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Manufacturers to tackle business strategies at April summit
Baltimore provides meeting place for industry leaders, April 7-9
Strategy starts with knowledge, and this conference brings together a high-impact group of manufacturing and business thought-leaders who will make the case for continued sustainability, innovation, and talent development as critical pieces of an all-encompassing strategy for success. The two-day summit (plus welcoming reception on April 7) is designed for senior executives, senior managers, and management-track young professionals involved in manufacturing. Topics include:
· Business Climate: Near- to Mid-Term Outlook
· Strategic Manufacturing and Sustainability
· Data Technology Trends
· Strategic Open Innovation
· Additive Manufacturing
· Intellectual Property Protection
· Workforce Development
“This conference is not just for ceramic and glass manufacturers,”
Day one sets the stage for “big picture” thinking—the global competitive landscape for manufacturers, translating innovation into advantage, enhancing business with sustainable practices, and more. Keynote speakers—top executives from Eaton, IBM, Owens Corning, Materion, and others—will tackle the overall business and technology trends affecting manufacturing companies of all sizes.
Day two opens with a plenary talk on the business drivers behind the GE’s multi-billion-
The Innovation track addresses strategies for converting innovation into profit, disruptive versus incremental innovation strategies, new patent laws, and raw-material sourcing. The Manufacturing and Workforce Sustainability track looks at energy, environment, and safety; sustainable operations; the regulatory landscape; talent development;
Networking events will provide ample time for one-on-ones with industry experts and leaders, developing business contacts, and collecting new ideas.
For a full list of speakers, visit http://ceramics.org/
Founded in 1898, The American Ceramic Society is the leading professional membership organization for ceramic and materials scientists, engineers, researchers, manufacturers, plant personnel, educators, and students.
Eileen De Guire