WBF 2007 North American Conference, "Mining for Gold - Discovering the value of standardized process automation," April 30–May 4, Baltimore, MD
The 2007 WBF North American Conference will be held April 30 through May 4 at the Tremont Plaza Hotel in Baltimore, MD. The theme of the WBF 2007 North American Conference, "Mining for Gold %%MDASSML%% Discovering the value of standardized process automation," embraces automation processes, tools and applications being implemented in our industry today and in the future.
The conference will showcase the automation’s leading experts who will address manufacturing system control %%MDASSML%% from batch to continuous, discrete and hybrid processes, from production planning to equipment automation.
Keynote speakers, panels and discussion forums will provide focus on implementation of industry standards including ISA-88, ISA-95, B2MML and Make2Pack. WBF's collaborative activities with ISA, OMAC and MESA will also be highlighted.
For more information or to register, call (919) 314-3970 or visit www.wbf.org .
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