Annual ARC Industry Forum Asia
Driving Sustainability, Energy Transition, and Performance through Digitalization

June 20, 2023 - Tokyo, Japan | July 11-13, 2023 - Online

June 20, 2023 - Tokyo, Japan In-Person (Japanese Track)
July 11-13, 2023 - Online (English, Japanese, and Chinese Tracks)
August 1 - 31, 2023 - Session Videos Available Online

Join us at the ARC Industry Forum Asia to speed up your digitalization and sustainability initiatives with strategies and stories from the digital front lines.  

We need to act fast. Despite progress, digital transformation is still very much a work-in-progress in industrial companies. Yet, the next wave of disruption is already cresting into industrial markets that are still dealing with pandemic-induced supply chain fragility and workforce shortages, exacerbated by global geopolitical conflict that we thought was a thing of the past. This next one ― climate change ― might be the biggest disruptor of them all. We are in a critical time of action.   

Accelerate Industrial and Municipal TransformationEnergy transition and sustainability are now being woven into the core business strategies of industrial companies, who now have the mandate and opportunity to tackle environmental and social challenges. Companies that are more advanced in their digital journeys are already integrating sustainability and energy transition initiatives, together with competitive excellence, resilience and agility, and workforce goals, into a comprehensive strategy driving towards becoming a focused, integrated, digital organization.    

Technologies like digital twin, cloud, machine learning, edge computing, IoT, cybersecurity technology, additive manufacturing, augmented reality, and more are enabling new business processes and obscuring traditional functional boundaries. OT, IT, and ET teams are growing their skills and capabilities and transforming real-time operations. ESG, governance and compliance, workforce and skills, customer-centricity, competitive excellence, servitization, and change management all need management attention. Executives charged with driving transformation are seizing this moment to innovate and deliver real value. Call it digital transformation, smart manufacturing, or Industry 4.0, industrial companies are driving to innovate, transform, and accelerate the future.

Join us at the virtual Annual ARC Industry Forum Asia to learn more about how transforming factories, supply chains, and infrastructure will benefit technology end users and suppliers alike.  This Forum will be hosted in two languages: English and Japanese.  Discover what your peers and industry leaders are doing today and what steps they are taking to prepare for the future.

Is your company on track to becoming a focused, integrated, digital organization?  

Join us at the virtual Annual ARC Industry Forum Asia to learn more about how transforming factories, plants, and infrastructure will benefit technology end users and suppliers alike.  This Forum will be hosted in two language tracks: English and Japanese. Discover what your peers and industry leaders are doing today and what steps they are taking to prepare for the future. 

Who Should Attend

  • CEOs, COOs, and Presidents
  • CIOs and CTOs
  • VPs and Directors of IT
  • VPs, Directors, and Managers of Operations
  • VPs, Directors, and Managers of Supply Chain
  • VPs, Directors, and Managers of Manufacturing
  • VPs, Directors, and Managers of Engineering
  • Plant Managers and Supervisors
  • Production Managers and Supervisors

Forum Topics

  • 21st Century Operations: Where IT, OT, and ET Converge
  • AI and Machine Learning
  • Asset Performance Management
  • Automation Innovations
  • Cybersecurity for Digitalization and Sustainability
  • Digital Twins and Connected Smart Machines
  • Digital Workforce and Culture
  • Energy Transition and Sustainability
  • Industrial IoT Platforms, Edge Infrastructure, and End Devices
  • MES End User Success Stories
  • Smart Infrastructure

In-Person Forum Agenda

Following is the preliminary schedule for the In-Person Forum sessions.  Times and sessions are subject to change.  All times are Japan time.  Presentations will be made in both Japanese and English (full interpretation services are available).

