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Schneider Electric announces Global Xperience Efficiency Events for 2013

Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, today announced a series of global events kicking off in June 2013 to collaborate and share knowledge with customers, partners and governments on how to solve energy and sustainability challenges. Schneider Electric’s Xperience Efficiency series will begin with events in the United States, China, Colombia, Brazil and Russia.

“The economic, political and social climates today are putting a strain on our society’s ability to make preventing climate change a priority,” said Aaron Davis, Chief Marketing Officer of Schneider Electric. “Efficiency isn’t just for the eco-friendly crowd anymore. There are tangible benefits of an efficiency economy for cities, businesses and citizens of all types. By coming together, we can share knowledge and put a plan in place to drive change in cities, workplaces and other settings across the globe.”

Xperience Efficiency 2013 is a free event that takes on the demand drivers that are forcing change: economic and government rebalancing; urbanization; digitization; and sustainable resources. By looking at the latest integrated energy trends and sustainability solutions that will transform how we all work, learn, and play, Xperience Efficiency 2013 will show the future of efficiency. Solutions will deliver energy management, energy access, and business process performance answers right across the energy chain, whether at home, work, across the grid, or in towns and cities. Participants will experience:

  • More than 20 breakout sessions addressing market, industry and solution trends;
  • Interactive marketplace including the latest developments in systems, solutions, and technology;
  • Nationally and internationally renowned experts from government, business, academia, and industry;
  • Firsthand stories of companies experiencing efficiency today.

"We all have a role to play in ensuring a more efficient and sustainable economy and world," said Aaron Davis. "Businesses and government agencies need to work together and play a more active, collaborative role in this process. The technologies exist today to drive new levels of efficiency in all operations and we want to be a leader in helping bring this collaboration together. Our Xperience Efficiency events will be a big part of this engagement and education."

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The Automation Conference

Join industry professionals May 14 – 15, 2013 at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare, and learn how automation can drive production efficiency.

Discover the latest tools, technologies and strategies for manufacturing and production efficiency at The Automation Conference - the only education and networking event exclusively for automation professionals across all industries - processing, manufacturing and packaging.

Learn from over 20 conference sessions, including:

  • The Convergence of Factory Automation and Enterprise IT
  • Asset Management in Continuous Process
  • How Embedded Technologies are Changing Automation
  • Automating the Optimization of Machinery Speed Relationships
  • Selecting a System Integrator
  • Energy Efficiency and Manufacturers: An Unrealized Opportunity

Invensys and Microsoft, as Silver event sponsors, are pleased to have customer representation within the conference, as well as a booth within the event itself.

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The exida Certification Process - Free Webinar

exida is the world’s leading functional safety Certification Body for the process industries. The criteria used in the exida “scheme” goes beyond the requirements of IEC 61508 to include important results needed by owner-operators and system designers such as cybersecurity, practical proof testing, system design information, and practical false trip limits.

This web seminar describes the exida process for functional safety certification including criteria, typical sequence steps, and important design requirements. Product Managers will learn what is takes to achieve the valued exida certification for their company’s products. Owner-Operators will see why the exida scheme helps manufacturers provide safer, more reliable, and secure products.

When: Wednesday, April 17, 2013


Session 1: 10:00am-11:00am EDT (GMT -05:00)

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Session 2: 4:00pm-5:00pm EDT (GMT -05:00)

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PAS Technology Conference 2013

The PAS Technology Conference (PTC) provides a unique opportunity to keep your company on the forefront of today's trends and tomorrow's developments. Gain a competitive advantage by interacting with peers and industry experts and learn how to best resolve day-to-day challenges.

Discussions on compelling industry challenges and best practices will take place in:

  • Optimizing your automation assets
  • Cyber security
  • Operations effectiveness
  • Knowledge retention
  • Personnel productivity
  • Plant reliability
  • Automation asset management
  • Management of change

What to expect

  • Insightful keynotes by industry thought leaders
  • Hands-on demonstrations of the latest technologies
  • One-on-one interaction with product experts
  • Expand your professional network
  • Discover new and future advancements in PAS technology
  • Insightful discussions with peers and industry experts

PAS Conference will take place in Houston from April 22 - 24th.

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OPC Day Europe 2013

OPC-Day Europe is organizing many events in 2013 to showcase the technology and also to provide OPC members a platform to showcase their solutions.

Highlight in 2013 will be the OPC-Day Europe 2013:

It's THE event to meet members, OPC-board representatives, technology experts, evangelists, vendors, customers. Starting in 2011 at SAP, Germany and 2012 at Endress+Hauser, Switzerland the OPC-Day Europe 2013 is hosted by Yokogawa Europe in their QH in Netherlands.

This event is open for OPC members and non-members

Benefits of attending

  • Attendees get to hear from the experts about OPC technical updates, information modeling and certification
  • Attendees get in-depth knowledge on how they can increase market share for their products using the OPC technology
  • Show commitment from international companies for support of our OPC standards
  • Demonstrations OPC UA: From controller to MES/ERP IT Enterprise
  • Learn about OPC UA in sensor level and possible applications to domains inclusive of building automation
  • Success is measured by the level of adoption, you'll hear stories from a number of end-users that have deployed the technology
  • Special sessions on oil and gas, MDIS, FDI, PLCOpen / MES and building automation.
  • Networking opportunity with potential customers, vendors and sponsors

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