Business Environment

Economic Update

Session Date: Wednesday, October 4th

Session Time: 8:00am – 8:50am

Need a detailed economic forecast so you can make plans for your business in 2018? This presentation will look at the broader economic outlook for next year and a specific forecast for the manufacturing sector.

Speaker:                     Bill Strauss, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

 

Bring Manufacturing Back to America  

Session Date: Wednesday, October 4th

Session Time: 9:00am – 9:50am

Find out how reshoring will have a significant effect on global strategies.

Speaker:                    Rosemary Coates, Reshoring Institute

 

Key Attributes for Working with Suppliers

Session Date: Thursday, October 5th

Session Time: 8:00am – 8:50am

Gain a customer’s perspective as a method to review potential suppliers.

Speaker:                     Dave Philbrick, MW Industries

 

New Technologies in Slide Forming

Session Date: Thursday, October 5th

Session Time: 9:00am – 9:50am

One of the most successful machine technologies in this century is due to be revitalized. New drive and control systems for slide forming will allow for more productivity and flexibility. The presentation will discuss the advantages and limitations of these new concepts to support you with an educated strategy development and decision-making process for the slide forming market.

Speaker:                     Max Linder, Bihler of America, Inc.