Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Press Release: Registration Open for [MC]2 2013MTConnect: Connecting Manufacturing Conference

For Immediate Release: January 14, 2013

David A. Edstrom
Chairman of the Board and President,
MTConnect Institute

Registration Open for [MC]2 2013MTConnect: Connecting Manufacturing Conference

McLean, Va. … Registration is now open for the second [MC]2 2013 MTConnect: Connecting Manufacturing Conference. [MC]2 2013 will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio April 10 11 at the Millennium Hotel Cincinnati.

MTConnect is a set of open, royalty-free standards intended to foster greater interoperability between controls, devices and software applications by publishing data over networks using the Internet Protocol. Since its introduction in 2008 MTConnect has become the standard for manufacturing connectivity. The manufacturing technology community commonly uses MTConnect to connect the shop floor to monitoring applications and to integrate the shop floor with the entire manufacturing enterprise.

The conference promotes both the benefits and implementation of MTConnect, as well as showcasing commercially available products that utilize the standard. Attendees who could benefit from this important event include end users – shop owners, plant managers, industry thought leaders, MTConnect® Institute participants, equipment suppliers, students, educators,software developers, distributors, ISVs, integrators, and consultants.

“[MC]2 2013 will build upon the huge success of the inaugural conference in 2011 where we had industry thought leaders, 175 attendees, numerous speakers, hands-on labs and 24 exhibitors,” said

 David Edstrom, MTConnect Institute Chairman of the Board and President. “MTConnect is a true game changer that is revolutionizing manufacturing and this conference will once again provide business and technical content for everyone who participates.”

To learn more about this event and register, visit www.mtconnectconference.org.


AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology

AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology represents and promotes U.S.-based manufacturing technology and its members—those who design, build, sell, and service the continuously evolving technology that lies at the heart of manufacturing. Founded in 1902 and based in Virginia, the association specializes in providing targeted business assistance, extensive global support, and business intelligence systems and analysis. AMT is the voice that communicates the importance of policies and programs that encourage research and innovation, and the development of educational initiatives to create tomorrow’s Smartforce.  AMT owns and manages IMTS — The International Manufacturing Technology Show, which is the premier manufacturing technology event in North America. www.AMTonline.org

Note to the Media: Registration to the [MC]2 2013MTConnect: Connecting Manufacturing Conference is complimentary for the Media.