SiemensSiemens Industry, Inc. will host its 2013 Process Automation Summit, June 24–27, 2013, in New Orleans, La. with a continued emphasis on the theme of “Community. Experiences. Productivity.”

Siemens says the Summit is designed to provide engineering and operational professionals, automation and operations management, and senior-level executives with end-user learning opportunities covering the complete spectrum of process automation—from process and discrete to motion control and drives.

This year's Summit will also play host to a manufacturing renaissance track session, featuring IndustryWeek keynote speakers and a panel discussion about trends in process automation, technology, productivity and energy efficiency that are driving competitiveness and growth in the manufacturing sector.

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Siemens will kick off the first night of the four-day conference with its Connect Event 3.0, a networking event that welcomes attendees to BYOD (bring your own device), whether it be an iPad, iPhone, or any other mobile device.

The conference will also offer 50 breakout sessions of best practice sharing, free hands-on training, networking opportunities, and the opportunity to provide product input and prioritization for future Siemens product enhancements, Siemens says.

“As we enter the twelfth year of hosting our Automation Summit, the premise of our event remains the same—providing a unique user experience and uniting Siemens experts, solution partners and end-users,” said Raj Batra, president of the Industry Automation Division for Siemens Industry, Inc., in an official announcement. “New Orleans is a great site for our Summit, as we gather to share best practices in new productivity, energy efficiency, expertise and commitment, digitalization, and engineering ingenuity.”

Track sessions will include topics such as energy and asset management, improved productivity through the application of process automation technology, maintenance and operations, novel approaches to problem resolution, and safety and industrial security.

Siemens will also announce its Customer Excellence Awards, recognizing the company’s top end-user, OEM, and solution partner for the innovative application of Siemens products and solutions for process automation.

Registration and a call for papers is now open for this event. The early bird registration ends April 15. For registration details and/or to submit a paper, click here.