Presenting the 23rd Annual ARC Industry Forum
Driving Digital Transformation in Industry and Cities

February 4-7, 2019 - Orlando, Florida

ARC Industry Forum Orlando 2017

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 putting cybersecurity at the forefront.

Integrated-IT-OT-IoTEverything 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 at the 23rd Annual ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, Florida 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.

Who Should Attend

ARC's Industry 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

In past Forums, over 50% of the attendees have titles like Chairman, CXO, President, Vice President, Director, or Partner.
 

Benefits of Attending

Top ten reasons for attending ARC's Industry Forum:

  • 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
     

Agenda at a Glance

Monday, February 4 - Pre-Forum Workshops

8:30 AM Workshop Sessions
10:00 AM Break
10:30 AM Workshop Sessions
2:00 PM Workshop Sessions
3:30 PM Break
4:00 PM Workshop Sessions
6:00 PM Welcome Reception

Tuesday, February 5

8:30 AM Keynote Presentations
10:00 AM Break
10:30 AM Executive Panel
12:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM Concurrent Track Sessions
3:30 PM Break
4:00 PM Concurrent Track Sessions
6:00 PM Evening Reception

Wednesday, February 6

8:30 AM Keynote and Executive Panel
10:00 AM Break
10:30 AM Concurrent Track Sessions
12:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM Concurrent Track Sessions
3:30 PM Break
4:00 PM Concurrent Track Sessions
6:00 PM Evening Reception

Thursday, February 7

8:30 AM Concurrent Track Sessions
10:00 AM Break
10:30 AM Concurrent Track Sessions
12:00 PM Forum Ends with Boxed Lunches

Client Testimonials

Attendee Perspectives

It was an honor and pleasure to be invited to speak at the ARC event.  I was impressed with the level of knowledge I was exposed to at this conference; this will become an annual event for me.  A sincere thank you to ARC for organizing a "WOW" event in 2018.

Marty Martin
Director, Process Control Technology
Air Liquide

ARC Advisory Group industry events are extremely valuable (to Saudi Aramco).  ARC is the barometer for our industry.

Abdullah Al-Khalifah
Senior Engineering Consultant
Saudi Aramco

I found the presentation tracks [at ARC Industry Forum 2018] extremely valuable and I’ve already made some requests within Biogen to bring a greater presence next year.  I look forward to returning!

Matt Willert
Automation Engineer
Biogen

It was a high honor for me to participate [at ARC Industry Forum 2018] on behalf of the City of Orlando!

Charles Ramdatt
Director, Smart Cities and Special Projects
City of Orlando

Highlights from Last Forum

Innovations Showcase

New industry solutions are on display at the Innovations Showcase.  The Showcase provides an excellent opportunity for executives to assess the potential for emerging applications in production management, interoperability, virtual manufacturing, process improvement, asset management, operations management, supply chain synchronization, and more.  Exhibits have application scenarios for attendees to see how emerging technologies are applied to help solve issues across all industries.

The Showcase is open during the Monday Evening Reception and during breakfasts, breaks, and lunches.  It is held adjacent to the forum where refreshments are served.

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Location

renaissance-exterior-crsm.jpgThe Forum is held at the Renaissance Orlando Hotel in Orlando, Florida.

Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
6677 Sea Harbor Drive
Orlando, Florida  32821
renaissanceseaworldorlando.com

Note:  Please make your hotel reservations by contacting the Renaissance directly.  Beware of any offers from third parties selling room reservations pretending to be calling on behalf of ARC or the hotel.

The Renaissance is just a short shuttle or taxi ride from the most popular Orlando attractions and within easy access of Orlando airports. Hotel amenities include complimentary 24 hour fitness center use; transportation to SeaWorld Orlando, Discovery Cove, Aquatica, and Universal Studios Orlando based on shuttle schedule; and public area wireless Internet.

Orlando Visiting Information
Please contact Orlando's Visitor Information Center at 407-363-5874, www.visitorlando.com, for information regarding current events in Orlando.  For discounted attractions in Orlando, please visit Orlando Convention Aid website.  Their on-line travel guide offers discounts to restaurants, golf, attractions, nightlife, shopping, and more, including making dinner reservations for you.

To Register

Forum Fee

The Forum fee is $2,495 if registered by December 31, 2018.  After that date, the fee is $2,995.  The fee includes breakfast and lunch each day; receptions on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings; and all program materials.  Group rates are available.  Please call 781-471-1000 or contact us for more information.

