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Event:September 20, 2016, MESA International Ireland Special Interest Group Demystifying Smart Manufacturing and Plant Tour 
Location:Vistakon COE Limerick

Smart Manufacturing/Industry 4.0 has been a hot topic in the manufacturing sphere over the past 12 months. While it is greatly acknowledged that Smart Manufacturing is the way forward for manufacturing organizations - not many people seem to know exactly what it is or how to get there. 

MESA has been at the forefront of Manufacturing IT strategies for over 20 years. Smart Manufacturing/Industry 4.0 is the latest evolution and MESA is perfectly positioned to 'Demystify' the jargon and hype associated.

On September 20th, MESA Ireland will provide answers and a guide to creating a path way forward to achieve Smart Manufacturing. 

Vistakon have kindly agreed to host a site visit of their state on the art manufacturing plant where you will see their highly integrated Manufacturing systems and extensive use of data analytics.

Places are limited for the plant tour and will be offered on a first registration basis.

To register click the link:  Demystifying Smart Manufacturing and Plant Tour.

Event:September 21, 2016, MESA International UK Special Interest Group Inaugural Autumn Meeting
Location:Jaguar Land Rover Castle Bromwich

We are starting up a MESA International SIG (Special Interest Group) for the UK.

We invite you to attend our Inaugural AUTUMN Meeting on September 21st (at no charge*).

The aim of the MESA UK SIG is to give UK manufacturing companies, information technology hardware and software suppliers, system integrators, consulting service providers, analysts, editors, academics and students the opportunity to learn and share MOM best practise, as we head into these 'interesting times' with Smart Manufacturing, Industrial internet of Things and Industry 4.0. 

The meeting will include a tour of the F-Type Jaguar production facility.  MESA non-members are invited to attend.

To reserve a place for the meeting,email Steven Hewitt,

*should you reserve a place but not attend, MESA reserve the right to recover costs of £75 per head.

MESA UK SIG Inaugural Meeting Invitation 

Event:September 26-28, 2016, Smart Industry 2016
Location:The Drake Hotel, Chicago, IL, USA


The Smart Industry 2016 conference focuses on the digital transformation of the manufacturing industry and the IIoT.  Leading industry technologists, early manufacturer adopters, and solution providers will convene for this second annual event, September 26-28 at the legendary Drake Hotel in downtown Chicago, to discuss this digital disruption.  Topics include:

DevOps Implications for an OT World

Next- Generation Cybersecurity for the Industrial IoT

Realizing & Maintaining the Production Asset Digital Twin

Fog Computing in an Industrial Context

Preparing Legacy Systems for the IIOT

Lessons Learned from IIoT Deployments 

MESA members receive 10% off registration with discount code MESA or $500 off exhibit tabletop.  If interested in exhibiting, please contact Tony D'Avino at  

Event:September 29, 2016, Smart Manufacturing, MES and Industry 4.0 Workshop
Location:ABISS Advnanced Business & Industrial Software Summit, Belgium

Rockwell Automation, In collaboration with MESA, is hosting a workshop about Smart Manufacturing, MES and Industry 4.0. 

The workshop will take place during ABISS Summit on Thursday, September 29th 2016, at XXL, Kortrijk Xpo.

Discussion is about Smart Manufacturing and innovation, how innovation can help you to be prepared for the future and to stay ahead the competition. Hear from your peers and share experiences done in implementing Smart Manufacturing and on how Industry 4.0 becomes reality. 

Agenda - part of the ABISS Learning Program:

13:00 - 14:00        Metrics that matter/ROI of MES/MOM

learn hub 2            Michael Schwarz, MESA EMEA Vice-Chairman


                             Smart Manufacturing

                             Uwe Küppers, MESA EMEA Chairman

15:500 - 16:00      Smart Manufacturing workshop

Michael Schwarz, MESA Vice-Chairman & Uwe Küppers, MESA EMEA Chairman  

 Participants can select the topic that best fits into their organization: 

  • Streamlined process with Connected Technology
  • Empower teams
  • Business strategies 

16:00 - 17:00         Presentations of the outcome of the workshop

learn hub 2              Michael Schwarz, MESA EMEA Vice-Chairman & Uwe Küppers, MESA EMEA Chairman


REGISTRATION: Contact Anne de Vries

ABISS Advanced Business & Industrial Software Summit: click here

Event:October 4-5, 2016, The 12th Annual Northeast Lean Conference: Lean By Doing- Accelerating Continuous Improvement 
Location:The DCU Center, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA 


The Northeast L.E.A.N. Conference was created by the non-profit GBMP to provide information and inspiration to Lean practitioners - from those just starting out to seasoned Lean leaders. This year's agenda features five tracks and includes keynote and break out presentations, peer-to-peer discussions, experiential learning, interactive sharing, and unlimited bench-marking and networking opportunities, all designed to help you take your Lean initiative to the next level.  The practical format caters to all learning styles & levels of experience. From the front lines to the corner offices, from the manufacturing, health care, insurance and other industry sectors, there is something for everyone. Attendees enjoy unmatched access to Lean thought leaders sharing real stories and fresh perspectives, and networking with peers who are also on the Lean journey.   Our theme this year - Lean-By-Doing: Accelerating Continuous Improvement- emphasizes the tacit nature of implementing Lean, the importance of tying together the technical and social sides, the significance of management's involvement and the ability of organizations to sustain the gains.

"I was fortunate enough to be able to attend last year's Lean Conference with colleagues and can't wait to attend this year's conference.  Last year's conference truly was one of the best conferences I have ever attended!" Read more attendee testimonials here

To read more, see the agenda and read the abstracts, visit

Register Online Here

Event:October 4-6, 2016 European Manufacturing Strategies Summit & Expo
Location:Hilton, Düsseldorf


The EMS Summit is the richest source of cross-sector manufacturing strategy expertise and experience in Europe. Don't miss your chance to hear the latest case studies and success stories from 40+ projects in lean, OpEx, Industry 4.0, workforce development, leadership, safety, quality, risk management, automation and technology from the best names in manufacturing.

