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Smart Industry Solutions Shanghai 2017 opens on 27 June to highlight hot-button industry topics

22 Jun 2017

The second edition of Smart Industry Solutions Shanghai (SISS) will kick off next week on 27 June at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center. Jointly organised by Shanghai Pudong International Exhibition Corp, Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt Co Ltd and Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH, the three-day event is a premier platform for manufacturers and smart solutions suppliers to network, exchange ideas and share product knowledge.

The conference based event is inspired and powered by SPS IPC Drives in Germany and its first sister event in China, SIAF – SPS Industrial Automation Fair Guangzhou. With the introduction of Industry 4.0 and the growing popularity of smart manufacturing, SISS highlights cutting-edge intelligent industrial automation systems, technologies and solutions that utilise the Internet of Things (IoT) to connect real and virtual worlds of production. Having gained strong industry recognition, the shows attract reputable brands, institutes and associations who are prepared to present their insights, they include ADLINK, B&R Automation, Beckhoff, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Bosch Software Innovations, Comau, OPC UA, Phoenix Contact, Rockwell Automation, SAP, Schneider Electric, Shanghai Jiaotong University, SIPAI, Tongji University and Universal Robotics.

This year, the conference covers three main themes including smart manufacturing as well as cyber world technologies and resources. The conference is crafted purposely to stimulate technical interactive seminars and discussions. This year, a new segment for smart factories titled “Dialogue with hidden champions’ series – Talk about Education for Industry 4.0” will be one of the event highlights. Led by experts representing leading industry brands, this segment will focus on the connection between ‘Industry 4.0’ and education and research institutes for discovering new industry trends, market opportunities, challenges and more. Collectively, more than 10 industry-oriented presentations will be offered. Renowned speakers and their corresponding subjects include:

27 June 2017:

  • Speaker: Mr Dave Dai, Senior Business Manager, Bosch Software Innovations
    : Connected Manufacturing – Lean Production Meets Industry 4.0
  • Speaker: Mr Li Zhong Jie, Commercial Marketing Manager, Rockwell Automation
    Bring the Connected Enterprise to Life
  • Speaker: Mr Sam De key, Chief Technology Officer in China, OPC UA
    : Relationship among IOT, Standardization and OPC

“Special Session: Dialogue with hidden champions’ series – Talk about Education for Industry 4.0” (27 June 2017):

  • Speaker: Mr Sun Shuping, Department Head, Shanghai Institute of Process Automation Instrumentation (SIPAI)
  • Speaker: Dr Du Pin Sheng, Vice President, Phoenix Contact
  • Speaker: Mr Liang Li Qiang, Executive Director, Beckhoff
  • Speaker: Dr Xiao Wei Rong, President of Greater China, B&R Automation
  • Speaker: Mr Feng Xiao, Professor and Department Head, Tongji University
  • Speaker: Mr Zhao Gang, Professor and Department Head, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Speaker: Mr Liu Cheng Liang, Professor, Shanghai Jiaotong University

28 June 2017:

  • Speaker: Mr Tony Tang, Head of Robotics and Automation Products, Comau (Shanghai) Engineering Co Ltd
    : COMAU – The Leading Culture of Automation
  • Speaker: Mr Wang Xinhua, OEM Segment Marketing Director, Schneider Electric (China) Company Limited Shanghai Branch
    : Schneider Electric EcoStruXure Empower Smart Manufacturing
  • Speaker: Mr Adam Sobieski, General Manager, Universal Robotics
    : Collaborative robot technology is no longer a concept
  • Speaker: Mr Deng Pan, FAE Director, ADLINK
    Connect the Unconnected – The Last Mile of Smart Factory
  • Speaker: Ms Sunny Wang, PLM Product Expert, SAP China
    The next level of PLM

In addition to the strong line-up of speakers and topics, SISS’s designated display area will run unison with the conference and showcase some of the latest intelligent industrial automation systems, technologies and solutions in the market. Renowned companies confirmed for the 2017 include B&R Automation, Beckhoff, Phoenix Contact and others.

Synergistic collaboration with PCIM Asia creates a one-stop sourcing platform for intelligent industry automation solutions

SISS is held in conjunction with PCIM Asia, a leading exhibition and conference platform dedicated to power electronics, intelligent motion, renewable energy and energy management technologies. This professional event is well-known for drawing in serious buyers including engineers and R&D experts. As power devices and industrial automation are interrelated in many respects, SISS participants will benefit from the synergistic collaboration of the two events.

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