Networking at booths at The Automation Conference 2014
Lunch at The Automation Conference 2014
Networking at The Automation Conference 2014

Thank you to our outstanding presenters and sponsors for an exceptional conference.

From IIoT to Smart Manufacturing, to the Keystone Pipeline and the International Space Station, our 2015 event featured the automation topics that are shaping our decade. An all-star presenter lineup attracted record attendance and delivered both knowledge and exceptional networking opportunities. A pre-event PackML Workshop, produced by OMAC, and over 18 Technology Workshops during the conference offered a wide range of in-depth education for automation professionals.

Watch for conference reports from Automation World and Packaging World and visit this space in August for news about our 2016 event.

The Automation Conference is for professionals in discrete manufacturing, continuous and batch processing and packaging, including:

  • automation and control engineers
  • operations and engineering management
  • manufacturing systems/IT and networking professionals
  • industrial systems and machinery designers
  • purchasers of equipment for OEMs and discrete manufacturers, as well as processing and packaging operations systems integrators
  • software development engineers for the discrete and process production industries
  • see past attending companies


Conference News
The half-day training session, May 18 at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare, provides PackML fundamentals and applications in packaging and non-packaging related automation. Read more »

The Automation Conference 2015, held in Chicago May 19-20, will explore the technologies and strategies transforming manufacturing worldwide... Read more »

It’s only been about four years now since the concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) really began to pick up steam.  Read more »

Representatives from from Tri-County Technical College, Schneider Electric and Bosch Automotive, will be speaking about educating the next generation of manufacturing engineers and operators. A recent article notes that robots and automation are not just replacing low-skill work... Read more »

If you are a U.S. manufacturer, you already know this fact: skilled people are hard to find. From production line workers, to skilled trade people, technicians, and engineers, finding the right skillsets to support your production is a significant challenge... Read more »

Last month, the great and the good amongst manufacturing, process plant and packaging professionals descended on Chicago, Illinois, to attend The Automation Conference... Read more »