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Automate 2017 to host US-China robotics forum

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The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) has organised a joint US-China Robotics Forum to be held April 4 at the Automate 2017 Show and Conference at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

The forum will bring together A3’s Robotic Industries Association, the leading North American robotics industry trade organization, and its counterpart, the China Robot Industry Alliance.

According to the World Robotics Report 2016, published by the International Federation of Robotics, China has significantly expanded its leading position as the largest robotics market in the world purchasing 27 per cent of the total supply in 2015. 

Forum program

The forum will feature several talks from industry leaders including Song Xiaogang, executive president, China Robot Industry Alliance and Dr Qu Daokui, president, Siasun Robot & Automation Company.

Speakers from the Robotic Industries Association will include:

  • Mike Jacobs, CEO, Applied Manufacturing Technologies and chair of the RIA board; and
  • Scott Eckert, CEO of Rethink Robotics and RIA Board Member.

Participating panelists include:

  • Qu Daokui, president of Siasun;
  • Liu Erbing, vice president of Risong Technology;
  • Joe Gemma, chief regional officer of Kuka; and
  • Stu Shepherd, CEO of Gudel US.

The event starts April 4 at 10.15am in the Future of Automation theatre on the Automate show floor.

“The US-China Robotics Forum is a groundbreaking event for robotics companies in both countries,” stated Jeff Burnstein, president of A3. “The forum paves the way for an ongoing exchange of ideas and the forging of strategic partnerships that will better serve global automation companies.”

China participation in Automate 2017

Thirteen Chinese automation companies are participating in Automate 2017 this year — the first time that any Chinese robotics suppliers have participated in an automation trade show in the United States.

The participants are as follows:

  • CF Electric Motor
  • Changzhou Haosheng Motor
  • Eumax
  • Fulling & Ceiec
  • HIT Robot Group
  • Luoyang Huigong Bearing Technology
  • Protruly Vision Technology Group
  • Qinchuan Machine Tool & Tool
  • Shenyang Siasun & Automation
  • Shenyang Zhongke Allwin Technology
  • Shenzhen Casic Motor System
  • Taizhou Houle Industrial
  • Zhejiang Qiyue Machanical Technology