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Cybersecurity Framework for Protecting our Nation’s Critical Infrastructure
July 22, 2014
The Automation Federation and Southern Polytechnic State University will co-sponsor a free seminar on the university’s Marietta, Georgia campus to educate area business and manufacturing leaders on the value and importance of the recently launched US Cybersecurity Framework.
A key contributor to the development of the framework, the Automation Federation is helping to organize a series of informational meetings across the US in 2014 to raise awareness around the need to put the framework’s guidelines into action and improve America’s defenses against industrial cyberattack.
As the umbrella organization of the International Society of Automation (ISA), the Automation Federation in 2013 worked with cybersecurity experts at the White House, the US Department of Homeland Security and the National Institute of Standards and Technology to incorporate ISA’s internationally recognized industrial automation and control systems security standards (IACS) within the US Cybersecurity Framework.
Registration is limited. Interested persons are encouraged to register as soon as possible by contacting Jennifer Williams by phone at (678) 915-7240 or via email at Jwilli42@spsu.edu.
6th Annual Chem/Petrochem and Refinery Shutdowns & Turnarounds Conference
July 29-31, 2014
Astor Crowne Plaza – New Orleans French Quarter - New Orleans, LA
The leading marcus evans 6th Annual Chem/Petrochem and Refinery Shutdowns & Turnarounds Conference will focus on the key fundamentals for achieving an efficient turnaround, including timely maintenance planning, effective communication between departments, managing scope through expected and unexpected scenarios, and recruiting and retaining qualified turnaround talent.
248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) Chemistry & Global Stewardship
August 10 - 14, 2014
San Francisco, CA
Turning biomass and carbon dioxide into fuels far cleaner than traditional fossil fuels. Providing water almost everywhere in the world using nanotechnology. These are just two examples of the transformative work that will be presented during the plenary session. On the policy side is Heinz Leuenberger, Ph.D., director of the Environmental Management Branch of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization. Heading off the issue of unsustainable fossil fuel use, Walter Leitner, Ph.D., chair of Technical Chemistry and Petrochemistry at the Institut für Technische und Makromolekulare Chemie, RWTH Aachen University, is turning the search for new sources of carbon fuel on its head.
2014 Yokogawa Users Group Conference and Exhibition North America
September 9 - 11, 2014
The event will consist of a conference program that includes user presentations, Yokogawa platform technology updates, industry and technology keynotes, workshops and panel sessions all designed to help users fully utilize automation technologies. In addition, an exhibition area will feature an integrated portfolio of Yokogawa platforms and solutions, plus partner solutions that offer unique opportunities to learn more about how these solutions can assist in achieving safe, reliable, profitable operations in your facility.
30th International Pump Users Symposia
September 22 - 25, 2014
Built on a history of success, the 43rd Turbomachinery and 30th International Pump Users Symposia (Pump & Turbo 2014) is an event you can’t afford to miss. Both symposia began with common goals: to promote professional development, technology transfer, peer networking and information exchange among industry professionals. Now held together as a combined event each fall in Houston, the Symposia serves as a premier training and networking opportunity for professionals in both industries.
A world-class technical track presented by engineers and selected by an advisory committee of industry experts emphasizes the tested technology and troubleshooting that users need in today’s challenging workplace. A cutting-edge exhibit hall features full-size equipment, knowledgeable representatives, hundreds of leading companies, and thousands of visitors. Finally, countless networking opportunities complete the event, making Pump & Turbo 2014 the premier conference for Turbomachinery and Pump professionals – developed for the industry, by the industry.
September 29 - October 1, 2014
New Orleans, LA
WEFTEC®, the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference, is the largest conference of its kind in North America and offers water quality professionals from around the world with the best water quality education and training available today.
Also recognized as the largest annual water quality exhibition in the world, the expansive show floor provides unparalleled access to the most cutting-edge technologies in the field; serves as a forum for domestic and international business opportunities; and promotes invaluable peer-to-peer networking between its more than 22,000 attendees.
WEFTEC has shown continual growth for both the technical program and exhibition. WEFTEC 2013, which was held in Chicago, set new registration and exhibit floor space records. WEFTEC 2014 is expected to be an equally successful event.
Since its formation in 1928, WEF has been holding annual meetings to provide a forum for knowledge and technology exchange within the water and wastewater fields. Since then, WEFTEC has not only grown in the size of exhibits and technical sessions, but has become one of the world’s leading water quality conferences.
In 1941, the then-known Annual Conference featured 5 sessions, 13 technical papers and an attendance of 556. By the 1970s, attendance had grown to 8,716 and featured 37 sessions with 146 technical papers. Growing steadily throughout the past four decades, the conference continues to set new technical program and exhibition records each year.
Renamed WEFTEC in 1994 to increase both domestic and international recognition, WEF’s annual exhibition has been ranked in the top 1% of all trade shows in North America for the past five years and counting!
With all that WEFTEC has to offer it is the clear choice for anyone interested in learning and sharing more about the latest in water quality developments, research, regulations, solutions and cutting-edge technologies. Don’t miss your opportunity to be a part of the WEFTEC Experience today!
2014 Schneider Electric Software Global Customer Conference
September 30 - October 2
Be part of the industry's top thought-leadership event. Learn more about solving your most complex operational challenges through our game-changing products, solutions, and services. Participate in powerful networking throughout the event.
