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Annual Automate

Trade show announces new schedule

Automate, the largest robotics and automation trade show in North America, celebrated its most successful event to date with record numbers. More than 30,000 people from around the world registered to visit the sold-out show floor featuring 757 exhibitors during Automate’s four-day run May 22-25, 2023 in Detroit, Michigan.

Due to the extraordinary demand for automation and the growing need companies have – both to learn how automation can benefit them as well as connect with partners who can help them deploy automation solutions – the Association for Advancing Automation (A3) will now hold Automate annually.

“I want to take a moment to thank all the sponsors, speakers, exhibitors, and attendees who contributed to making Automate 2023 such a tremendous success,” said Jeff Burnstein, president of A3. “As this show demonstrated, demand for robotics and automation technologies is accelerating as companies in every industry seek automation solutions to improve their competitiveness.”

Previously held every other year, the show featured four halls of exhibits, keynote speakers each day, relevant show floor theater sessions, a start-up competition, and a comprehensive educational conference attended by over 1,000 people with courses on topics such as robotics, artificial intelligence, machine vision and motion control taught by more than 200 industry experts. Attendees said the mix of exhibitions, discussions and people energized the show floor all week.

“We found tremendous value exhibiting at Automate,” said Kevin Barker, president of Beckhoff Automation. “The audience was knowledgeable, engaged, and excited about automation technology and we look forward to continuing to participate every year moving forward.”

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