ARC Industry Forum Europe 2019
Driving Digital Transformation in Industry and Cities

May 21-22, 2019 - Barcelona (Sitges), Spain

To navigate successfully through today’s global wave of digital transformation and make disruptive technologies work for them, manufacturers, municipalities, utilities, and all other organizations will need to roll out just the right mix of technologies at just the right time.  They will need to drive and manage change in processes, people, ecosystems, and technologies while keeping safety and cybersecurity at the forefront.

ARC Industry Forum EuropeEverything is becoming more connected and intelligent.  Streetlights, cars, gas turbines, and thermostats stream data.  Buildings, refineries, oil platforms, mines, and wind turbines are optimizing asset and operating performance.  Parking meters and distributed power grids deliver value to both consumers and operators.  Design software can link to additive machines to print parts directly.  And it's only the beginning.

How will disruptive technologies change existing products, plants, and cities?  Can cybersecurity threats be overcome?  How will machine learning, artificial intelligence, and open source solutions transform operations?  How will a digitally-enhanced workforce stem the loss of tribal knowledge?  How do connected products create opportunities in aftermarket services?  What steps can organizations take to foster innovative thinking?

There are countless ways to conduct your digital transformation journey, multiple technologies and suppliers to evaluate, and endless choices to make along the way.  Embedded systems, networks, software platforms, augmented reality, and machine learning may play a role as you begin to improve uptime, optimize operating performance, enhance service and the customer experience, and re-think business models.

Join us the annual ARC Industry Forum Europe in Sitges, Spain to learn more about how digitizing factories, cities, and infrastructure will benefit technology end users and suppliers alike. Discover what your peers are doing today and what steps they are taking in their respective journeys.

ARC Industry Forum Europe 2018

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Forum Topics

Topics at the Forum will cover the following themes:

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Analytics and Artificial Intelligence
  • Asset Performance Management
  • Blockchain
  • Cobots
  • Cybersecurity
  • Industrial Internet Platforms
  • IoT Network Edge Infrastructure and End Devices
  • IT/OT/ET Convergence
  • Manufacturing Execution Systems
  • OPC UA, TSN and Industrial Networks
  • Smart Cities

Who Should Attend

The Forum is a must-attend event for:

  • CEOs, COOs, and Presidents
  • CFOs, VPs, and Directors of Finance
  • CIOs and CTOs
  • VPs and Directors of IT
  • VPs, Directors, and Managers of Operations
  • VPs, Directors, and Managers of Engineering
  • VPs, Directors, and Managers of New Projects
  • VPs, Directors, and Managers of Procurement
  • VPs, Directors, and Managers of Supply Chain and Logistics
  • Directors, Managers and Architects of Automation and Enterprise Integration
  • Plant Managers and Supervisors
  • Production Managers and Supervisors

Benefits of Attending

Top ten reasons for attending ARC's Industry Forum Europe:

  • Learn about new technologies, new practices, and emerging standards
  • See the latest product releases from leading suppliers
  • Hear how others are solving some of your most challenging problems
  • Discuss your issues and ideas with peers, suppliers, and ARC Analysts
  • Network with colleagues and develop valuable relationships with peer and supplier executives
  • Expand your knowledge by attending sessions from many exciting programs
  • Discover new ways to breakdown cultural, organizational, and contractual barriers
  • Collaborate with peers on shared problems like limited capital, aging workforce, etc.
  • Impress your boss and colleagues with new fresh ideas to improve performance
  • Inject your requirements into supplier product roadmaps

Attendee Testimonials from Previous Forums

KAESER and SAP were pleased to present the joint model on the ARC forum.  Perhaps it can provide some ideas for other companies’ models. 

I was impressed by the number of participants and the internationality of the companies present. The event gave me insights into the basic and application topics that companies and associations work on for the digitalization of their assets and business procedures.  Overall I take only good memories with me from the perfectly organized event.

