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Fieldbus Foundation To Hold 2011 General Assembly In Mumbai, India

Annual event attracts leading suppliers and end users of Foundation technology

AUSTIN, Texas, February 11, 2011 — The Fieldbus Foundation today officially announced its 2011 General Assembly will be held on March 9-10 in Mumbai, India. Planned for the JW Marriott Hotel Mumbai, this key automation industry event will attract the world's leading suppliers and end users of Foundation fieldbus. 

Mr Mahajan will be the keynote speaker at the Fieldbus Foundation's 2011 General Assembly

Mr. P Mahajan, Technical Director,
Engineers India Limited (EIL)

The 2011 General Assembly, themed, “Achieving Operational Excellence with Foundation Technology,” will include a comprehensive, end user-oriented agenda consisting of fieldbus project case studies and tabletop exhibitions. The event is expected to draw over 350 attendees, the largest ever for a Fieldbus Foundation assembly. The program on Wednesday, March 9, will feature updates on the latest Foundation fieldbus developments and technical presentations by prominent fieldbus end users. The day will conclude with a reception for all attendees. The Fieldbus Foundation will conduct its annual business meeting on Thursday, March 10.

The keynote speaker for the General Assembly will be Mr. P Mahajan, Technical Director, Engineers India Limited (EIL). Mr. Mahajan joined EIL in 1982 in its Engineering Division (Instrumentation & Control) and subsequently worked in the company’s project and technical divisions. He holds a degree in Electronics & Electrical Communication from Punjab Engineering College, Punjab University, Chandigarh, India.

Mr. Mahajan started his career with India’s Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) as a scientific officer. During his tenure in the DAE, he was primarily responsible for the engineering, procurement, construction and maintenance of instrumentation and control systems for heavy water projects. Mr. Mahajan introduced the concept of electronic instrumentation and intrinsically-safe systems in electrically hazardous plants to India in 1974.

According to Fieldbus Foundation President and CEO Rich Timoney, Mumbai was selected as the site of this year's General Assembly, due to its status as one of the world’s fastest growing industrial regions, and the overwhelming demand for Foundation technology within the area.

Timoney said, "The 2011 General Assembly program will highlight the advantages of Foundation fieldbus as a world-class solution for improving plant asset management, reliability and economic performance. Our technology is advancing to meet the needs of the process industries, including major developments such as Foundation for Safety Instrumented Functions (FF-SIF), control in the field, field diagnostics and wireless."

He added, "We are excited to welcome General Assembly attendees from around the world to our event in Mumbai."

For more details and registration information, please visit the Events Page on the Fieldbus Foundation's website or call 512-794-8890.

About the Fieldbus Foundation

The Fieldbus Foundation is a global not-for-profit corporation consisting of leading process end users and automation companies. Within the Fieldbus Foundation, end users, manufacturers, universities and research organizations work together to develop an automation infrastructure that provides process integrity, business intelligence and open scalable integration in a managed environment. For more information, visit their web site at


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