The 27th Annual ARC Industry Leadership Forum
Driving Sustainability, Energy Transition, and Performance through Digitalization

February 6-9, 2023 - Orlando, Florida

February 27 - March 27, 2023 - Session Video Archive Available Online

Join us at the 27th Annual ARC Industry Forum to speed up your digitalization, sustainability and energy transition initiatives with strategies and stories from your peers.  

Register TodayWe 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. 

Energy 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. What are the market drivers behind the dramatic uptick in board-level attention - and the ensuing formalization and execution - of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategies? How are companies tackling decarbonization, new tracking requirements, and the many, complex threads associated with the energy transition and improved environmental stewardship? How are these efforts being balanced with demands for financial performance and ongoing digital transformation?

Digital TransformationCompanies who 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.  Powered by transformative technologies, innovative processes, and data, they are creating smart integrated systems that can develop new insights and, in some cases, even automate decision making, while optimizing to corporate performance goals and improving competitive excellence. These new systems can also support improved cybersecurity, helping industrial companies protect against a significant and growing risk. 

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.  

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

Join us at the 27th Annual ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, Florida to learn more about how transforming factories, plants, and infrastructure will benefit technology end users and suppliers alike.  Discover what your peers and industry leaders are doing today and what steps they are taking to prepare for the future. 

For those unable to attend in person, you can register to view the session video archives online from February 27 - March 27.

Forum Topics

21st Century Operations: Where IT, OT, and ET Converge

IT OT ET ConvergenceLeading industrial companies are actively engaged in transformation programs that will reshape their production operations to be more integrated, responsive, and optimized to meet business and customer needs.  Realizing these innovations requires an understanding of the emerging 21st century operations ecosystem and how it interacts with business, engineering, supply chain, and other organizations.  Today's connected environments surface machine data that was heretofore unavailable, and so enable new business models.   New systems may monitor the assets, and new actors may interact with the assets in new ways.  Industrial plant operations, typically siloed and fairly isolated today, will be reshaped as the core of a 21st century industrial production operations ecosystem.  A similar evolution is taking place for field operations - such as mining or agriculture.  In other cases, such as automotive, where the assets operate in public spaces and both the assets and ecosystems are evolving quickly, other factors come into play. 

In 21st century production operations, work is accomplished with a combination of internal and external actors (such as asset manufacturers, 3rd party machine monitoring services, spare parts suppliers, etc.), putting new demands on data requirements and cybersecurity strategies.  New types of production systems (such as additive manufactuiring) and new types of data are being generated (from wearables, vision systems, machine health sensors, etc.).  And digital twins and machine learning systems can work at various levels to optimize the overall system in synchrony with the needs of customers and business operations. 

An important enabler for this  innovation in industrial companies is the convergence of IT (Information Technology at the enterprise level), OT (Operations Technology, the information and automation technologies employed in the plant), and ET (Engineering Technology, the newer technologies that create virtual models).  IT/OT/ET convergence is among the drivers of the digital transformation that leading companies are embarking upon.  A wide range of technologies, such as Ethernet/Wi-Fi, virtualization, cloud, SaaS, analytics, Big Data, mobile, social, modeling, augmented reality, machine learning, remote monitoring, and digital twin are now being employed in industrial operations to improve operating performance, create a virtual environment, or introduce the Industrial Internet of Things.  But the big payoff comes when companies begin to operate in new, collaborative ways across the whole of the enterprise.

This program features speakers talking about moving to 21st century operating models, and how they utilized the IT/OT/ET enablers of digitization and innovation to improve performance in their production operations and throughout their organizations.

AI and Machine Learning

Most industrial companies still tend to make decisions based on habitual ways of doing things, tribal knowledge, rules-of-thumb, and the opinions of in-house experts.  But leading companies are moving to an information-driven culture and business model in which all decisions are made based on analysis of operations and business process data.  Throughout the organization, these companies employ software to collect, contextualize, visualize, and analyze data to gain new insights.  The common question is, “What does the data tell us?”  Armed with new insights, organizations can anticipate changes and drive better business results.  

It is clear that the use of analytics in industrial companies is growing rapidly.  With the industrial space becoming much more dynamic, manufacturers are turning to advanced analytics and machine learning to support predictive and prescriptive solutions.   More companies are pursuing analytics solutions and more employees throughout the enterprise want more and better decision tools.  And the increasing focus on Smart Manufacturing, Industrie 4.0 (I4.0), and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is driving demand for predictive maintenance and operating performance improvement solutions, which rely on advanced analytics.

