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Automation Technology in Process Manufacturing Conference

Chandler, AZ (May 1, 2012) - Automation Technology in Process Manufacturing (ATPM) 2012 is a new conference that will focus on applying automation and control technology in process manufacturing. The conference, which will be held at the Lone Star Community Building and Conference Center, The Woodlands, Texas, May 21st-23rd, will bring together industry thought leaders and experts to discuss recent developments and best practices affecting process manufacturing.

The conference program focuses on four main topics: Procedural Automation, Alarm Management, HMI/Human Design Interface Design in Process Operations, and Control System Security and Performance. Industry experts will show how the application of some of the newer standards such as ISA101 (HMI), ISA18.2 (Alarm Management), ISA99 (Control System Cyber Security) and ISA106 (Procedural Automation for Continuous Processes) can help manufacturing companies look to the future in a positive way and address some of the hottest industry issues.

The conference theme - "Focus on the Future" is targeted to help process manufacturers build their company's global competitive capability. As global competition becomes a larger issue for every manufacturer, it becomes critical to understand and apply the latest process manufacturing expertise to remain competitive.

Attendees will learn how to:

• Improve control during transitions in continuous operations and address the loss of skills due to the retiring "Baby Boomer" generation.

• Respond to the growth in cyber-attacks on process manufacturing.

• Harness the power and flexibility of modern control systems as a helpful tool rather than a hindrance.

The conference agenda has been finalized and is available online at

Conference discounts are available for members of WBF, The Organization for Production Technology and for members of MESA International. Full Conference and one day registrations are being offered. Online registration is available at

Conference Objectives

• Educate attendees through presentations, tutorials, networking and one-on-one discussions about the latest trends, successes, lessons learned and tools that can be used to improve process manufacturing of the attendees' company, clients and customers.

• Provide an atmosphere for the leaders in the process industries to freely discuss emerging technologies, to share ideas, and to discuss methods for improving their processes.

• Present a program to educate and stimulate interest in applying the industry standards, including ISA18.2, ISA95, ISA99, ISA101 and ISA106 to manufacturing processes and systems, highlighting the benefits of applying these standards and giving the attendee the know-how to do so.

The APTM 2012 conference is sponsored by WBF, The Organization for Production Technology and MESA International.