Integr8, Automation Alley’s global Industry 4.0 conference, returns Nov. 14, keeps focus on smart manufacturing

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June 27, 2018
Event expected to draw 750 attendees to Detroit; early bird tickets, sponsorship opportunities available at
 Media Contacts: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications,, 248.260.8466; Nicole Kampe, Automation Alley,, 248.457.3301
TROY, Mich.---June 27, 2018---Automation Alley, Michigan’s Industry 4.0 knowledge center and leading technology and manufacturing business association, announces the return of Integr8, a cross-discipline global conference focused on the smart technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The day-long conference will be held Nov. 14 at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. Early bird tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available at
Integr8, which sold out its inaugural year in 2017, is expected to draw 750 technology and manufacturing professionals from across the globe to Detroit this fall. The event will center around the eight core components of Industry 4.0, including robotics, the Industrial Internet of Things, Big Data, artificial intelligence, additive manufacturing and advanced materials, cloud computing, cybersecurity and modeling, simulation, visualization and immersion.
“Industry 4.0 is where digital meets physical with the goal of increased efficiency. Here in Michigan, we aim to be the leader in the implementation of Industry 4.0 on our factory floors,” said Tom Kelly, Automation Alley’s executive director and CEO. “We look forward to once again convening this global gathering of industry leaders to discuss how rapid technological change is impacting manufacturing, not only here in Michigan, but around the world.”
Integr8 will provide attendees with knowledge and action to assist in their digital transformations while expanding their professional networks of technology and manufacturing leaders and influencers. Speakers will include world-renowned manufacturing experts and Industry 4.0 thought leaders from industry, academia and government. The day will include a smart technology expo, a keynote presentation, breakout sessions, panel discussions and hands-on technology demonstrations centered around manufacturing, design, workforce development, aerospace, health care, women in manufacturing and more.
The evening before the conference, Nov. 13, Automation Alley is inviting the public to mingle with Integr8 presenters and VIP guests at Integr8 Luminate, a strolling dinner and cocktail kick-off reception at the Detroit Marriott. 
For complete registration and sponsorship information, visit Early bird ticket pricing ends Aug. 16.
About Automation Alley
Automation Alley is a nonprofit technology and manufacturing business association and Michigan's Industry 4.0 knowledge center, with a global outlook and a regional focus. We connect industry, academia and government to fuel Michigan's economy and accelerate innovation. We offer programs and services in business growth, entrepreneurship, talent development, defense and international business, providing resources and knowledge to help our members grow and prosper in the digital age.
Our Mission
The mission of Automation Alley is to position Michigan as a global leader in Industry 4.0 by helping our members increase revenue, reduce costs and think strategically during a time of rapid technological change.
Nicole Kampe, Communications and Media Manager, 2484573001