November 2010

Brazil Automation ISA 2010 attracts 12,800

Brazil Automation ISA 2010, held in São Paulo, Brazil, drew 12,800 automation professionals.

Brazil Automation ISA 2010: 14th International Conference and Exhibition of Automation, Systems and Instrumentation, held 9-11 November in São Paulo, Brazil, by ISA District 4/South America, drew 12,800 automation professionals, including approximately 400 conference participants, as well as visitors to the fair, which offered 120 exhibitors.

The opening lecture addressed the challenges in training engineering professionals in Brazil and had the participation from José Otávio Mattiazzo (ISA District 4 vice president), Nelson Ninin (ISA president), Leo Staples (ISA president-elect secretary) Ian Verhappen (ISA Strategic Planning vice president), Marcus Coester (ISA Image and Membership vice president). Also in attendance were Mário Sérgio Salerno, Polytechnic School of University of São Paulo professor; Almir Narciso, Nokia Brasil president; Humberto Barbato, Brazilian Association of Electrical and Electronics Industry president; George Menezes, Braskem Project Engineering manager; Ronaldo de Magalhães, Petrobras Automation, Instrumentation and Electrical manager of Supply/Refining Division; and Guilber Dumons de Souza, Mobilization Program of the Oil and Natural Gas Brazilian Industry.

For Brazil Automation ISA 2011, 75% of exhibition area has already been commercialized, including the accession of new businesses. Jorge Ramos, ISA District 4 vice president-elect, said the event will expand the physical space of the fair and include an area for international exhibitors, as well as parallel events such as the Brazilian Association of Technical Pulp and Paper Automation Congress.

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