CPC 2018


February 26-28, 2018
Marriott City Center in Charlotte, NC

Harnessing Digital Tools to Drive Success

The Connected Plant Conference convenes in Charlotte, N.C., February 26-28, 2018. The forum is designed for professionals in the power generation and chemical process industries who are leading digital adoption at all stages. Sessions are tailored to offer actionable information and strategies to maximize the use of data, analytics, and related technology to drive efficiency improvements, preventative and predictive maintenance programs, and staff safety. Interact with and learn from industry leaders who will present and demonstrate the latest digital monitoring, diagnostic, analytics, Industrial Internet of Things, and decision-support technologies. The conference will attract delegates including Chief Technology Officers; IT pros; on-site implementers; senior plant, operations, and facility managers; and related professionals.


The Connected Plant Conference is the only event focused exclusively on technology and implementation for the power generation sector as digital solutions and analytics increasingly are adopted to drive efficiency, better manage O&M, and enhance market competitive assets. Conference sessions will address all stages of digital adoption from project justification to implementation to integration with legacy systems.

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New for 2018! The editors of Chemical Engineering magazine will host a co-located conference specifically for the chemical process industries. Advances in data analyses, simulation, modeling, smart sensors, virtual reality, mobile applications, computer networks, predictive instrumentation, and more are empowering companies in the chemical process industries (CPI) to make great strides both technologically and in their business models.


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Benefits of Attending

Increase your operational efficiency

All across the power and chemical process industries, digital operational and management tools are being deployed to help drive efficiency improvements and enhance competitiveness. Greater connectivity, paired with data management and analysis tools, can enable facilities of any size to drive meaningful bottom line improvements through digital solutions and powerful analytics.

Network with the industry’s early adopters

Leverage networking opportunities to talk one-on-one with generators and CPI owners/operators who are pioneering the latest connected plant tools. Conference speakers will include professionals from power and CPI plants who will be able to provide insight into the latest digital monitoring, diagnostic, analytics, Industrial Internet of Things, and decision-support technologies.

Discuss solutions for challenges at your plant

Knowledgeable representatives from leading technology vendors will be on hand to learn what challenges you face wherever you are on the digital adoption spectrum. Get a firm grasp on the new digital operating environments and what solutions may be best suited for your plant.

A Certificate of Completion will be available and can be applied towards Professional Development Hours

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Learn how plants, are connected via technology

Pricing and Benefits


Join us for a site tour and see first-hand how data and analytics translate into operational excellence for the power generation and chemical process industries.
Register today for this exclusive experience!

Video Previews

Connected Plant Conference Highlights 2017

Check out highlights from last year’s inaugural Connected Plant Conference from February 2017 by clicking the video icon. Thanks for making the first event a successful one with 132 attendees from 8 countries! Didn’t attend in 2017? Download the 2017 Post Show Report (PDF) for additional details.


2017 CPC – Interview with EPRI

The Connected Plant Conference is the leading conference for power generation and chemical engineering professionals. Hear more from Steve Seachman, a Senior Technical Leader at the Electric Power Research Institute, to see why CPC is so special.

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Sponsorships Available

Thank you to the 2018 speakers!

Ben Amaba, PhD, PE, CPIM, LEED AP

Worldwide ExecutiveIBM

David Badanes

DirectorThe AES Corp

Crystal Bettinger

Supervisor, Predictive MaintenanceWestar Energy Jeffrey Energy Center

Scott Browne

Senior Director, Strategic Business DevelopmentGE Power

Matt Buck

Senior Technical LeaderEPRI Electric Power Research Institute

Kirk Buecher

Director Power SolutionsMETTLER TOLEDO

David Foose

Security Program ManagerEmerson Power & Water Solutions

Yuris Fuentes

Engineering ConsultantDuPont

Stuart Gillen

Snr. Director of  Business Development, Customer Success & Partnerships SparkCognition

Eitan Goldstein

Director of Industrial Cyber SecuritySiemens

Matt Grant

Publisher for POWER and Chemical Engineering MagazinesAccess Intelligence

Peggy Gulick

Director Business Process ImprovementAGCO Corporation

David Gustafson

Sr. Sales Director, GE AdditiveGE

Sree Hameed

Marketing Manager, Industry Business - Power segmentAVEVA

Mr. Craig R. Harclerode

Business Development Executive O&G and PetrochemicalsOSIsoft, Inc.

Kay Harlow

Survey & Mapping SupervisorSouthern Company

Chris Hill

Project ManagerDuke Energy

Julie Holstad

Engineering Manager - Data Acquisition and OT Cyber SecuritySouthern Company

Randall Jones, P.E., CMRP

Manager - CBM & AnalyticsSouthern Company

Dorothy Lozowski

Editorial DirectorChemical Engineering

Don Mack

Alliance ManagerSiemens

Peter Martin

VP, Business Innovation & MarketingSchneider Electric

Seth McDow

Digital Operations Center Cyber Security & Infrastructure Focal PointThe Dow Chemical Company

Joseph McMullen

Marketing DirectorAVEVA

Jonas Norinder

Industry ManagerSiemens Industry, Inc.

Juan Panama

Global Business Development ManagerEmerson

Paulo Pereira

Global VP, Utilities and Industrial IoTSparkCognition

Jon Peterson

SVP Products & CustomersSeeq Corporation

Susan Peterson-Sturm

Digital Leader Power GenerationABB Inc.

Michael Reid

General Manager of Technical ProgramsDuke Energy

Michael Shalyt

CEO & Co-FounderAPERIO Systems

Dr. Yves Gorat Stommel

Director Business Development and InnovationEvonik Corporation

Carl Toner

Performance Improvement ManagerSouthern Company

Mr. Jon Towslee

Digital Engagement Leader, Industrial Automation Division, Power Generation & WaterABB Inc.

Mr. Richard W. Vesel

Business Development ManagerABB Inc.

Anne-Marie Walters

Industry Marketing Director, process & ResourcesBentley Systems, Inc

Vince Ward

Site Logistics Innovation SMEThe Dow Chemical Company

Jeffrey Wehner

VP Renewable OperationsDuke Energy

Bryan Williams

UAS CoordinatorDuke Energy

Stephen Zitney

Process System EngineerNational Energy Technology Laboratory

Hotel & Travel

Marriott City Center

100 West Trade Street, Charlotte, NC

Connected Plant Conference 2018 is happening under one roof for 2018!
The room block at Marriott Center City is now full. Hyatt Place, Hilton Charlotte Center, Springhill Suites and the Holiday Inn are all within walking distance.

Contact Dana Ronan with any questions at dronan@accessintel.com.

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