October 9, 2012

Global Community

Jay Colclazier, Chairman – Board of Directors
Jay Colclazier, Chairman, Board of Directors

In his keynote address at the 2012 Emerson Global User Exchange in Anaheim, Calif., Board Chairman Jay Colclazier of CHS Inc. noted that attendance at the event “has roared back” from recession-plagued 2009 and “I’m proud to say we may pass 3,000 attendees this year.” He gave a special welcome to the 720 attendees from 52 countries who travelled from outside the U.S. to attend. That’s despite—or perhaps because of—the first Emerson Exchange Europe conference held in Dusseldorf, Germany in May 2012.

That event attracted more than 1,000 attendees and saw the blossoming of, a peer-to-peer community of end users, subject matter experts and Emerson Process Management partners. Colclazier said more than 2,500 people have joined the community in the past three months. The website acts as an ongoing forum for information exchange, and is a key resource for Anaheim conference attendees: Visit it anytime after you leave to access archived session materials. With more than 350 presentations, workshops and short courses, a full schedule of sessions only allows you to see 10 percent. Online, you can “Connect In” to it all.