News | May 2, 2011

ABB Automation & Power World 2011 Attendance Exceeds 4,200


2011 attendance breaks all prior event records, reflects growing optimism throughout process and power industries

ABB Automation & Power World 2011, held in Orlando, Florida last week (April 18-21), exceeded projected event attendance expectations. The conference attracted a record number of participants for any ABB event, totaling more than 4,200 attendees.

ABB also announced the dates and venue for ABB Automation & Power World 2012. The event will return to the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas, on April 23-26, 2012.

ABB Automation & Power World is a three-day, comprehensive users conference and exhibition that showcases ABB’s extensive automation and power offerings and expertise under one roof, the widest range of technologies from one company at any one conference. The 2011 event included more than over 500 hours of workshops, customer case histories, partner presentations, and hands-on training sessions, as well as the massive exhibit hall and unique demonstration areas.

“We are honored with the continued record breaking attendance of this event, and for the opportunity to host this valuable learning forum for our customers,” said Enrique Santacana. Region Manager for ABB North America and Event Chairman. “The energy, enthusiasm and optimism found throughout the entire conference this year is indicative of improving economic conditions in the industries we serve. We have received overwhelmingly positive feedback from our customers and partners on how they will benefit going forward from attending this event.”

ABB designed its largest customer event for automation, robotics, industrial power and utility power users in engineering, operations, mill, plant, general management, and executive management in a wide variety of industries. Organized workshops, as well as information networking with ABB experts, industry experts and end user peers helped attendees share best practices, as well as learn how to reduce costs while improving their productivity and efficiency, be more competitive in today's challenging economic environment, and build the foundation for future growth and prosperity.

The continued convergence of key market issues, such as the need to improve energy efficiency, optimize all aspects of manufacturing productivity and use of raw materials, and critical issues such as cybersecurity and process safety, have exponentially increased interest for automation and power customers.. ABB’s unique scope of supply and resident expertise addresses the entire spectrum of the energy efficiency and industrial productivity issues, from power generation and distribution to use in production and automation, as well as process reliability, efficiency and safety, and provides customers with the competitive edge they need to succeed today and in the future.

About ABB
ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 124,000 people. The company's North American operations, headquartered in Cary, North Carolina, employ over 18,000 people in multiple manufacturing, service and other major facilities.

SOURCE: ABB Measurement & Analytics