About

If you are working in commercial industries and looking for opportunities to improve efficiency and profits in your company, industry, or city, the Smart Conferences are designed to help you explore, understand, and apply new disruptive smart technology.

If you’re not using them to improve your operations, you should be. Don’t get left behind.

Learn about these rapidly evolving and transformative technologies and how they apply to:

  1. Increased supply chain complexity
  2. Global fragmentation of production and demand
  3. Competitive pressures from unexpected places
  4. Organizational changes due to the integration of information and operational technology combined with data analytics
  5. Finding good staff

Registration

The Smart Conference fee is $275, which includes:
  • Access to either the Energy or Advanced Manufacturing Smart Conference program (co-located with SpaceCom 2018).
  • Breakfast, breaks, and lunch on the exhibit floor for the day of the Smart Conference.
  • Access to the SpaceCom exhibit floor for the day of the Smart Conference.
  • Cocktail reception at the conclusion of the Smart Conference.

The Smart Conference registration is available via the SpaceCom Conference and Exposition registration system. Please use that registration form and select the appropriate Smart Conference when registering. You can also choose to take advantage of the full SpaceCom Conference program as an add on.

 

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NOTE: Registration for the Smart Conference is done through our co-located event site, SpaceCom Conference and Expo. Please choose the Smart Conference option on the registration page.

Who Should Attend

Smart Energy:

Entrepreneurs and leaders of businesses in the oil and gas sector; senior management in upstream, midstream, and downstream segments; suppliers who serve these segments; and others in job functions such as:

  • CEOs and COOs
  • CTOs and CIOs
  • Strategic planning
  • Business development
  • Operations
  • Cyber security
  • Rig management
  • Rig communications
  • Rig operations
  • Process engineering
  • Asset and inventory management
  • Supply chain management
  • Risk management
  • Data analytics
  • Quality
  • Physical security and maintenance
  • Resource development
  • Exploration
  • FSO security and maintenance
  • Renewables

Smart Advanced Manufacturing:

In partnership with:

Entrepreneurs and leaders of businesses in the advanced manufacturing sector, finance and insurance, suppliers who serve the industry, and others in job functions, such as:

  • CEOs and COOs
  • CTOs and CIOs
  • Strategic planning
  • Business development
  • Operations
  • Cyber security
  • Process engineering
  • Asset and inventory management
  • Supply chain management
  • Risk management
  • Data analytics
  • Quality
  • Physical security and maintenance
  • Engineering
  • Additive manufacturing
  • R&D
  • Product/process design

Speakers and Agenda

Each Smart Conference has a unique focus in one industry; however, there are many cross-over opportunities that are relevant for all commercial industries. Visit the Smart Energy and Smart Advanced Manufacturing pages for details on speakers, session descriptions, and a full schedule.

 

SMART ENERGY               SMART ADVANCED MANUFACTURING

Location

Location and Travel Information

The Smart Energy and Smart Manufacturing Conferences will be co-located with the SpaceCom Conference and Exposition. Register for one or both of the Smart Conferences to take advantage of the additional value of visiting the SpaceCom exhibit hall and networking with aerospace professionals and civilians from NASA and other agencies, entrepreneurs, leaders in commercial industries, academics, government officials, and more.

Smart Advanced Manufacturing: Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Smart Energy: Wednesday, November 28, 2018

George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX
1001 Avenida De Las Americas Houston, TX 77010 (map it!). If you are driving to the convention center, you may download directions here.

Parking

The garage at 1002 Avenida de las Americas is under Discovery Green, across the street from the GRB. The daily rate is $12 and is paid upon entering.

The garage at 701 Avenida de las Americas is the new building connected to the GRB at the north end. Guests should enter the GRB via the second floor skybridge. For this garage, please take a ticket and pay inside the GRB before leaving.

Map of parking locations

Hotel and Transportation

The Smart Conferences are co-locating with the SpaceCom Conference and Exposition. Please visit SpaceCom’s travel page for details on official hotels and Houston attractions.