OMAC and WBF announce co-location of 2009 events.November 4, 2008 -
On May 4-6, 2009, OMAC and WBF will be co-locating their 2009 conferences. WBF 2009 North American Conference is dedicated to providing attendees with broad and balanced view of world of new manufacturing methods and technologies, while 2009 OMAC Integration Symposium will help attendees learn from experiences with real world projects related to current and evolving manufacturing methods and technologies in packaging, machine tools, robotics, emerging technologies, and operations management.
OMAC and WBF Announce the Co-Location of their 2009 Events
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Press release date: October 8, 2008
Research Triangle Park, NC (8 October 2008) - OMAC and WBF will be co-locating their 2009 conferences, May 4-6, 2009, in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Conference Center.
These Automation Federation member organizations will hold their conferences in the same location to provide their members and event attendees a greater breadth of topics and additional networking opportunities, and will increase collaboration between the organizations for the advancement of industry and industrial standards.
The WBF 2009 North American Conference is dedicated to providing attendees with a broad and balanced view of the world of new manufacturing methods and technologies. Presentations and tutorials will focus on ISA88, ISA95, ISA99, B2MML, Make2Pack, and more.
This will compliment the 2009 OMAC Integration Symposium, which is designed to help attendees learn from experiences with real world projects related to current and evolving manufacturing methods and technologies in packaging, machine tools, robotics, emerging technologies, operations management; and the implementation of industry standards, including OMAC Connect-and-Pack(TM), ISA88, and Make2Pack.
The events will share an exhibition, available to attendees throughout the show. The conferences will also feature tutorials on Monday, May 4, 2009.
Both the 2009 OMAC Integration Symposium and the WBF 2009 North American Conference will construct their events around the theme "Expanding the Horizons of Manufacturing: Learning and Sharing with the Leaders in Automation and Manufacturing." Their individual call for papers can be found on their respective websites: www.omac.org and www.wbf.org.
OMAC-Organization for Machine Automation and Control-is the global organization for automation and manufacturing professionals that is dedicated to supporting the machine automation and operational needs of manufacturing.
OMAC has about 500 members from end-user companies, OEM's, and technology providers and integrator companies. These members include companies with vested interest in developing and implementing open control technologies for manufacturing applications. We currently operate three Working Groups: Packaging Machinery, Manufacturing Infrastructure, and Machine Tool. These groups lead the way in producing consensus guidelines to improve flexibility, improve capability, and reduce system integration costs. We also seek to improve the automation industry's capabilities by defining the educational and training needs of our community. OMAC is a charter member of the Automation Federation
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 charter member of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org). More information about WBF is available at www.wbf.org.
About The Automation Federation
The Automation Federation is an umbrella organization under which associations and societies engaged in manufacturing and process automation activities can work more effectively to fulfill their missions. It will coordinate the work of member organizations engaged in advancement of the science and engineering of automation technologies and applications.