2018 Process Control & Safety Symposium & Exhibition, Houston, TX | ISA

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Training: 29 October Conference: 30 October - 1 November Houston, TX USA

ISA Process Control & Safety Symposium and Exhibition

ISA’s Process Control & Safety (PCS) Symposium and Exhibition returns to Houston this November. Sponsored by the Process Measurement and Control, Safety and Security, Chemical and Petroleum, Communications, Education, Pulp and Paper, and Management Divisions of ISA, this word-class event will bring together the best and brightest minds process control and safety to provide the latest updates, trends, and expert projections! 

See photos from last year's event here.


Presentation Topics Include:

Process Control

  • Process Optimization
  • Procedural Control Applications
  • Automation Projects and Project Management
  • Operator Performance (HMI, Alarm Management, and Training)
  • Instrument Calibration
  • Intelligent Device Management
  • SCADA Projects and Applications

Cybersecurity

  • Cybersecurity and Functional Safety Lifecycle
  • Supply Chain Cybersecurity
  • Best Practices in Cyberecurity Risk Assessment

Safety Systems

  • SIL Determination
  • Functional Safety LIfecycle Data Flow

Interested in presenting? Share your expertise at the 2018 event. Download the Call for Papers here. Abstracts are due 4 May.

Top 5 Reasons to Attend 

1. View state-of-the-art products and technology services and solutions 

2. Gain a competitve edge by participating in ISA training courses

3. Attend thought-provoking keynote sessions delivered by industry leaders

4. Participate in a variety of technical tracks and topical sessions

5. Network with peers and make valuable professional connections


AGENDA SAMPLE

Tuesday, 30 October:

7:00AM — 5:00PM Registration

7:00AM — 8:00AM Breakfast/Networking/Exhibits

8:00AM — 9:00AM Welcome Remarks, Keynote Presentation

9:00AM — 10:00AM Networking Break and Exhibits

10:00AM — 11:30AM Session 1 Track Break Outs  

11:30AM — 12:30PM Networking Break and Exhibits

12:30PM — 1:30PM Lunch/Networking/Exhibits

1:30PM — 3:00PM Session 2 Track Break Outs

3:00PM — 3:30PM Networking Break and Exhibits

3:30PM — 4:30PM Session 3 Track Break Outs 

5:00PM Opening Night Reception


Wednesday, 31 October:

7:00AM — 5:00PM Registration

7:00AM — 8:00AM Breakfast/Networking/Exhibits

8:00AM — 9:00AM Keynote Presentation

9:00AM — 10:00AM Networking Break and Exhibits

10:00AM — 11:30AM Session 1 Track Break Outs  

11:30AM — 12:30PM Networking Break and Exhibits

12:30PM — 1:30PM Lunch/Networking/Exhibits

1:30PM — 3:00PM Session 2 Track Break Outs

3:00PM — 3:30PM Networking Break and Exhibits

3:30PM — 4:30PM Session 3 Track Break Outs 

5:00PM Evening Reception 


Thursday, 1 November:

7:00AM — 5:00PM Registration

7:00AM — 8:00AM Breakfast/Networking/Exhibits

8:00AM — 9:00AM Keynote Presentation 

9:00AM — 10:00AM Networking Break and Exhibits

10:00AM — 11:30AM Session 1 Track Break Outs 

11:30AM — 12:30PM Networking Break and Exhibits

12:30PM — 1:30PM Lunch/Networking/Exhibits

1:30PM — 3:00PM Session 2 Track Break Outs  

3:00PM — 3:30PM Networking Break and Exhibits

3:30PM — 4:30PM Session 3 Track Break Outs  

**Subject to change, as the final program is still under developement.

Download the ISA PCS Mobile App

This mobile event technology platform will allow attendees, speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors to navigate the event program and location, communicate and connect with other event participants, gather critical industry supplier information, share attendee experiences and compete with fellow attendees for leaderboard status, virtual drawings for prizes, AND MUCH MORE!

  • Click here to Download the Socio App
  • Sign up and setup your attendee profile
  • Go to the Events Tab and select Search for an Event
  • Enter (Search): 2018 ISA Process Control & Safety Symposium and Exhibition
  • Select Join Now and enter the passphrase: PCS2018

TRAINING

Cutting-edge technical training for the everchanging automation industry

To complement the content you gain through your attendance, a number of ISA-sponsored, technical training courses will be offered before and after the event. The course list will be posted on this site soon; check back for more information on training opportunities being offered at this year's event.

Note: Registration for training courses is separate from, and in addition to, your conference registration fee.  

For more information or to register, click on the course link above, or contact ISA at +1 919-549-8411 or info@isa.org.  

VENUE

The Westin Houston, Memorial City 945 Gessner Road Houston, TX 77024 Phone: +1 281-501-4300

The 2018 Process Control & Safety Symposium and Exhibition will be held at The Westin Houston, Memorial City. Located in the heart of the exciting Memorial City District, the hotel connects to the Memorial City Mall via skywalk. The mall offers an extraordinary shopping experience with a large variety of national and international brands and stores. A family-friendly destination, the Memorial City Mall is also home to the Cheesecake Factory and Cinemark 16-screen movie theater, a double-decker carousel, Ice Skate USA, the Children’s Play Castle, and the Loco-Motives train.

More about the venue

SPONSORS

Thank You to Our 2017 PCS Champions!

Platinum Champions

Gold Champions

Silver Champion

Bronze Champion

Media Sponsor

2017 EXHIBITORS

ALTIZON Applied Control Engineering, Inc ae Solutions Applitek NV BakerRisk Classic Automation Clearguard Draeger, Inc. DYNAMICS Scientific Production Center USA, INC. Emerson Automation Solutions Emphatec exida  

HIMA Americas Honeywell/Relevant Solutions Kinetrol Mangan Software Solutions Maverick Technologies Neste Jacobs Pointfar Automation Radiflow, Ltd. Rockwell Automation Schneider Electric United Electric Controls Weintek USA, Inc. Wood Group

Exhibit/Sponsorship Opportunities! 

PCS 2018 will give you the opportunity to meet face-to-face with a variety of industry decision makers searching for solutions, products, services and partners they can trust to make their jobs easier.  

Guarantee your access to this prime audience of prospects, customers, buyers, and influential leaders in the process control and safety industries. Contact one of our event specialists below for more information!  

Laura Martinez 919-314-6708 lmartinez@automation.com  

Chris Nelson 919-990-9265 chris@automation.com  

Richard Simpson 919-414-7395 richard@automation.com