Automate 2013 Opens Today

Featuring some 200 leading automation technology suppliers from around the world

Chicago, IL -- Automate 2013, North America's broadest automation solutons event, will open at 10 am on Monday, January 21 at McCormick Place in Chicago. The show is free to anyone over 16 and focuses primarily on how companies can apply automation technologies such as robots, vision and motion control to become stronger global competitors.

A special keynote address at 8:45 am will focus on:
Henrik Christensen, KUKA Chair of Robotics & Director of Robotics, Georgia Institute of TechnologyThe Impact of Robotics on Economic Growth

Henrik Christensen
KUKA Chair of Robotics & Director of Robotics, Georgia Institute of Technology

A new wave of robotics has emerged that is revolutionizing manufacturing and distribution operations. Dr. Christensen will detail how these advances combined with core business drivers will help advance future economic growth.

The keynote is free to all show and conference attendees. Conference sessions, which do require a registration fee, open at 8:00 am.

The Automate 2013 show floor features some 200 leading automation technology suppliers from around the world. A special integrated solutions pavilion focuses on how these technologies are applied into solutions in every industry at companies of all sizes.

Attendees can also discuss issues of specific interest to them at "Expert Huddles" on the show floor -- discussion groups led by industry experts.

"Advance registration for Automate 2013 is well beyond our projections and we're looking forward to a great event," said Jeff Burnstein, President of the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), primary sponsor of Automat 2013. The show is collocated with ProMat 2013, a leading event for the warehousing and distribution industries.

For full details about Automate 2013 visit or call 734/994-6088.

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