Tuesday, June 20

  Track 1 Track 2
9:30 AM Opening
9:40 - 10:20 AM Keynote Presentations:  Digital Transformation and Sustainability
10:30 AM - 12 PM Plant Data Management and AI/ML Utilization Digital Twin and Predictive Maintenance with Robotics
12:30 - 1 PM Lunch Session with Q&A
1:30 - 3 PM Workshops Workshops
3:50 - 5 PM SICE-ARC Panel Discussions
5:10 - 6:40 PM Reception
6:50 PM Closing

  

Online Forum Agenda

Following is the preliminary schedule for the Online Forum sessions.  Times and sessions are subject to change. 

English Sessions

Tuesday, July 11

Open Process Automation Forum (OPAF) Session

8:00 - 9:30 AM India Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Singapore/China Time
11:30 AM - 13:00 PM Japan Time
12:30 - 14:00 PM Australian Eastern Time

Industrial Sustainability Initiatives

10:00 - 11:30 AM India Time
12:30 - 14:00 PM Singapore/China Time
13:30 - 15:00 PM Japan Time
14:30 - 16:00 PM Australian Eastern Time

From Digital Twins to the Industrial Metaverse

12:00 - 13:30 PM India Time
14:30 - 16:00 PM Singapore/China Time
15:30 - 17:00 PM Japan Time
16:30 - 18:00 PM Australian Eastern Time

Industrial Cybersecurity: Challenges, Strategies, and Technologies

14:00 - 15:30 PM India Time
16:30 - 18:00 PM Singapore/China Time
17:30 - 19:00 PM Japan Time
18:30 - 20:00 PM Australian Eastern Time

Wednesday, July 12

Technology for the Smart City

8:00 - 9:30 AM India Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Singapore/China Time
11:30 AM - 13:00 PM Japan Time
12:30 - 14:00 PM Australian Eastern Time

Industrial AI and Analytics

10:00 - 11:30 AM India Time
12:30 - 14:00 PM Singapore/China Time
13:30 - 15:00 PM Japan Time
14:30 - 16:00 PM Australian Eastern Time

Enabling the Energy Transition

12:00 - 13:30 PM India Time
14:30 - 16:00 PM Singapore/China Time
15:30 - 17:00 PM Japan Time
16:30 - 18:00 PM Australian Eastern Time

Advances in Automation:  Architectures, Networks, and Standards

14:00 - 15:30 PM India Time
16:30 - 18:00 PM Singapore/China Time
17:30 - 19:00 PM Japan Time
18:30 - 20:00 PM Australian Eastern Time

Thursday, July 13

The Post-Covid Supply Chain:  Responsive, Resilient, and Sustainable

8:00 - 9:30 AM India Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Singapore/China Time
11:30 AM - 13:00 PM Japan Time
12:30 - 14:00 PM Australian Eastern Time

Plant Asset Management Advances 

10:00 - 11:30 AM India Time
12:30 - 14:00 PM Singapore/China Time
13:30 - 15:00 PM Japan Time
14:30 - 16:00 PM Australian Eastern Time

Robotics:  Technologies and Applications

12:00 - 13:30 PM India Time
14:30 - 16:00 PM Singapore/China Time
15:30 - 17:00 PM Japan Time
16:30 - 18:00 PM Australian Eastern Time

Delivering Digital Transformation Success

14:00 - 15:30 PM India Time
16:30 - 18:00 PM Singapore/China Time
17:30 - 19:00 PM Japan Time
18:30 - 20:00 PM Australian Eastern Time

Japanese Sessions

Tuesday, July 11

Digital Transformation and Sustainability

10:00 - 11:30 AM Japan Time
6:30 - 8:00 AM India Time
9:00 - 10:30 AM Singapore/China Time

Plant Data Management and AI/ML Utilization

13:00 - 14:30 PM Japan Time
9:30 - 11:00 AM India Time
12:00 - 13:30 PM Singapore/China Time

Digital Twin and Predictive Maintenance with Robotics

15:00 - 16:30 PM Japan Time
11:30 AM - 13:00 PM India Time
14:00 - 15:30 PM Singapore/China Time

