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What You Get

Our ‘invitation-only’ approach allows us to provide exceptional service for our audience.

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Conference Pass

Full access to the event, from educational sessions to networking events.

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Flight Voucher

Traveling more than 100 miles? We'll help with a $200 flight credit.

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Overnight Hotel

We cover the first night and offer a discounted rate. Spouses welcomed.

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5 Star Catering

Breakfasts, lunches, networking receptions and dinner.

Who You'll Meet

A unique engagement opportunity with Fortune 500 companies and emerging mid-size enterprises.

250+

Influential Peers

Benchmark and network with the movers and shakers of manufacturing.

20+

Industry Experts

Learn from the best in the field and walk away with actionable insights.

40+

Leading Partners

Meet only with the most relevant for your projects and initiatives.

2.5K

Connections

Unparalleled networking opportunities with high profile industry leaders.

What You'll Do

Your registration creates a personalized agenda based on specific areas of responsibility, challenges and interests.

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Learning Time

Spend most of your time participating in educational sessions and networking activities.

30

Educational Sessions

Keynotes, plenary sessions, industry panel discussions, case studies and more.

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Networking Activities

Connect with peers who can truly make a difference to your business.

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Research Time

25-minute appointments to discover leading solutions guided by knowledgable executives.

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KEY THEMES

This year, the 100% peer-driven educational program developed by 20 Steering Committee Members will be centered around 4 key themes addressing the most pressing challenges in manufacturing seen in today's environment, from maintaining a successful continuous improvement system to the complex managing of innovation, technology and a changing workforce.

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Key Themes

close Leadership & Manufacturing Innovation Strategies

This track was specifically developed to support manufacturing leaders with best strategies and management tactics relating to planning and development, innovation, performance improvement and technology application.  Effective leadership strategies are usually considered the foundation of any successful operation.  Top leaders also see innovation and technology implementation as some of the most important ways for companies to accelerate the pace of change in today’s global business environment. This track brings together a comprehensive view of varied methods that tackle some of the most pressing challenges in leadership.

  • Leadership Planning and Development: Influencing without Authority
  • Building a Successful and Sustainable Business Planning Process
  • Product Development & Innovation: R&D for Process Improvement
  • Leading Change and Manufacturing Innovation in Global Market
  • Inspiring and Motivating Teams for Collaboration and Success
Continuous improvement is a great way for companies to identify opportunities and integrate improvements into their day-to-day operations. Working to constantly improve is the number one way in which businesses reduce operating overhead and streamline workflows.  A successful CI plan allows companies to reduce wasted time and effort, resulting in time and money savings. This track will highlight some effective and tested continuous improvement strategies through carefully crafted presentations and case studies for the manufacturing leader of today.
  • Selecting and Defining Six Sigma Projects for Success
  • Adaptation of Kaizen in US Manufacturing
  • How to Sustain Meaningful Improvements Without Additional Resources
  • Workplace Motivation for Continuous Improvement
The digital revolution is making a big impact in the world of manufacturing, providing more data than ever before. Artificial intelligence, automation and robotics, and additive technology are changing the game for many manufacturers and will transform every aspect of manufacturing in the next few years. However, the successful application and implementation of these technologies to optimize factory operations, boost product quality or improve cost-effectiveness is the challenge that many manufacturers are confronting. During this track, manufacturing leaders will discuss best strategies, practices and successful case studies of their digitization transformation.
  • Overcoming Roadblocks to Achieving Low Investment Digital Manufacturing
  • The Impact of Internet of Things on the Manufacturing Floors
  • Automation and Robotics: The Impact on the Factory Floor and Future Workforce
  • Current and Future Opportunities of Additive Manufacturing
In the business world, it has now been established that to drive optimal levels of operational success, business leaders need to engage high-performing employees, foster new talent and keep developing their workforce. Throughout this track workforce management experts will discuss top approaches to keeping an engaged workforce, managing the changing landscape and tackling the task of attracting qualified talent.
  • How to Attract Millennials into Perceived Lower Tech Manufacturing Careers
  • Workforce Training and Development: Creating Leaders at all Levels
  • Improving Current Employee Engagement and Productivity Levels
  • Strategies for Retention of Skilled Employees in a Changing Workforce Landscape

2018 SPEAKERS

Get insights from 40+ manufacturing leaders on keeping up with rapidly-changing times, including digital manufacturing, leadership innovation, effective continuous improvement, and workforce retention development.

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Markus Bolte

Previous Head of Quality Strategy

Previously with Nokia

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Willie Johnson

Engineering Section Head - Platforming

Procter & Gamble

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Patrick Tang

Vice President Hardware Engineering

Amazon Lab 126

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Orlando Alvarez

President & CEO

BP Energy Company

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Ed Magee

Senior Vice President Operations

Fender Musical Instruments

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Jim Cameron

Vice President, Global Quality

CoorsTek

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Patrick Bass

CEO of North America

thyssenkrupp North America, Inc.