International SAP Conference for Chemicals
October 7 - 8, 2014
Steigenberger Airport Hotel Amsterdam
We are delighted to announce the dates and location for the 2nd annual International SAP Conference for Chemicals. Join us in Amsterdam to discover how SAP's suite of solutions for the chemical industry are helping global chemical companies – large and small – to synchronize their processes, from supply chain management, through to product development, operations and risk management. With globalization and current market dynamics driving the chemical industry to embrace new technology and new ways of staying ahead of the competition, our agenda is be packed with opportunities for you to learn from peers, hear the latest SAP solution strategy, discuss your challenges and ensure that you are in the best possible position to maximize profitability and protect your brand. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at +44 121 200 3810.
Operational Excellence in Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals
October 14 - 15, 2014
This high-level conference, organized by EPC, was the very first and original event to be held in the Middle East region on the topic of Operational Excellence for the Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals sector. The previous conference in 2013 was strongly supported by end users from throughout the Middle East, North Africa and Europe.
OpEx 2014 will include a new emphasis on corporate strategy excellence, sustainability and safety, as well as the ‘People’, ‘Assets’ and ‘Technology’ themes covered in last year’s event.
Key Conference Topics
- PEOPLE How to achieve organisational excellence
- ASSETS How to maximise reliability, whilst minimising operating costs – both in existing plants and in new plant design
- TECHNOLOGY How to use technology to drive performance of new and existing assets SUSTAINABILITY How to ensure sustainable operations
- HEALTH & SAFETY Ensuring highest standards in all aspects of operation
75th Annual International Water Conference
November 16 - 20, 2014
The International Water Conference® (IWC) is a strong educational conference, founded with an emphasis on commercial free discussions on technology. The IWC presents the latest in scientific advances and practical applications in this field, cutting across a wide range of industries, technologies and functional areas. As the preeminent international technical forum in the field, the IWC brings together end users, researchers, practicing engineers, managers, educators, suppliers and contractors. It is dedicated to advancing new developments in the treatment, use and reuse of water for industrial and other engineering purposes. Attendees come to learn unbiased details about the latest applications available in the industry, get educated on current technology and hold wide ranging discussions with their peers active in water treatment.
November 19 - 20, 2014
Attend Automation Fair® - a great opportunity to explore smart, safe, sustainable manufacturing solutions geared toward improving your business profitability.
- DISCOVER how to improve productivity and efficiency throughout the life cycle of your automation investments.
- LEARN how flexible, scalable automation solutions can lower costs and improve overall performance.
- EXPERIENCE how sustainable production practices can increase your competitiveness and help you better manage energy and materials costs.
Attend industry forums, user group meetings, hands-on labs, technical sessions and demonstrations to expand knowledge and use of the latest control, power and information technologies. Review technical sessions, hands-on labs and workshops from the 2013 event here. Take advantage of automation expertise from Rockwell Automation and our PartnerNetwork™, providing comprehensive solutions from industry leaders in distribution, systems integration, machine building, and complementary technologies.
19th Annual ARC Industry Forum - Industry in Transition: The Information Driven Enterprise in a Connected World
February 9 - 12, 2015
New information technologies such as Internet of Things, predictive analytics, wireless, additive manufacturing, cloud computing, mobility, and 3D visualization are beginning to disrupt and radically change the way industrial enterprises do business. Departing from the characteristic industry conservatism, leading companies now recognize that they must embrace new information and automation technologies to maintain a competitive edge. The business environment is increasingly dynamic and volatile. New business models such as “Industry 4.0”, “Industrial Internet”, “Connected Manufacturing”, and “Connected Asset Value Networks” are emerging. In addition to a host of potentially disruptive technologies entering the marketplace, companies also face rapid changes in government regulations, energy and raw materials availability, markets, and competition. By deploying leading edge technologies, today’s companies can thrive.
What strategies can industrial enterprises adopt to help position them to take advantage of the latest round of technology changes while prioritizing their investments wisely? Join us at the Nineteenth Annual ARC Industry Forum to learn from your peers how an information-driven strategy can better position you to succeed and determine how you can best approach critical technology decisions.
International Conference and Exhibition on Biopolymers and Bioplastics
August 10 - 12, 2015
San Francisco, CA
Theme of the Conference Biopolymers and Bioplastics : Bioworld Innovation : Smart, Green and Environmentally Sustainable Biopolymers
Biopolymers and Bioplastics-2015 is the premier event which brings together a unique and International mix of experts, researchers and decision makers both from academia and Industry across the globe to discuss the current issues and to share the research idea in the arena of biotechnology, material science, environmental science ,nanotechnology , Chemistry and other allied fields. The event includes interactive sessions, Key note speech, of Oral Presentation, Poster presentation, Scientific partnering, Exhibition etc. Scope of the congress: • Green Chemicals : Biopolymers and Bioplastics • Bioplastics vs Conventional Plastics • Future and Scope for biopolymers and Bioplastics • Biorefineries and Industrial Biotechnology • Current Status on Biobased Materials and Biorefining • Biomass in Industrial development • Case Studies: Different Uses of Bioplastics • Ceramic Composites and Its Applications • Biodegradation, composting, environmental issues • Biocomposites • Biomacromolecules and biopolymers • Micro and Nano Blends based on Natural Polymers