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Media Contact: Jim Crowther, for Wonderware United Kingdom & SolutionsPT Limited
Ad-Lib International Limited,
Telephone: 0118 971 4945
Email: jim@adlibinternational.com

Speaker line up announced……

Cheadle, Cheshire Sept 26th, 2008 – Wonderware United Kingdom, a business unit of SolutionsPT Ltd, who market and support the world’s leading range of industrial automation and manufacturing execution and technology products, today announced an impressive line up of keynote and general session speakers for Xchange 2008 – a major residential user conference and industry networking event to be held at the Alton Towers Conference Centre 4th and 5th November 2008.

The event will be opened by Stephen Radley, Chief Economist of EEF – The Manufacturers Organization speaking on the highly topical subject of the manufacturing sectors state of readiness to weather economic storms. Mr Radley, previously with The Henley Centre and the CBI, heads EEF’s work on economic and industrial policy and is a well respected commentator on all areas of Manufacturing Performance and Productivity.

Also speaking in keynote will be Simon Pollard, vice president of Manufacturing Operations & Execution for SAP EMEA. Mr Pollard is an expert in supply chain management and manufacturing operations and also a recent former member of The Supply Chain Council. He will address Xchange 2008 delegates on the ever important subject of integrating shop-floor automation systems with enterprise layer business systems.

Other speakers at Xchange will include Michael Grasley, Director of Consulting for Aseco Integrated Systems of Canada; Nick Barnett, Director of Manufacturing Operations EMEA for Microsoft and, from Wonderware Corporation In California, Director of Product Definition Niels Andersen and Senior Product Manager Jeff Nuse.

A further 24 breakout sessions are now detailed on the event website – www.xchange.uk.com – organized into the four streams of Product & Technology, Vision, Hands-On and Applications.

Xchange 2008 is part of a global program of Wonderware conferences being held in more than 20 locations around the world. For more information and on-line registration please visit the conference website at www.xchange.uk.com

About Wonderware United Kingdom and SolutionsPT Limited please visit

www.wonderware.co.uk and www.solutionspt.com

Further information first released August 2008:

Xchange 2008 – UK’s Premier Manufacturing & Industrial Technology Networking Event

Wonderware United Kingdom, a business unit of SolutionsPT Ltd, who market and support the world’s leading range of industrial automation and manufacturing execution and technology products, today announced Xchange 2008 – a major residential user conference and industry networking event to be held at the Alton Towers Conference Centre 4th and 5th November 2008.

The event, co-sponsored by upstream technology organisations as well as downstream integration partners, is part of the global Wonderware program of conferences being held in more than 20 locations throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia. Key deliverables for delegates will be the ability to meet with fellow manufacturing industry professionals, share real-life experiences, learn from the success of others and thereby be better placed to deliver value to their organisations, i.e. Meet – Share – Learn – Deliver.

Xchange 2008 will be organised around Keynote, General and streamed Breakout Sessions, allowing delegates to navigate through the two day event and select topics of interest, yet still find time to network with colleagues. Delegates will be able to Get Close to the Software via hands-on workshops run by expert Wonderware trainers, armed with the latest Visualisation, Historian and Information Server software. These sessions will introduce users to the breadth of the Wonderware range and to new and soon to be released functionality.

Xchange 2008 will be themed around Lean Manufacturing and Operational Excellence, with particular focus on topics such as:

Β· Understanding Best Practice

Β· The Challenges of MES and the Real Time Enterprise

Β· What’s new and coming soon from Wonderware

The event will also include sessions detailing specimen applications built around current industry hot topics as well as an entire stream devoted to Wonderware vision for new ways of working. The aim is to stimulate ideas, provoke debate and provide a forum that will appeal to manufacturing managers, information technology professionals, operations managers, engineering personnel and industry professionals at all levels.

John Bailey, Managing Director of Wonderware United Kingdom, commented on Xchange 2008, β€œWe received huge customer satisfaction scores for our 2006 event, so the brief for Alton Towers in November was really quite simple: more delegates, more hands-on experiences, more networking time and more content relevant to current real-life industrial challenges.”

Alton Towers is the UK’s premier theme park attraction and it has a modern and purpose built conference centre. Centrally located and large enough to comfortably accommodate hundreds of delegates, exhibitors and sponsors, Alton Towers has many years experience hosting significant residential conferences such as Xchange 2008.

For more information and on-line registration please visit the conference website at www.xchange.uk.com

About Wonderware United Kingdom and SolutionsPT Limited please visit

www.wonderware.co.uk and www.solutionspt.com

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