Uwe Grundmann
Head of Production Mobilair

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The ARC Industry Forum Europe brought together experts from across the data and IT space for wonderfully intimate and informative discussions of trends and challenges in the industry.  A particularly fruitful engagement with peer companies and vendors on issues common to all, and I personally made some surprising connections with capabilities I need to be more aware of.  Thank you ARC!

Lloyd Colegrove
Director, Data Services
Director, Fundamental Problem Solving Analytical Technology Center

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Location

Sitges Hotel and HarborThe Forum is held at the Meliã Hotel in Sitges (Barcelona), Spain.

Meliã Sitges
Joan Salvat Papasseit, 38
Barcelona - Sitges 08870
Spain
www.melia-sitges.com

Attendees should make their own hotel reservations.  ARC has contracted rooms (including breakfast and local tax) at the Meliã Sitges at a rate of €165, based on availability.  Please use this dedicated booking link to make your reservations.

Overlooking the Sitges marina and the Costa del Garraf, the Meliã is within easy access of Barcelona international airport and walking distance from the historic center of Sitges.  Hotel amenities include complimentary fitness facilities, free WiFi internet in public areas and rooms, and an indoor car park.

To Register

Forum Fee

Take advantage of our early-bird rates: €750 net, excl. VAT until November 30, 2018.  €990 net, excl. VAT until March 20, 2019.  After these dates, the forum fee is €1270 net, excl. VAT.

The fee includes lunch on both days, a Welcome Reception the evening before the Forum convenes, and all program materials. Group rates are available.

To Register

Please call +49-(0)211-3003-416, fax +49-(0)2104-542013, or e-mail ablech@arcweb.com.

Cancellations and Substitutions

Substitutions may be made at any time at no additional charge. The registration fee is fully refundable up to three weeks prior to the Forum date. A 50% cancellation fee will be assessed after that date. All cancellations must be received in writing.

Speaker Opportunities

For information on nominating a speaker for the forum, please visit our Speaking Opportunities page or contact us.

Sponsorship Opportunities

For information on opportunities for sponsoring the forum, please visit our Forum Sponsorship page or contact us.

Previous Attendees

The following organizations are among those who have attended previous Forums:

ABB
Accenture
AFD Armaturen
Air Liquide
Airsprite Technologies
Aker Process
AkzoNobel
Alcoa
Alessandro Bassi Consulting
Aliseca
Alpha Steuer-Mess-Regeltechnick
Alstom Energy
Amnytt
Analog Devices International
Anapur
Aramco Overseas
ARCA-Regler
Arkema Group
Arla Foods
Ashcroft Instruments
AspenTech
Atos
ATS
Aucotec
Automa
Avebe
AVI
AVR Rotterdam
B&R Industrial Automation
Bar Pneumatische Steuerungssysteme
barramundi Software
BARTEC
Basell Polyolefine
BASF
Bayer
Bernecker + Rainer
BlueCielo ECM Solutions
BN Automation
BoA Merrill Lynch
Bodet Osys
Bosch Siemens Hausgeräte
BP
Buerkert Werke
Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der
   Informationstechnik
C&M Engineering
Cargill
CAT
CC-Link
Celanese
Certec
Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz
Cisco
Clariant
CLPA
COMAU
Comos Industry Solutions
Control Chain Group
Control Engineering
COPA-DATA
Croon
CTE
Daimler
Danisco
Dassault Systems - Delmia
DDC
Deutsche Messe
Dow Chemical Company
Dr. Oestreich Consulting
DSM
DuPont
Economic Engineering
EDF
EKS Engel
Elan Software
Emerson
Endress+Hauser
Enginyers Industrials de Catalunya
Esso
ETH
EtherCAT Technology Group
Euriware
European Commission
EUtech Scientific Engineering
Evonik Degussa
ExxonMobil
Festo
FHS Nordostniedersachsen
Finze & Wagner EMSR
Flowserve
Fraunhofer IITB
F-Secure Future Capital
G&O Automation
GE Fanuc 
GeCma Components
Georgia-Pacific
GIT VERLAG
Goeller Verlag

