Automation in Dialogue
Review ACHEMA 2015
At ACHEMA 2015 the organisations NAMUR, ARC Advisory Group and ZVEI hosted once again their joint forum "Automation in Dialogue". On all five exhibition days a range of talks covered the major themes of automation technology in the process industry in a variety of different formats.
In addition to high-profile panel discussions, visitors could acquire up-to-the-minute information on selected themes in "Meet the Experts" and then join the experts for an informal discussion in the foyer afterwards. The spotlight was only on hot topics, such as Modular Automation, IT Security, and Energy and Resource Efficiency, but also on the latest developments in Industry 4.0 (optimization of production by cyber-physical systems) and I(I)oT. Additionally, the more timeless topics like Asset Information Management, Explosion Protection and Functional Safety were addressed.
The Forum also saw the première of daily VIP Talks on the RED COUCH by P&A. Here, top managers of top companies and organisations took part in a Q&A (question and answer) session with representatives of the P&A editorial staff on themes that impact our sector.