Registration Methods

Please use one of the following methods to register for the Forum:

Cancellations and Substitutions

Substitutions may be made at any time at no additional charge.  The registration fee is fully refundable up to two weeks prior to the Forum date, minus $150 administrative fee.  A 50% cancellation fee will be assessed after that date.  All cancellations must be received in writing.

Speaking 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 companies have attended recent ARC forums:

3M
ABB
Accenture
Aera Energy
Aerotech
AGCO Corporation
Agilent Technologies
Air Liquide
Air Products & Chemicals
Akzo Nobel
Alcoa
Alliance Coal
Alliance Pipeline
AMEC Natural Resources
American Axle & Manufacturing
Anglo American
Apache Energy
Applied Materials
Applied Technologies
Aramco Services
ArcelorMittal Dofasco
Arch Coal
Archer Daniels Midland
Areva
Arthrex Manufacturing
Asahi Electronics
Ashland Water Technologies
Aspen Technology
AT&T
Atos
Automation Federation
AVEVA
AVID Solutions
Axeda
Axiall
Azbil
B+B Smartworx
B&R Industrial Automation
Baker Hughes
Barilla
BASF
Bayer MaterialScience
Bechtel
Beckhoff Automation
Bedrock Automation
Bentley Systems
BHP Billiton
Blackrock
Bobst
Boeing
Boise Cascade
BorgWarner
Bosch Rexroth
BP
Brady
Braskem
Bristol Myers Squibb
British American Tobacco
Brock Solutions
C-Labs
Cardinal Ethanol
Cal-Amp
Cambell Soup
Cargill
Celanese Chemicals
Cenovus Energy
CF Industries
CH Robinson Worldwide
Chemtech
Chevron
China Yangzte Power
Cincinnati Water Works
Chiyoda
Church & Dwight
Cisco Systems
City of Des Moines
City of Lakeland
City of Orlando
Clean Coal Solutions
Coca-Cola
Cognizant Technology Solutions
Comau
Compressor Controls
Conagra Foods
Connacher Oil and Gas
ConocoPhillips
Consumers Energy
Continental Mills
Cooper Industries
Corning
Country Maid
CSIA
CSX
Cummins
Dakota Gasification
Danaher
Danfoss Drives
Dassault Syst?mes
DC Water and Sewer Authority
Del Monte Foods
Dell
Descartes Systems Group
Digital Bond
DMS Global
Dolphin Energy
Dominion Virginia Power
Dow Chemical
Dow Kokam
DTE Energy
Duke Energy
DuPont
Dust Networks
Eaton
Electro-Matic Products
Elkay Manufacturing
Elipse Software
EMC
Emerson Process Management
Endress+Hauser
EnerNOC
EQUATE Petrochemical
Ergon Refining
Evonik Degussa
Exelon Energy
Expertune
ExxonMobil
FDT Group
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Festo
Fiatech
Fieldbus Foundation
Fieldcomm Group
Flint Hills Resources
Flowserve
Ford Motor
Fractionation Research
Freeport McMoran
Gallus Pharmaceuticals
GE Aviation
GE Intelligent Platforms
GE Energy
General Dynamics
General Mills
General Motors
Genpact
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia-Pacific
GlaxoSmithKline
Goodrich Petroleum
Goodyear Tire & Rubber
Goss International
Gray Matter Systems
Graybar
Greater Cincinnati Water Works
HART Communication Foundation
Hatch
HCL Technologies
Heineken Supply Chain
HIMA Americas
Hirschmann Automation & Contro
Hitachil
Honda
Honeywell Process Solutions
HubHead
Husky Energy
iBASEt
IBM
ICONICS
Idaho National Laboratory
IFS
iGATE
ILS Technology
Independen Belgian Refinery
Inductive Automation
Industrial Defender
Industrial Evolution
Infor
Infosys
Innominate Security Technologies
INOVx Solutions
InSinkErator
Intel
Intergraph
Integration Objects
International Paper
Invistics
ISA
Iscar Metals
Japan Petroleum Energy Center
JDA Software
JGC
JHP Pharmaceuticals
JMA Wireless
John Deere
Johnson & Johnson
Joltech
Joy Mining Machinery
KapStone
Kennametal
Kepware Technologies
Keystone Foods
Kimberly-Clark
Kollmorgen
Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies
Kraft Foods
KUKA
L&T Infotech
Lafarge
Laird
Lakeland Companies
Lakeland Electric
Larsen & Toubro Infotech
Leverx
LifeCare Services
Lockheed Martin
Lopez Foods
Loram Maintenance of Way
Lowe's
LyondellBasell
M+W Automation
M.G. Bryan Equipment
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
Manufacturing Connection
Marathon Electric
Mark Andy
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology
Maverick Technologies
MaxGrip
Mazak
McAfee
Mead O'Brien
Mentor Graphics
Meridium
MESA
Met-Mex Penoles
Metso
Mettler Toledo
MGM Resorts International
Microsoft
MillerCoors
MIMOSA
Minnesota Power
Mitsubishi Electric
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Mitutoyo America 
Mohawk Fine Papers
Momentive Specialty Chemicals
Monster Cable
Morgan Stanley
Mori Seiki
Motiva Enterprises
Motorola
Mynah Technologies
Nalco Champiion
NAMUR
National Instruments
NEMA
Nestec
Nestle
Nexen
NextNine
Nimbus Services
NIST
North West Redwater Partnership
Northwest Analytics
NOVA Chemicals
NovaTech
NRG Energy
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Nucor Steel
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Ocean Data Systems
ODVA
Okuma America
OLDI
OMAC
Omron
Oniqua MRO Analytics
OPC Foundation
OpenText
Opto 22
Oracle
Orlando Utilities Commission
OSIsoft
Owens Corning
Pacific Gas & Electric
Pacific Northwest National Lab
Palmer Foundry
Panasonic
Panduit
Paper Converting Machine
Parker Hannifin
PAS
Patti Engineering
PCN Technology
PEECO
Pepperl+Fuchs
PepsiCo
Petro Rabigh
Petrobras
Pfizer
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
Phoenix Contact
Pitney Bowes
PLCopen
PMMI
POSC Caesar
Praxair
Pro Mach
Procter & Gamble
Profibus & Profinet International
Prosoft Technology
ProSys
PTC
Public Service Co. of New Mexico
Pyramid Solutions
Quiet Logistics
Rackspace Hosting
Red Arrow Logistics
Red Lion
Reichhold
Reliance Industries
Rich Products
Robotic Parking Systems
Rocha Controls
Rockwell Automation
Rolls-Royce
Rolta
Rotork
Ryder System
Sabic
Sabisu
Safety Dynamics
Saffron Technology
SAIC
Sandia National Laboratories
Sandvik Coromant
Sans Institute
SAP
Sasol North America
Sasol Synfuels
Sasol Technology
Saudi Aramco
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions
Savigent Software
Schlumberger
Schneider Electric
Schnitzer Steel
Seeq
Sekuworks
Selas Fluid Processing
Setpoint
Shaw Power Group
Shell Exploration & Production
Shell Global Solutions
Siemens 
SKF Reliability Systems
Skkynet Cloud Systems
SMLC
Smurfit-Stone Container
Software Toolbox
Solaris Management
Sony Electronics
Southern Company
Stanley Aeroscout Industrial
Statoil
STEP Tools
Stone Technologies
STX OSV
Styron
Suncor Energy
Supcon
Sustainable Plant
Tata Consultancy Services
Telecom Industry Assoc.
Telenav
Tennessee Valley Authority
Tensile Capital
Tetra Pak
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Systems
ThingWorx
ThyssenKrupp
Toshiba
TOTAL
Toyota Motor Manufacturing
Trend Micro
Trendminer
Trimble
Trinseo
Unilever
U.S. Corrugated
U.S. Department of Energy
U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security
UCLA
United Electric Controls
Universal Parks & Resorts
Vale
Valero Energy
Vallourec & Mannesmann do Brasil
Vanderbilt University
Vecco
VIA Information Tools
WAGO
Walmart
Walt Disney World
Waterfall Security Solutions
Waters Corporation
Wells Enterprises
Wells Fargo
Whirlpool
White Cloud Security
Wipro Technologies
Woodward Governor
Worley Parsons
Wurldtech Security Technologies
Wunderlich Malec Engineering
Xerox
Xstrata
Yanbu National Petrochemical
Yaskawa
Yokogawa
YPF