Over 230 attendees from 124 companies convened at the Chicago Marriott O'Hare May 14-15 for this year's automation event. The Automation Conference 2013 included a stellar line up of speakers, a tabletop exhibition area, and ample networking opportunities for those dedicated to solving automation challenges in manufacturing, processing and packaging.
Highlights of this year's event can be found at www.automationworld.com/tac2013 and in upcoming newsletters and print editions of Automation World and Packaging World.
Watch for news about our 2014 event on this website later this summer. For immediate inquires, regarding speaking, exhibiting and attending please contact Promotion & Industry Events Manager Courtney Richards at 800-355-5595.
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