This year our Australian Regional PI Association had the privilege of hosting the 28th global chairmen meeting in Sydney Australia. Having the leading minds of PI’s technology present, PI Australia organized a public event attended by PI’s global leaders, technology users, Australian academics, and industry representatives. Australia is at the back end of a 20 year resources boom and transitioning away from a mining investment-based economy. Efficiency and productivity are essential to keep Australia competitive and the event contrasted global developments with our local needs. Our technologies are at the innovative forefront of IIoT and Industrie 4.0 and it was our ambition to start the dialogue between the major stakeholders to work towards an innovative mindset in our industry.
The event was attended by around 200 guests and firmly positioned PI as a “go-to” organization not only for communication technologies, but also to be part of a network of experts that aims at the systematic realization of automation innovation and the development of an innovative culture and mindset across the industry.
Hosting the global chairmen meeting was great for us to showcase to our peers what we in Australia are about. Organizing our Global Forum and Innovation Summit was one of the rare opportunities to highlight the influence of the global PI organization to the Australian public.
Chairman of PI Australia.