Yokogawa Announces Dates for 2018 Users Conference

Yokogawa Corporation of America Announces Dates for Users Conference and Exhibition 2018, North America

It's time to get out your calendars and make plans to attend the 2018 Users Conference and Exhibition next fall. This valuable educational and networking event has been scheduled for September 10 – 13, 2018 at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld hotel in Orlando, Florida.

The North American biennial conference and exhibition provides an unparalleled opportunity for Yokogawa users to network with fellow professionals, industry and business leaders, and numerous product and solutions experts. Individuals gain in-depth, quantified insight into how their peers are using automation technologies to deliver industry-leading results, as well as hearing and seeing Yokogawa future developments. This 2018 event will be held at the same Orlando venue as 2016, which attracted more than 350 industry professionals.

Led by users for users, the 2018 event will provide a forum for exchanging information and ideas about instrumentation, controls and automation solutions for various process industry applications, as well as future developments in Yokogawa automation technologies. The main event will run from Tuesday September 11 to Thursday September 13, with pre-conference sessions on the application of industry standards beginning on Monday September 10. The conference program includes Yokogawa platform technology updates, industry and technology keynotes, workshops and panel sessions, all designed to help users and partners fully utilize automation technologies. An exhibition will feature Yokogawa's integrated portfolio of platforms and solutions, as well as exhibitions from business partners that allow attendees to see how these technologies are used to achieve safe, reliable, and profitable operations in their facilities. Yokogawa will also host a welcome reception, customer appreciation night, and other networking events that are designed to optimize the exchange of ideas.

The program is being designed to help users find ways to increase the quality and efficiency of their operations, decrease risk and downtime, and lower overall operating costs. Conference, exhibition, and networking opportunities provide a focused venue for individuals involved in the upstream oil and gas, chemical, refining, and other industries to learn and share ideas and best practices among product and industry specialists, fellow users, and Yokogawa business partners. The conference portion also features hands-on workshops and seminars that allow attendees to earn Professional Development Hours (PDH) certificates.

Users are asked to present applications, concepts and techniques used today in the automation of manufacturing processes. These presentations can describe applied knowledge, best practices, implementation guidelines, and descriptive and analytical reviews of topics related to the use of Yokogawa products in their environments. Topics are not restricted and every effort is made to schedule presentations so that each user can be exposed to a variety of companies, industries and applications so they may broaden their knowledge. Titles and abstracts (50-100 words) of a proposed presentation can be emailed to usersgroup@us.yokogawa.com.

Save the Date for the 2018 Users Conference and Exhibition! Registration information will be posted on www.YokogawaUsersConference.com. For more information or questions regarding the event, please send email to usersgroup@us.yokogawa.com.

About the Yokogawa Users Group

The Yokogawa Users Group is a community of users joined together to share their experiences and expertise of Yokogawa's solutions as they help to address various automation needs. Members of the Users Group actively participate in product development and application discussions providing feedback at conferences and other meetings.

The Yokogawa Users Group for North America is governed by nine individuals that consists of 6 users, 2 Yokogawa staff and a Yokogawa manufacturing representative. The Users Group's Steering Committee directs the activities of the conference and exhibition, other special interest group events, webinars, and forums to support the non-proprietary technical information exchange among and between users and Yokogawa. Ideas, techniques, technologies and solutions are all topics within the scope of the exchange of information, as well as topics related to industrial process automation applications.

About Yokogawa Corporation of America

Yokogawa Corporation of America (www.yokogawa.com/us) is a leading provider of Industrial Automation and Test & Measurement solutions. Combining superior technology with engineering, system integration, project management, and maintenance services, Yokogawa delivers field-proven operational efficiency, safety, and reliability. Yokogawa Corporation of America is headquartered in Sugar Land, TX, and is the North American Division of Yokogawa Electric Corporation's global network of 25 manufacturing facilities and 4 regional project engineering centers.

About Yokogawa

Yokogawa's global network of 114 companies spans 59 countries. Founded in 1915, the US$3.7 billion company engages in cutting-edge research and innovation. Yokogawa is active in the industrial automation and control (IA), test and measurement, and aviation and other businesses segments. The IA segment plays a vital role in a wide range of industries including oil, chemicals, natural gas, power, iron and steel, pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals, and food. For more information about Yokogawa, please visit www.yokogawa.com