2014 Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit

Industrial Automation North America (IANA)

The convergence of manufacturing, technology, automation and information is driving a new way of analyzing and understanding what’s happening on the plant floor. Today, manufacturing takes place in real time, and the tools you need to improve productivity, safety and reliability have changed, and continue to change almost daily.

The 2014 Global Automation and Manufacturing Summit, presented by Control Engineering and Plant Engineering, in partnership with Hannover Fairs USA, delivered a day of content and information focused on how manufacturers are using these tools and strategies today to affect change in their own plants. 

Sponsored by MolexSAP, and iQagent the 2014 Global Automation and Manufacturing Summit took place Wednesday, Sept. 10 as part of the Industrial Automation North America (IANA) pavilion at the 2014 IMTS Show at McCormick Place in Chicago.

2014 Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit Agenda

  • Breakfast Keynote: Karen Kurek, McGladrey LLC: Manufacturing Monitor Report
  • Tim Jager, DMC: How to get the most out of your system integrator
  • Eric Scott, Molex: The role of industrial networks in energy usage
  • Luncheon Keynote: Mick Wilz, Sur-Seal: The building blocks of manufacturing excellence
  • Matt Puskala, DMC: Industrial automation and modern connectivity
  • Dr. Bill King, DMDII: Advanced manufacturing in Chicago

Access the 2014 Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit Sessions


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Hannover Fairs USA, Inc.

Industrial Automation North America

International Manufacturing Technology Show


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
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