Controls-Con to Bring Hundreds of Building Professionals to the Motor City in May

Controls-Con, a bi-annual conference showcasing the latest on building controls, building automation, and IoT, will take place at the MotorCity Casino Hotel. // Photograph Courtesy of MotorCity Casino

Controls-Con, a bi-annual conference presented by Madison Heights’ Cochrane Supply and Engineering, will provide insight on the latest technologies and possibilities of building controls, building automation, and the Internet of Things (IoT) at the MotorCity Casino Hotel from May 2-3.

Contractors, systems integrators, service technicians, facility managers, engineers, and others will join an industry-leading speaker lineup to cover current topics and peer into the industry’s future. Topics will include: indoor positioning systems, artificial intelligence, building emotion, cybersecurity, master systems integrators, the future of the industry, and more.

“It’s exciting to watch this event continue to grow and attract people from all over the United States and Canada,” says Scott Cochrane, president and CEO of Cochrane Supply and 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 Controls-Con speakers include Cochrane; Kevin Smith, chief technology officer at Tridium; Jim Young, co-founder and CEO of the Realcomm Conference Group; Ken Sinclair, editor, owner, and founder of; Laurent Vernerey, executive vice president and president of technology at Acuity Brands Inc.; and Jim Morris, vice president and general manager of global business management systems at Johnson Controls.

Controls-Con attendees will learn about the newest products and services in the building controls industry, automation best practices, and how to grow and differentiate their business via a large general session and business and technology breakout sessions. The event’s trade show will be comprised of nearly 30 of the industry’s top manufacturers, including VYKON by Tridium, Honeywell, Johnson Controls, and Distech Controls.

For more details or to register now at the lowest-offered event prices, visit