Gönnheimer Elektronic
Grace Manufacturing
GRAF Synergy
Grenzebach
GSE Systems
HACH
HART
Harting Deutschland
Hatch Associates
HD Technology
Heineken
Henkel
Hilscher
HIMA Paul Hildebrandt
Hirschmann
Hochschule Ludwigshafen
HOERBIGER
Honeywell
Horizon Power
HP
HubHead
Hudson Cybertec
Huethig
Huntsman
iBanx
IBM
ICT Automatisering
Ifak
IKF SIL
IML Group
Ineos Köln
infoPLC
Infor
Infracor
InfraServ
inmation
Intel
Intergraph
International Flavors & Fragrances
Invensys
IPCOS
ISA
Istec International
iTAC Software
ITandFactory
JGC
JTI (Group of Japan Tobacco Inc.)
Kaeser
Kaneka
Kaspersky
KCI Publishing
Kiel Engineering
Knick
Konradin Verlag Robert Kohlhammer
Krohne Messtechnik
KUKA
Kuwait Petroleum Europoort
L&T
Laborelec
Landesumweltamt NRW
Land Rover
Lanxess
LeiKon
LEONI Kerpen
Logica
Lonmin
LSEC
Lubrizol
LVMH
Lyondell
M&M Software
M.A.C Solutions
MACTek
Magion Industrial Software Solutions 
MAN
Mars
Matrikon
Merck
MESA
MES Consult
Messe Duesseldorf
Metso Automation
Microsoft
MiRO Karlsruhe
Mitsubishi Electric
MM MaschinenMarkt
MM Software GmbH
MRO Software
MTL Instruments
NAMUR
NCAM
NEC Electronics
Nestlé
NextNine
Noerr
Northwest Analystics
Novartis Pharma
NovaTech

Oldenbourg
OMRON
OMV Deutschland
OPC Foundation
Oracle
OSI Software
OXEA
Oxeno Olefinchemie
Paradine
Penta-Electric
PEPITe
Pepperl+Fuchs
Pfizer Manufacturing
Philips Electronics
Phoenix Contact
PLCopen
Pravon
Primation Systemtechnik
PROFIBUS/PROFINET
ProLeiT
psb intralogistics
PT Industrieel
PTB Physik.-Techn. Bundesanstalt
Publish Industry Verlag
QBS Group
R. Stahl Schaltgeräte
Red Bull Technology
RIB Software
ROCHE Diagnostics
Rockwell Automation
Rösberg Engineering
Royal DSM
Rudolf Wild
SABIC
Sabisu
Sachtleben Chemie
Samson
SAP
Sasol Germany
Satyam Computer Services
Schaeffler Technologies
Schneider Electric
Seeq
Sentryo
SEW Eurodrive
Shell
SICK
SICS Swedish ICT
Siemens
Sitech Services
SMC Italia
Softing
SolutionsPT
SPPC
Statoil
Stork
Suzuki
TANDBERG
Tata Consultancy Services
Technip Germany
Tecnatom
TeDo Verlag
TenAsys
Tetra Pak
Thales Group
Thomas Industrial Media
Ticona
TNO
Total
Trebing & Himstedt
TrendMiner
T-Systems
TTTech
TU Eindhoven
TU München-TUM
Tudor Rose
Turck
Unified Automation
UReason
Vacon PLC
Valmet
VDE-Verlag
VDI
Vega Grieshaber
Vogel Business Media
Voith
VTA
WAGO Kontakttechnik
Waterfall Security Solutions
Weidmüller
WEKA FACHMEDIEN
WIB
WIN-911 Software
Wind River
Wittenstein
Wonderware
Wurldtech Security
Yokogawa
Zebra Technologies
ZVEI