Wednesday, July 12

Industrial Cybersecurity

10:00 - 11:30 AM Japan Time
6:30 - 8:00 AM India Time
9:00 - 10:30 AM Singapore/China Time

Next Generation Plant Control and Autonomous Operations

13:00 - 14:30 PM Japan Time
9:30 - 11:00 AM India Time
12:00 - 13:30 PM Singapore/China Time

SICE-ARC Joint Panel Discussion

15:00 - 16:30 PM Japan Time
11:30 AM - 13:00 PM India Time
14:00 - 15:30 PM Singapore/China Time

Chinese Sessions

Thursday, July 13

Digital Transformation and Sustainability

10:00 - 11:30 AM Japan Time
6:30 - 8:00 AM India Time
9:00 - 10:30 AM Singapore/China Time

Industrial Cybersecurity

13:00 - 14:30 PM Japan Time
9:30 - 11:00 AM India Time
12:00 - 13:30 PM Singapore/China Time

To Register

Forum Fee

There is no fee to attend for ARC Advisory Service Clients, Digital Transformation Council (DTC) members, Speakers, Panelists, and Sponsors of this Forum.  Technology End Users including Manufacturing, Energy, Supply Chain, Logistics and City Leaders are also welcome to register at no cost. Please select the appropriate ticket type when you register to receive your complimentary ticket.

If you are a technology end user, we encourage you to become a DTC member to receive your free ticket.  Please visit the Digital Transformation Council page to learn all the benefits of becoming a member of this thriving community.

The Forum fee for all other attendees is $495.

Registration Methods

Cancellations and Substitutions

Substitutions may be made at any time at no additional charge. The registration fee is fully refundable up to 7 days prior to the Forum date minus a $75 administration fee. A 50% cancellation fee will be assessed after that date. In place of the registration fee refund, attendees may choose to receive access to all session video recordings for 1 month. All cancellations must be received in writing.

Location

The In-Person Forum in Tokyo is held at KFC Hall & Rooms.

KFC Hall & Rooms
6-1, Yokoami-1,
Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130-0015
Japan
Phone: +81-3-5610-5801

Format of the Forum Sessions

Presentations and discussions will be in both Japanese and English with simultaneous translation.

Attire

Business casual attire is suggested.

Get the Most Out of Your Trip to Japan

Japan is rich in culture. While you are here why not visit a few of the many regions.  Visit www.jnto.go.jp for more information on Japan and assistance with your travel plans.

Speaking Opportunities

For information on nominating a speaker for the forum, please visit our Speaking Opportunities page or contact Chiaki Itoh, citoh@arcweb.com, +81 4 2991 1685; G. Ganapathiraman, ramang@arcweb.com,  +91 96 3233 0000; Bob Gill, bgill@arcweb.com, (659) 770-9566; Rita Liu, rliu@arcweb.com, +8618501687629; or Steve DePaola, sdepaola@arcweb.com, +1 781-471-1120. 

Sponsorship Opportunities

For information on opportunities for sponsoring the forum, please contact Chiaki Itoh, citoh@arcweb.com, +81 4 2991 1685; G. Ganapathiraman, ramang@arcweb.com,  +91 96 3233 0000; Bob Gill, bgill@arcweb.com, (659) 770-9566; Rita Liu, rliu@arcweb.com, +8618501687629; or Steve DePaola, sdepaola@arcweb.com, +1 781-471-1120 .

Previous Attendees

The following companies have attended previous ARC Forums.

