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2014 UserGroup Meetings & Events
The 28th IFPAC Conference & Exhibition focuses on Food Quality, Safety & Analysis. Representatives from the FDA, USDA, NIST, industry leaders and academia from across the globe and more will be in attendance to review the latest advances in using Process Analytical Technologies (PAT) to achieve and maintain food quality, safety & control. The additional benefit of the IFPAC Food Symposium is that it bridges with the IFPAC annual event which brings in case studies from industries using PAT for nearly 60 years; and experience from the Onsite Analysis event in doing field analytics, microbial detection, and the latest handheld instrumentation; providing further opportunities to hear lessons learned that can be applied in the food industry. A comprehensive exhibition showcasing the latest instrumentation and services will also be available.
Smart Fields Summit 2014 (January 27-28, 2014 | Houston, TX)
Building on 15 years of experience bringing solutions to the challenges faced by the world’s leading oil and gas companies, the Energy Exchanges’ Smart Fields Summit will gather the leaders in the world of the digital oilfield so you can understand how to chart your path to smart oil and gas field optimisation and unlock the full value of your assets.
SmartSec Europe 2014 (January 28-30, 2014 | Amsterdam, Netherlands)
With the rapid deployment of smart grid technologies across Europe comes an exponential rise in cyber-attacks on critical energy infrastructure. Smart utilities are finally in position and able to propel their cyber-security programs to the next level. This case-study driven conference provides the opportunity to benchmark your cyber-security strategy and implementation approach with that of the leading European smart utilities. Take away valuable, tried and tested, practical information that can be implemented immediately to drive forward your own cyber-security plan. Highlights of this year's program include: CIO panel discussion, IT/OT Integration briefing, facilitated networking with representatives of the entire utility cyber security ecosystem, chance to view state-of-the-art solutions that will help you propel your security implementation plans to the next level.
Motor & Drive Systems 2014 (January 29-30, 2014 | Orlando, FL)
The event serves technical and management professionals involved in all sectors of motor, drive and motion control technologies including OEMs, end users, integrators and dealers.
Join us at the Eighteenth Annual ARC Industry Forum to learn from your peers how an information-driven strategy can better position you to succeed and determine how you can best approach critical technology decisions.
Pharmapack Europe 2014 (February 12-13, 2014 | Paris, France)
The 13th edition of the Pharmapack Europe event will take place at Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles. More than 3,000 visitors and 330 exhibitors from at least 70 countries will gather in the new exhibition hall to review the latest innovations and trends in packaging and delivery systems for medications and healthcare products. As a leading European conference and exhibition in the field of pharmaceutical packaging and drug delivery systems, Pharmapack Europe remains true to its primary objective: to reflect the issues of concern to healthcare industry stakeholders and to showcase the major trends in the sector, both in terms of emerging markets and technological innovation.
6th Annual SCADA Asia Summit (February 26-27, 2014 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
While the broader challenges for SCADA industry within utilities and Oil & Gas remain similar, factors such as process criticality, communication and security over larger geographical areas and scalability vary widely within these industries. The 6th annual SCADA Asia Summit will capture the trends, challenges and opportunities through practical case studies from leading Oil & Gas and Utilities from Asia and Australia. Brand New Case studies & New SCADA Technologies include:
•Developing appropriate network architectures: US Department of Energy
•Adopting IEC-61850 SCADA architecture: Mumbai Transmission Project: Reliance
•Integrating SCADA data from 34 water treatment plants into the BI universe: Sydney Water
•SCADA for real-time operations in large scale E & P: RTOC, ONGC India
•Countering cyberphysical threats by integration of video surveillance with existing SCADA: Pakistan Petroleum
•Handling transmission overload: Saudi Electricity
•Round Table Discussion: Passive Wireless Sensor Tags (PWST) in Oil & Gas SCADA systems.
The 2014 FPID symposium will bring together experts, vendors and end users in a two-day symposium to cover the critical challenges and issues in automation and serialization and how they are affecting food and pharmaceutical supply chains. Recent legislation and incidents of contamination and tampering have raised the importance of automation to reduce errors and implement enhanced serialization controls to improve tracking and tracing throughout distribution channels.
INTERPHEX 2014 (March 18-20, 2014 | New York, NY)
INTERPHEX (International Pharmaceutical Expo) is THE Single Source for complete biopharmaceutical & pharmaceutical manufacturing solutions to confidently process, fill and finish life-enhancing drugs.
Automation Innovation & Technology Conference (March 26-28, 2014 | Lake Conroe, TX )
Join Gray Matter Systems, GE Intelligent Platforms and our family of respected partners at the inaugural Automation Innovation and Technology Conference at the La Torretta Conference Center in Lake Conroe, Texas. Open to all existing users and those interested in the opportunity to network, and learn about the latest technology from a variety of respected vendors in the Gray Matter Systems family. Three tracks will focus on Manufacturing, Water/Wastewater and Oil & Gas industries.
Process Control & Industrial Automation Summit (March 26-27, 2014 | Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
Process Control & Industrial Automation Summit 2014 will bring you practical insights into the latest strategies, tools, trends in process automation, control, network design and instrumentation to achieve maximize security, productivity and operational efficiency. Through expert led presentations, case studies, panel discussions and interactive sessions, this event will take a close look into:
•Securing integrated SCADA systems against cyber attacks
•Real time network monitoring and optimization
•Optimizing the performance of your plant's control systems
•Reviewing the trends currently shaping the future direction of Process Automation Industry
•Future of wireless solutions in industrial automation
•Optimizing process control & instrumentation
•Prognostics and health management
•Optimizing the total maintenance spending with the support of condition-based monitoring
•Advanced technology driven solutions to reduce energy costs and CO2 emissions
2014 Spring Meeting and 10th Global Congress on Process Safety (March 30 – April 3, 2014 | Hilton New Orleans – Riverside)
The AIChE Spring Meeting is the year’s key technical conference for practicing chemical engineers. A wide range of subjects relevant to the current needs of industry is covered. Plus, the Global Congress on Process Safety covers the critical needs of process safety practitioners more broadly and deeply than any other conference.
The core display categories at HANNOVER MESSE 2014 are industrial automation and IT, energy and environmental technologies, industrial supply, production engineering and services and research and development. Featuring seven leading trade fairs under a single umbrella, HANNOVER MESSE 2014 will focus on key current issues – for example, the networking of industrial processes across existing technological and corporate boundaries. Recurrent themes throughout HANNOVER MESSE 2014 will be the efficient use of natural resources, the use of smart IT systems in planning and control, the integration of new technologies, plus lightweight design and construction.
If you work with industrial automation products and technologies, The Automation Conference (TAC) is the one event that is specifically designed for you. Now in its third year, TAC offers two days of education and networking for professionals in the discrete manufacturing, continuous and batch processing and packaging fields.
IQPC 2nd Annual Cyber Security for Oil and Gas Summit (June 16-18, 2014 | Houston, TX)
The complex nature of cyber attacks and those specifically levied against critical infrastructure such as the oil and gas industry necessitate a progressive approach in their detection and eradication. This event will address the major cyber security issues facing the oil and gas industry as a whole and will provide a platform for IT and cyber security professionals to share their wisdom, experience, and thoughts on the future of this complex and often unknown threat to their enterprises.
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