2014 Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit

Industrial Automation North America (IANA)

Call for papers: Access the form (Deadline extended to Jan. 24, 2014)

Manufacturing's return as a respected driver of the American economy may be a surprise to some people, but you've been succeeding in manufacturing for years. The story of how you've built a successful operation around automation, maintenance and employee engagement should be one that more people hear about.

In September 2014, you have the chance to tell your story to the world.

Control Engineering and Plant Engineering, in partnership with Hannover Fairs USA, will present the 2014 Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, at the Industrial Automation North America Show, part of IMTS 2014 in Chicago.

Building off the success of the inaugural 2012 event, the 2014 Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit will feature success stories from manufacturing around the country. We invite you to submit your plant's story for consideration for the 2014 agenda. Materials can include Word documents, videos, PowerPoint presentations and any other content you think will be helpful in evaluating your plant for inclusion in the 2014 Summit.


View the 2012 Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit on-demand

With the landscape of manufacturing changing on a continuing basis, information is needed on the best ways to adapt to those changes. The Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit provided strategic knowledge to attendees looking to get ahead on some of the most important issues in manufacturing.

Sponsored by Beckhoff, Molex, and SAP, the inaugural Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit took place Sept. 12-13, 2012 as part of the Industrial Automation North America (IANA) event at IMTS 2012 at McCormick Place in Chicago. The IANA event was presented by CFE Media and Hannover Messe.

Watch the three keynote presentations and six educational sessions from industry experts.


  • Control Engineering
  • Plant Engineering