2014 Fieldbus Foundation Virtual Business Meeting - March 28, 2014
Due to the General Assembly postponement, The Fieldbus Foundation will
host its annual Business Meeting virtually for the first time ever via
WebEx event conference. The meeting, which is for Members Only, will start at 14:00 UTC and will end at 16:00 (determine the time difference to your time zone here).
The format of the meeting will closely resemble face to face meetings as
has been done in the past. This first-of-its-kind meeting will require
everyone to register prior to gaining access. We
will send out Hot Off The Wire's to our members to let them know details
on how to register for the event. You can also email
for a link to register. Be sure to keep an eye out for
registration information in your inbox on March 4th.
The Fieldbus Foundation
will release more information on this event as it becomes available. To see the agenda for the business meeting, please click HERE.
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 4, 2014 – The Fieldbus Foundation today announced the postponement of its 2014 General Assembly in Rotterdam due to travel and security restrictions associated with the upcoming Global Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) in The Hague, The Netherlands.
Originally planned for March 25-28, the Fieldbus Foundation’s global FOUNDATION™ fieldbus end user seminar will be rescheduled for the fall of this year somewhere in Europe (location pending), while its End User Advisory Council (EUAC) meeting and business meeting will be conducted electronically on the original dates of March 26 and March 28, respectively. The EUAC session will be the first in a series of such meetings to be held electronically this year.
Fieldbus Foundation President and CEO Rich Timoney explained the change of plans: “We were recently advised that the global community will be holding a major nuclear summit in The Hague during the same week as our General Assembly. The Dutch government has announced the highest level of security protocol for all modes of transportation to, from and within the tri-city region of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague. As such, it was necessary for us to cancel our end user conference, relocate our board meeting and conduct a WebEx business meeting for the membership, which is required annually.”
The Fieldbus Foundation’s General Assembly offers an overview of FOUNDATION fieldbus developments across the globe. It includes updates by leading fieldbus experts on the latest advancements in fieldbus technology, as well as presentations by major end users who have installed FOUNDATION fieldbus in their industrial operations.