Manufacturers, machine builders, partners, industry analysts and media from around the world will meet Nov. 16-17 at McCormick Place to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Rockwell Automation’s Automation Fair.

A premier automation industry event hosted by Rockwell Automation, Milwaukee, helps customers in a wide range of industries leverage their automation investments to achieve business goals. Gathering Nov. 16-17 at McCormick Place in Chicago, manufacturers, machine builders, industry analysts and many others will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Automation Fair. The event provides manufacturing business leaders the opportunity to learn about smart, safe, sustainable solutions that can help optimize plants, improve machine performance and manufacture products in a more sustainable manner.

“The Automation Fair features the industry’s largest selection of technical sessions, hands-on labs and industry forums,” says Keith Nosbusch, chairman and CEO, Rockwell Automation. “Attendees can take advantage of automation expertise from Rockwell Automation and our PartnerNetwork, providing access to a comprehensive set of industry leaders in distribution, systems integration, machine building and complementary technologies.”

Attendees will hear from specialists and customers about the latest automation solutions for the automotive, energy, food and beverage, global machine builders, metals, mining, oil, gas and water wastewater sectors. Rockwell also will host the Process Solutions User Group (PSUG) and the Safety Automation Forum events on Nov. 14-15 for attendees interested in exchanging ideas, learning best practices and seeking solutions for their process and safety needs.

Robert D. Atkinson, founder and president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based technology think tank, will deliver the first keynote address at Manufacturing Perspectives prior to the event. Atkinson’s presentation will explain the role innovation and technology can play in generating economic growth and implementing public policy. His keynote will be followed by a panel of industry leaders that will identify and discuss the role automation technology will play in the future of manufacturing.

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