Fieldbus Foundation finalizes General Assembly agenda |

Fieldbus Foundation finalizes General Assembly agenda

Leading FOUNDATION technology experts and end users to deliver presentations

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 6, 2007 -- The Fieldbus Foundation today announced the final agenda for its 2007 General Assembly, to be held in Houston, Texas, on February 22-23. Planned for the Houstonian Hotel, this important annual event will feature presentations by leading FOUNDATION technology experts and end users.

The theme of this year's General Assembly, "Changing the Playing Field," reflects the Fieldbus Foundation's emphasis on providing a total automation infrastructure management solution for industrial end users. The event will address key topics such as open scalable integration, process integrity, and business intelligence.

The agenda for the public session on Thursday, February 22, includes:

7:30-8:00 am: Registration Packet Pick-up
8:00-8:45 am: FOUNDATION Fieldbus Infrastructure Management Overview,
Rich Timoney, Fieldbus Foundation
8:45-9:15 am: Exhibits & Break
9:15-12:00 noon: Open Scalable Integration," Tim Haley, Corning
10:00-10:15 pm Break
9:15-12:00 noon: Process Integrity, John Rezabek, ISP Chemicals
11:00-11:15 am Break
9:15-12:00 noon: Business Intelligence, Herman Storey, Shell Global
12:00-1:15 pm: Lunch
1:15-2:00 pm: FOUNDATION Fieldbus at Suncor, Wes Meger, Suncor
2:00-2:45 pm: Fieldbus -- Made for SCADA, Robert Rounding, BP Wamsutter
Wyoming British Petroleum (BP)
2:45-3:15 pm: Exhibits & Break
3:15-4:00 pm: A Nuclear Perspective on a FOUNDATION Fieldbus
Application, Mike Miller, Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC
4:00-4:45 pm: How to be a Good End User, John Rezabek, ISP Chemicals
Wamsutter Wyoming British Petroleum (BP)
4:45-5:00 pm: Final Comments
5:00-7:00 pm: Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction (All attendees
welcome. Open bar from 5:00 to 6:00 pm; cash bar thereafter.)
6:00-6:45 pm: Keynote Address: Beyond the Bus: FOUNDATION Fieldbus is
an Open and Integrated Automation Infrastructure, Larry O'Brien, ARC Advisory Group
6:45-7:00 pm: Closing Comments, Rich Timoney, Fieldbus Foundation

A highlight of the Thursday evening reception will be a silent auction in support of the James O. Gray -- Fieldbus Foundation Scholarship Fund. This program honors Jim Gray, a long-time supporter of the Fieldbus Foundation who passed away on June 28, 2002. Open to all attendees, the silent auction will include bidding for items donated by Fieldbus Foundation members. Some of the bid items include a 32" LCD Panasonic HDTV, XBOX 360, iPod Shuffle, and Sirius Satellite Radio.

On Friday, February 23, the Fieldbus Foundation will conduct its annual business meeting for members only.

Click here ( ) for more information about the 2007 General Assembly.

Click here ( ) for a registration form.

About the Fieldbus Foundation
The Fieldbus Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation consisting of over 350 leading process and manufacturing automation companies worldwide whose major purpose is to provide an open and neutral environment for the development of a single, international, interoperable fieldbus. In this environment, end users, manufacturers, universities and research organizations are working together to develop the technology, provide development tools, support and training, coordinate field trials and demonstrations, and enable product interoperability.
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