Emerson user group conference headed to Nashville


The Emerson Global Users Exchange’s 2006 conference is Oct. 2 through Oct. 6 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, TN. The board has set the theme of “Learn, Lead, Unleash” to focus on educational and leadership sessions for all levels of process manufacturing professionals. User presentations and workshops will update colleagues on experience with technology selection and application, investment justification and automation strategy.

“The conference continues to grow in value and attendance every year,” said Scott Pendegrass, Control Systems Engineer for ExxonMobil and 2005 Chairman of the Emerson Global Users Exchange.

The program included three keynote speakers, two management roundtables, nine industry business forums, 253 workshops, 47 short courses, and over 40,000 square feet of technology exhibits.

“Again this coming October, users will discuss comprehensive automation strategies to take advantage of today’s technologies and ensure the future viability of their plants,” says Jim Cook, Degussa Corporation and incoming Emerson Exchange Chairman for 2006.

In addition to the annual conference, the Emerson Global Users Exchange coordinates and produces activities such as special interest group meetings, newsletters, and communications related to Emerson products and solutions. Members of the Emerson Exchange actively participate in product development and application discussions with Emerson’s engineering and management staff, providing feedback at conferences and other meetings. Users Exchange participant comments, conference agendas, registration and other details are available at www.EmersonExchange.org .

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