At a time of unprecedented business and technological change, top executives to gather at the industry's premier leadership forum to devise strategies for future success
Seismic market shifts. Disruptive technologies. Transformational production models. The rapidly changing complexion of the global manufacturing industry and what it means for the future will be the focus of the 10(th) annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit, June 3 to 5, 2014, at The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Fla.
Organized under the theme of The Next Industrial Revolution: What Will Your Company Look Like in 2030?, the Manufacturing Leadership Summit this year will enable senior industrial executives and their leadership teams to better embrace change and chart a new course for their companies to ensure success in the years ahead.
"As new technologies and new methods of innovation upend existing business models, manufacturers face a critical choice: adapt or risk becoming obsolete," said David R. Brousell, Global Vice President and Editorial Director of the Manufacturing Leadership Council, the host of the Summit. "Staying ahead of the curve has never been easy. Today, with the speed of business accelerating, staying ahead has gotten even harder. The Summit offers a unique forum for industry executives to identify ways forward to what will be a challenging but exciting future filled with opportunity."
Key topics and sessions at the Manufacturing Leadership Summit will include: 3D printing, the new millennials, big data, high speed analytics, cloud computing, machine-to-machine connectivity, advanced robotics, social business, customer-driven design, innovation partnerships, distributed production, supply chain resiliency, and a special panel session on women in manufacturing. (Click here for Summit program)
Speakers at this year's Summit will include:
-- Anne Filson and Gary Rohrbacher, Co-founders, AtFAB
-- Dr. Aziz Asphahani, President and CEO, QuesTek Innovations LLC
-- Francis Bitonti, Principal and Founder, Francis Bitonti Studio
-- Ralph Resnick, President and Executive Director of the National Center
for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM), and Founder and
Director, America Makes.
-- Dr. Stephen Hoover, CEO, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)
-- Tonya H. Jackson, Vice President of Global Supply Chain Operations,
Lexmark International, Inc.
Conference participants will also be able to take "deep dives" into subject-related Think Tanks, share experiences and insights with peers in exclusive networking sessions, and unwind in a new "Mind, Body and Soul" program that will enable attendees to interact in more relaxed and collaborative environments.