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Some will call this evidence of circling the wagons in anticipation of the inevitable death of horizontal automation shows. Others will counter that this degree of “event-density” is exactly what’s needed to re-invigorate declining tradeshow attendance in these sectors.
Whatever the case might be, the new owner of the National Manufacturing Week event, Canon Communications, has bundled the four main shows of NMW 2007—Industrial Automation, Design Engineering, Enterprise IT, and Plant Engineering & Maintenance—together in the same venue, on the same dates, with four of its other events: Quality Expo, Assembly Technology Expo, Electronics Assembly Show, and Plastec Midwest.
The Stevens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill., Sept 24-27, is where it will all come together. The conference programs will be held:
The exhibit hall floor will be open:
Only limited info was available from the organizers as we went to press, but we do know the expo hall will feature:
Sessions to consider
The conference program reveals a few sessions that an attending machine controls professionals might find useful:
Monday, September 24, 2007. 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007. 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007. 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007. 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007. 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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