CPC 2018


February 26-28, 2018
Marriott City Center in Charlotte, NC

Harnessing Digital Tools to Drive Success

The Connected Plant Conference convenes in Charlotte, N.C., February 26-28, 2018. The forum is designed for professionals in the power generation and chemical process industries who are leading digital adoption at all stages. Sessions are tailored to offer actionable information and strategies to maximize the use of data, analytics, and related technology to drive efficiency improvements, preventative and predictive maintenance programs, and staff safety. Interact with and learn from industry leaders who will present and demonstrate the latest digital monitoring, diagnostic, analytics, Industrial Internet of Things, and decision-support technologies. The conference will attract delegates including Chief Technology Officers; IT pros; on-site implementers; senior plant, operations, and facility managers; and related professionals.


The Connected Plant Conference is the only event focused exclusively on technology and implementation for the power generation sector as digital solutions and analytics increasingly are adopted to drive efficiency, better manage O&M, and enhance market competitive assets. Conference sessions will address all stages of digital adoption from project justification to implementation to integration with legacy systems.

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New for 2018! The editors of Chemical Engineering magazine will host a co-located conference specifically for the chemical process industries. Advances in data analyses, simulation, modeling, smart sensors, virtual reality, mobile applications, computer networks, predictive instrumentation, and more are empowering companies in the chemical process industries (CPI) to make great strides both technologically and in their business models.


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Benefits of Attending

Increase your operational efficiency

All across the power and chemical process industries, digital operational and management tools are being deployed to help drive efficiency improvements and enhance competitiveness. Greater connectivity, paired with data management and analysis tools, can enable facilities of any size to drive meaningful bottom line improvements through digital solutions and powerful analytics.

Network with the industry’s early adopters

Leverage networking opportunities to talk one-on-one with generators and CPI owners/operators who are pioneering the latest connected plant tools. Conference speakers will include professionals from power and CPI plants who will be able to provide insight into the latest digital monitoring, diagnostic, analytics, Industrial Internet of Things, and decision-support technologies.

Discuss solutions for challenges at your plant

Knowledgeable representatives from leading technology vendors will be on hand to learn what challenges you face wherever you are on the digital adoption spectrum. Get a firm grasp on the new digital operating environments and what solutions may be best suited for your plant.

A Certificate of Completion will be available and can be applied towards Professional Development Hours

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Learn how plants, are connected via technology

Pricing and Benefits


Join us for a site tour and see first-hand how data and analytics translate into operational excellence for the power generation and chemical process industries.
Register today for this exclusive experience!

Video Previews

Connected Plant Conference Highlights 2017

Check out highlights from last year’s inaugural Connected Plant Conference from February 2017 by clicking the video icon. Thanks for making the first event a successful one with 132 attendees from 8 countries! Didn’t attend in 2017? Download the 2017 Post Show Report (PDF) for additional details.


2017 CPC – Interview with EPRI

The Connected Plant Conference is the leading conference for power generation and chemical engineering professionals. Hear more from Steve Seachman, a Senior Technical Leader at the Electric Power Research Institute, to see why CPC is so special.

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Sponsorships Available

Thank you to last year's speakers!


Hotel & Travel

Marriott City Center

100 West Trade Street, Charlotte, NC

Connected Plant Conference 2018 is happening under one roof for 2018!
Stay where the action is and book your stay at the Marriott City Center in Charlotte.

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