Siemens and Electro-Matic invite you to join over 2,600 manufacturing executives, engineers and enthusiasts at Manufacturingin America 2019 at Ford Field in Detroit, March 20-21. Learn about the newest technologies, share best practices and ideas, and be a part of advancing the future of manufacturing.
At Manufacturing in America (MiA) people come together to meet and share ideas that lead to innovation through new possibilities for solving business problems. That’s why collaboration around the topic of US manufacturing and modernization is so critical to the future growth and success of the industry. This year, MiA will feature its second Food & Beverage Experience, which includes F&B-focused seminars and an expert panel forum; and an all new Student Zone. New this year is a focus on additional vertical industries including packaging and material handling, a new show floor and dynamic speakers from nationally known manufacturing companies.
Why Attend MIA?
• Network with other manufacturing executives
• See exclusive demonstrations of the latest data gathering and decision-driven analytics tools
• Learn the latest on how controls engineering, facilities management, energy and sustainability, plant safety, and operations and maintenance are being impacted by digitalization
US-based manufacturing is experiencing a convergence of digitalization technologies. Artificial Intelligence (AI), robotic process automation, blockchain, digital twins, intelligent sensors and analytics, virtual reality, augmented reality, advanced connectivity or predictive maintenance are driving the new era of automation modernization and process improvements.
Siemens investment in the future of manufacturing
Siemens invests in the MiA event because for more than 10 years they have realized manufacturing is becoming digital. At that early stage, Siemens acquired small firms with digitalized solutions that supported initiatives for migrating manufacturing to a more connected environment. Since then, they have led the way in driving a digital transformation, continuing to stimulate U.S. manufacturing growth. With hands-on demonstrations of technology, focused seminars and dedicated experiences for students and vertical industries, Siemens strives to offer a comprehensive event for learning and networking in collaboration with Electro-Matic.
Expect community collaboration and innovation
MiA will host more than 2,600 individuals including engineers, manufacturing executives, students, academia, regulatory body representatives, machine OEMs and technology business partners, as well as journalists and thought leaders. Collaboration is a key theme and Siemens has designed the event to optimize opportunities for education, networking and innovation.
With a climb back from recession, the economy added 196,000 manufacturing jobs last year — the most in any year since 2014, when the economy added 208,000 manufacturing jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Many of these jobs have gone unfilled because of a lack of qualified candidates. The time is right to draw in new people to address the looming skills gap. The way to drive interest is to build excitement around manufacturing.
MiA 2019 will be hosting a customized Student Zone event with more than 180 students from local Detroit area high schools, with a keen interest in learning about the new world of manufacturing, participating. Hands-on workshops will be held and students will be organized into small groups, participating in a series of technology rotations, and then tour the exhibit floor.
What you’ll see at the show
The MiA agenda is packed with activities all designed to stimulate new thinking around digitalization-driven innovation. Below is a high-level summary:
• The Summit – At the Summit, which kicks off the MiA event, a select group of 300 executives and thought leaders gather to share insights on manufacturing trends and directions. Speakers include Christopher Alan, CEO of Dasher Lawless, as well as Shad Kahn, owner of Flex-N-Gate and the Jacksonville Jaguars.
• Digitalization – Throughout the show the digitalization theme will be evident everywhere that attendees look. Data is being analyzed in ways never seen before. New ways of executing traditional tasks will result in significant cost savings and in faster time to market. Concepts like predictive maintenance are now not only possible, but also advisable.
• MindSphere – This open, cloud-based IoT operating system from Siemens lets you connect your machines and physical infrastructure to the digital world.
• Exhibitions and seminars – An exhibition floor with over 50 vendors will host a wide variety of brand new demos that have never been seen before at any tradeshow. Seminars that will address everything from engineering energy and sustainability to plant safety, operations and maintenance.
• Food & Beverage industry experience – This is a special track that will feature Food & Beverage-focused seminars, a private networking event and the highlight—the Food & Beverage Futures Forum—which will host some of the industry’s most influential voices.
• MIA achievement awards – This year’s award nominees will be recognized for their outstanding contributions to community innovation and collaboration. The awards will be presented at the Summit and highlight Siemens and Electro-Matic customers and partners who advance business practices using Siemens technology.
The Manufacturing in America event runs from March 20-21. Attendance is complimentary, but registration is required. To register for the MiA conference, click here.Have an Inquiry for Siemens about this article? Click Here >>