Across 3 days and with 300 manufacturing leaders in attendance this summit is your greatest opportunity to benchmark your operations and gain an advantage over your competition. Find out what you'll achieve.

Use the code MESA20 for a discount on the current registration rate. 

Event:October 20-21, 2016, IoT Tech Expo North America Conference & Exhibition
Location:Santa Clara, CA, USA 


Europe's leading IoT conference will be arriving in Santa Clara, North America on 20-21 October for two days of top level content and discussion, introducing and exploring the latest innovations in the Internet of Things arena.

There will be case studies and 5 dedicated conference tracks covering the entire Internet of Things ecosystem including Smart CitiesConnected LivingDeveloping & IoT TechnologiesConnected Industry and Data & Security, in addition to a free exhibition

Bringing together over 4,000 attendees from across the entire IoT industry with representatives from sectors including government, energy, education, transportation, healthcare, manufacturing, M2M and many more, this event is not to be missed. The IoT Tech Expo is set to showcase the most cutting edge technologies from more than 100 exhibitors and provide insight from over 200 speakers sharing their unparalleled industry knowledge and real-life experiences.

Register today for your FREE expo pass:

Register for your paid workshop pass which gives you access to all 5 conferences, networking platforms and presentation materials -

Use discount code MESA20 to receive 20% of registration fee

Event:October 26-27, 2016, 9th Asian Downstream Week


Event: October 26-27, 2016, 9th Asian Downstream Week

Asian refiners and petrochemical players are constantly looking for new ways to improve operational performance and asset longevity. The agenda for the 9th Annual Asian Downstream Week is designed to help them achieve these objectives.

The region's largest conference and exhibition for the downstream refining and petrochemical industries will take place on the 26-27 October 2016 as part of the Singapore International Energy Week organised by Singapore's Energy Market Authority - which is expected to attract over 15,000 visitors this year.

This year's agenda will revolve around the theme: "Achieving Operational Excellence through Digital Transformation" with an in-depth focus on the following key sub themes:

.Digital Manufacturing & Automation

.Connected Supply Chain

.Operational Excellence & Asset Optimisation

With a wider focus on the petrochemical industry (including specialty chemicals) and new focused stream on automation and digitalisation, ADW16  will showcase keynotes and presentations led by leading industry experts on the two-day, three track conference programme which includes:

.         Claus J. Nehmzow, Digital Innovation Organisation Asia Pacific, BP Singapore Pte Ltd

.         Vishal Mehta, Head of Digital Strategy, Architecture and Technology, Reliance Industries Limited

.         Vikas Prabhu, CIO - Oil, Gas and Retail, Essar Group

.         Martin Hawkins, COO, HMEL

.         Dr Kishor Dongaonkar, VP - Technology Center of Excellence, Reliance Industries Limited

.         P S Moorthy, Engineering Services Manager - Downstream Manufacturing, Shell Eastern Petroleum

.         Dr. Werner Reimann, Senior Expert Application Development Fuel Additives, Clariant Produkte 

.         Selva Guru, Principal Engineer, Singapore Refining Company

.         Sharul Rashid, Principal Engineer - Instrument and Control, Petronas Penapisan Terengganu

.         Abdullah Dhafer, Operational Excellence Leader, Saudi Aramco

.         Sudhagar Raghavan, Manager - Global Lean & Operational Excellence, BASF

.         Mai Tuan Dat, Production Manager, Binh Son Refining & Petrochemical

.         Charles Nie, E-business and Supply Chain Optimization Manager, Covestro 

ADW16 At a Glance

.         4 Plenary Keynotes, 3 strategy-focused streams

.         50+ Expert Speakers, 40 International Exhibitors, 600 Downstream, Refining & Petrochemicals Experts

.         FREE to attend on-floor technical seminar

.         Schedule 1-to-1 business meetings

.         Access to international energy professionals at the networking cocktail reception

Download the brochure to view the full programme and see who else will be speaking:

.         Interested to visit the exhibition & attend the technical seminar?

Register today for your FREE visitor pass:

.         Interested to attend the conference and access ALL areas of the 2-day event?

Click HERE to register for a 25% discounted conference pass or visit:

The 2016 event will once again bring together key players in the oil & gas, refining and petrochemical industries to discuss business-critical issues including: project development, margin improvements, energy efficiency, and integration of petrochemical complexes. Get involved today!

***Speaking, commercial and exhibiting opportunities available. Contact us today          

E: T:  +65 6590 3970

Event:November 7-10, 2016, 2016 Process Control and Safety Symposium and Exhibition
Location:Houston Marriott Westcahse

2016 Process Control & Safety Symposium and Exhibition (PCS) - Sponsored by the Process Measurement and Control, Safety and Security, Chemical and Petroleum, Communications, Education, Pulp and Paper, and Management Divisions of ISA and the ISA Houston Section are teaming up once again to bring a world-class program, exhibit, and networking event to Houston, Texas, in November 2016.

Conference tracks, featuring sessions led by the world's leading experts, will cover critical instrumentation, communications, control systems, safety and security topics. Engineers, technicians, and plant managers from the oil and gas, refining, chemical, petrochemical, and other process industries will benefit from this three-day intensive event. Social events, keynote presentations, panel discussions, training courses, and an exhibit featuring leading companies will round out the event.

Register here.

Event:November 17 & 18, 2016, MESA Africa 8th Annual Conference 
Location:Ruimsig, Gauteng, South Africa