MESA Events

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Event:MESA 2017 North American Conference, May 8-10, 2017 
Location:Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.
        "The Real Value of Smart Manufacturing"

May 8-10, 2017

Co-located with IndustryWeek's

Manufacturing & Technology Conference & Expo

Huntington Convention Center - Cleveland

Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.

This is the place to go to get beyond the hype about Smart Manufacturing and gain unprecedented access to information, forums, peers and domain experts - all focused on getting at real value.

Forbes Magazine recently dubbed Cleveland as "America's Hottest City Right Now", and we couldn't agree more!  Join the MESA Community and the IndustryWeek "M&T Crowd" to network, share and listen.

Explore the "North Coast" of the U.S., and learn what's making Cleveland so hot these days - and don't be surprised to learn something about the real value of Smart Manufacturing, too!

More Information here.

Event:Training-Cum-Workshop on Smart Manufacturing - March 6-7. 2017
Location:Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Productivity, Chennai, India
The world as we know and experience it today has been shaped by three major technological revolutions - Steam Engine, Mass Production and Computers & Electronics. Today we stand on the cusp of a fourth industrial revolution; one which promises to marry the worlds of production and network connectivity in an "Internet of Things" which makes "Industry 4.0" a reality. "Smart Manufacturing" becomes the norm in a world where intelligent ICT-based machines, systems and networks are capable of independently exchanging and responding to information to manage industrial production processes. Companies need to be aware of the current business and technology trends and prepare for the upcoming transformation.

  • Industrie 4.0 vs Smart Manufacturing
  • Smart Manufacturing Drivers and Transformations
  • Applying Smart Manufacturing to the Indian context
  • Smart Manufacturing Processes
  • Smart Manufacturing Technologies, Infrastructure and Services
  • Smart and Empowered Workers
  • Industry Presentations based on SM Implementation in India
  • IBM, Cap Gemini, Rockwell Automation, General Electric, Sanmina, Modelez and TAFE

Profile of International Resource Person: Dr. Ananth Seshan holds about 30 years of experience in the area of Robotics and Automation. Currently he is serving as Managing Director, 5G Group of Companies, Canada, which is a research and innovation group that performs research, builds products and commercializes them. Dr Ananth Seshan is also an International Director of the Board, MESA; and Chairman of the Asset Performance Management Group, MESA International, USA. 

More information here

Event:ARC European Industry Forum- May 16-17, 2017
Location:Hotel Meliã Sitges (Barcelona), Spain
Industry in transition: Realizing the Digital Enterprise

On May 16th and 17th 2017, ARC Advisory Group will host its European Industry Forum (EIF) at the Meliã Hotel Sitges in Spain. The European Industry Forum is part of ARC's successful series of worldwide conferences in the USA, India, China, and Japan.

Participants are invited to attend a series of exclusive plenary and breakout sessions. In these sessions, ARC analysts and other automation experts will analyze trends and drivers in manufacturing and tell the inside story of successful operations and applications.

Planned sessions include:
. Advanced Manufacturing and Modularization
. Asset Lifecycle Management and Smart Machines
. Cybersecurity
. Energy and Sustainability
. Industrial Analytics and Edge Computing
. Industrie 4.0, IIoT, and Smart Manufacturing
. IT/OT Convergence
. Organization and Workforce Development

ARC's European Industry Forum features dedicated workshops, offering ample opportunity to learn and discuss about trends and developments.

You are welcome to join ARC's European Industry Forum on May 16 - 17, 2017. For more information about attending, speaking or sponsoring, please go to or contact
Event:ISA Food & Pharmaceutical Industries Division Symposium-May 16-17. 2017
Location:Boston, Massachusetts, USA
More information to come- visit ISA FPID for up to date details! 

MESA Marketing Committee Chair, John Clemons, will present "Using SPC to Control Prefilled Injectable Dosage".
Event:Automation Conference & Expo- May 23-24, 2017 
Location:Chicago Marriott O'Hare

Augmented Reality, the Convergence of IT and OT and Cybersecurity Share the Stage

Network with experts and colleagues and get educated at the sixth annual Automation Conference & Expo, in Chicago, May 23-24. Produced by Automation World magazine and PMMI Media Group, this popular knowledge exchange will explore the trends and technologies that are transforming manufacturing and driving increased efficiency, profits and safety across all industries. 

MESA will be supporting and attending this conference, which will feature presentations on 
  • cybersecurity in food processing, presented by Snyder's-Lance
  • the convergene of IT and OT and what it means for automation professionals
  • augmented reality for maintenance and repair, presented by Caterpillar
  • 3D printing and prototyping
  • how MQTT is enabling the IIoT in the oil and gas industry 
  • and much more, with over two dozen educational sessions 
Learn more and register at or call 1-800-355-5595. 

Save $100 on your registration fee with discount code: mesa.
Event:Northeast L.E.A.N. Conference- September 19-20, 2017
Location:The DCU Center, Worcester, MA, USA
Learn the Latest in LEAN Tools and Culture

MESA is collaborating with GBMP on the 2017 Northeast L.E.A.N. Conference!

The Integration of Tools and Culture is the theme for this premier lean practitioner conference in 2017. 
With MESA's expertise in smart manufacturing tools and GBMP's leading lean community, this is destined to be a fantastic conference. We expect to have some MESA members presenting their learnings here as well.

The Northeast L.E.A.N. Conference is an energizing and interactive open sharing opportunity.
Mark your calendar now to be in Worcester, MA USA on September 19-20, 2017.
Register now using the code MESA2017 to get the early bird discount AND a special 15% additional MESA member discount.

Event:13th Annual European Manufacturing Strategies Summit- November 27-29, 2017
Location:Berlin, Germany

The incredible case studies and projects on offer will discuss and uncover the latest developments in European manufacturing. Topics included lean, OpEx, Industry 4.0, workforce development, leadership, safety, quality, risk management, automation and technology. 

Register now using the code MESA20 to get a special 20% discount.