May 1st, 2019
8:00am - 9:00pm

Delta Flight Museum

1060 Delta Blvd B-914

Atlanta, GA 30354

Smart Plant, Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0 are all about solving problems and running smarter.

Innovations for Industry brings experts and technology together in one place, in one day, with world leaders in Automation, Controls, Instrumentation, Sensors, and Process Valve technologies to help you do just that.

  • ​14 Hands-On Workshops

  • 20 Technology Showcases

Who Should Attend:
Engineering, Operations & Maintenance/Reliability Professionals



Fly in with AWC at the Delta Museum, May 1, 2019 at the 4th annual Innovations for Industry! This years event will feature a new format. We have taken all of the best from previous events and combined them into one exciting day that includes two separate experiences: The Technology Experience and Innovations Expo.

The Technology Experience will feature 14 hands-on workshops with different course subjects to choose from.
Subjects will include  Fundamentals of TIA Engineering, Programming Siemens using your Rockwell skills, Taking the "Difficult" out of Motion Control, Integration of Sinamics Drives into Rockwell Control Systems, Explore IO Link: Universal-Smart-Easy, Integrating Smarter Solutions for Ethernet IP systems, Implementing Smart Motor Management, Siemens Maintenance/Troubleshooting techniques: Automation and Drives, and much more.

The Innovations Expo will feature over 20+ industry leading manufacturers showcasing the latest in Industrial Technologies.
Attendees will have the opportunity to meet industry experts and build relationships within the technical community. This experience will also include a series of presentations that will focus on overcoming challenges related to IIOT and the Digital Transformation Journey.

As a kick-off for the Innovations Expo, AWC will host a multi-vendor panel builder workshop exploring new technologies, best practices, and time saving techniques beginning at 3:00pm.  This workshop is designed for shop floor management/personnel to become more efficient and productive with their daily activities.  Come learn from these Industry leading companies: Rittal, Phoenix Contact, and Siemens.

The new format of Innovations for industry will not only be a learning experience for all that attend, but a celebration of technology through food, fun, and friends.  All attendees will be eligible to win door prizes and will be entered for chance to test your abilities of being a Pilot in an actual Delta Flight Training Simulator with 8 seats to be given away during the Innovations Expo.

Come explore the flight of your Digital Transformation Journey through the hands on
Technology Experience and exploration of products and solution during the Innovations Expo.

Registration is Required and will be opening soon!
Meals and drinks provided for all registrants


Your Itinerary Includes:
Departure: Legacy Control Systems

Arrive: Smart Manufacturing

The Technology Experience

8:00am - 5:00pm ($59 Seat Reservation Fee Required)

14 Hands-On Workshops with Subjects Including:

Fundamentals of TIA Engineering, Programming Siemens using your Rockwell skills, Taking the "Difficult" out of Motion Control, Installation and Integration of Drives Systems, Explore IO Link: Universal-Smart-Easy, Integrating Smarter Solutions for Ethernet IP systems, Implementing Smart Motor Management, Maintenance & Troubleshooting techniques for Automation & Drives, and much more.

Innovations Expo

4:30pm - 9:00pm (Attendance Complimentary, Registration Required)

The Innovations Expo will feature over 20+ industry leading manufacturers in the fields of Industrial Automation, Industrial Networking, Controls, Process and Instrumentation, and Valves.  This will be an opportunity to experience the latest in Industrial technology and gain insight into future trends.  Bring your applications and work with the experts on hand to develop solutions to the various challenges.​ In addition, this experience will include a series of 20 minute presentations that will focus on Innovative and Creative solutions for overcoming challenges related to IIOT and the Digital Transformation Journey.

Keynote Address


Southwire's Path to Modernization - Patrick Slaughter, Southwire Company, LLC


Making the Business Case for Cybersecurity - Don Dickinson, Phoenix Contact
The first step in implementing a security plan for operational technology (OT) is to develop the compelling business rational needed to maintain management buy-in, and the long-term commitment of resources.  Attend this session to learn why the business case for cybersecurity is essential, and where to find guidance on developing a business case for the unique cybersecurity needs of your organization.

