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Oct 2018
Oct 2018


Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center 900 East Market Street San Antonio , Texas 78205
Tel: (210) 207-8500
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Emerson Global Users Exchange 2018






Event Overview:

The Emerson Global Users Exchange Conference was developed to provide end users with a valuable exchange of information among process manufacturers, end-users and Emerson experts.  The unique opportunity offers peers the ability to network, view and offer input about developing Emerson technologies and to take away new knowledge, ideas and techniques to help maximize assets and increase profitability.

Technology Exhibits
The workshops, short courses, and roundtables at this year’s conference give users like you the opportunity to learn from your peers on how to better improve your operating efficiency and reduce the costs of your projects. In the Technology Exhibits, you can actually experience some of Emerson’s latest technologies - including new intelligent digital instruments, enhancements to our control systems, and our solutions to issues in your industry. Our complementary suppliers will also be there showcasing their products and services and explaining how they can also help your plant be more productive.

This is your chance to get a first-hand look at some of the industry’s most innovative automation technologies and services, and to learn more about what they can do for you!

Attendee Information:

Why Attend?

By Users, For Users

The Emerson Global Users Exchange is more than an industry-leading technical conference…it is a community of manufacturing leaders committed to extracting the most from their automation investment…and sharing their learning with each other.

Now is the time …

To learn best practices and see how colleagues are improving efficiency and reducing costs with automation. Several hundred workshops and short courses are specially selected each year for practical results on pertinent issues such as reducing production costs and improving agility.

To understand what your peers, other suppliers, and customers in your industry are doing to compete in challenging economic times. Industry specific forums will cover pertinent topics such as operational strategies for uncertain times and meeting new regulatory requirements.

To touch and experience the breadth of innovative Emerson technologies all in one place. More than a football field-sized area of Emerson technologies and complementary vendor solutions will be exhibited with live hands-on demonstrations.

To meet with the Emerson experts behind the technologies and learn how innovative technologies can be put to work for you. Emerson subject matter experts will present product and service roadmaps, host demonstration booths, and provide opportunities to speak specifically to your needs.

To network with your peers and other industry leaders and make the right connections. Throughout the conference you can meet face-to-face with industry and process experts, speak with Emerson leaders, interact with fellow automation professionals, and make new contacts.

To receive complimentary certified training and earn CEU credits.  Several popular short courses will be taught focusing on many of the most prevalent industry technologies and products. (courses valued at several hundred $USD each if taken independently)

To get the most out of your automation investments and realize its true value. The Exchange is a user community committed to extracting the most from their automation investments and sharing their learning with each other.

Who can attend?

Based upon its charter, the Emerson Global Users Exchange is intended for:

End users - individuals who are actively using Emerson Process Management’s products, systems, and services to control process plants
Alliance Partners - complementary suppliers who are part of Emerson’s Alliance Partner program
Third Party Suppliers - other complementary suppliers (this is by invitation only)
Invited speakers, presenters or panel members
Emerson Process Management employees, including our Sales organizations

Exhibitor Information:

Interested in Exhibiting?

Do your products and services complement the industrial automation industry?

Exhibitor participation is by invitation only. Vendors with products/services that are complementary to offerings by Emerson Process Management, which have been endorsed for use with Emerson's products and solutions, and do not compete with Emerson, its business units, or its Local Business Partners, may be invited to participate.

Keynote Speakers

Andy Gross

Corporate Entertainer

Andy is one of the most sought after corporate entertainers in the world. Audiences are absolutely unanimous in their praise of this amazing performer. He is one of the hottest variety acts working today as evidenced by his sold out shows and devoted following! The show combines stand-up comedy, magic and ventriloquism. Andy performs over 150 shows a year at comedy clubs, Las Vegas, cruise ships, Fortune 500 corporate events, colleges and performing arts theaters. He is considered one of the best by his peers in the entertainment industry and he will leave you spellbound.

Joel Holmes

Emerson Global Users Exchange Chairman


Joel Holmes is the Site Electrical Reliability Engineer at the Monsanto Manufacturing Facility in Muscatine, Iowa.  In addition, he promotes and provides enterprise support for AMS.  He has been employed with Monsanto over 21 years and prior to his current role has held a variety of positions, including maintenance, project, and controls engineering. Joel holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from California State University, Long Beach.  He has experience with multiple control systems including DeltaV™, PRoVOX™, Allen-Bradley, and Modicon.  Joel and his electrical reliability team are the proud recipients of the 2012 HART Plant of the Year award, an international recognition for their demonstrated ingenuity and advanced capabilities in the application of HART Communication for real-time operational improvements, including lower costs and increased availability.

Joel currently resides in Muscatine, Iowa with his wife, twin boys (13) and daughter (10).  Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, kids sporting activities, outdoor activities, and being an assistant high school varsity football coach.

Mike Train

Executive President

Emerson Automation Solutions

Michael H. Train leads the Automation Solutions business of Emerson, which posted sales of $9.4 billion in fiscal 2017. The Automation Solutions business team serves customers in the process, hybrid, and discrete industries with sales, engineering, manufacturing, and service capabilities distributed throughout the world.

Train began his career with Emerson in 1991 as an international planner, then took on additional responsibilities in a number of executive posts that included serving as President of Emerson Japan and Korea, VP of Corporate Planning, President of Emerson Process Management Asia Pacific, and President of Emerson’s Rosemount business.  He was most recently President of Global Sales for Emerson Process Management.

Train earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from General Motors Institute and an MBA from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University.  He currently serves on the management school’s advisory council and was a 2008 Eisenhower Fellowship recipient.


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