This program will: 

  • Cut through the confusion surrounding 'analytics' in the industrial space
  • Provide a useful conceptual framework for differentiating modern analytics platforms from previous approaches
  • Highlight new technologies, platforms, architectures, and processes
  • Present case studies and examples from early adopters of new analytics systems
  • Provide industrial companies the information they need to begin their own analytics journey
Asset Performance Management

Asset Performance Management incorporates Industrial IoT (IIoT) and new analytics solutions like machine learning.  It uses information from production management, control systems, and asset management applications to provide new opportunities to optimize asset availability and operational performance.  This optimization goes beyond functional silos and occurs between silos where significant inefficiency, waste, and sometimes dysfunction often reside. 

Balancing the objectives of operations for on-time delivery, volume, and quality with those of maintenance for asset availability, longevity, and reliability requires sharing information and harmonizing these objectives with the goals of the enterprise.  New information technologies provide functionality to intensify cross-functional collaboration, business process improvements, and higher levels of performance to achieve asset performance management excellence. 

The ability to interact with equipment – like a variety of devices on a single site, or widely dispersed machines – presents new opportunities for industrial companies, utilities, and equipment suppliers.  These networks provide a new “connected ecosystem” of equipment manufacturers, systems integrators, and end users.  Some manufacturers and utilities have begun adopting these technologies.

Those attending this Asset Performance Management program will learn what was successful, and gain insights into what is next.  The objective is to make fact-based decisions using reliable information that aligns with the organization’s objectives.  An APM strategy helps ensure the best possible returns on capital investments over the lifecycle of the asset.  If you are involved in operations, maintenance, or industrial IT, you will want to attend these program sessions.

Automation Innovations

We have entered a period of intense innovation in industrial automation.  In the areas of high value-added manufacturing there is growing global competition.  Countries with developed economies want to maintain and grow their existing competitive advantages and support their exporting industries.  Countries with developing economies want to improve their competitiveness as well.

This competition is, in part, taking the form of national initiatives to improve manufacturing competitiveness.  These initiatives are found in Germany, the US, Japan, Korea, and China.  In the US the Industrial Internet Consortium has formed. Platform Industrie 4.0 is the German initiative; the “4.0” referring to a 4th industrial revolution (following steam, mass production, and IT).  This can be thought of as a set of new technologies that are fusing the physical, digital, and biological worlds, and impacting all disciplines, economies and industries.

Some of the topics that will be covered in the sessions for this program include:

Devices that will use the future 2‐wire Ethernet standard now in development by the IEEE 802.3cg committee. This 2019 standard will enable high speed communication to process field devices over distances as long as 1 kM.

The Open Process Automation Forum:  The Latest Update
The Open Group’s Open Process Automation Forum is noteworthy for several reasons.  First, because of its genesis within ExxonMobil, a leading international oil company with a long reputation for operational excellence.  Second, because the products of this program will be technologically quite different from the process automation systems used today.  Third, because the value chain envisioned for this program is also quite different from the way the process automation market works today.  The latest developments in this initiative will be presented and discussed.

Industrial Automation and the Industrie 4.0/Industrial Internet Initiatives
What will be the impact on manufacturing and automation of these major national initiatives?  How will the process industries, discrete manufacturers, and automation suppliers adapt and change their products in response to these programs?  What are thought leaders in Europe and North America doing now and planning for the next few years? End users will present the current programs for rapid integration of skid-mounted process systems, based on the Module Type Package (MTP) initiative of the NAMUR group in Europe. Also, European end users will discuss their pilot work with the future 2‐wire “single pair Ethernet” standard now in development by the IEEE 802.3cg committee. This 2019 standard will enable high speed communication to process field devices over distances as long as 1 kM.

Cybersecurity for Digitalization and Sustainability

New business processes are driving higher performance and lower costs across the industrial landscape. Companies are leveraging new developments in cloud computing, AI, IoT, edge solutions, and digital twins to identify bottlenecks and opportunities for improvement.  Technological developments are likewise driving improvements in the safety and reliability of critical operations.  Benefits from these developments can be large, but they can be quickly erased unless companies also address the increased risks of serious, costly cyber incidents. 

