International Society of Automation News Release
Contact: Jennifer Infantino
+1 919-990-9287

ISA to introduce an innovative, island-style exhibit pavilion, featuring numerous automation companies, at WEFTEC 2013 in Chicago this October

Exhibit opportunities still available for interested companies

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (18 September 2013) - The International Society of Automation (ISA) announces that it will unveil an innovative, island-style exhibit pavilion, capable of accommodating more than 10 automation company exhibitors, at the 2013 Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference  (WEFTEC 2013) to be held 7-9 October in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

ISA Automation Island-resembling a lush tropical island complete with natural palm trees, a Tiki Bar for refreshments and a "Barefoot Theater" for group presentations-is designed to serve as the central, one-stop gathering place for WEFTEC 2013 attendees looking to meet with a wide variety of leading automation, instrumentation, and control suppliers. 

"In addition to its fun and inviting tropical theme and ambience, ISA Automation Island addresses the very practical needs of both exhibitors and exhibit attendees," says Carol Schafer, a consultant for ISA's Corporate Partnerships Program. "For exhibitors, they participate in a turn-key solution, with no set-up, disassembly, shipping and drayage hassles, that serves as the single point of contact for linking them with qualified prospects and customers. In addition, exhibitors benefit from various pre-show promotion and onsite exhibit logistics.

"For tradeshow attendees," Schafer continues, "they don't have to waste valuable time and effort going from one exhibit to the other across a sprawling, crowded exhibit floor. They can go to just one exhibit and meet with representatives of a diverse range of automation companies. And, of course, while they are on the Island, attendees can relax, enjoy a cool beverage and savor the feel of the tropics."

Making it easy for attendees to find the right exhibitors will be a welcome achievement at WEFTEC, which will be held at the massive McCormick Place. WEFTEC is the world's largest annual water quality exhibition, annually attracting more than 1,000 companies vying to display their water quality technology and services, and more than 18,000 attendees representing the $5.5 billion municipal and industrial wastewater treatment and water quality marketplace.

Among these attendees are engineers, scientists, managers, and government officials interested in automation technologies for municipal and industrial water and wastewater collection and treatment systems.

To date, five premier automation companies will be exhibiting at ISA Automation Island (booth #5241) during WEFTEC 2013:

  • Phoenix Contact, a worldwide manufacturer of components, systems and solutions in the area of electrical engineering, electronics and automation
  • Arjay Engineering, the designer and manufacturer of process and environmental controls as well as the provider of engineering services and control panel assembly.
  • Eaton (Cooper), a leading supplier of wireless monitoring, control and networking solutions for industrial applications.
  • Honeywell, a global inventor and manufacturer of advanced technologies for aerospace, automation and control, performance materials and technologies, and transportation systems
  • Trihedral, a worldwide developer and integrator of HMI/SCADA software for industries, including water and wastewater, manufacturing, power, oil and gas, chemical, food and beverage, air traffic control and broadcasting.

To learn how your company can exhibit in ISA Automation Island at WEFTEC 2013, call Carol Schafer at +1 919-990-9206 or email her at Visit the WE FTEC website to learn more about the conference and exhibition, and to register as an attendee or exhibitor.

About ISA

Founded in 1945, the International Society of Automation ( 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 conferences and exhibitions for automation professionals. ISA is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (