"NAMUR comes to China" – an extremely successful eventfrom 2009-11-24
Many NAMUR member companies have production facilities in China or provide their engineering services there. NAMUR therefore decided about a year ago to hold a conference in China and thus promote the exchange of experience between automation engineering users under the special marginal conditions prevailing there.
This first NAMUR conference, held on the 19th and 20th of November 2009 in Shanghai under the motto "NAMUR comes to China", exceeded all expectations in terms of the number of participants and content. It was distinguished by extremely interesting contributions and open discussions that demonstrated the immense interest of participants in an exchange of experience with colleagues. "NAMUR comes to China" involved 88 participants from more than 20 companies in the process industry, universities and the press. This not only represented an unexpectedly high number of participants: 88 is a lucky number in China, a fact which can only be considered a positive omen with regard to the activities of NAMUR.
"NAMUR comes to China" was sponsored by Endress+Hauser and significantly supported in terms of content by valuable contributions.Endress+Hauser has its own production and sales divisions in China.
One result of "NAMUR comes to China" was the identification of the following topics from the overall NAMUR spectrum as areas on which an initial exchange of experience in China should be concentrated:
- Explosion protection
- Functional safety
- Planning Asset management
- Distributed control system
The establishment of working groups in China is planned to address the topics identified and lend structure to the exchange of experience.
Following the enormous success of this initial event, a NAMUR conference will also be held in China next November.
Dr. Heinrich Mannsperger
BASF-YPC Co. Ltd.
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