A3 Business Forum Set for January 21-23, 2015 in Orlando

Registration Opens as A3 Expects Largest Annual Forum to Date

(Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - July 24, 2014) - The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) has announced the opening of registration for the Annual A3 Business Forum to be held January 21-23, 2015 at Disney's Yacht Club Resort in Orlando, Florida USA. The A3 Business Forum combines the Robotics Industry Forum, the AIA Business Conference and the MCA Business Conference, the world's leading annual networking events for robotics, vision & imaging, and motion control. Over 500 global automation leaders and executives are expected to attend the 2015 event.


"We're expecting our largest Forum yet," said Jeff Burnstein, President of A3, the umbrella group for Robotic Industries Association (RIA), AIA - Advancing Vision + Imaging and Motion Control Association (MCA). "The Forum provides automation industry leaders with great insights on where the economy is headed, key management issues, emerging technologies, social networking and other topics that impact their businesses. Plus, it allows them to make valuable business contacts in a relaxed and fun setting."

The Forum opens on Wednesday afternoon, January 21, with a keynote presentation from Seth Mattison, Founder and Chief Movement Officer of FutureSight Labs. Mattison advises companies on the key shifts happening around talent management, change and innovation, leadership and the future of work. Mattison was named an "Editors' Pick" for Favorite Speakers for 2013" by MeetingsNet. "One of the key topics Seth will address is how to manage a multigenerational workforce," Burnstein said. "He has great insights on topics such as how Baby Boomers can more effectively manage Generation X and Millennial workers, who look at the workplace very differently."

Other Forum highlights include a special welcome event for first-time attendees, the annual A3 golf outing, and numerous other networking opportunities designed to assist attendees in making new business contacts. Separate breakout sessions for robotics, vision & imaging and motion control leaders will also be featured.

"The breakout sessions allow leaders in these industries to focus in on topics of primary concern to them, while the general sessions and keynotes provide information of interest to everyone in attendance," Burnstein explained.

Early bird discounted registration is available through August 31. For more information and to register, please visit the event website. Attendees are required to be corporate members of RIA, AIA or MCA. For membership information, please visit Robotics Online, Vision Online or Motion Control Online.

About Association for Advancing Automation (A3)
The Association for Advancing Automation is the global advocate for the benefits of automating. A3 promotes automation technologies and ideas that transform the way business is done. 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 750 automation manufacturers, component suppliers, system integrators, end users, research groups and consulting firms from throughout the world that drive automation forward. For more information, please visit our websites: A3; RIA; AIA; MCA.

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