NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- RFID Journal announced today that registration is now open for next year's RFID Journal LIVE! conference and exhibition. The event will be held on May 9-11, 2017, at Arizona'sPhoenix Convention Center. RFID Journal LIVE!'s conference program will provide attendees with the opportunity to choose from more than 100 conference sessions focused on radio frequency identification (RFID) business applications. Leading end users and RFID experts will share powerful new case studies and discuss best practices and deployment strategies. The exhibit hall will feature 200 exhibitors from around the world, and will enable business professionals to compare prices and view the latest RFID innovations in one place. Additionally, the event will provide a unique opportunity for attendees to network with thought leaders who are using RFID to drive business value for their companies. Next year's event, cornerstone-sponsored by Zebra Technologies, will offer eight conference tracks, eight in-depth preconference seminars and workshops, four post-conferences and fast-track certification training presented by the RFID Professional Institute and RFID4U. It will also feature the RFID Journal Awards and the co-located IEEE International Conference on RFID 2017. The conference tracks will cover defense and aerospace, health care and pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, retail and apparel, and technology and infrastructure, as well the Internet of Things, innovation, and supply chain and logistics. The preconference seminars will provide in-depth education in such areas as RFID's use in energy, mining and construction; RFID for IT professionals; RFID for warehouse and inventory management; and RFID-enabled smart cities. RFID Journal University will provide an introduction to RFID for those just learning about the technology, while additional preconference seminars will focus on managing medical devices with RFID, industrial RFID sensors, and deploying RFID for item-level retail and apparel applications. Post-conferences will include master classes for RFID application developers and about benchmarking UHF RFID, as well as the Asset Tracking Workshop and the RFID Strategic Workshop.