Automate 2015 Launches New Web Site in Advance of Fast-growing Event
The Association for Advancing Automation’s (A3) biennial Automate 2015 recently launched a new Web site in advance of its highly anticipated event, scheduled March 23-26, 2015, at McCormick Place in Chicago.
Highlights of the new Web site include responsive design for easy viewing on mobile devices; an interactive exhibit hall floor plan; a redesigned new product showcase; and a new site search feature. Automate 2015 also will have an app available for mobile devices in the future.
The 2013 event saw 80 percent of the exhibit floor space rebooked onsite and about 25 percent of the exhibitors have increased their exhibit space, compared with 2013, as well as 10 percent of the exhibitors on tap in 2015 are brand new.
“With an attendance increase of more than 40 percent, Automate is one of the fastest-growing shows in the trade show world,” said Jeff Burnstein, president of the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), primary sponsor of the event. “We expect to see continued growth in 2015 as the demand for a ‘one-stop-shop’ for automation needs accelerates, especially from small and medium sized companies looking for a broad range of automation solutions.
He added, “We think that’s why 47 percent of the Automate attendees tell us they attend no other trade shows, and exhibitors report to us that they find potential customers at Automate that they’ve never met anywhere before.”
A3 is the umbrella group for Robotic Industries Association (RIA), AIA - Advancing Vision + Imaging and Motion Control Association (MCA).
Automate 2015 will host the ISR North America in 2015, an international robotics conference.
“Our conference focuses on practical, real world issues that prepare attendees to return to their facility armed with information that can help them successfully apply robots, vision systems, motion control, and related automation products,” Burnstein said.
Automate 2015 also will be collocated with ProMat 2015, North America’s largest warehousing and distribution show, sponsored by MHI.
Attendees of either show will be able to attend the collocated events using the same badge, and more than 30,000 registrants are expected for the two events, according to show officials.