ABB Bailey Japan
ABB
Abhijeet Industries
Acalmar Oils & Fats
ACC
Accenture
Ace Designers
Ace Micromatic
Achilles
ADA
Adani Group
Adeka
Aditya Birla
AGC
AhnLab
AIA
Air Liquide Engineering
Air Water
Ajinomoto Co. (Thailand) Ltd.
Aker Kvaerner Powergas
Allied Telesis
Altuix Innovations
Amazon Web Services
Ametek
Andhra Pradesh Power
Ansell
AP Gas Power
APERC
Aperza
APGENCO
APM Solution
Apogee Process Control
APTRANSCO
Asahi Glass
Asahi Kasei
Ascent Intellimation
Asia Pulp and Paper
AspenTech
Associated Capsules
Astasoft Sdn Bhd
AstraZeneca
Automation News Company
Aurobindo Pharma
Automation Industry Assoc.
Avadooth Automation
Avant-Garde
Axcend Automation
Azbil
B&R Automation
Bajaj Hindustan
Ballarpur Industries
Barry Wehmiller
Basell Polyolefins India
Bayer CropScience
Bayer Material Science
Bayshore Networks
BDMA
Beckhoff Automation
Beijing ForceCon Technology
Beijing Hollysys
Beng Hui Marine Electrical
Bengo4.com
Bentley Systems
Bharat Aluminium
Bharat Bijlee
Bharat Forge
Bharat Fritz Werner Ltd
Bharat Petroleum Corp
BHEL
Bhilai Steel Plant
Bhushan Strips and Steels
Binani Industries
Biocon
Bizworth India
Boeing
Bongaigaon Refinery
Bosch
Business & Technology Daily News
Cache Technologies
Cadbury India
Cadila Health Care
Calligo Technologies
Candem Technologies
Companhia Brasileira de Metalurgia e Mineração
CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA)
CCJS
CD Controls
Cement Manufacturers' Assoc.
Center for Cellular & Molecular Biology
Central Electricity Authority
Central Power Research Inst.
Cenviro Sdn Bhd
Chang Chun Chemical (Jiangsu)
Chemical Daily
Chemical Industry Digest
Chennai Petroleum
Chettinad Cement Corp.
Chevron
Chitale Dairy
Chiyoda
Chugai Pharmaceutical
CII
Cisco Systems
Collaborative Systems Integration
Conceptia
Continental Energy Services
Control Infotech
Cosmo Oil
Cotmach Electronics
Covestro Polymers (China)
Creative Power Engineers
Cyient
Daicel
Daihachi Chemical Industry
Danfoss
Dasthur & Co
DCL
DCM Shriram Ltd
DCPL
Deepak Fertilisers
Deepak Nitrite
Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory
Dell EMC
Deloitte Tohmatsu Risk Service
Denka
designKomms
DFM Systems
DIC
Dikabatas Sdn. Bhd.
Director General of Hydrocarbons
Doosan HF Controls
Dow Chemical
Dow Corning
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories
DRDL
DuPont Engineering
Dynam Electro Controls
ECIL Electronics Corp.
Edgecross Consortium
eHills
EID Parry India
El Forge
Eldorado Brasil 
Electrical and Electronics
ELIIY Power
Emerson
Endress and Hauser
ENEOS
Engineers India
Entanpy
Enzen Global Solutions
Essar Chemical
Essar Constructions
Essar Oil
EtherWAN Systems
EVTransports
Excel Consultancy
ExxonMobil Research & Engineering
FCRI
FDT Group
FieldComm Group Japan
Fillpackpro
Finolex Industries Ltd
FLSmidth
Focus-On Vof
Fortinet Security Network (Thailand) 
FPCC
Fuji Electric
Fuji Oil
Fujirinkai
Gadgeon Systems
GE Energy
GE IP
Geely Technology Group
Genting Lanco Power
German Technical Cooperation
GISPL
Gland Pharma
GNFC
Godavari Biorefineries Ltd
Godrej & Boyce
GPM Ltd
Grasim Nagda

