HONEYWELL EMEA USERS’ GROUP HELPS INDUSTRY LEADERS SUCCEED IN A CHANGING BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
Wireless Technology, Corrosion and Energy Management and Emissions are Top Issues for Attendees
SEVILLE, Spain, Nov. 13, 2006 – Honeywell (NYSE:HON) today announced it is hosting its annual users group for customers from Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) beginning today through November 16 in Seville, Spain.
This year’s conference theme is “Adapting to Change,” and will equip attendees with strategies and tools to maintain long-term competitive advantage in a changing global business environment. Honeywell’s Experion® Process Knowledge System (PKS) R300, wireless technology, corrosion and energy management and emissions solutions will be the focus of this year’s event.
This year’s conference features the most extensive and comprehensive agenda to date, with approximately 120 presentations from industry experts. The program also includes an extensive exhibit area, showcasing the latest Honeywell technology, with live demonstrations on wireless and corrosion solutions, Experion R300, and refining solutions from UOP, a Honeywell company. Honeywell partners will play prominent roles at the conference, including representatives from MTL, manufacturer of process control instrumentation and Integraph, provider of software engineering tools.
Numerous Honeywell customers from a variety of industries are scheduled to attend the event, including Bayer Technology Services, BP, ExxonMobil, Huntsman, Repsol, Sonatrach and Stora Enso.
The event has also achieved record sponsorship from companies including Barco, Cisco Systems, Inc., Flowserve Corporation, IBM, Intergraph Corporation, Microsoft, Pepperl+Fuchs, ProSys, MTL Relcom Inc., and Turck.
In line with the Adapting to Change theme, highlights of the conference include a session by cyber security expert, Eric Byres of Byres Security Inc., on the shifting focus of the hacker community and the risk to process automation, and a presentation by Control magazine editor Walt Boyes on the threat to knowledge retention in the process industries from the growing shortage of engineers.
“Succeeding in an evolving, global marketplace requires the knowledge and tools to ‘adapt to change’ – the theme of this year’s Honeywell Users Group Conference,” said Paul Orzeske, vice president and general manager, Honeywell Process Solutions EMEA. “Honeywell gathers customers from a broad cross-section of industries and geographies to exchange ideas and best practices and create strategies to tackle their toughest business challenges. As a result, our customers make new connections, gain real-world solutions and long-term competitive advantage.”