PLANS are under way for the Emerson Global Users Exchange 2006 conference to be held from 2-6 October at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
The theme is “Learn, Lead, Unleash”, with a focus on educational and leadership sessions for all levels of process manufacturing professionals.
User presentations and workshops will cover 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.
Last year’s event drew a record attendance of 1814 process manufacturing professionals from 46 countries. The program included three keynote speakers, two management round tables, 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,” said Jim Cook, Degussa Corporation and incoming Emerson Exchange chairman for 2006.
Attendees will hear from industry leaders how Emerson’s PlantWeb digital plant technologies are providing breakthrough results for process manufacturers worldwide. They will share best practices, technical innovations, application successes and quantified results, and received valuable insight into new technology developments and directions,” said Cook.