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Thursday, October 12th

4pm - 9pm

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Our team has been hard at work designing a BIGGER... BOLDER... BESTFEST!
We've maintained all the favorites like the Innovations Tradeshow, Technical Seminars, Product Demonstrations, Food, Drinks, Networking and much more...

But we'll be hosting from a new venue this year:

The Ballroom at Bayou Place in downtown Houston.

The name BestFest ties to our focus to be the best solution for our customers and Technology Partners. The AWC BestFest has always been about celebrating, networking, and sharing technological innovations.

This year’s AWC BestFest theme “Innovation Accelerated” conveys the need to embrace the quickly-evolving technologies that will help us innovate and stay ahead of the competition.

The Ballroom at Bayou Place
What To Expect


Hundreds of Innovative Technologies will be showcased throughout the venue


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Seminar schedule subject to change.

4:00 pm

Event Begins - Doors open. Tradeshow and Bars open.

4:15 pm


Simatic PCS Neo: Interfacing with
Siemens PLCs and other 3rd Party Systems

4:45 pm

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The Edge – Internet 4.0

5:15 pm

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Digital Diagnostics: Usage for Lifecycle Planning

5:45 pm

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Cost-effective Hot Spot Monitoring with Revolutionary MI cable

6:15 pm

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Innovation Through Accelerated Digitalization in

   IT/OT Environment
- Advanced Power Supply System - Utilizing

   ProfiNet & Ethernet IP Communication 

7:00 pm

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WinCC Unified Hardware and Software Overview
- SINAMICS G220 – High-Performance Multi

   Purpose Drive for Siemens Xcelerator Portfolio  

7:45 pm

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Let's Get It Started: Smarter Motor Control with Contactron Hybrid Starters & Speed Starters

8:15 pm

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Innovative PRV Monitoring Technology

9:00 pm

Event Concludes

Have a safe journey home. See you next year!

Amazing Seminar Prizes

At the end of each 20-minute seminar, random door prizes will be drawn for these amazing giveaways. Five names will be drawn each session for a total of 45 giveaways!

Prizes subject to change.

2023 bestfest seminar prizes

Event Map

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AWC's BestFest Passport Program provides attendees a fun incentive to visit each Technology Partner, learn about their latest innovations and receive a stamp. The first 200 attendees to turn in a completely stamped passport will receive a pair of Wireless Headphones AND and entry into the grand prize drawing for:

Flashforge Adventurer 3 Pro
3D Printer

passport grandPrize


All BestFest attendees enjoy COMPLIMENTARY parking with these options:

FREE Valet Parking at front of building (compliments of AWC and our sponsors!)

  Use Smith St. entrance of The Ballroom at Bayou Place 



Self Parking in Theater District Garage

Pre-registered attendees will be emailed a QR code preceding BestFest to access the garage.

*Free parking is available with QR code use only. Sorry, no reimbursement on cash payments.


Exhibitors may unload beginning at 10am with assistance from AWC staff but will then need to valet or self-park.


At the close of the event, any vehicles left uncollected will be moved to Parking Garage for retrieval and sent a text/call to retrieve keys.

2023 BestFest parking map

Platinum+ Sponsor

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Platinum Sponsors

Farris logo
Phoenix Contact Logo
Valmet logo

Measurement Intelligence
Process Automation

Gold Sponsors

ACE logo
Braeden Engineering logo
DMC logo
Moxa Logo
A3IM logo
Brooks Instrument logo
IMI PBM logo
Solid State logo
ASCO Distributor logo
Cashco Logo
Kenco Engineering logo
TEC Sales logo
Festo Logo
AWC logo


Turck logo
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Honeywell Logo
Banner Engineering logo
Crane logo
RCV logo
Stahl logo
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