Annual CSIA Executive Conference to be held on April 25-28, 2012
New products, new insights offered at Scottsdale event.
The Control System Integrators Assoc. (CSIA) will host control system integrators, industry users and industry partners to its 2012 Executive Conference, April 25-28, 2012, in Scottsdale, Ariz.
The conference features two dozen information-packed sessions, including keynote speakers Alan Beaulieu, president of the Institute for Trend Research, who will give a preview of the economic developments affecting control system integrators, and Michael Allosso, a professional director, actor and executive coach, who will share ways for improving communications in his address, “You on Your Best Day.”
A new version of the CSIA Best Practices and Benchmarks Manual will make its debut at the conference. Also planned is an industry expo with more than 50 companies showcasing new products and applications.
The 2012 Executive Conference is expected to draw more than 400 control system integrators and their associates from the U.S., Canada, Latin America and abroad to the Talking Stick Resort. For program details, registration information and hotel reservations, visit the CSIA web site at www.controlsys.org.
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