Emerson Global Users Exchange to feature more than 300 sessions

Aug. 5, 2005
Run by users for users, the annual conference, Oct. 3-7, offers best practices for technology application and operations management...

AUSTIN, TX, Aug. 4, 2005 -- The 2005 Emerson Global Users Exchange Conference will be held Oct. 3-7 at the World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. The theme, "The Look of a Leader," sets the tone for the week-long conference where process manufacturers will share ideas, practices and proven solutions with fellow users and Emerson Process Management experts in an intensive program of industry business forums, workshops, short courses, paper presentations, speakers and technology exhibits.

"Led by our customers, this conference is one of the industry's most comprehensive collections of presentations and workshops by users designed to educate and help their peers with technology selection and application, investment justification and automation strategy development," says Bruce Johnson, event manager. "Attendees will hear from industry leaders how the technologies that power Emerson's PlantWeb® digital architecture are providing breakthrough results for process manufacturers worldwide."

The conference will feature 253 workshops and 47 short courses, plus keynote speakers, management roundtables, executive sessions, product roadmaps, and an expansive technology exhibit hall. Session topics include:
* Asset optimization
* Business operations
* Instrumentation
* Process optimization
* Safety
* Asset reliability
* System application/product integration
* Valves/valve automation

Currently, nine industry business forums are scheduled that include chemicals, contractors, food/beverage and consumer products, metals/mining/cement/glass, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals and life sciences, power and utilities, pulp and paper, and refining and petrochemicals.

The full conference agenda and other details are available at www.EmersonExchange.org.

"Throughout the conference attendees will share application best practices, tips and quantified business results while Emerson experts provide insight into new technology development and direction," says Johnson. "Users will discuss comprehensive strategies for automation to take advantage of today's technologies to ensure the future viability of their plants."

Participants in previous Emerson Users Exchanges describe the experience as stimulating and highly informative. "Of all the supplier automation conferences that I've attended, this was the best. The content was incredible," said Stephen Smith of Eastman Chemicals.

Emerson Process Management (www.emersonprocess.com), an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution in the chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, power, food and beverage, pharmaceutical and other industries. The company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Its brands include PlantWeb, Fisher, Micro Motion, Rosemount, DeltaV, Ovation and AMS Suite.

Emerson (www.gotoemerson.com) is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2004 were $15.6 billion.


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