Siemens to Host Annual Manufacturing in America Conference at Ford Field

Siemens and Electro-Matic Products, Inc. will host the Manufacturing in America conference at Ford Field March 23-24 in Detroit. The two day event will bring together manufacturing and automotive industry executives, technology leaders, educators and students to explore technologies and best practices driving manufacturing in America.

Siemens and Electro-Matic Products, Inc. will host the Manufacturing in America conference at Ford Field March 23-24 in Detroit. The two day event will bring together manufacturing and automotive industry executives, technology leaders, educators and students to explore technologies and best practices driving manufacturing in America.

"Around the world, manufacturers are looking for new ways to get to market faster while increasing quality, efficiency and flexibility," says Raj Batra, president of Digital Factory, U.S. "In this climate of rapid change, the answer can be found in technologies that bring together the real and virtual worlds of product design, production design and all phases of the manufacturing process. This conference is a great venue to understand what these changes mean for manufacturing," adds Batra.

Manufacturing in America will feature in-depth presentations, discussions and best practices focused on manufacturing, particularly in the automotive industry. There will be a thought leadership summit with leaders from companies and organizations such as Ford, National Association of Manufacturers Board of Directors, and NIST Advanced Manufacturing Program Office.

Siemens also announces Jim Carroll as the keynote speaker for the event. Carroll is a leading international futurist, trend and innovation expert. His client list ranges from Northrop Grumman to Johnson & Johnson, the Swiss Innovation Forum to the National Australia Bank, and Walt Disney Organization to NASA. Carroll's focus is on helping transform growth-oriented organizations into high-velocity innovation heroes. In the past, he provided insight on trends in the automotive industry and helped some of the largest manufacturing and industrial organizations to think about opportunities for innovation.

The event will feature nearly 100 technical seminars focused on the four key areas: Automation and Controls Engineering, Drives and Motion, Energy and Facilities Management, and Plant Engineering and Maintenance. This program is intended for industry thought leaders, engineers, students and STEM educators. It will also feature 50 different vendors on two exhibition floors.

"The Holy Grail in manufacturing technology is a factory where human and machine intelligence come together in a fully integrated environment that is efficient, responsive, comfortable, sustainable and profitable," said Richard Laramee, President/COO of Electro-Matic Ventures. "It's being done, and Manufacturing in America is the place to find out who is doing it and how."

Last year, more than 2,500 attendees from 500 different companies attended the seminars and exhibits, and this year more content and activities have been added.

In addition, our student zone will include regional FIRST Robotics teams from local high schools. The teams will show off the capabilities of each team's robots. New this year, students from 10 high schools will participate in seminars to learn about careers in manufacturing. Siemens continues to emphasize the importance of training today's youth in STEM initiatives and providing hands-on training for college and university students with programs such as Siemens Cooperates with Education.

"Today's manufacturing is knowledge work. With advanced automation, training our students before they enter a plant will enable them to become productive employees faster than ever before. Partnerships with high schools, colleges and universities are key to building a pool of experienced technical talent for the future. We encourage local educators and students to attend our event," says Batra.

The event will also include fun activities such as a behind-the-scenes tour of Ford Field, an opportunity to kick field goals on the field, and networking events for attendees to meet and greet and exchange ideas.

There is no charge for attendees, but registration is required.

In April the U.S. will get a chance to flex its manufacturing muscles at the world's largest industrial fair -Hannover Messe 2016 - in Germany. The U.S. is serving as the "partner country" this year where it will have the opportunity to shine a bright light on U.S. advanced manufacturing. At Hannover Messe 2016, Siemens will demonstrate a holistic approach covering the entire lifecycle of product and production in its "Automotive" showcase. An interactive car model will give visitors an x-ray like view into the car and related production steps. Exhibits and references will demonstrate the ways in which automakers can use Siemens products and services in practice. For an overview of Siemens products and solutions offering at Hannover, visit our booth, Hall 9, Booth D35.

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Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world's largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of systems for power generation and transmission as well as medical diagnosis. With approximately 348,000 employees in more than 190 countries, Siemens reported worldwide revenue of $86.2 billion in fiscal 2015. Siemens in the USA reported revenue of $22.4 billion, including $5.5 billion in exports, and employs approximately 50,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

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