CSIA Executive Conference hits Ft. Lauderdale, May 2-5

Conference to focus on best practices and transformative business models.
By Bob Vavra, CFE Media January 20, 2017

More than 500 control system integrators and industry suppliers from around the world will gather in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. On May 2-5 for the annual Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) 2017 Executive Conference. With a theme of "From Best Practices to Transformative Business Models", the conference will include over a dozen educational sessions, including several presented as part of two separate tracks.

Track 1: Small Company SIs and Best Practices

CSIA’s Best Practices have helped hundreds of system integrators grow from younger, smaller companies into the well-established ones they are today. Attendees will learn how they, too, can use CSIA Best Practices for growth.

Track 2: Transformative Business Models

Technology is creating a very exciting future filled with opportunity for SIs – opportunities that will require a shift away from traditional SI business models. Through a series of presentations, panel discussions and an unconference, SIs will gain an understanding of how to take advantage of these emerging models.

Economist Alan Beaulieu, president of ITR Economics, will open the conference with his latest economic outlook for manufacturing.

In addition to the educational sessions included during the conference, CSIA will offer a two-day intensive training workshop on Best Practices implementation prior to the start of the conference on May 1-2.

Those attending the conference will have opportunities for networking, including the annual industry expo, awards banquet and a closing reception. The CSIA Fun Run/Walk will be held again this year, along with other special events and tours.

See complete details and register at the CSIA 2017 Executive Conference Website.

-Bob Vavra, content manager, Plant Engineering, CFE Media.