New Smart Manufacturing Innovation Summit Leads UBM's Advanced Design and Manufacturing Event in Anaheim on February 7-9, 2017

The three-day educational event will focus on advances in robotics, cobots, automation, sensors, smart devices, Industrial IoT (IIoT), machine learning, and system/software integration, and feature direct access to top industry figures as they share their insights through cutting-edge panels, helpful case studies and informative tours.

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM's Advanced Design and Manufacturing Event in Anaheim, CA, the nation's most comprehensive advanced manufacturing event, is pleased to announce the Smart Manufacturing Innovation Summit presented by Design News. Held February 7-9, 2017 at the Anaheim Convention Center in conjunction with UBM's six advanced design & manufacturing expos, the Summit highlights the technologies, trends, concepts, and people driving progress toward the factory of the future. The three-day educational event will focus on advances in robotics, cobots, automation, sensors, smart devices, Industrial IoT (IIoT), machine learning, and system/software integration, and feature direct access to top industry figures as they share their insights through cutting-edge panels, helpful case studies and informative tours.


"Manufacturing is quickly becoming more adaptable, resource efficient, safer and ergonomic, as the factory floor recreates itself through sensors, IoT (Internet of Things), machine learning, and the convergence of IT and OT," said Suzanne Deffree, Content Director, Design News. "Make no mistake, the next industrial revolution is here and it is rapidly bringing advances that will better our means to products."

Smart manufacturing spans all industries from medical device, automotive and aerospace, to packaging, electronics and pharmaceutical. The curated topics selected for each day of the Summit reflect the diversity of smart manufacturing and its relevance across multiple industries.

Day 1 - Smarter Robotics and Automated Systems through Machine Learning
Day one discussions will focus on how robots are being used and how they work and learn, while exploring how engineers can apply that knowledge. The first day of the Summit will conclude with the 15th Annual Golden Mousetrap Awards.
Day 2 - Sensor Applications and the Data Lifecycle in Industrial IoT
Day two of the Summit is dedicated maximizing the potential of connected systems, or a connected enterprise, and allowing machines and software to communicate with each other to increase productivity and success.
Day 3 - IT and OT Convergence for Next-Generation Manufacturing
Day three sessions explore how to create connections between the analog and physical world, different hardware and software on the market, and investment planning.
"I look forward to sharing with the Smart Manufacturing Innovation Summit how cobots deliver greater interaction in a collaborative way while being easy for an amateur to use," says Roberta Nelson Shea, Global Technology Compliance Officer, Universal Robots.

In addition to the Smart Manufacturing Innovation Summit presented by Design News, UBM's Advanced Design and Manufacturing event in Anaheim includes a full calendar of educational conferences, networking events, and six co-located expos that include:

Medical Design and Manufacturing (MD&M) West: North America's largest annual design and manufacturing event, including medtech and medical devices
WestPack: packaging machinery, printing and labeling solutions, and packaging design solutions
Automation Technology Expo (ATX) West: automation technology, including motion control, robotics, and assembly equipment
Pacific Design & Manufacturing: 3D printing, adhesives, automation, contract manufacturing, design services, and raw materials
PLASTEC West: plastics product and process challenges, including extrusion, material handling, molding, and raw materials sourcing
Electronics West: electronics manufacturing, including cables, EDA software, inspection/test systems, PCB, power components, semiconductors, switches, and transformers
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About Advanced Manufacturing Expos & Conferences
UBM's Advanced Manufacturing portfolio is the leading B-to-B event producer, publisher, and digital media business for the world's $3 trillion advanced, technology-based manufacturing industry. Our print and electronic products deliver trusted information to the advanced manufacturing market and leverage our proprietary 1.3 million name database to connect suppliers with buyers and purchase influencers. We produce more than 50 events and conferences in a dozen countries, connecting manufacturing professionals from around the globe. The Advanced Manufacturing portfolio is organized by UBM Americas, a part of UBM plc (UBM.L), an Events First marketing and communication services business. For more information, visit www.ubmamericas.com.

About UBM Americas
UBM Americas, a part of UBM plc, is the largest business-to-business events and trade show organizer in the U.S. Through a range of aligned interactive physical and digital environments, UBM Americas increases business effectiveness for both customers and audiences by cultivating meaningful experiences, knowledge and connections. UBM Americas has offices spanning North and South America, and serves a variety of specialist industries with dedicated events and marketing services covering everything from fashion, tech and life sciences to advanced manufacturing, cruise shipping, specialty chemicals, powersports and automotive, concrete, hospitality, cargo transportation and more. For more information, visit: www.ubmamericas.com.

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