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ABB Automation World 2007 attracted 2,500 attendees

Norwalk, Conn., April 16, 2007 – The ABB Automation World 2007 Users Conference and Exhibition, held in Orlando, Florida last month (March 20-22, 2007) exceeded event attendance expectations and attracted a record number of participants, totalling more than 2,500 attendees.

The three-day event focused on "Collaborating for Results" and featured a wide variety of technical workshops--many hosted by customers, independent industry experts, and technology partners–that demonstrated how ABB products, systems, solutions and expertise help customers in all industries achieve measurable process and bottom line improvements. The 40,000 square foot exhibition hall featured hands-on demonstrations and displays of ABB automation products and systems that help customers improve their overall productivity, profitability, and energy efficiency. Several comprehensive technology areas, including the Wireless Pavilion, showcased the broad range of ABB's offerings and discussed the practical applications of and potential cost savings from the strategic implementation of these technologies.

ABB also announced the 2008 event date and venue; ABB Automation World 2008 will return to the Hilton Americas in Houston, Texas, April 29 –May 1, 2008. After the record-breaking attendance at this year's event, the 2008 event will bring a broad cross-section of ABB customers, channel partners and employees together under the same roof.

"ABB Automation World provides our customers with a meaningful forum for learning and collaboration," said Dinesh Paliwal, President – ABB Global Markets & Technology and head of group operations in North America. "This event continues to expand and engage more attendees each year, and has grown into the premier customer event of its kind in our industry. We are honored that our customers choose to attend this forum as part of our ongoing collaborative relationship; we look forward to having the opportunity to all meet again at ABB Automation World 2008 in Houston."

ABB's largest customer event is designed for automation users in engineering, mill, plant and general management, in a number of industries such as Chemical, Oil & Gas, Consumer & Pharmaceutical, Metals, Mining and Minerals, Pulp & Paper, Utilities and others. Attendees participate in informative technical sessions presented by their peers and ABB technical experts, share problem-solving approaches, and visit the event's hands-on exhibit, which will showcase the full scope of ABB's automation offerings.

ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 108,000 people.
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