Hannover Messe USA 2020
Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit (GAMS)

Join Control EngineeringPlant Engineering and HANNOVER MESSE USA for the Global Automation and Manufacturing Summit, co-located with IMTS 2020 at McCormick Place in Chicago. This one-day summit is designed to bring plant managers, control engineers, and manufacturing business leaders together to highlight plant improvement opportunities and deliver strategies that manufacturing personnel can take back to their plants and implement immediately.


Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020 • Co-presented with Hannover Messe USA

REGISTRATION AND LUNCH: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

KEYNOTE: 12:30 p.m. to 1 pm
The Future of Manufacturing in Automation 


Session 1: 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. 

The Age of Robotics will transform your manufacturing facility 

Industry Expert Moderator: Jeff Burnstein, President, A3/RIA

Panelists: TBD  

The digital plant is only as good as the productivity it delivers. This has included the addition of robots to the plant operations. Manufacturers will hear about the benefits of robotics, how robots are being deployed to get the most out of their system. We’ll explore how to get the greatest value out of plant technology using Robotic Technology to benefit operations in a digital age. 


Session 2: 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Digital Transformation

Industry Expert Moderator: Stephen Greene, Vice President of Global Marketing, Stratus

Panelists: TBD

As digital technology takes hold of the manufacturing plant, a successful migration to a data-driven manufacturing environment will depend on three things: the ability to train existing workers, the success of implementing new equipment with legacy equipment and the willingness of manufacturers to litigate the risk. We’ll look at best practices in manufacturing today using digital transformation and to focus on managing and using plant data effectively.


Session 3: 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Make your plant more cybersecure with the right network
Industry Expert Moderator: Dave Cronberger, Vertical Solutions Architect, Cisco  

Panelists: TBD

Automate your network with the right security. Cybersecurity is a real and present threat to manufacturing operations, and as plant management works to guard against external breaches and internal glitches, they also must make sure the promise of IIoT can be fully realized. We’ll discuss the latest breakthroughs in networks and look at how the digital age can be both secure and productive. 


Session 4: 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Best Practices in Energy Management
Industry Expert Moderator: Benjamin A. Skelton, PE, President, Cyclone Energy Group

Panelists: TBD 

Consider the latest technologies to reduce your energy consumption and improve building efficiency. The opening session will consider several different technologies, such as implementing energy-efficient motors and drives, retrofitting lighting systems, updating various heating and cooling systems as well as several other key technologies that will reduce your energy costs immediately. 


Cocktail and Networking Reception: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sponsored by: TBD

After a great day of information, continue the discussion in the lobby. Cocktails, light snacks and conversation about the day’s events will follow.

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