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7th Annual Northeast Ohio

MANUFACTURING SYMPOSIUM

Leverage Emerging Technologies to Grow Your Business

Spitzer Center at Lorain Community College
Friday, Sept 28th, 2018 | 8:00 am to 1:30 pm

Brought to you by: Cleveland Engineering Society | Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network | Jobs Ohio | Team NEO

The Northeast Ohio Manufacturing Symposium is your opportunity to learn from and network with growing manufacturers.

Come for a day of valuable content by manufacturers for manufacturers. Leave with the information you and your team need to create a plan for leveraging emerging technologies to grow your business.

Keynote Presentations

CEO Stories from the Frontlines: The Challenges and Opportunities of Growing Our Companies | Sponsored by Skoda Minotti   
How are Northeast Ohio companies managing the challenges and opportunities presented by a booming economy? Hear from three small manufacturing CEOs as they discuss what has led them to business success, and how they are managing to grow through leveraging technology, harnessing innovation, and finding and keeping good people.
Moderated by Victoria Broer, Burton D. Morgan Foundation

Autonomous Vehicles: Preparing for the Next Revolution in Manufacturing
Presented by Jason Sudy, Principal, OHM Advisors

Workshop Sessions

Make Cybersecurity and IoT Your Competitive Advantage | Sponsored by Bank of America and MCPc
Presented by Bob Schmidt, MAGNET; Tanya DiSalvo, Criterion Tool; Carrie Matheney, President and CEO, Shirley K’s; Marty Walters, Director of Information Services, Jergens

New Frontiers in Manufacturing Technology | Sponsored by Skoda Minotti
Northeast Ohio companies need to be ready for rapid advances in 3D printing, chemical manufacturing, and the potential that blockchain offers. Whether you’re looking for new technologies you can implement on your plant floor tomorrow, or want to stay informed on how blockchain will reshape manufacturing over the next five years, this session is for the futurist in all of us.
Presented by Skoda Minotti; Excurco; Nathan Hodgen, AmTrust Financial Services Innovation Lab

Best Practices in Bringing Process Innovation to Your Shop Floor  | Sponsored by Meyers Roman
The days of having one lean manager on your plant floor are long gone. Today’s manufacturing companies are implementing process improvements at all levels, from the shop floor to the corner office. Learn best practices in this field directly from three companies that are making the most of their manufacturing processes.
Presented by Chris Carroll, CEO, Flavorseal; Mike Garvey, CEO, 1062 and M-7 Technologies; Locus; Technology House

Own Your Talent Pipeline through Workforce Innovation  
Yeah, yeah, we know – you can’t find enough good people. Hear from several local manufacturing companies who have stopped complaining and started owning their talent development pipeline. For anyone interested in how to operate in the tightest labor market in recent memory, this results- and action-oriented session is for you.
Presented by Nick Klonowski, Plant Manager, Presrite Corporation; Autumn Russell, Executive Director, MAGNET’s Early College, Early Career Program

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Manufacturing Symposium 2018 Sponsors

Thank you to all our sponsors!