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.

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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:
9:00 a.m.
9:15 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
10:45 a.m.
12:15 p.m.
1:15 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 30:
8:00 a.m.
9:15 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
4:00 p.m.



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