By Keith Larson, Group Publisher/Vice President of Content
Your Emerson Exchange Board of Directors has been hard at work for the past year to make this the most educational and valuable conference yet.
This year we had more abstracts to choose from than ever before. We will cover a wide range of industry topics, such as saving energy, reducing costs and improving efficiency. We will exchange ideas, best practices and proven solutions that can turn economic challenges into opportunities.
Schedules have been arranged to afford the maximum number of opportunities for you to get in all that you wish. We have something for everyone—from plant and operations managers to instrument and maintenance technicians to process and controls engineers and professionals. You will have ready access to all the process improvement and optimization information you could hope for—in one place, at one time.
Conference Workshops and Short Courses
We have over 351 workshops and short courses throughout the week on a wide range of engaging subjects. These are an excellent opportunity to learn best practices, see what your colleagues and peers are achieving with automation and generate new ideas for use on your job at your facility.
Monday's Industry Forums will provide insight into what your peers, other suppliers and customers are doing to navigate through and compete in uncertain economic times.
Product and Service Roadmaps
Product Roadmap sessions, running Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, will provide detailed information on products, services and enhancements that Emerson will release in the coming months, along with insights into the strategy and technology guiding future solutions.
Technology Forums presented on Monday and Wednesday will provide you with the opportunity to keep up with the latest advancements in automation technology. Learn how industry leaders are applying the latest technologies for bottom-line results. Discuss emerging technological trends, current use cases, practical issues and benefits with industry experts and peers.
Courses presented by Emerson's Educational Services staff on Wednesday and Thursday will focus on many of the most prevalent industry technologies and products. Continuing Education Units will be awarded to the course attendees.
Meet the Experts
Round out your conference on Friday morning with practical working sessions focused on prevalent issues your operations face and the solutions you can apply. Meet, learn from and consult with the "Experts Behind the Technologies" in one of several sessions.
This year's Exhibit Hall will encompass more than a football-field-sized area. Visit with subject-matter experts and experience live, hands-on demonstrations of Emerson's PlantWeb architecture, as well as the full range of Emerson Process Management technologies and complementary vendor solutions.
In addition to the rich variety of scheduled programs, Emerson Exchange is your opportunity to make the right connections. Throughout the conference, you'll meet face-to-face with industry and process experts, speak directly with the people behind the technologies and interact with colleagues. It will be an exciting week that will leave you armed with new knowledge and ideas on how to make the most out of your automation investments.