ISA NEWS RELEASE
Contact: Jennifer Infantino
Attendance Numbers Way Up for ISA EXPO 2005
Research Triangle Park, NC (27 June 2005) - ISA EXPO 2005 has recently announced that attendee numbers are up - way up - for the annual event.
"We have doubled the attendee registrations this year compared to where we were last year at this time," said Dale Lee, Director, Convention, Education and Certification Services.
ISA EXPO is touted as North America's number one educational event for automation and control professionals. The annual event scheduled for 25-27 October at the McCormick Place Lakeside Center in Chicago, Illinois, offers an abundance of educational sessions, most at no charge to the attendee. ISA EXPO features sessions on the latest in standards development, cyber security, wireless systems, networking and much more. With practitioners from over 70 countries, you'll also find the largest and most comprehensive products and services exhibition.
"Additional market demand in Chicago, a market we haven't been in since 2002, plus increased technical content and high-powered keynoters, forums, standards sessions, and R&D updates are likely causes for the spike," commented Lee. This year's program includes daily keynotes from Kevin Roach (Rockwell Automation), Jeff Harrow (The Harrow Group), and Jim Durkin (Kraft Foods Inc.).
More information about this year's event can be found at www.isa.org/isaexpo2005 or by calling ISA at (919) 549-8411.
Founded in 1945, ISA (www.isa.org) is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts the largest conference and exhibition for automation professionals in the Western Hemisphere. ISA is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).
WBF provides an open forum for the exchange of information related to the management, operation, and automation of manufacturing processes. Created in 1994, members of the non-profit, professional organization include end-users, vendors, consultants and academics. WBF provides organization, management, and structure to facilitate networking among its members and sharing of knowledge and information related to manufacturing processes. WBF documents best practices and guidelines for implementation of standards that apply to batch control and the exchange of batch data, as well as conducting technical conferences and technical training programs. WBF is a founding charter member of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org). More information about WBF is available at www.wbf.org.
OMAC–The Open Modular Architecture Controls Users’ Group (www.omac.org) is an affiliate organization of ISA- The Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society- and works to collectively derive common solutions for both technical and non-technical issues in the development, implementation, and commercialization of open, modular architecture control (OMAC) technologies, and to facilitate the accelerated development and convergence of industry and government developed OMAC technology guidelines to one set that satisfies common use requirements. OMAC has about 500 member representatives from end-user companies, OEM's, and technology providers and integrator companies. OMAC currently operates three Work Groups: Packaging Machinery, Manufacturing Infrastructure, and Machine Tool. OMAC is a founding charter member of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).