Siemens to Host Manufacturing in America Symposium

  Siemens to Host Manufacturing in America Symposium

       Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Headlines Thought Leadership Event

Business Wire

DETROIT -- February 28, 2013

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, joining via live web stream from his office,
will be a presenter at the Manufacturing in America Symposium, sponsored by
Siemens and Electro-Matic Products, Inc. The two-day event, being held March
20-21 at Ford Field and the GEM Theater in Detroit, will bring together
manufacturing and automotive industry executives, technology leaders and
innovators to explore how technology is driving a manufacturing renaissance in

“The changes happening in the Detroit auto industry are at the forefront of
what could become the new industrial revolution,” says Raj Batra, president of
Siemens Industry Automation Division. “Across the world, the global
manufacturing sector is searching for ways to become more competitive, as old
ideas about the production process are being replaced by new technologies that
are combining the digital and physical manufacturing process, driving
innovation, productivity and efficiency,” adds Batra.

The Manufacturing in America Symposium will feature in-depth presentations,
discussions and best practices focused on manufacturing, particularly in the
automotive industry. There will be a thought leadership summit with leaders
from companies such as Ford, GM, BMW and Comau, among others, presenting on
topics such as “Global Standards to Reduce Total Cost of Ownership,” “Success
Factors for Manufacturing in the U.S.,” “Holistic Approaches to a Sustainable
Redesign of an Energy Efficient Factory” and “Making it in America – Build
Where You Sell.” Several of these industry leaders will also participate in
panel discussion moderated by IndustryWeek magazine.

The Symposium will host a microfair, a 3D movie emphasizing the role of
automation innovations and a Technology Tip-Off, featuring more than 40
technical seminars and a host of vendor exhibits.

“Last year, more than 1,000 attendees from 100 different companies attended
our Technology Tip-Off event only, and this year we have added even more
content and activities,” says David Scaglione, vice president of sales and
marketing for Electro-Matic Products, Inc.

There is no charge for attendees, but registration is required. For more
information or to register, visit

For further information on the Manufacturing in America Symposium, please see
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