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On May 15th and 16th 2018, ARC Advisory Group will host its European Industry Forum (EIF) at the Meliã Hotel Sitges in Spain. The European Industry Forum is part of ARC’s successful series of worldwide conferences in the USA, India, China, and Japan.

It's happening fast. Everywhere we turn, devices and processes are becoming more connected and intelligent. Production machines, gas turbines, and thermostats all stream data. Refineries, oil platforms, mines, and wind turbines are optimizing asset and operating performance. Design software links to additive machines to print parts directly. And it's only the beginning.

How will disruptive technologies change existing products, processes and plants?
Can cybersecurity threats be overcome?
When will machine learning and artificial intelligence transform operations?
Will open source solutions impact traditional software and automation domains?
How will a digitally-enhanced workforce stem the loss of tribal knowledge?
How do connected products create opportunities in aftermarket services?
What steps can organizations take to foster innovative thinking?
There are countless ways to run your digital transformation, many technologies and suppliers to evaluate, and endless choices to make. Embedded systems, networks, software platforms, augmented reality, and machine learning will play a role as you begin to improve uptime, optimize performance, enhance services, and re-think your business models.

At the Forum, end users will present case studies that inspire participants to network and ask questions related to their own operations. No presentation can be more inspiring than a peer talking about the practices put in place, what the company learned, what the benefits were, and how the project was implemented. At the previous ARC Forum, Dow Chemical, Lonmin, Nestlé, Red Bull Technology, and Sitech spoke about their approaches, implementations, and experiences.

Challenges continue to grow for the industrial cybersecurity community. Broader deployment of operational technology is expanding the use cases requiring protection. Resource shortages are undermining the effectiveness of established defenses. Blurring boundaries between IT, OT, and IoT are increasing the need for more integrated, collaborative cybersecurity strategies.

Participants are invited to attend a series of exclusive plenary and breakout sessions. In these sessions, ARC analysts and other automation experts will analyze trends and drivers in manufacturing and tell the inside story of successful operations and applications.

Planned sessions include:

Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, and Big Data
Asset Performance Management
Digitalization for Machine Builders
Edge/Fog/Cloud Computing
Human Factors and Change
Industrial Internet of Things
Manufacturing Execution Systems

• Advanced Manufacturing and Modularization
•Asset Lifecycle Management and Smart Machines

•Energy and Sustainability
•Industrial Analytics and Edge Computing
•Industrie 4.0, IIoT, and Smart Manufacturing
•IT/OT Convergence
•Organization and Workforce Development

ARC’s European Industry Forum features dedicated workshops, offering ample opportunity to learn and discuss about trends and developments. Join us at the annual ARC Industry Forum Europe in Sitges, Spain to learn more about how the digital enterprise will be realized and the benefits that this can bring. Discover what your peers are doing today and what steps they are taking in their respective journeys.


Who Should Attend
The Forum is a must-attend event for:

CEOs, COOs, and Presidents
CFOs, VPs, and Directors of Finance
CIOs and CTOs
VPs and Directors of IT
VPs, Directors, and Managers of Operations
VPs, Directors, and Managers of Engineering
VPs, Directors, and Managers of New Projects
VPs, Directors, and Managers of Procurement
VPs, Directors, and Managers of Supply Chain and Logistics
Directors, Managers and Architects of Automation and Enterprise Integration
Plant Managers and Supervisors
Production Managers and Supervisors
Benefits of Attending
Top ten reasons for attending ARC's Industry Forum Europe:

Learn about new technologies, new practices, and emerging standards
See the latest product releases from leading suppliers
Hear how others are solving some of your most challenging problems
Discuss your issues and ideas with peers, suppliers, and ARC Analysts
Network with colleagues and develop valuable relationships with peer and supplier executives
Expand your knowledge by attending sessions from many exciting programs
Discover new ways to breakdown cultural, organizational, and contractual barriers
Collaborate with peers on shared problems like limited capital, aging workforce, etc.
Impress your boss and colleagues with new fresh ideas to improve performance
Inject your requirements into supplier product roadmaps

You are welcome to join ARC’s European Industry Forum on May 15 – 16, 2018.

To Register
Forum Fee
The forum fee is 990 EUR if registered by March 20, 2018. After that date, the fee is 1270 EUR. The fee includes lunch on both days, an evening reception on the first day, and all program materials. Group rates are available.

To Register
Please call +49-(0)211-3003-416, fax +49-(0)2104-542013, or e-mail ablech@arcweb.com.

Cancellations and Substitutions
Substitutions may be made at any time at no additional charge. The registration fee is fully refundable up to three weeks prior to the Forum date. A 50% cancellation fee will be assessed after that date. All cancellations must be received in writing.

Speaker Opportunities
For information on nominating a speaker for the forum, please contact your Client Manager or email ablech@arcweb.com.

For more information about attending, speaking or sponsoring, please go to the ARC website

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