Smart Companies Address the Cybersecurity Implications of Digitalization

Industrial cybersecurity has never been more important. New business processes and technologies are rapidly expanding the pathways for attackers to steal information and disrupt operations.  At the same time, industrial security teams are struggling to deal with ransomware and sophisticated nation-state attacks.  This situation is jeopardizing worker safety, delivery of critical services, and the operational continuity of plants and facilities that fuel profitability.

Conventional industrial IT and OT security programs weren’t designed to handle all of these new challenges.  Digitalized organizations need security strategies that monitor, control, and coordinate security across every corporate device, application, system, and network regardless of where it is located.  Security programs also need to ensure consistent management across IT, ET, OT, Cloud, Mobile and IoT environments.  Likewise, security needs to span every business process and worker regardless of where, when, and how they are performed.  Developing a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy that addresses the current and emerging risks of digitalization has never been more urgent. 

The Industrial Cybersecurity program at the 2023 ARC Industry Form Americas addresses these issues with informative workshops, panel discussions, and case study presentations.  It is the ideal venue to learn what others are doing, how they are doing it, and the benefits they are achieving.  Attendees will also have opportunities to discuss their unique challenges with peers, researchers, educators, service providers, and solution providers.

Digital Twins and Connected Smart Machines

Autonomy and intelligence embedded pervasively in automation equipment is one of the key attributes to realization of connected smart machinery.  Connected smart machinery is important in virtually every application imaginable, but is even more valuable in cases where there is limited communications.  Machinery that analyzes and compresses large data sets are essential to ensuring that the data traffic on the Internet does not overwhelm the system or data can be analyzed local to the device.  The connected smart machine will require not just more sensors, but also more intelligent sensors.  Sensors must perform more sophisticated signal processing “at the edge” to provide accurate signals that filter out the noise before it gets to the automation system. 

In this program, machine builders employing intelligent sensors into the machinery to perform complex condition monitoring algorithms into automation systems will be highlighted.  Key topics for discussion include:

  • Creating new maintenance service revenue streams for machine builders
  • Development of equipment protection algorithms that increase resilience of machinery to stay operational for much longer periods of time.
  • Adaptive control algorithms allowing systems to operate over a wider range.
  • Predictive condition monitoring systems that use real-time control algorithms to provide a new level of maintenance information.
  • Exploring the potential of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to combine the benefits of multivariate analysis, predictive modeling, and inferential information to preempt abnormal situations.
Digital Workforce and Culture

The digital transformation of industry, infrastructure, and cities is under way, with new business processes, services, and models being pursued. This energy and investment is a rational response by organizations to digital economies that present new and very real opportunities. When combined appropriately, data and technology can provide competitive advantage, that – in some cases – enables organizations to leapfrog their peers.

Yet, when planning or executing this transformation, what is often missing is a focus on the human element of digital transformation.  Where do people fit in? The changes that digital transformation will have on the workforce are likely to be the most far-reaching and sustained effects.  Not only will digital transformation change the number of people needed to do work, it will rewrite how that work gets. Those going through digital transformation quickly realize that managing the human element can be the most difficult aspect.  However, as they work through their journey, people begin to better understand the human-centric benefits of digital transformation.  Enabled by technology, the workforce will become more empowered to identify challenges, adapt to circumstances, and find new ways to solve problems.

This program will:

  • Discuss digital transformation through the lens of people, examining the changes in the workforce as organizations become increasingly data-enabled and service-based.
  • Identify the common human-centered challenges to successful digital transformation.
  • Provide a framework for creating an organizational strategy and culture for digital change  
  • Present case studies of how companies organized people and work cultures around digital-first thinking
  • Outline how to evolve customer relationships and engagement for a digital world
Energy Transition and Sustainability

Energy 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. What are the market drivers behind the dramatic uptick in board-level attention - and the ensuing formalization and execution - of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategies? How are companies tackling decarbonization, new tracking requirements, and the many, complex threads associated with the energy transition and improved environmental stewardship? How are these efforts being balanced with demands for financial performance and ongoing digital transformation?

Companies who 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.  Powered by transformative technologies, innovative processes, and data, they are creating smart integrated systems that can develop new insights and, in some cases, even automate decision making, while optimizing to corporate performance goals and improving competitive excellence. These new systems can also support improved cybersecurity, helping industrial companies protect against a significant and growing risk.

Industrial IoT Platforms, Edge Infrastructure, and End Devices

Industrial Internet platforms are emerging as pivotal, value-added components of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) architecture.  These platforms add incremental value by functioning not only as the glue linking connected industrial devices to higher level performance-enhancing applications, but also as the execution environment for the applications themselves.

