Emerson Global Users Exchange announced today that members turned out in record numbers to open its 2005 conference. This year’s pre-registration of more than 1500 attendees is nearly a 20% participation increase over 2004.
“Emerson Global Users Exchange members will choose from more than 300 courses and workshops, and engage in open discussions with experienced management and analysts at roundtables and industry forums,” said Scott Pendegrass, control systems engineer at Lyondell Chemical Company and chairman of the Users Exchange board of directors “’The Look of a Leader’ is our theme, as users discuss experiences, lessons learned, and best practices that will boost their ability to take advantage of today’s technologies while planning for the future.”
“What makes this event unique is that it is run by users, for users,” said John Berra, president of Emerson Process Management. “Our customers come from all around the world to learn and experience new, real technologies, explore application examples that are delivering real value, and hear proof of proven success. This is what the Emerson Global Users Exchange is all about.”
“The Exchange’s customer-led Board of Directors ensures that members gain tremendous value, taking away practical application ideas and learning how others get the most from their automation investments,” continued Berra. “I know of no better way for a supplier to serve the education and application needs of customers than by putting them in charge of the conference.”
The Emerson Global Users Exchange (www.emersonexchange.org) 2005 conference which runs October 3 through October 7 at the World Center Marriott hotel in Orlando, Florida also features a 40,000 square-foot interactive application and technology exhibit.