Solutions for Industrial Connectivity - Rich Toner, Moxa

Knowledge is not Power, Knowledge is Potential Power. Understanding how to use that Knowledge and apply it, measure its impact and consistently improve is what a Smart Factory all about.  Connecting your Legacy Assets gives you access to important data, so that it can be validated, by using Analytics so manufacturers can better understand what key performance indicators they should target. Discussions will include our Automation Ecosystem, and how Moxa had solutions that are Easy to Use, Interoperable with multiple PLC vendors, Industrial certifications, and all covered by the IEC 62443 Security Standard.

A Practical Guide to Digitalization and Connected Smart Factories - Sanjay Rajan, Siemens

As companies evaluate their journey towards Digitalization they learn quickly that there are a countless ways to get started with a whole list of companies claiming to lead the way.  The typical questions that we are asked are, what are the technology components of Industry 4.0 and the role of IIoT?  Do you choose a single supplier or pick and choose best in class components and stitch them together?  Where and how do you start that journey?  How do we scale digitalization across multiple plants especially with different types of productions and a variety of age/brand of controls in manufacturing.  While there isn’t a one-size fits all answer, companies want to understand best-practices, costs, ROI, length of the journey.  This session attempts to provide some answers to manufacturing management on how to approach Industry 4.0 Digitalization initiatives with couple of practical examples.

Panel Builder Workshop
3:00pm - 5:00pm (Attendance Complimentary, Registration Required)

Multi-vendor symposium that discusses new technologies, best practices, and time saving techniques designed to make your panel building operation more profitable and successful. Presenters will include Industry experts from Rittal, Phoenix Contact and Siemens. Topics will include efficient panel layout & design with the use of E-plan, new enclosure technologies, efficient shop floor tools and accessories, labor reduction with new wiring solutions, and various other cost saving topics.



Innovations for Industry 2018


Below are a few photos of our Technology Tradeshow area at last years event, and a small example of the numerous Technology Partners that were in attendance.

Technology Partners

...and many more!


Innovations for Industry Activities

Technology Experience
Panel Builder Workshop
Innovations Expo

Important Information

Innovations for Industry 2019
May 1st, 2019 8:00am - 9:00pm

Delta Museum

1060 Delta Blvd B-914, Atlanta, GA 30354
Registration opens at 7:30am


All persons planning to attend are encouraged to pre-register online.
On-site registration will be available day of the event.


To view a step by step guide, click Play on the video below.


7:30am - Onsite Registration and The Technology Experience Check-In

8:00am to 11:50am - Workshop Session 1

12:00pm to 1:00pm - Lunch

1:00pm to 2:50pm - Workshop Session 2

3:00pm to 4:50pm - Workshop Session 3

3:00pm to 5:00pm - Panel Builder Workshop

4:00pm - Onsite Registration and Innovations Expo Check-In

4:30pm to 9:00pm - Innovations Expo

Innovations Expo Layout


Traveling North on I-85:

Traveling north on I-85, take the Virginia Avenue exit (73A). Turn right off of the exit to merge onto Virginia Avenue. Go approximately 2 miles and turn right onto Rainey Ave., which turns into Woolman Place. The Delta Air Lines East Gate will be the first Delta entrance on your right, between the Boeing 747 and 757.

Traveling South on I-85:

Traveling south on I-85, take the Loop Road exit (74). Continue straight off the exit onto Woolman Place. The Delta Air Lines East Gate will be the third Delta entrance on your left, between the Boeing 747 and 757.


There will be free parking at the Delta Flight Museum. Upon arriving, advise the gate guard that you are attending Innovations for Industry.

Hotel Information


For those visiting from outside of the city, below are nearby hotel accommodations.




OUR ADDRESS: 593 Sigman Road NE Suite A, Conyers, GA 30013

Email: InnovationsforIndustry@awc-inc.com
Tel:  770-922-7225


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