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Rockwell Automation celebrates 20 years of manufacturing excellence at the 2011 Automation Fair

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article image The Automation Fair provides manufacturing business leaders the opportunity to learn about smart, safe, sustainable solutions

Rockwell Automation is hosting the 20th anniversary edition of the Automation Fair in Chicago next month.  

To be held over November 16-17 at McCormick Place in Chicago, the event will enable manufacturers, machine builders, partners, industry analysts and media from around the world to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Automation Fair.  

The Automation Fair provides manufacturing business leaders the opportunity to learn about smart, safe and sustainable solutions that can help optimise plants, improve machine performance and manufacture products in a more sustainable manner.  

According to Keith Nosbusch, Chairman and CEO of Rockwell Automation, the Automation Fair features an industry-leading selection of technical sessions, hands-on labs and industry forums.  

Attendees can take advantage of automation expertise from Rockwell Automation and their PartnerNetwork, providing access to a comprehensive set of industry leaders in distribution, systems integration, machine building and complementary technologies.    

Highlights of the Automation Fair:      

  • Industry forums presented by specialists about the latest automation solutions for the automotive, energy, food and beverage, machine building, metals and mining, oil and gas, and water and wastewater sectors 
  • Process Solutions User Group (PSUG) 
  • Safety Automation Forum     
Manufacturing Perspectives  


Scheduled to be held in the run-up to the Automation Fair 2011 on November 15, Manufacturing Perspectives is a global media forum for industry journalists and analysts where attendees will learn about the leading topics in manufacturing technology and automation through presentations and panel discussions featuring industry specialists.  

Robert D. Atkinson, founder and president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based technology think-tank, will deliver the first keynote address explaining the role of innovation and technology in generating economic growth and implementing public policy.  

The keynote address will be followed by a panel of industry leaders that will identify and discuss the role of automation technology in the future of manufacturing.  

William Strauss, senior economist and industry economic advisor of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, will provide the second keynote address, focusing on the economy. This keynote presenter will be followed by an industry panel that will discuss the future of the manufacturing workforce.

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