IoTIndustrial Internet platforms play an integral role in analytics, big data, remote asset monitoring, performance management, decision support, universal visualization, and the value chains for connected products and products-as-a-service.  The ability of these applications to access, analyze, and process industrial data is central to the IIoT value proposition. 

Industrial Internet platforms architecturally reside between intelligent devices and higher levels of the enterprise architecture.  Device connectivity platforms monitor, collect, process, and transmit data from a variety of intelligent sensors, devices, machines, products, and other assets to higher levels of the architecture, while analytics, big data, machine learning, and numerous other applications that deliver incremental process improvements typically reside in enterprise-level platforms.

The IoT network edge has emerged as a primary vehicle for delivering incremental business value via internet-enabled business strategies such as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industrie 4.0 (I4.0), and Smart Cities and Infrastructure. 

Escalating demands to feed information from data-rich intelligent edge devices to the cloud is one of the most pressing issues facing OT and IT professionals in the era of internet-enabled business strategies.  Standard options include support of common API or protocols, but cloud-based agents themselves are migrating into network edge devices.  These agents are increasingly viewed as not only vehicles for closer edge-to-cloud integration, but also as platforms for edge computing applications that execute locally, offloading processing from the cloud and providing enhanced security and closer to real time performance. 

This program will highlight current and prospective demands on both network edge infrastructure, such as gateways, routers, and switches, as well as smart end devices that function as edge nodes in the IoT architecture.  In addition, this program will look at the central role of Industrial Internet platforms in the emerging Industrial Internet of Things and how to use them to achieve incremental business benefit.

Agenda at a Glance

Full Schedule

Sunday, February 5
Casino Night Reception, 6-9 PM

Monday, February 6

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 7

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
5:30 PM Evening Receptions

 


Wednesday, February 8

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
6:30 PM SeaWorld Reception

Thursday, February 9

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

Featured Speakers

The following executives are featured speakers at the Forum.

Allen Pertuit

Vice President, Downstream Projects
Shell

Allen PertuitAllen has over 34 years of experience including assignments in Shell’s Upstream, Downstream and Projects & Technology divisions. He has held various senior leadership positions, managing engineering, downstream assets, upstream assets, and major capital projects. In his career at Shell, Allen has worked and lived in several geographical locations including Asia, Europe, and the United States. He considers it a privilege to have worked in such diverse cultural environments and leverages this experience in driving the success of Shell’s Powering Progress Strategy. In his current role of VP Downstream Projects, Allen has accountability for the development and delivery of Shell’s conventional downstream chemicals major projects as well as projects in the Low Carbon & Renewable Fuels, Sustainable Chemicals, CCS and Hydrogen Businesses. 

Gabriel Gonzalez-Alonso

SVP, Head of Corporate Production Management
ZF Group

Gabriel Gonzalez-AlonsoGabriel is in charge of Industry 4.0, industrial performance management, performance analytics and industrial strategy as well as advanced manufacturing engineering.  He has 28 years of manufacturing experience, 25 of which was with Renault-Nissan Alliance. Gabriel went from a supervisor at a body shop and head of a paint shop to Automobile and Powertrain Plant Manager, with a high focus on lean manufacturing. In mid-2012, he took the role of Regional Industrial Director in South America for Renault-Nissan with responsibilities in production as well as supply chain management and process engineering. He then moved to Corporate taking the Head of Manufacturing Quality position for 3 years with intensive work with teams from both companies - Renault and Nissan - on different aspects as Suppliers Quality, Build in Quality, and Shipping Quality as well for Assembly Plants as Powertrain. He was Head of Industrial Performance since 2017 during 3 more years for Renault Group in close contact and developing similar working methods with Nissan on strategic Lean approaches to make one of the most competitive brands in the world from a manufacturing point of view.

Sean Bushart

World Economic Forum Project Fellow
Electric Power Research Institute

Sean BushartSean is working to develop and execute a global initiative for accelerating the transition of industrial clusters to net zero. He is the North American lead for the initiative, which has a broad team of experts from EPRI, the Forum and Accenture focused on decarbonization technology deployment, financing, policy, and partnerships. Sean’s previous role was Director of the Environmental Sciences and Technology Team in EPRI’s Generation Sector. He led multi-disciplinary R&D teams working to address air, water, land, and chemistry challenges and opportunities related to industry decarbonization, electrification, and operational performance objectives. He has also led broad based research initiatives covering a range of topics including water availability, radiation safety, waste management, plant chemistry, plant decommissioning and groundwater protection.

