Dow Chemical, General Motors, 3M and other Leading Manufacturers to Speak at The Automation Conference 2014

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The Automation Conference 2014 celebrates the resurgence in manufacturing with two days of educational sessions presented by individuals from Dow Chemical, General Motors, 3M and other leading companies. The annual conference is scheduled for May 20-21 at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare.

You don’t have to look to far to come across an article, presentation or conversation that references the resurgence in manufacturing in the U.S. Next May 20-21, technology end-users, experts and other industry professionals will convene in Chicago against the landscape of the manufacturing renaissance, to explore how today’s leading-edge automation technologies are fueling this growth. The Automation Conference ( will feature over 20 educational sessions, presented by leading manufacturers such as Dow Chemical, General Motors and 3M. Designed for engineering and management professionals within discrete manufacturing, packaging, and continuous and batch processing, the conference will take place at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare. It is produced by Summit Media Group’s Automation World, Packaging World and Healthcare Packaging brands.

Speakers for the 2014 event include professionals from Dow Chemical, General Motors, Sierra Nevada Brewing, Sherwin Williams, Bosch Automotive, 3M, MeadWestvaco, Bush Brothers, Schneider Electric Manufacturing and other well-known organizations. In addition, key technology partners will share details of automation-related installations for The Boeing Company and the Department of Defense. A few of the topics to be covered include: controls security application, integrating automation with the enterprise via the cloud, battery-free AGVs, automating testing technology, using embedded FPGAs to maximize energy usage via smart grids, real-time data acquisition, and training tomorrow’s workforce.

David Greenfield, Automation World’s Director of Content/Editor in Chief and conference moderator, shares his thoughts. “Industrial automation is really at the heart of the manufacturing renaissance. Within discrete manufacturing, batch and continuous processing, and packaging, automation is the fundamental driver of increased efficiency. What distinguishes The Automation Conference is our exclusive focus on automation, and our commitment to peer-to-peer education that allows attendees to hear first-hand from the individuals who are using the products and technologies being discussed. We’re looking forward to another excellent program.”

Individuals seeking more information may visit Registration is now open, with super early-bird rates in effect for a limited time.

About Summit Media Group, Inc.

Chicago-based Summit Media Group, Inc. ( publishes business information for professionals in packaging and manufacturing automation. Print magazines are Packaging World, Automation World, Packaging World’s PACK EXPO Showcase, Healthcare Packaging, and Contract Packaging. Industry-leading companion websites, apps and digital resources – including market-focused newsletters, Playbooks and videos – offer additional business intelligence for Summit’s subscriber and online audiences. Summit also produces webinars and conferences, and owns

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