Gujarat Alkalies & Chemicals
Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals
Haldia Petro Chemicals
Hamamatsu Photonics K.K.
Hanuman Automation
Happiest Minds
Heavy & Chemical Ind. News Agency
Heidelberg Cements
Hemofarm
Hi Rel
Hibiscus Petroleum
Hindustan Aeronautics
Hindustan Lever
Hindustan Petroleum
Hino Motors
Hitachi
Hitachi High-Tech Solutions
HMT
Honeywell
Horiba
IBM
ICB Technimont
Idemitsu Kosan
IDEXX Laboratories
IHI
IIIT-Bangalore
ike llc
Indian Cane Power
Indian Oil Corp
Industry 2.0
Industry Control Solution Lab
Infosys
INPEX Corporation
Invensys
ISA
ISMT
Ispat Industries
ISRO
ITC Bhadrachalam
ITI Ltd
Iwai Kikai Kogyo
j5 Japan Co
Jacobs
Japan Electric Measuring Instruments Manufacturers Assoc (JEMIMA)
Japan Electrical Manufacturers' Association (JEMA)
Japan Robot Association (JARA)
Jasubhai Digital Media
JFE Engineering
JFE Steel
JGC
Jindal Stainless
Jindal Steel and Power
JMA
JNC
Jost's Engineering
JP Steel Plantech
JSR
Jubilant Organosys
JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy
Kalbe Morinaga Indonesia
Kanazawa Engineering Systems
Kansai Coke and Chemicals
Kao Corporation
Karnataka Power Corporation
Kartapur Cold Storage
Kaspersky
Kawasaki Heavy Industries
Keio University
Kemotheraptik Drugs
Keshav Power
KM Sugar Mills
Knowledge Lens
Kobe Steel
Kochin Refineries
Koerber Pharma
Kogyo Gijutsu Sha
Koyo Electric 
Kribhco, Surat
Krishak Bharati Cooperative
Krohne Marshall
Kuraray Co., Ltd.
Kureah Corporation
Kyoritsu Electric 
Kyushu Electric Power
L & T
L & T Heavy Engineering
L & T S&L
L & T Valdel
L & T Infotech
L & T Technology Services
LANCO Infratech
Linde plc
LMW
Lyondellbasell
M K Raju Consultants
M R F
M.N. Dastur & Company
Mahagenco - Chandrapur
MALCO
Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemicals
MANI
Maruzen Petrochemical
Masibus Automation & Instrumentation
Mecgale Pneumatics
MECON
Meghmani Finechem
Meiji
MEIPL
Meridium
META Engineering Technology
Metawater
Metso Automation
METWN
MGC
MHPS Control Systems
Minconsult Sdn Bhd
Mishra Dhatu Nigam
Mitcon
Mitsubishi Chemical
Mitsubishi Electric
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems
Mitsui Chemicals
Mitsui E&S Engineering
Mitsui Sugar
MK HQ External Affairs & Tech.
Modec
ModeliCon InfoTech
MOL
Morinaga Milk Industry
Motoyama Engineering Works
Mottainai Africa
M-system
My Home Cement
My Home Power
Nagarjuna Fertilizers and Chemicals
Nagoya Institute of Technology
Nakakita Seisakusho
NASSCOM
Natco Pharma
National Aluminium Company
National Informatics Center
National Thermal Power Corp
Nava Bharat Ventures
Navin Fluorine International
Ncon Turbo Tech
NEC Indonesia
Nestle India
Nexan
Nippon Paper Industries
Nippon Sheet Glass
Nippon Shokubai
Nippon Soda
Nippon Steel
Nippon Telegraph & Telephone
Nirani Sugar
Nishikawa Keisoku
NMCC
NMDC
Noida Power
Nomura Research Institute
NPO 3D-CAD Engineers' Association
NS Solutions
NTT (Thailand)
Nuclear Fuel Complex
Nutech Engineers
Oil India
Okamuradenki Co.
Olympus
Omega Simulation
Omron
ONGC
Ontime Engineering and Services
OQ Refineries and Petrochemicals
Oracle
Organo Corporation
Orient Cement
Osaka Gas Chemicals
Osaka International Refining Co