Jim Haw

Vice President, Program Management & Digital Strategy
PureCycle Technologies

Jim HawJim is responsible for all worldwide project/program execution, as well as PureCycle’s Born Digital program. He has over 33 years of experience in the industrial manufacturing sector in industrial automation/electrical engineering, capital project/program management, as well as PMO development. Jim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas. He has been a career leader of the International Society of Automation having served at the local, regional, and national levels. He is also a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional as well as a Certified Project Management Professional.

Axel Lorenz

CEO, Process Automation
Siemens

Axel LorenzAxel has been CEO of Process Automation at Siemens in Karlsruhe since October 2022. The graduate engineer was previously Vice President of Control at Factory Automation, which included responsibility for the Simatic PLC, as well as Sales Manager of the Process Automation Business Unit. Prior to this, he held various roles, including General Manager of the Automation & Engineering Business Segment responsible for process control systems for several years. Axel started his professional career in 1992 as an Engineer for Process Control at Siemens in Berlin. Axel is driven by leveraging digital transformation to create real value for the company’s customers and ensuring their competitiveness – making the most of resources and bridging progress and sustainability.

Antonio Pietri

President and CEO
AspenTech

Antonio PietriAntonio serves on AspenTech’s Board of Directors. Prior to his appointment to President and CEO, he served as Executive Vice President, Worldwide Field Operations, where he led global Sales, Sales Operations, Professional Services, and Customer Support & Training. He previously served as Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Regional Operations, Asia Pacific, based in Singapore and Beijing, China. Antonio joined AspenTech through the company’s acquisition of Setpoint, Inc. in 1996. At Setpoint, he held a range of sales, services implementation, and consulting roles, where he oversaw integration of AspenTech solutions at European refinery and process manufacturing sites. In 2002, he relocated to Singapore as Vice President, Business Consulting, and was subsequently promoted to Managing Director of the Asia Pacific region. 

Colin Masson

Global Industry Marketing Director, Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing
Microsoft

Colin MassonColin has over 35 years of experience evaluating, implementing, marketing and selling manufacturing, enterprise and supply chain platforms and solutions. Over the last 15 years at Microsoft, Colin has been focused on enabling manufacturers to create a more resilient and sustainable future, enabling 'Digital Transformation', and the 'Servitization' of manufacturing with solutions that leverage Microsoft's intelligent edge and cloud capabilities (Azure, Dynamics 365, Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Power Platform), and co-innovation with the leading partner ecosystem for manufacturing.

List of Executive Speakers

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.

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

For me, since I’m from the pharma industry, coming to the ARC forum gives me a chance to interact with folks in like roles from different industries. It’s been very valuable for me to bring ideas and new connections back to my company and apply them to our business.

Kevin Fulton
Director of Engineering
Eli Lilly

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

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

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

Please use this dedicated booking website to make or modify your Renaissance hotel reservations online: https://book.passkey.com/go/ARCForum2023. The ARC Forum 2023 group room rate is $235, based on availability, if reservations are made by January 20, 2023. 

Note:  Please make your hotel reservations by contacting the hotel 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.

Alternate Hotel

Hilton Garden Inn Orlando at SeaWorld (directly next door to Renaissance Orlando)
6850 Westwood Boulevard
Orlando, Florida 32821
800-449-1619

The ARC Forum room block is $185 if reserved by January 20, based on availability.  To book online: https://www.hilton.com/en/attend-my-event/orlsegi-arc23-4e48cfda-27ba-4b1a-8a7b-a1b6a1d81a92/

Other Hotels Nearby

  • Hampton Inn & Suites Orlando at SeaWorld
  • Staybridge Suites Orlando at Seaworld, an IHG Hotel
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Orlando Theme Parks
  • Hilton Grand Vacations Club SeaWorld Orlando

Orlando Visiting Information

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To Register

Forum Fee

Qualified Technology End Users (Manufacturing, Energy, Supply Chain, City Leaders) are eligible to receive discounted tickets, please contact us to request these.  There is no fee for Speakers and Panelists.  ARC Advisory Service Clients and Sponsors of this Forum may use their complimentary tickets that are part of their service or sponsorship.

For all other attendees:

  • The fee for the In-person Forum in Orlando is $2,995 if registered by December 31, 2022. After that date, the fee is $3,495. The fee includes breakfast, lunch and evening receptions each day, and all program materials.
  • The fee for the Online Forum is $895 if registered by December 31, 2022.  After that date, the fee is $995.

