Manufacturing Leaders Summit 2018

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    The primary objective of the Manufacturing Leaders Summit is to explore the key aspects and issues facing manufacturing executives. The Summit's program topics have been pinpointed and validated by senior industry executives as the top critical issues they face.

    Key issues for 2018 include:

    Consumer Products / Automotive Tracks:

    • Industry 4.0: What is the future of productivity and growth in manufacturing?
    • Closing the Manufacturing Gap: How to create and maintain a diverse workforce
    • Embracing the Factories of the Future
    • Leveraging Big Data and Analytics: Using data to make strategic business decisions
    • It Pays to be Green: Sustainable manufacturing and recycling techniques
    • Embracing the Factories of the Future: Preparing your company for future production processes

    Food & Beverage Track:

    • Comprehensive Continuous Improvement
    • The Labour Crisis
    • Leadership Competency
    • Cost Cutting Strategies
    • Maintaining an Innovative Culture in a Regulated Market


    what attendees are saying about the program:

    I found the presentations very relevant. I enjoyed the one-on-one sessions. The conversations were very strategic and detailed.
    CEO, Callisto Integration Ltd.

    Very useful, very productive, very efficient use of time, very well organized. All speakers excelled in their respective field of expertise.
    Vice President, USA Operations, VE Commercial Vehicles Limited

    I was apprehensive about participation in the marcus evans Summits due to the difficulty of my schedule and travel associated with being out of the office.  However, with that noted the experience was a surprise and delight.  The information sharing and the presentations shared, I think this is a must event for executives in this industry. 
    Director, Manufacturing ATO, Ford Motor Company

    Innovative format to select business partners to improve your company performance via an "A La Carte" process.
    Senior Director, NA Manufacturing, Continental Inc



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    Keynote Presentations

    Keynote presentations offer a motivational and entertaining perspective on fundamental issues challenging management. The achievements of our Keynotes and their pioneering endeavors directly influence your job today. Delivering thought provoking and frank accounts of their experiences, our Keynote presenters give you the drive to develop forward-thinking ideas and strategies for your organization.

    Panel Discussions

    In addition to the traditional session format, panel discussions have been organized to give you multiple perspectives on a topic. The panel is composed of industry practitioners ready to share their ideas and debate strategic issues. As an attendee, you are encouraged to put forward your ideas, opinions and opposing arguments, creating a truly interactive Summit.


    Think Tanks

    Join a select group of industry peers setting the tone, pace and goals of your chosen topic in a professionally facilitated environment. Participant numbers are strictly limited, ensuring all have the opportunity to share their problems and solutions to commonly shared professional challenges. Topics for discussion are selected from industry feedback received during the development of the Summit Program.


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