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04/05/2018 – News / Event / Automation Instrumentation Summit (AIS) / Italy

Automation Instrumentation Summit releases preliminary conference programme

The Preliminary Conference Program promoted by the AIS and ISA ITALY associations has now been published. The Summit promises interesting contributions from the academic and industrial world, and will explore topics of great relevance and modernity concerning the evolution of technologies in automation and instrumentation when the event returns to Belgioioso (PV) in Italy from 4-5 July 2018.


Everything is ready for the second edition of the Automation Instrumentation Summit (AIS) – an event that will once again represent a unique opportunity to share know-how and innovation with the main players in the fields of automation, EPCs, manufacturers of instrumentation, valves. 


The wheels were set in motion well in advance for this event, prompting the immediate interest of leading companies and the academic world alike, as well as the Italian and foreign technical press who have show solid support in promoting the event and enriching the specially designed Media Corner. 


More than 60 companies have already confirmed their participation as exhibitors at the event, while the Preliminary Conference Programme promises an interesting and diverse lineup of around 50 speakers. The programme will be rich in technical and scientific contributions thanks to the presence of the Rector of University Milano Bicocca, Maria Cristina Messa; Paolo Coletti from Techint, and Federico Mazzanti from XSIGHT by SAIPEM, who will be the protagonists of the key speeches and will provide their personal vision regarding the future of the instrumentation world. 


The Opening Ceremony will be held by Pierroberto Folgiero, CEO of Maire Tecnimont, while the Presidents of the two associations promoting the Summit – Diego Bertazzo of AIS and Matteo Finardi of ISA Italy – will give their welcome to the guests. 


Compelling content


The themes chosen for the conference presentations reflect the products and services presented in the exhibition area. The contents range from Industry 4.0 analysis systems to cyber-security issues, from the implementation of a control system with a high security process to the future of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), from the provision of data in the digital era to the impact of IoT on security, data protection and privacy up to exploring a responsible approach to the ecosystem. 


Theme 1 - Advances in control systems 

Theme 2 - The Industrial Internet of Things, 4.0, cyber-security 

Theme 3 - Instrumentation and analysers technology evolution 


The second edition of the Automation Instrumentation Summit will take place at Castello di Belgioioso, on the outskirts of Pavia, from 4-5 July 2018.


The preliminary programme with details of the conference titles and speakers – comprising around 50 speeches – is available on the event website:


Key speeches – Speaker profiles 


Pierroberto Folgiero – CEO of Maire Tecnimont, holds a degree in Economics at L.U.I.S.S. University of Rome. He began his career at Agip Petroli and at Ernst & Young, then held the role of Corporate Finance Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers. After experiences in management at Wind Telecomunicazioni SpA and Tirrenia di Navigazione SpA, he has been an integral part of the Maire Tecnimont Group since September 2010. 


Maria Cristina Messa – Tenured Professor of Diagnostic Imaging. She is Rector of the University Milano Bicocca and a member of the Board of Rectors of Italian Universities (CRUI) – in particular, she is Delegate for the Research. She is also a member of the Coordination Committee of Human Technopole; from June 2017 she has been a member of the National Observatory of the specialised medical education of MIUR. In 2013, she was appointed by the Minister of Education among the Italian Delegates for Horizon 2020 – in particular, for the Research Infrastructures. She was Vice President of the National Research Council (CNR) from 2011-2015. She has worked for important research institutes in Italy and abroad and is the author of over 180 scientific publications. 


Paolo Coletti – Engineering Director of Techint Engineering & Construction’s Engineering Center of Milan. In Techint E & C he has followed, as head of various departments, projects in power, oil & gas and petrochemistry; in addition, from 2014-2015, he was also Managing Director of Techint India Pv. Ltd, based in Mumbai. Having graduated in Nuclear Engineering, he has previously worked in large groups such as Agip SpA, Ansaldo Components, ABB Sae Sadelmi and Alstom Power Italia. 


Federico Mazzanti – Engineering Manager for Onshore-Offshore of the ‘XSIGHT by SAIPEM’ division, and Chairman of Moss Maritime AS, Norway. Having graduated in Chemical Engineering, he worked in R&D at the National Institute of Nuclear Physics, before landing in the oil & gas industry – first working for Snamprogetti and then for SAIPEM. He played key roles in the execution of onshore and offshore EPC projects at both SAIPEM France and SAIPEM Italy. In 2014 he received the prestigious ‘Innovation Trophy’ for Best Management Process Innovation. 


The Summit’s promoters 


A.I.S. (Italian Association of Instrumentation) is a non-profit association based in Milan, focused on promoting the knowledge of instruments and systems for measurement and control by means of meetings, conferences and literature. 


I.S.A. Italy Section is the Italian division of ISA – the Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society, an international association of about 40,000 professionals involved in the automation and process control instrumentation worldwide. 


Event details

Venue: Castelli Di Belgioioso 

Viale Dante Alighieri 3, Belgioioso (PV) - Tel +39 0382 969250 - 


Event consultant: Studio Realini 

Via V Giornate 8, Bollate (MI) - Tel. +39 02 33606013 - 


Conference secretariat and promoter: AIS - ISA Italy Section 

Viale Campania 31, Milano - Tel. +39 02 54123816 - 


For further information about AUTOMATION INSTRUMENTATION SUMMIT 2018, please visit the website:

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