Automation Associations Automation Users Met in Brussels
Cooperation in automation: On August 13th 2012 members of the European User Associations of process automation technology held their first joint meeting in Brussels. Together with board members and managers of EI, Exra, WIB and Namur, the participants searched for a common understanding of the particular organizations, missions, areas of operation and membership structures.
Brussels/Belgium – A second objective of the event was to find out those areas where the organizations could benefit from closer cooperation. Discussions addressed possible areas of cooperation, obstacles that could hinder cooperation and finally how a closer cooperation could be initiated. The Associations together represent over 200 of the major end user companies in Europe, and as such there are tremendous opportunities in sharing knowledge and bundling strengths. A regular information exchange and several joint workgroups shall now continue the cooperation, the participants agreed.