Fieldbus Foundation announces keynote speaker for 2006 General Assembly

Feb. 10, 2006

The Fieldbus Foundation has announced the keynote speakers for its 2006 General Assembly, to be held at the Ritz Carlton Portman Hotel in Shanghai, China, from February 28-March 1.  This year¹s event, themed, Compliance, Confidence, Credibility, will include presentations by Huang BuYu, deputy chief engineer, SINOPEC Engineering Incorporated; and Seah Ooi Kiat, head instrument engineer, CNOOC and Shell Petrochemicals Company Limited.

Mr. Huang and Mr. Seah will describe how FOUNDATION fieldbusþ technology allows for the implementation of modern, open and interoperable plant automation strategies, and enables improved productivity and profitability in today¹s global industrial marketplace.

The Fieldbus Foundation¹s 2006 General Assembly will address the needs of the expanding FOUNDATION fieldbus market in China and Asia/Pacific, and will include case study presentations by leading end users from throughout the region.  It will also feature a series of tutorial workshops by leading fieldbus technology experts.  Throughout the event, foundation member companies will present tabletop exhibits displaying their latest FOUNDATION fieldbus devices, tools and host systems.

Register to attend the General Assembly by visiting www.fieldbus.org.

Register early, space is limited.

About the Fieldbus Foundation

The Fieldbus Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation consisting of over 350 leading process and manufacturing automation companies worldwide whose major purpose is to provide an open and neutral environment for the development of an international, interoperable fieldbus.  In this
environment, end users, manufacturers, universities and research organizations are working together to develop the technology, provide development tools, support and training, coordinate field trials and
demonstrations, and enable product interoperability.  Visit their web site at www.fieldbus.org.

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