Osaka University and Kobe University
Oshidakenbundo Co.
OSIsoft
Oxiteno
Paradeep Phosphates
PCSchematic
PDDX
Pepperl+Fuchs
Petrobras
Petroliam Nasional Berhad
Petronas
Pfizer
Pidilite Industries
Pioneer Corp
Piramal Enterprises
PIvot Engineering Services
Ponni Sugars
Porton Pharma Solution
Praj Industries
Praxair India Ltd
Prime Polymer
Pro-face India
Progressive Safety Equipment
PT Kalbe Morinaga Indonesia
PT Kaltim Prima Coal
PT Pertamina Hulu Kalimantan Timur
Pyrotek
Qualitas Technologies
Raptron Semiconductors
RCF
Realtime Automation
Reliance Energy
Reliance Gas Transportation
Reliance Industries
Reliance Info Solution
Robolab Technology
Rockwell Automation
Rolta India Limited
Rourkela Steel Plant
Rovisys Asia Company
Sagitate (Thailand) 
Saipem India Project Svcs
Sakata Inx Corp.
Salem Steel
Sampoorna
Sandoz
Sangfroid Pharma
Sanghi Sez
SANS Institute
Sanwei
SAP Labs India
Sarla Technologies
Satyam Computer Services
Saudi Aramco 
SCG Chemicals
Schaeffler
Schenectady Herdillia
Schneider Electric
SEARCH
Sedgman
Seibu Oil
Seikosya Corp.
Sekisui Chemicak
Selerant
Servilink Systems
Seshasayee Paper & Boards
Shakkthi Precision
Shell Chemical Seraya
Shinkawa Electric
Showa Denko
Showa Shell Sekiyu
Shri Chamundeswari Sugars
Shriram Fertilisers & Chemical
Siemens
Sierra Controls and Instrumentation
SIETC
Silverline Solutions
SM Labs
SMS Pharma
Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE)
Southern Petrochemical Industries
SPB Consultants
Sree Rayalaseema Alkalies and Allied Chemicals
Steag Energy Services India
Steel Authority of India
Steel Plantech
STQC
Stratus Technologies
Strides Arcolab
Sumitomo Chemical
Sumitomo Heavy Industries
Sun Innovation Systems
SunAllomer Ltd.
Sunlux Technologies
Sunpower Phillipines Mfg.
Sunvik Steels
Supcon
Surfacoats
Surin Sugar
SWCC
Synchrono
Syspro
Taiheiyo Cement
Takasago Chemical
Takuma
TANGEDCO
Tata Consultancy Services
Tata Consulting Engineers
Tata Elxsi
Tata Motors
Tata Power
Tata Projects
Tata Steel
Tata Technologies
Tatweer Petroleum
TB Woods
TE Connectivity
Tech Mahindra
TechNova Imaging Systems
Teijin
The Chemical Daily
The Heavy & Chemical Industry News Agency
The Polyolefin Company
Tiara Vibrasindo Pratama
TIS
Toagosei
Tohogas Co.
Tokuyama
Tokyo Denki Sangyo
Tokyo Electron Device
Tokyo Gas
Torrent Power
Toshiba
Toshiba Digital Solutions
Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions
Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems
Tosoh
Toyo
Toyota Industries
Transpetro
Trend Micro 
Tri Alpha Kuasa
TURCK Japan
TXOne
TXOne Networks Japan 
UBE Industries
UEZUMI T&A ORG
Ugar Sugars
UGL
UGS India
UKG
Uniper
United Phosphorous
US Pharmacopia
Usha Martin
Uthunga Technologies
Vacon
Valdel Corporation
Varroc Engineering
Vasavdatta Cement
Vega
Vir Rubber Products
Vishay Components
Vivix Vidros Planos
Vizag Steel Plant
Volvo
VPS
VVF
Wanhua
Waterfall Security Solutions
West Bengal Power Development
Wind River
Wintech
Wipro
Yantra Automation
Yashima Export & Import
Yaskawa Electric
YDC
Yokogawa
Yokogawa Electric
Yokogawa Solution Service
Zeon