DETROIT — Cochrane Supply & Engineering announced the return of  Controls-Con, April 27-28, 2023, at the MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit, Michigan. Controls-Con 2023 is Cochrane Supply's biennial Smart Building Controls Conference, officially sponsored by Vykon. 

Controls-Con brings professionals together from around the United States, Canada, and the world for a two-day tradeshow and conference, featuring the latest news and technologies from the building automation and controls industry.   

Hundreds of HVACR contractors, systems integrators, service technicians, and engineers will join a line-up of industry leaders for engaging and educational keynote presentations covering topics including master systems integration, smart building design, cyber security, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and predications for the future of the industry. 

“It’s exciting to watch this event continue to grow and attract people from all over the world,” said Scott Cochrane, president and CEO of Cochrane Supply & Engineering. “You have to stay educated on the latest technologies to continue to thrive in this industry — and our goal continues to be to provide an affordable means for industry peers to come together to do just that.”  

Confirmed keynote speakers include: Martin Villaneuve, president of Distech Controls, Bill Schwebel, VP and GM of Building Automation Systems and Controls (Global Products), Victor Abelairas, GM of Tridium, Jim Lee, CEO of Cimetrics, and Tom Daenzer, digital business development manager at Belimo Americas. 

The event’s trade show will be comprised of the industry’s top manufacturers, including VYKON by Tridium, Honeywell, Johnson Controls, Distech Controls, Belimo, and more. Attendees will learn about the newest products and services in the building controls industry, as well as automation best practices, and business development strategies during the day-one general session, and day-two business and technology breakout sessions.  

This year Cochrane Supply has added an extra day of educational sessions during their Pre-Con Event, being held April 26, 2023, from 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., in the 16th Floor Event Space at the One Campus Martius Building. Pre-Con features a light breakfast, two educational tracks in smart building design and advancing technologies, and a networking lunch.

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