With a focus on Smart Manufacturing you will learn from industry experts about the latest automation technologies, best practices, current and future trends, in advanced manufacturing. Our topics include the latest news and applications in robotics, artificial intelligence, industry 4.0 approaches and methods manufacturers need to drive up quality, increase output and reduce costs for you and your customers. Come and meet our panelists who bring a wealth of experience and are leaders in their field.

Smart Manufacturing Exhibitor Showcase

Discover how leading companies are releasing next-gen robots from their cages while increasing efficiency, productivity, and safety on the factory floor. Covering robotics, automation, assembly, IoT software, and sensors, get insider insights on tomorrow's trends and technologies. Top names include:

Free Show Floor Content Highlights

Panel: Collaborative Robots in the New Age of Smart Manufacturing
Wednesday, November 14, 11:00 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. | Booth 2517

Track: Centre de la Scène / Center Stage
Focus: Robotique & Automatisation / Robotics & Automation
Format: 45-Minute
Presented In: English

As the world of collaborative robots continues to evolve, the safety of their human co-workers is a growing concern. This session will cover strategies and technologies to ensure human employees and cobots can work together safely and productively.

Topics to be covered:

  • Best practices for working closely with collaborative robots
  • Developments in sensors that allow cobots to be more aware of surroundings and environments
  • Standards, including risk assessments, to learn before implementing a collaborative robot installation

Moderator:
Jim Beretta, President Customer Attraction Marketing

Panelists:
Peter Fitzgerald, General Manager FANUC Canada
Yarek Niedbala, Regional Sales Manager, KUKA Robotics Canada
Marc Fallon, Technical Sales Representative, Advanced Motion 

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Cognitive Manufacturing: Real Artificial Intelligence Applications / Applications de l'Intelligence Aritficielle dans le secteur Manufacturier
Wednesday, November 14, 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Booth 2517

Track: Centre de la Scène / Center Stage
Focus: Robotique & Automatisation / Robotics & Automation
Format: 30-Minute
Presented In: Francais

The landscape of the industrial world has changed significantly over the past few years thanks to advancements in artificial intelligence (AI), and this evolution is likely to accelerate. AI technology is being used to reduce labor costs, shorten unexpected downtime, and increase production. This session will discuss how AI is currently used in manufacturing and what those processes might look like in the future.

Speaker:
Imed Othmani, PhD, Associate Partner, Artificial Intelligence

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Panel: Factory of the Future
Thursday, November 15, 1:00 p.m. - 1:55 p.m. | Booth 2517

Track: Centre de la Scène / Center Stage
Focus: Robotique & Automatisation / Robotics & Automation
Format: 45-Minute
Presented In: English

There has been a lot of buzz about Industry 4.0 in the manufacturing industry over the past few years. This panel will discuss how concepts such as the Internet of Things, digital twin, and smart manufacturing are converging to reduce costs, improve quality, and maximize efficiencies within manufacturing plants.

Panelists:
Ben Hope, Business Development Manager, Electric Automation, Festo Canada
Shalabh Bakshi, Director, Digital Enterprise, Siemens Canada
Alexandre Vallières, Co-founder & VP, AIWorx

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Panel: Automation Trends of Today and Tomorrow
Thursday, November 15, 3:00 p.m. - 3:55 p.m. | Booth 2517

Track: Centre de la Scène / Center Stage
Focus: Robotique & Automatisation / Robotics & Automation
Format: 45-Minute
Presented In: English

Automation is the name of the game in manufacturing today, and with advances in AI and remote communication, automation technologies are likely to explode in the coming years. Join us as we discuss how automation is impacting manufacturing today and what the future might hold.

Panelists:
Udayan Pandya, Director, Factory Automation, Siemens Canada
Tom Gieger, Principal, GAras
Mikael Packalen, Business Unit Manager – Robot Products & Automation, ABB Canada

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