|Wednesday, November 5, 2008|
|8:00 am to 3:00 pm||3nd Annual RIA President's Golf Outing (optional)
Join with fellow Forum attendees for 18 holes of golf and lunch. Cost: $145
|6:00 pm to 8:00 pm||Registration and Opening Networking Reception
A terrific networking opportunity! Hors d'ouevres and beverages will be served. Spouse and guest tickets are available for just $25.
|Thursday, November 6, 2008|
|7:00 am to 8:30 am||Late Registration and Networking Reception
Review the Forum proceedings and enjoy a continential breakfast with your peers.
|8:30 am to Noon||
Outstanding presentations on the impact of the 2008 presidential election, the outlook for the North American economy, and new market opportunities. Preliminary topics and speakers include:
"The Impact of the 2008 Presidential Election"
"The Outlook for the North American Economy"
Peter Kane, Evergreen Solar
|Noon to 1:30 pm||Group Luncheon|
|1:30 pm to 5:00 pm||Connectioneering Tabletops
Your chance to make pre-arranged appointments with key industry leaders participating in the Forum.
|7:00 pm to 10:00 pm||Networking Dinner and annual 'Don's Den' Cigar Fest
A great evening of food, beverages and entertainment. Spouse and guest tickets are available for just $100.
|Friday, November 7, 2008|
|7:30 am to 8:30 am||Networking Breakfast|
|8:30 am to 9:00 am||Integrating Robots & AGVs: Real World Applications that Deliver Fully Automated Solutions
Patrick Conway, FMC Technologies
|9:00 am to 9:30 am||Robots in the Medical Device Industry: A Billion Dollar Market and Growing!
Sal Brogna, Intuitive Surgical
|9:30 am to 10:00 am||Robotics & Automation in India
Rajesh Ananthakrishnan, Reflex Technologies
|10:00 am to 10:30 am||Networking Break|
|10:30 am to 11:00 am||Experience Manufacturing Excellence
Bob Axtman, Delmia
|11:00 am to 11:30 am||An Effective Method of Producing Tube Combination Assemblies with a Robotic System
Henning Behrens, Rosenberger AG
|11:30 am to 11:50 am||Robotics Online 2.0: How You Can Benefit
Brian Huse, RIA
|11:50 am to Noon||Forum Wrap-Up|
Note: Agenda subject to change.