Automation Industry Leaders to Gather in Orlando, February 20-22, 2013

"Each year it grows and has now become the automation industry's most important networking event."

(Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - January 31, 2013) - More than 375 automation industry leaders from around the world will gather for the annual Robotics Industry Forum, AIA Business Conference and MCA Business Conference slated for February 20-22, 2013 at the Orlando World Marriott Center in Orlando, Florida, USA.


"We're looking forward to another great conference," said Jeff Burnstein, President of A3, the umbrella group for Robotic Industries Association (RIA), AIA - Advancing Vision + Imaging and Motion Control Association (MCA). "Each year it grows and has now become the automation industry's most important networking event."

Event highlights will include a keynote speech by Dr. Michio Kaku on the future of technology; presentations on where the global economy is headed and other business trends that impact automation companies; breakout sessions on topics such as emerging technology trends and issues faced by the automation industry; and networking parties designed to help attendees make new business contacts in a relaxed and enjoyable setting.

"This conference is always our most highly-rated annual event because the attendees learn so much, meet so many new people, and have so much fun in just a day and half that they consider it a 'must-attend' to jump-start their year," Burnstein said. "Co-locating the conferences together allows industry executives to network with their peers in the closely related industries. Since these technologies work so closely together, having the events together opens up an enormous range of networking options for everyone in attendance," he added.

For details on the Robotics Industry Forum, visit www.robotics.org/events. For information on the AIA Business Conference, visit www.VisionOnline.org/events. For details on the MCA Business Conference, visit www.motioncontrolonline.org/i4a/calendar. If members of the media are interested in attending, please contact Bob Doyle at (734) 994-6088 or bdoyle@A3automate.org.

About A3
A3 is the umbrella group for Robotic Industries Association (RIA), AIA - Advancing Vision + Imaging, and Motion Control Association (MCA). RIA, AIA, and MCA combined represent some 650 automation manufacturers, component suppliers, system integrators, end users, research groups and consulting firms from throughout the world that drive automation forward. For information on RIA, visit Robotics Online at www.robotics.org. For information on AIA, visit Vision Online at www.visiononline.org. For information on MCA, visit Motion Control Online at www.motioncontrolonline.org.

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