First Chinese Expert Days a huge success

First Chinese Expert Days a huge success

In April 2008, the first ?Chinese PROFIBUS and PROFINET Experts Days? took place in Beijing, Shanghai and Xi?an. The goals were to promote PROFIBUS and PROFINET technology in China and generate business opportunities between the participating companies and the audience. More than 500 people from the industry visited this event which was suited for technicians, engineers and management.


The presentations covered the latest technological achievements of PROFIBUS and PROFINET. The whole event was filled with subjects which are now very hot automation topics. From redundancy to high speed, from asset management to troubleshooting, from product development to installation automation.


9 Experts coming from Pepperl+Fuchs, ABB, Siemens, PROCENTEC, Softing, Endress+Hauser and profichip took care of the presentations. The experts and additional companies also occupied table tops on which they demonstrated their latest products for the automation of first class production processes or device development. The astonishing thing was that everybody worked extremely close together without any barriers. All faces pointing to the same direction and we got the job done! This is something special from our community that no other organization can match.


It was also the first event in China where the audience could witness a live demo of PROFIBUS and PROFINET. From scratch a configuration was created with both technologies running on one controller. It was demonstrated that PROFIBUS and PROFINET have a perfect match and can save you energy, weight, materials, spare parts, documentation and lots of effort. The main message was; ?your investment is completely safe for now, the future, yourself and your children?.


At the end of the event a panel discussion was held where the experts answered direct questions from the audience. More than 10 automation magazines and Beijing TV Station picked up the message we are spreading and will publish their stories nationwide.


We can look back at a successful event in which we have informed the Chinese industry about the most widely used automation technology. In October 2008 a new round of the Expert Days will be organized again. The following industrial cities have been selected; Guangzhou, Kunming, and Shenyang. Member of PI can reserve a table top to promote their products and services.

For more information please contact Dennis van Booma (

By: Weber