Record Attendance Expected At Honeywell Users Group Symposium
Customers Will Share Insights and Best Practices for Using Honeywell Technology to Enhance Safety, Reliability and Efficiency
Honeywell is expecting record attendance at its 2007 Users' Group Americas Symposium, which will be held June 10-14 in Phoenix at the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa with the theme "Solutions at Work." This year's key topics include process safety, industrial wireless technology, corrosion monitoring, pulp and paper mill integration; advanced applications such as simulation and the convergence of process automation systems with Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), among many others.
The annual conference is developed by and for Honeywell process automation customers and features educational presentations on process industry innovations and advancements. Each year, the agenda is developed by the Users Group Steering Committee, which includes 12 customers and three Honeywell representatives. Last year's Americas Users Group drew more than 850 customers from 36 countries.
"Manufacturers today need solutions that do more than execute processes or monitor variables," said David A. Otto, ExxonMobil BOP PMX project manager and vice chairman of the Honeywell Users Group Americas steering committee. "These systems must ultimately increase a plant's value by making it safe, secure, efficient and reliable. The goal of Honeywell Users Group is to show companies how to use today's solutions - from control and simulation systems to wireless transmitters - to achieve those objectives."
This year's agenda features more than 80 user presentations, industry-specific breakout sessions and panel discussions. Additionally, attendees may visit the extensive demonstration and exhibit area for an up-close look at some of Honeywell's newest technologies.
Throughout the event, customers will share insights and best practices from specific industries, including hydrocarbon processing; metals, mining and minerals; pulp and paper; power generation; chemicals; oil and gas and life sciences. Customers presenting at the symposium include Shell Chemicals, ConocoPhillips, BP Exploration, Genentech, DuPont, Exxon Mobil, Codelco, Worsley Alumina Pty Ltd and Abbott Laboratories. Highlights include a roundtable discussion on process safety, a learning session on how wireless technology enables the plants of the future, and a presentation from Automation World magazine editor Gary Mintchell on using MES to support greater business value.
"Customers continuously look to Honeywell to drive innovation and provide solutions that enhance their operations," said Jack Bolick, Honeywell Process Solutions president. "Honeywell, in turn, must continue to listen to customers because their voices greatly influence the direction of our technology. The Users Group experience is a vital part of developing solutions that deliver the best value."
The Americas event is one of five Honeywell Users Group symposiums taking place this year. A symposium was held earlier this year in the Middle East. Additional events are planned for Europe, Australia and Southeast Asia. If you're interested in attending, please visit www.honeywell.com/ps/hug.