Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Press Release: MESA International Announces Event Plans for North America in 2015

Annual North American Conference to be co-located with IndustryWeek Best Plants
Conference & Expo

CHANDLER, ARIZ., December 2, 2014 - The Americas Board-of-Directors for MESA International announces its North America events plans for 2015, including plans to co-locate its annual conference within the IndustryWeek Best Plants (IWBP) Conference & Expo. The MESA conference will be held at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, May 4 - 6, 2015. Registration for the MESA community will open mid-December 2014.

The theme of the MESA North American Conference is "Advancing. Manufacturing. IT." and will focus on highlighting the business value of solving plant and enterprise-level manufacturing challenges with Information Technology (IT)-based solutions. The MESA event will have one dedicated track of speakers within the IWBP schedule-of-events, an exhibitors' pavilion (the MESA 'Manufacturing Meets IT' Pavilion) within the IWBP Expo hall, and several MESA unConference sessions in Monday's IWBP pre-conference workshops. Information is available at www.mesa.org.

Commenting on the decision to co-locate with IWBP, Dennis Brandl, Chairman of MESA's Americas Board, said, "The business leaders who read IndustryWeek want to know how modern Information Technologies, when properly understood and utilized in their operations, can change their manufacturing business for the better. I encourage them to join us in North Carolina to learn how leading companies are using advanced manufacturing IT solutions and to interact with others on the same journey to improved operations."

MESA is currently looking for the right venues and locations in the second half of 2015 that address the diverse makeup of its members. Brandl added, "Batch and continuous processes are equally important to MESA as is discrete manufacturing. Many companies have combinations of all of these processes, and supporting the right events that represent the breadth of these processes is the right way to cement and advance the MESA community."

Commenting on the events plans in North America for 2015, Mike Yost, MESA President, said, "Everyone has a 'Manufacturing-IT Strategy'. If it's not clear to everyone in your organization - including the business value of your approach - you need to know the industry professionals that make up the MESA community. So, mark your calendar for May and stay tuned for more details about a fall event."


About MESA
MESA (Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association) International is a global, not-for-profit community of manufacturers, producers, industry leaders and solution providers who are focused on improving Operations Management capabilities through the effective application of Information Technologies, IT-based solutions and best practices. To accomplish this, we:

  • Enable members to connect, contribute, cultivate understanding, and exchange strategies to drive operations excellence.
  • Collect, share, and publish best practices and guidance to drive greater productivity and the overall profitability of the manufacturing enterprise.
  • Educate the marketplace on manufacturing operations best practices through the MESA Global Education Program.

For more information about MESA, visit www.mesa.org.

For more information, please contact:
DeAnn Fedyski
MESA International

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