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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, 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:MESA Member Meeting- April 12, 2017 11 AM ET 

MESA Member Meeting 

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 at 11:00 AM Eastern

Please join us on April 12th at 11am ET for our online MESA Member Meeting. This annual, state-of-the-association meeting is open to members and non-members.

This is a great opportunity to get an executive summary of what MESA has been focused on for the previous year, what we've accomplished, a simple update on our fiscal state of affairs, and our vision for 2017 and beyond.

We'll provide you with a glimpse into the various areas of activity for the many volunteers engaging in MESA all over the world, and we'll take your questions in an online Question & Answer session.

Please plan to participate and see first-hand what's going on and where you can fit in!


Mike Yost
MESA International


Mike James
Chairman, International Board
MESA International

Uwe Kueppers
Chairman, EMEA Board of Directors
MESA International

Erik Nistad
Vice Chairman, Americas Board of Directors
MESA International

Jimmy Asher
Treasurer, International Board of Directors
MESA International
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How to Register:

You must register to attend this event. There is no cost to attend. MESA members and non-members are welcome to participate in the live webcast. 

After registering, you will receive an e-mail confirmation message that will include the teleconference information, as well as the link you will need to participate in the webcast. You will also receive a reminder e-mail.

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 at 11:00 AM Eastern

Event:MESA Middle East Technical Exchange Meeting- April 25, 2017

We invite you (and your colleagues) to attend MESA's Middle East April Technical Exchange Meeting. More information here

Event:MESA International United Kingdom Special Interest Group Second Meeting, May 10, 2017
Location:International Manufacturing Centre, Warwick Manufacturing Group,Warwick University, Coventry, CV4 7AL

We invite you (and your colleagues) to attend the discussions and subsequent tour of the International Manufacturing Centre, and Energy Innovation Centre, at no charge.

The Agenda and more information is available 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:5th Annual Chief Executive's Smart Manufacturing Summit- May 15-17, 2017
Location:Seattle, Washington, USA

The 5th Annual Smart Manufacturing Summit will offer fresh thinking on the opportunities and challenges facing manufacturing leaders, as well as provide the ideal environment to discuss best practices and trends in global markets, quality, supply chains, talent issues and more.

Participation enables you to glimpse into the future and get ahead of the issues your organizations face. Manufacturing executives will discuss the key strategies, tactics and opportunities in 21st-century manufacturing.

Event:ISA Food & Pharmaceutical Industries Division Symposium-May 16-17. 2017
Location:Boston, Massachusetts, USA

On May 16, 3:45-5:30, MESA is Presenting a Panel Session- Business Value of Smart Manufacturing in the Biotech Industries

We will discuss what Smart Manufacturing is, the role of both new and existing technology in achieving the vision of Smart Manufacturing, as well as the critical step of preparing people. Our panelists will present some of their vision and experience with Smart Manufacturing and biotech industry opportunities. We'll discuss these, and open to the floor for Q&A.


  • Dennis Brandl, President, BR&L Consulting & Board of Directors, MESA International
  • John Clemons, Director, Maverick Technologies & Board of Directors, MESA International
  • Mike Yost, President, MESA International & Board of Directors, Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition
  • Jim Petrusich, Vice-President, Northwest Analytics


  • Julie Fraser, President, Iyno Advisors & Lifetime Member, MESA International

The move from information to intelligence is critical for biotech companies to have the control they need for consistent and efficacious therapies. Hear how to prepare for this and other aspects of smart manufacturing at the MESA Panel session, the Business Value of Smart Manufacturing for Biotech Industries at ISA's Food and Pharmaceutical Division Conference May 16th!

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:IoT Tech Expo Europe 2017- June 1-2, 2017
Location:Estrel, Berlin

IoT Tech Expo Europe 2017

Explore the entire IoT ecosystem at Europe's leading IoT event with 6 dedicated conference tracks covering the key industry verticals including manufacturing, transport, logistics, government, energy, automotive and agriculture. Free expo passes available. 

6 conference tracks. 4,000 attendees. 200+ speakers. 150+ exhibitors.

MESA members receive 20% off on your registration fee with discount code: MESA20

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:8th Annual American Manufacturing Strategies Summit- October 30 & 31st, 2017
Location:San Diego, CA, USA


This cross-sector Summit features an abundance of real-life case studies all geared to provide you with practical, manufacturing and operational lessons

You'll develop your lean and OpEx strategies what will streamline your production process and reduce costs whilst early and late stage implementation talks on digital manufacturing will help you move towards the future and explore the full possibilities of the Internet of Things.

The advanced leadership stream will challenge you to look at your workforce and put plans in place to ensure you are ready for the future. You'll also gain tips on how to increase current employee engagement and productivity.

View the program -

MESA Members get 15% off sponsorship & 20% off delegate passesFor information on sponsorship contact Jack Jones.Use discount code MESA20 when you book your delegate passes

Event:IoT Tech Expo North America 2017-November 29-30, 2017
Location:Santa, Clara, Silicon Valley

IoT Tech Expo North America 2017

Explore the entire IoT ecosystem across 6 dedicated conference tracks covering the key industry verticals including manufacturing, transport, logistics, government, energy, automotive and agriculture. Free expo passes available.
6 conference tracks. 6,000 attendees. 200+ speakers. 150+ exhibitors.

MESA members receive 20% off on your registration fee with discount code: MESA20
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.