The ABB Process Automation Channel Partner Conference 2022 was held on July 5-6 in Bangalore, India. After meeting virtually for two years, the live event was the ideal setting to discuss growth opportunities, industry challenges, sustainability, digitalization and collaboration, in line with this year’s theme – “Success with Synergy.”
Over the last decade, channel partner conferences were global live events that occurred annually. In 2022, ABB’s Process Automation business area changed the concept from one global event to a few regional ones to better serve the needs of channel partners.
“We were thrilled to host a live event for Process Automation’s channel partners in India and Africa. We could really touch base with them to discuss pertinent issues and explore new avenues for collaboration,” noted Wissam Assaf, Senior Vice President, Indirect Sales Process Automation, ABB.
During the two-day event – attended by about 80 channel partners – there were 15 plenary sessions, 14 breakout sessions and a Q&A panel discussion. “Through these sessions, partners had the chance to get insights into Process Automation channel business strategies and portfolio overview, and to explore growth opportunities with ABB,” said Wissam Assaf.
Some of the key topics of the conference were as follows:
- Targeted Market Segments
- Segment Specific Solutions
- Partner Requirements and Feedback
- Way Forward to Success
The interactive breakout sessions with industry experts and global and local ABB management focused on creating business synergies in key markets. Joachim Braun, Division President, ABB Process Industries, was a guest speaker at the conference, sharing details on ABB’s contribution to a sustainable future and how this is impacting our communities and businesses.
As part of the event, channel partners presented empowering success stories and some engaging conversations around today’s and tomorrow’s challenges. Additionally, we also discussed the new indirect sales organization that is ready to support our channel partners.
In the second day of the conference, participants also got the chance to experience the new and expanded R&D and engineering facility – ABB Innovation Center (AIC). This state-of-the-art campus is one of ABB’s largest globally, and it is the backbone for technology developments to accelerate innovation.
Channel partner awards
A highlight of the conference was the awards gala, during which 10 channel partners were honored for their outstanding performance in 2022 and the exceptional value they provided to their customers.
Details of the awards and winners of the Process Automation Partner Conference 2022 are outlined below:
ABB Leadership team
Joachim Braun, Division President, ABB Process Industries
Wissam Assaf, Vice President, Indirect Sales, ABB Process Automation
Christian Cravedi, Hub Manager, India, Middle East and Africa, ABB Energy Industries
Krishnadas M., Hub Manager, South Asia, Middle East and Africa, ABB Process Industries
GNV Subba Rao, Global Head of Operation Centers, Process Automation and Director, ABB Innovation Center
G. Balaji, Senior Vice President, Head, ABB Energy Industries India
Vinod C., Business Head, ABB Process Industries India
Manish Tripathi, Sales Director - Indirect Sales India, ABB Process Industries & ABB Energy Industries