Calendar 2013: shows, events, conferences related to Control Engineering

Shows, events, and conferences, through 2013, that may be applicable or of interest for Control Engineering readers include the following.


Automation, control, and instrumentation shows, events, conferences, and training in 2013, included the what's shown below.

For additional training opportunities also see

Control Engineering webcasts 

Control Engineering Online Training Center

This file was originally posted Jan. 8, 2013, and updated most recently on Dec. 18, 2013.

Past shows, previously listed above, are shown below.

ProMat, Jan. 20-24, Chicago 

Automate 2013, Jan. 21-24, Chicago 

ARC World Forum, Feb. 11-14, Orlando 

SANS North American ICS & SCADA Summit, Feb. 6-15, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

ATX West, Feb. 12-14, Anaheim, Calif. 

Engineers Week 2013, Feb. 17-23 

Robotics Industry Forum, AIA Business Conference, Feb. 20-22, Orlando 

ROS-Industrial Consortium meeting on new capabilities and innovation in industrial robotics, March 6,7, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas

Fieldbus Foundation 2013 General Assembly, Shanghai, China, March 12-15. 

SANS 2013, March 8-15, Orlando, Fla.

ABB Automation & Power World, March 25-28, Orlando 

Hannover Messe (Hannover Fair), April 8-12, Hannover, Germany

Invensys 2013 North American Conference, April 22-24, Greenville, S.C.

ESC Design West, April 22-25, San Jose, Calif. 

Interphex, April 23-25, New York 

CSIA Executive Conference, May 1-4, St. Petersburg, Fla. 

Windpower, May 5-8, Chicago 

OPC Day Europe, The Netherlands, May 15, 16, 

International Web Handling Conference, IWEB 2013, June 2-5, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Okla., 

Sensors Expo, Rosemont, Ill. (near Chicago), June 4-6 

NFPA Conference and Expo, June 10-13, Chicago

RSTechED (Rockwell Automation), San Diego, Calif., June 9-14 

1st International Mobile Machine Control (MMC) conference, June 12 and 13, Nuremberg, Germany 

2013 Honeywell Users Group, Americas, June 16–21, Phoenix, Arizona, 

Siemens Summit, New Orleans, June 24-27

NIWeek (National Instruments), Aug. 5-8, Austin, TX

Invensys Foxboro & Triconex Client Conference, Sept. 9-12, San Antonio, Texas 

Pack Expo, Sept. 23-25, Las Vegas, 

Emerson Exchange 2013, Sept. 30-Oct. 4, Grapevine, Texas

25th National Robot Safety Conference, Oct. 14-16, Indianapolis, Ind.  

Invensys 2013 Software Conference and Tech Support Symposium (Avantis, SimSci, Wonderware), week of Oct. 15, Dallas, http:// 

Solar Power International, Oct. 21-24, Anaheim, Calif. 

NIDays North America, Oct. 21 Washington D.C., Nov. 5 Boston, Nov. 14 Chicago, Dec. 12 San Jose.

The Assembly Show, Oct. 28-30, Rosemont, Ill.

International Dairy Show 2013, Nov. 3–6, Chicago, 

25th annual Honeywell Users Group (HUG) EMEA Conference, Nov. 4-7, Nice, Cote d'Azur, France 

ISA Automation Week, Nov. 5-7, Nashville, Tenn. 

14th international CAN Conference (iCC), Nov. 12, 13, Paris

AutomationFair (Rockwell Automation), Nov. 13-14, Houston 

SPS/IPC Drives, Nov. 26-28 SPS/IPC Drives, Nov. 26-28, Nuremberg, Germany 

Industrial  Automation Show 2013, Shanghai, Nov. 5-9  

The International Conference for Vision Guided Robotics (ICVGR), on the campus of Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Atlanta, Nov. 13-15 

European Robotics Week 2013, Nov. 25-Dec. 1 

Chem Show, Dec. 10-12, New York 

- Compiled by Mark T. Hoske, content manager, CFE Media, Control Engineering,

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