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16th Annual Robotics Industry Forum

Conference Agenda

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"
Mara Liasson, NPR and regular panelist on Fox News Sunday and related network programs.

"The Outlook for the North American Economy"
Alan Beaulieu, Institute for Trend Research

"Solar Energy: A Hot Market for Automation"
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.

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