Smart Advanced Manufacturing Conference

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According to Zion Market Research, global smart manufacturing will reach more than $450 billion by 2023 from about $150 billion today.

On November 27, 2018, the Smart Advanced Manufacturing Conference (co-located with SpaceCom 2018) will feature a full day of workshops examining these and other areas of interest. Participants will hear from leading experts in their fields and then have an opportunity to discuss among themselves the implications for their companies and the industry.

The knowledge gained in the Smart Conference will help companies:

  • Learn methods on how to lower costs.
  • Get insights into ways to improve the quality of products and processes.
  • Employ techniques on how to speed up delivery times.
  • See examples of manufacturing more efficiently by optimizing the integrated system of machines instead of optimizing each machine separately.

Every one of these areas of concern are impacted by the revolution of IoT, AI, additive manufacturing, advanced materials,  and M2M technologies. Smart machines lead to smart facilities and then to smart channels of distribution.

The Smart Advanced Manufacturing Agenda

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Networking

7.30 a.m. – 8.30 a.m.

Session 1: Benefits from Using New Manufacturing Operational Intelligence

8.30 a.m. – 9.30 a.m.

Room: 320A

Smart machines are improving quality control and safety, and reducing operational costs in advanced high-tech manufacturing. This session will present the latest intelligence on such areas as model-based enterprise systems, end-to-end resource trails, and autonomous block chain scheduling procedures.

Networking Break

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Session 2: The Value of Optimization of New Remote Service and Remote Monitoring

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Room: 320A

Session 3: Large Scale 3-D Printing Applications on Rockets and Engines

11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Room: 320A

Lunch on the SpaceCom Exhibit Floor

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Session 4: Latest Advancements in Applied Robotics and Autonomy in the Manufacturing Process

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Room: 320A

Service and support groups are already using IoT capabilities to optimize field service with remote service capabilities and predictive monitoring. This panel will examine use cases such as Caterpillar’s real-time sensor data on its equipment and other high potential applications.

Session 5: New Additive Manufacturing Materials & Their Application

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Room: 320A

Networking Break

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Session 6: In Space Materials Testing and Specialty Product Manufacturing

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Room: 320A

Cocktail Reception on SpaceCom Exhibit Floor

5:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Registration Information

The Smart Conference fee is $275, which includes:

  • Access to the Advanced Manufacturing Smart Conference program.
  • 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.



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?

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

Typical companies that will benefit from attending:

  • Anadarko Oil
  • Boeing
  • BorgWarner
  • British Petroleum
  • Chubb
  • Conoco Phillips
  • Eaton
  • Emerson
  • EOS
  • ExxonMobil
  • GE Aviation
  • Halliburton
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Honeywell
  • IBM
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Parker Hannifin
  • Pioneer Natural resources
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Raytheon Co.
  • Schlumberger
  • Siemens
  • Stanley Black & Decker
  • Stratasys 3D Printers
  • Westinghouse Electric

Hotel & Transportation

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