• May 2015 Insights – Section/District News

    V AUTOMATISA 2015 - Automation without limits

    10-12 June 2015
    Bogota, Colombia
    Event URL: http://www.feria-automatisa.com/

    The International Business Center and Exhibition Bogota and the Colombian Association of Professional Instrumentation and Industrial Automation—ISA Columbia—organizes  V version, a specialized event that draws exhibitors with the latest technologies in industrial automation, instrumentation and plant intelligence, plant security (safety and security) in Central America, the Andean Region and the Caribbean.

    National and international experts will present on the following topics relating to new technologies designed to improve production, engineering and management of Colombian industry sectors:

    • Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) with an emphasis on cybersecurity of industrial systems
    • Energy efficiency - (Smart energy) with emphasis on industrial applications
    • Systems management information


    • Discover in one place the most important suppliers of products and services in: industrial automation, cybersecurity, safety, business intelligence, and intelligence plant instrumentation
    • Meet directly with more than 50 exhibitors
    • Build relationships with manufacturers and direct importers to generate business opportunities and knowledge sharing
    • Gain an excellent opportunity to update your technical knowledge and capabilities
    • Optimize processes across teams and consultancies
    • Participate in the academic program organized by ISA, ISA Colombia
    • Obtain access to the latest information, ensuring that you keep abreast of developments relating to the critical issues in automation, cybersecurity, safety, instrumentation, among other areas

    To register for the Conference, contact Martha Garzon: soporte@isacolombia.org

    ISA Saudi Arabia Section conducts educational and networking sessions

    A well-organized and implemented plan by ISA Saudi Arabia Section officers has formed a knowledge-sharing powerhouse for more than 800 Saudi Arabia members and loyalists. The plan included the delivery of 11 educational and networking sessions between January and April 2015. The sessions were conducted during dinner and lunch meetings across the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

    The ISA Saudi Arabia Section has reached the twin industrial complexes (Jubail in Eastern Province and Yanbu in Western region) and the capital of the world oil industry:  Khobar, KSA. The sessions provided technical exchange opportunities to address major industry challenges spanning instrumentation, industrial systems, capital projects, and organizational challenges.  An additional 20 sessions are targeted by year end 2015. Moreover, the ISA Saudi Arabia Section has revamped its local website making it more effective, user friendly, and knowledge centered for all of its members.  

    The ISA Saudi Arabia Section has played a key role and a major contributor to ISA chapters in neighboring countries. This is reflected in the fact that the Third ISA Automation Conference & Exhibition 2015—Europe, Middle East & Africa (District 12) is occurring 26-27 May in Abu Dhabi, UAE.                      

    For more information on the ISA Saudi Arabia Section, visit http://www.isasaudi.org/ or contact Soloman Almadi at almadism@aramco.com or Abdullah AL-Khalifah at khalah0i@aramco.com

    Offshore Mediterranean Conference enjoys strong turnout

    Twenty thousand visitors from 34 countries attended the 12th Edition Offshore Mediterranean Conference (OMC) in Ravenna, Italy 24-27 March 2015, a 24 percent increase compared to the 2014 conference. Special attention and sessions were reserved specifically for young students.

    The ISA Italy Section played a significant role in the successful event. Steering committee member Pino Zani, along with committee members Ugo Baggi, Pasquale Paolone, and Section President Giulio Molteni, organized a valuable workshop titled, “Advanced Proven Technologies Increase Productivity Quality, Safety and Security,” along with an informative Q-&-A session.

    As in the past, OMC has granted the ISA Italy Section a booth where information was shared about the Society and section activities along with membership benefits.

    The next edition of OMC will take place in Ravenna 29-31 March 2017. For more information, visit www.omc.it. For more information on the ISA Italy Section, visit www.aisisa.it or contact Ganfranca Sanzeni at isa.italy.section@gmail.com

    ISA Lafayette Section Shootout RESCHEDULED

    20 June 2015
    Ed’s Sporting Goods
    21325 Chestnut Road
    Kaplan, Louisiana 70548

    The ISA Lafayette Section Shootout, originally scheduled for 18 April 2015, has been rescheduled for 20 June 2015. Join in all the fun at the fourth annual ISA sporting clay shootout.  Proceeds will benefit the local ULL Engineering & Industrial Technology scholarships program and the FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics challenge teams.

    Numerous sponsorship opportunities are available. Awards will be presented and a raffle for prizes will be held. Get all the details and register online at www.isa-lafayette.org.

    1st Annual ISA President’s Scholarship Cup

    18 June 2015
    Makefield Highlands Golf Club
    1418 Woodside Road
    Yardley, PA 19067

    The ISA Philadelphia Section is conducting its First Annual ISA President’s Scholarship Cup golf tournament on 18 June 2015. All the key details are outlined below.

    Registration and BBQ: 11:30 a.m. -12:45 p.m.
    Shotgun Start: 1 p.m.
    Dinner & Prizes: Immediately following the golf
    Golf Format: Four-person scramble (with “Mulligans”)

    $625 - Foursome (Single golfers, $160)
    $140 - Hole sponsorship
    $325 - Hole sponsorship, plus one-year Gold Alliance Advertising
    $730 - Foursome plus hole sponsorship
    $835 - Foursome, hole sponsorship, plus one-year Silver Alliance Advertising
    $890 - Foursome, hole sponsorship, plus one-year Gold Alliance Advertising

    Course Rules:  Shirts with collar and no shoes with metal spikes

    Refer any questions to Anthony Sandone at asandone@ivesmail.com or by calling 610-768-1600 or 609- 922-2280. To confirm your participation in this event, please submit the registration form (accessible through below links) with check payment to “ISA Philadelphia Section” to Anthony Sandone (Contact Anthony for the mailing address.) or register and pay online with credit card at http://isa-philly.org/payments

    To download registration forms:
    Word: Click here
    PDF:  Click here