation Summit, the premise of our event remains the same – providing a unique user experience and uniting Siemens experts, solution partners and end users.  New Orleans is a great site for our Summit, as we gather to share best practices in new productivity, energy efficiency, expertise and commitment, digitalization and engineering ingenuity,” says Raj Batra, president of the Industry Automation Division for Siemens Industry Inc.

Track sessions will include topics such as energy and asset management, improve productivity through the application of automation technology, maintenance and operations, novel approaches to problem resolution and safety and industrial security.

Siemens will also announce its Customer Excellence Awards, recognizing the company’s top end user, OEM, and solution partner for the innovative application of Siemens products and solutions.

Use this link for Siemens 2013 Automation Summit registration details and/or to submit a paper

Siemens Industry Sector supplies products, solutions, and services for industrial customers. With automation technology and industrial software, vertical-market expertise, and technology-based services, the sector enhances its customers’ productivity, efficiency and flexibility, the company said. With a global workforce of more than 100,000 employees, the Industry Sector comprises the Industry Automation, Drive Technologies and Customer Services Divisions as well as the Metals Technologies Business Unit. 

The Siemens Industry Automation Division supports the value chain of its industrial customers – from product design to production and services – with an automation technology, industrial control technology, and industrial software. With its software solutions, the division can shorten the time-to-market of new products by up to 50%, the company said. Industry Automation comprises five Business Units: Industrial Automation Systems, Control Components and Systems Engineering, Sensors and Communications, Siemens PLM Software and Water Technologies. 

The Siemens Drive Technologies Division supplies products, systems, applications, solutions and services for the entire drive train, with electrical and mechanical components. Drive Technologies serves all vertical markets in the production and process industries as well as the infrastructure/energy segment. With its products and solutions, the division enables its customers to achieve productivity, energy efficiency and reliability.  

- Edited by Mark T. Hoske, content manager CFE Media, Control Engineering, Plant Engineering, and Consulting-Specifying Engineer,

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