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PepsiCo and Perrigo to present at The Automation Conference 2013

The Automation Conference May 14-15 in Chicago will focus on technologies and strategies for driving manufacturing and packaging efficiency, and it will feature presentations by technology end-users, including PepsiCo, Perrigo, and other leading brand owners.

Summit Media Group, publisher of Packaging World, Healthcare Packaging, and Automation World, will produce The Automation Conference at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare on May 14-15, 2013. This year’s event will feature peer-to-peer education for packaging, processing, and other manufacturing professionals. Attendees will learn from technology end-users who will illustrate how automation is driving efficiency across a wide variety of industries.

This year’s conference content partners are: global food and beverage manufacturer PepsiCo; Altera Corporation, a leading manufacturer of programmable semiconductors and related products; the Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology at UC Berkeley, which works with new technology start-ups and established manufacturers to develop and test the next generation of automation technologies; and the Control System Integrators Association (CSIA), a global professional association of firms that integrate plant equipment and automate manufacturing processes. Also presenting this year is OTC pharmaceutical manufacturer Perrigo, plastics and chemical producer Nova Chemicals, and other manufacturers of consumer and industrial products to be announced.

Planned keynotes include: Why Cloud Computing is Coming to Your Manufacturing Workplace; Energy Efficiency as a Manufacturing Strategy; Selecting a System Integrator; How Embedded Technologies are Changing Automation; Top-level Automation Cyber Security Issues; Automation Apps and the Mobile Manufacturing Workforce and more.

For more information on attending, exhibiting or speaking at The Automation Conference, visit  Conference registration is now open, with super early bird rates in effect until December 31, 2012.

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