AutomationXchange Improvements

Our CONTROL magazine AutomationXchange event was just held from August 19-22 in Park City, Utah. This event pairs process end user firms like Coca-Cola, GlaxoSmithKline, and Kraft with automation suppliers in one-on-one private meetings. The end user firms also spend time discussing topical automation issues during user group meetings. The purpose of the event is to allow end users to explore their options for executing projects, solving technical problems, and employing the latest technologies. Our Control Design AutomationXchange event has a similar format. The main difference is that machine automation professionals attend the Control Design event instead of the process end users who attend the CONTROL event. Another difference is that the automation suppliers are more geared towards machine automation instead of process automation. In the past, the Control Design AutomationXchange event was held in the Phoenix area during the second week of May. In the future, both events will be co-located in Park City, Utah during the second week of August. Next year's event will be held from August 10-13, 2008. Co-locating the two events presents a significant improvement for process automation professionals. We are still keeping the process automation agenda in place with its private supplier meetings and end user only meetings, both geared towards your specific needs. The improvement is that the evening networking events will now include automation professionals (not salespeople) from many of your major machine builder suppliers. Let us know if you are interested in attending next year's AutomationXchange event.