Group rates are available. Please contact us for more information.

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 $200 processing fee. 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 Event Sponsorship page or contact us.

Previous Attendees

The following companies have attended recent ARC forums:

3M
ABB
Abbott
Accenture
Adani Power
Aegea Saneamento
Aera Energy
AGCO Corporation
Air Liquide
Air Products & Chemicals
Airgas
Akzo Nobel
Albensi Group
Albemarle
Alcoa
Alliance Pipeline
AMEC Natural Resources
American Axle & Manufacturing
American Water Works
Amphenol Aerospace
Analog Devices
Anglo American
Apache Energy
Applied Materials
Aramco Services
ArcelorMittal
Archer Daniels Midland
Arkema
Artera Services
Arthrex Manufacturing
Ashland
ASK Chemicals
Aspen Technology
AT&T Business
Atos
AVEVA
Avgol
Axiall
Bahrain Petroleum
Baker Hughes
Barilla
BASF
Bayer
Bechtel
Bedrock Automation
Bentley Systems
BHP Billiton
Blackrock
Boeing
Boise Cascade
BorgWarner
Bosch Rexroth
BP
Brady
Bracell Celulose e Papel
Braskem
Bristol Myers Squibb
British American Tobacco
Buckeye Partners
Capenture
Cardinal Ethanol
Cambell Soup
Cargill
Casa da Moeda do Brasil
CBMM
Celanese
Cenovus Energy
CF Industries
CH Robinson Worldwide
Chemours
Chevron
Chevron Philips Chemical
CHS
Cincinnati Water Works
Chiyoda
Church & Dwight
Cisco Systems
City of Des Moines
City of Lakeland
City of Orlando
Coca-Cola
Colonial Pipeline
Comau
ConAgra 
Connacher Oil and Gas
ConocoPhillips
Consumers Energy
Constellation Energy Group
Continental Automotive
Continental Mills
Cooper Industries
Corning
Correios
Corteva Agriscience
CORYS
Country Maid
Covestro
Creedence Energy Services
CSIA
CSN - Companhia Siderurgica Nacional
CSX
Cummins
Dakota Gasification
Danaher
Danfoss Drives
Dassault Systems
DC Water and Sewer Authority
DCM Shiram
Delek US Holdings
Diageo
Del Monte Foods
Dell
Devon Energy
Dolphin Energy
Dominion Energy
Dow
DTE Energy
Duke Energy
DuPont
Eastman Chemical
Eaton
Ecolab
Ecopetrol
Eldorado Brasil Celulose
Eli LIlly
Elkay Manufacturing
Embraer
Emerson Automation Solutions
Emirates Global Aluminum
Enap Refinerias
Enbridge
Endress+Hauser
EnerNOC
EnQuest
Entergy
EQUATE Petrochemical
Equinor
Ergon Refining
Ero Brasil
Evonik 
EVTransports
ExxonMobil
Festo
FiberVisions
Fidelis New Energy
Fieldcomm Group
Flint Hills Resources
Florida Power & Light
Flowserve
Ford Motor
Freeport McMoran
Gallus Pharmaceuticals
GE
General Dynamics
General Mills
General Motors
Georgia-Pacific
GlaxoSmithKline
Goodrich Petroleum
Goodyear Tire & Rubber
Goss International
Greater Cincinnati Water Works
Gr3n Recycling
Green Bay Packaging
Halliburton
Hatch
Hawaiian Electric
HCL Technologies
Heineken Supply Chain
Hemlock Semiconductor
Hexagon
Hill Labs
HIMA
Hirschmann Automation & Control
Hitachi
Hitachi Vantara
Honda
Honeywell
Huntsman
Husky Energy
IBM
Idaho National Laboratory
IDEXX
IFS
Independent Belgian Refinery
Indorama
Inductive Automation
Infor
Infosys
Ingersoll Rand
Ingredion
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Intel
International Paper
Intertape Polymer Group
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ISA
Iscar Metals
Itafos Conda
JDA Software
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Joy Mining Machinery
Kalbe Morinaga Indonesia
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Lopez Foods
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Merck
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Nalco Water
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North West Redwater Partnership
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Public Service Co. of New Mexico
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Seattle City Light
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Tennessee Valley Authority
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Transportadora Associada de Gas
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Veracel Cellulose
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Xerox
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