Yokogawa Corporation of America recently concluded its 2016 Users Group
Conference and Exhibition – North America, Oct 3-6, 2016 at the Marriott Renaissance SeaWorld Hotel in Orlando, Fla. Approximately 350 professionals attended for the 2 1/2 day event to share their experiences of utilizing Yokogawa products, platforms and solutions and to visit the Co-Innovation center and exhibition featuring Yokogawa and Yokogawa partner/suppliers.
The 2014 Users Conference and Exhibition was held September 9 - 11, 2014 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Houston, TX. The purpose of the conference was to bring together end users with supplier managers, engineers, and technicians for networking, exchanging ideas, and learning about Yokogawa's new solutions. The program was centered around the theme "Harness the Future of Innovation" and included informative technical sessions, a full exhibition of Yokogawa and partners/suppliers' products and solutions, and plenty of opportunities for networking.
The 2012 Users Conference and Exhibition was held October 30 - November 1, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans, LA. Yokogawa hosted approximately 300 professionals in the 2½ day event who shared their experiences of utilizing Yokogawa products, platforms and solutions. The agenda included daily keynotes, Yokogawa system and product updates, user-based technical sessions including presentations and ask the expert panel sessions, and four MESA sponsored workshops on specific ISA standards. An exhibition included a complete portfolio of Yokogawa VigilantPlant Solutions and Services, Measurement and Control solutions, plus @20 complementary solution partners.
The ProSafe-RS Special Interest Group meeting was held May 12-13, 2010 at Yokogawa's Sugar Land office. The meeting was designated to provide plant managers, engineers and business leaders with a single event where they can experience and learn about ProSafe-RS. The event consisted of 1½ days of meeting with other ProSafe-RS users, sharing experiences, influencing product developments and helping define new solutions.
Although the global economy and the H1N1 (swine) flu had caused stutters in the start-up of projects for customers and a slowdown in travel restrictions, it seemed inconceivable to Yokogawa Corporation of America that the 2009 Technology Fair & Users Conference was in doubt. "We're the band," said Bruce Jensen, Manager, Systems Marketing & Sales Support and Co-Chairman of the Users Conference. "We play no matter what." Approximately 350 attendees and an 80s music band named The Spazmatics showed up to attend the conference held May 19 - 21, 2009 at the InterContinental Hotel in Houston, TX.
The 2008 Yokogawa Corporation of America Technology Fair & Users Conference was held April 8 - 10, 2008 at the Hilton Americas in Houston, TX. Led by users for users, the 2008 conference provided a valuable exchange of information among process manufacturers and end users. The user-driven event featured a comprehensive collection of user-driven presentations and workshops on technology selection and application, and automation strategy. The conference was designed for current and future users of Yokogawa products and solutions in a number of industries including chemical, pharmaceutical, power, refinery, petrochemical, and upstream oil & gas. It offered attendees the chance to participate in Continuing Education Unit (CEU) courses and product technical seminars, share problem-solving approaches to practical applications, and see how Yokogawa automation solutions deliver measurable results.
From November 29 to December 1, 2006, at the Hilton Americas in Houston, TX, Yokogawa Corporation of America held its most important event of the year - the Technology Innovations Fair & Users Conference. Yokogawa invited everyone to come and see how Yokogawa's patented innovations from the fields of life sciences, aerospace/aeronautics, micro-technology, photonics, and wireless and digital broadcasting apply to advancement in industrial automation technologies. There were several key events - Technology Innovations Fair, User Conference, Training Seminars and University Recruitment Fair.