Plant & Works Engineering
Training for the next-generation workforce
Published:  18 October, 2019

The skills gap is challenging businesses across all industries. As companies implement advanced technologies, they often struggle to find workers with the skills to match.

That is why hundreds of manufacturing and production leaders from across the Europe, Middle East and Africa region will gather 21-24 October in Munich, Germany, to learn about the latest innovations in automation through training, executive keynotes and networking events at the Rockwell Automation TechEd EMEA event.

The gathering, now in its third year, offers more than 300 hours of hands-on lab sessions featuring the latest industrial technologies including applications for artificial intelligence, network security, virtual reality, scalable computing, analytics and data management.

TechEd EMEA is a unique event in the region for industrial professionals to expand and enhance their skills. Research shows the critical importance of workforce training, with the World Economic Forum estimating that more than half (54%) of all employees across all sectors will require significant reskilling by 2022, according to its future of jobs report.

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“People play a critical role in advanced manufacturing, and our premier training event is an ideal way to learn new ways to drive innovation and growth within their organisations,” says Susana Gonzalez, president EMEA region, Rockwell Automation. “Together with our partners at TechEd EMEA, we will share technology and tools that bring The Connected Enterprise to life.”

Gonzalez and Thomas Donato, senior vice president, global sales and marketing, Rockwell Automation, will share their industry and business insights during executive keynote sessions.

Additionally, dozens of Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork companies will share how they solve their customers’ challenges across a variety of industries.

With attendees from more than 40 countries representing 20 industries, TechEd EMEA brings together professionals from a diverse range of backgrounds and functions, including end users, systems integrators, distributors, and machine builders with areas of expertise ranging from manufacturing and information technology to digital transformation, operations and maintenance.

“Every day we are working with our customers to help integrate production technology in the physical world into an interconnected, digital network,” Gonzalez said. “We do this because bringing together, people, processes, and technology offers unprecedented opportunities for companies to boost production goals. Our TechEd event is designed to help our customers find their path forward by hearing examples from real applications, discussing emerging trends, and being exposed to the latest technology.”