Manufacturing IT, MES

BIAS ’98 Plans ‘Executive-Level’ Roundtable

The BIAS '98 trade fair will stage a "first-time-ever" roundtable of process industry ceos to discuss challenges faced by instrument and control systems manufacturers, according to Antonio Rampini, BIAS' organizer. He said ABB Group, Elsag Bailey Process Automation, Honeywell, Siemens AG, and Yokogawa have confirmed their participation in the event.

By Staff March 1, 1998

The BIAS ’98 trade fair will stage a “first-time-ever” roundtable of process industry ceos to discuss challenges faced by instrument and control systems manufacturers, according to Antonio Rampini, BIAS’ organizer. He said ABB Group, Elsag Bailey Process Automation, Honeywell, Siemens AG, and Yokogawa have confirmed their participation in the event. BIAS ’98 will be held in Milan, Italy, on Nov. 24-28. The event was originally scheduled for two weeks earlier, but the dates had to be changed because of a conflict with the Electronica event in Munich, Germany. “Roundtable discussion will be focused on trends and market perspectives rather than on instrumentation technology, to give a clear message to end-users and to the institutional investors,” said Mr. Rampini. The meeting coordinator will be the director of the Il Sole 24 Ore, Italy’s economic-financial newspaper. He said some major multinational end-users, as well as officials from the Italian Ministry of Industry and the Council Committee of the Italian Industry Association, would also be invited.