Fieldbus Foundation Announces 2005 Seminar Program |

Fieldbus Foundation Announces 2005 Seminar Program

February 242005
Global workshops provides expanded opportunity for fieldbus instruction

VIENNA, Austria, February 23, 2005 — The Fieldbus Foundation, conducting its 2005 General Assembly in Vienna, Austria, today announced the sites for its 2005 FOUNDATION™ fieldbus seminar program. With instructional workshops planned for key locations worldwide, the foundation is offering the best opportunity ever for plant automation end-users, suppliers and contractors to “Get on the Fast Track” to fieldbus technology.

For 2005, the Fieldbus Foundation will conduct a seminar program with locations in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. The organization will also present seminars at its annual General Assembly, to be held February 23-24 in Vienna, Austria.

The foundation’s seminar program includes one- and two-day courses focusing on the key issues of plant-wide integration with FOUNDATION fieldbus. Attendees will receive valuable information concerning fieldbus installations and advancements, together with user case studies demonstrating the benefits of the technology. Hands-on fieldbus workshops and panel discussions will also be conducted. In addition to the seminar/workshop proceedings, attendees will receive a free copy of the foundation’s System Engineering Guide (AG-181) and the Fieldbus Intrinsic Safety Guide (AG-163).

The 2005 seminar locations include:

North America:
Los Angeles, CA, USA – January 28, 2005
Chicago, IL, USA – October, 2005
Calgary, Alberta, Canada – June 9-10, 2005
Connecticut, USA – September, 2005

Milan, Italy – May, 2005
Budapest, Hungary – September 2005
Frankfurt, Germany – November, 2005

Middle East:
Bahrain – December, 2005

Beijing, China – April 12-14, 2005
Bangkok, Thailand – May, 2005
Auckland, New Zealand – September 12, 2005
Melbourne, Australia – September 14, 2005
Perth, Australia – September 16, 2005
Mizushima, Japan – September 2005
Tokyo, Japan – November 9-11, 2005
Singapore – November 29-December 2, 2005

Please visit the Fieldbus Foundation website ( for more information about the 2005 seminar program as it becomes available.

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. Visit their web site at

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