2010 Manufacturing / Automation Summit
The Plant and Control Engineering Manufacturing/Automation Summit brings together the brightest minds in the industry to provide a complete educational program for engineers and managers. This year the event will convene in Chicago at the Hotel Sofitel from March 28-30.
The 2010 Manufacturing/Automation Summit will offer a strategic look at issues pertaining to four key topic areas that are vital to the success of manufacturing operations worldwide:
• Energy and sustainability
• Automation integration
• Maintenance as a cost center
• Global strategies for manufacturers
The two-day event is designed to highlight manufacturing improvement opportunities and deliver strategies that manufacturing personnel can take back with them and implement right away.
This year's Keynote Address will be presented by Edward W. Bryan FBCS, PMP See full bio here.
2010 Manufacturing/Automation Summit Schedule
Sunday, March 28:
5:00 p.m. Cocktail reception/presentation of 2010 Engineers' Choice Awards
6:15 p.m. Leave for Second City event
7:00 p.m. Taming of the Flu at Second City
Monday, March 29:
Tuesday, March 30:
- Events & Awards
- Magazine Archives
- Oil & Gas Engineering
- Salary Survey
- Digital Reports
Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey