First ever US-China Robotics Forum to be held at Automate 2017

  • March 17, 2017
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First ever US-China Robotics Forum to be held at Automate 2017
First ever US-China Robotics Forum to be held at Automate 2017

March 17, 2017 - The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) announced a joint US-China Robotics Forum to be held April 4 at the Automate 2017 Show and Conference at Chicago’s McCormick Place. The forum will bring together A3’s Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the  North American robotics industry trade organization, and its counterpart, the China Robot Industry Alliance (CRIA). According to the World Robotics Report 2016, published by the International Federation of Robotics (IFR), China has significantly expanded its leading position as the largest robotics market in the world purchasing 27% of the total supply in 2015.

Forum Program The forum will feature several talks from industry leaders including Mr. Song Xiaogang, Executive President, China Robot Industry Alliance and Dr. Qu Daokui, President, Siasun Robot & Automation Co Ltd. Speakers from the Robotic Industries Association will include Mike Jacobs, CEO, Applied Manufacturing Technologies and Chair of the RIA Board and Scott Eckert, CEO of Rethink Robotics and RIA Board Member. Participating panelists include Qu Daokui, President of Siasun; Liu Erbing, Vice President of Risong Technology; Joe Gemma, Chief Regional Officer of KUKA; and Stu Shepherd, CEO of Gudel US. The event starts April 4 at 10:15am in the Future of Automation theater on the Automate show floor.

China Participation in Automate 2017 Thirteen Chinese automation companies are participating in Automate 2017 this year -- the first time that any Chinese robotics suppliers have participated in an automation trade show in the United States. The participants are as follows:

  • CF Electric Motor Co., Ltd.
  • Changzhou Haosheng Motor Co.,Ltd.
  • Eumax Corp.
  • Fulling & Ceiec Co.,Ltd.
  • HIT Robot Group
  • Luoyang Huigong Bearing Technology Co.,Ltd.
  • Protruly Vision Technology Group
  • Qinchuan Machine Tool &Tool Group Corp.
  • Shenyang Siasun & Automation Co.,Ltd.
  • Shenyang Zhongke Allwin Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Shenzhen Casic Motor System Co.,Ltd.
  • Taizhou Houle Industrial Co., Ltd.
  • Zhejiang Qiyue Machanical Technology Co., Ltd.

Registration Open

More than 20,000 attendees are expected to attend Automate 2017, from all 50 states and more than 70 countries. Attendee registration is now open at the following link: Automate 2017. Prospective exhibitors can find more information on exhibition opportunities at the event website.

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