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Kurtis Jetsel

Director, Facilities and ESH

Lockheed Martin

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Martin Moran

Director, Operations and Programs

Lockheed Martin

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Mani Janakiram

Director Supply Chain Strategy

Intel Corporation

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Jason Keck

Director of Operations

Precision Aerospace Corporation

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John Glaccum

Senior Director, Global Quality

Johnson & Johnson

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Luke Goossen

Vice President of Operations

Scaled Composites, LLC

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Jeffrey Price

Executive Vice President

5ME

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Jon Sobel

CEO

Sight Machine

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Bill Bither

Co-Founder and CEO

MachineMetrics

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Peter Fritsche

VP, Global Operations

Data Sciences International

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Bradley Jakeman

President, Global Beverage Group

Pepsi Co

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Lyle Wells

National Director of Leadership Processes

The Flippen Group

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Stephen Engel

Senior Vice President, Practice Lead

Hitachi Consulting

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Dennis McRae

Vice President Management Consulting

Hitachi Consulting

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Paul Sheehy, CPE

Director- Engineering and Facilities

Herbalife Nutrition

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Ruben Mirensky

CEO

IMCO Software

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David Meek

IBM IoT & Industry 4.0 Global Leader for Chemicals, Petroleum & Industrial Products

IBM

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Robbie McKee

Sales Manager

JM Performance Products

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Scot Larsen

Chief Technology Officer

Ease

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Therese Sonnenfeld

Global MES/MOM Presales Manager

Schneider Electric (Now Aveva)

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Rob Milks

Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Americas

Tacton

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Toby Price

Vice President of Strategic Sourcing

Honeywell Aerospace

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Brian Perry

Senior Vice President Food Safety & Quality

TreeHouse Foods

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Papao Saisnith

Global Director of Sweeteners

Tate & Lyle

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Brennan Brodie

Director of Sales

Freepoint Technologies

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David Stonehouse

Global Consulting Leader

Rockwell Automation, Inc.

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David McPhail

CEO & President

MEMEX Inc.

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Gabor Koertvelyessy

VP & Senior Consultant

Asprova Inc.

AGENDA

Make every session valuable by selecting up to 4 key themes to mix and match the most relevant topics to you.

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SundayNetworking

Welcome Cocktail Reception & Registration

MondayNetworking

Breakfast Buffet

MondayOpening Address

close Summit Chairman Welcome & Kick Off

thyssenkrupp North America, Inc. - CEO of North America

Speaker

Patrick Bass
CEO of North Americathyssenkrupp North America, Inc.
Keynote Presentation

close Operationalizing Digital Manufacturing

Implementing Digital ManufacturingSight Machine - CEO

By 2022 Smart factories will deliver an estimated $500B in value and a 7x increase in overall productivity. What can manufacturing leaders do today to ensure short-term investments support the capabilities required for near and long-term Digital Manufacturing success?

KEY TAKEAWAYS
  • How can companies identify their current level of Digital Readiness?
  • What use cases become available as a company increases their Digital Readiness?
  • What pitfalls threaten successful Digital Manufacturing implementations?
  • What has Sight Machine learned from working with the world’s most advanced Digital Manufacturers?

Speaker

Jon Sobel
CEOSight Machine
Monday

Targeted Research Meetings

MondaySuper session Presentation

close Journey to Manufacturing 4.0: Disrupting the Commoditization of Manufacturing

Implementing Digital Manufacturingthyssenkrupp North America, Inc. - CEO of North America

Recipes to purposefully drive your own disruption and set your business for digital transformation

Reality is you either disrupt yourself or get disrupted. But, how do we continue to reinvent ourselves? And, how do we leverage our value chain as data becomes more pivotal than our brick and mortar assets? Learn how to drive a controlled disruption and keep your business poised for the digital transformation journey.

Key Take-Aways

  • Understand how a focus on competencies over product and process can lead to continuous innovation during short, rapid time cycles
  • Learn how to employ technology as an enabler to your business while integrating it as an end-to-end solution for your operations
  • Hear ways to inspire your workforce to evolve their skills to function effectively within this digital age

Speaker

Patrick Bass
CEO of North Americathyssenkrupp North America, Inc.
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Never doing the same thing twice - A Divergent Approach to Manufacturing Prototype Aircraft

Aerospace Manufacturing & Product InnovationScaled Composites, LLC - Vice President of Operations

Performance in manufacturing is often gained by becoming good at doing the same thing over and over. Processes are refined to obtain the last few degrees of efficiency by reorganizing workstations or getting an extra tool to do the same thing faster, or with less deviation. This is not true innovation however, it is iteration, and the result is a more efficient version of the same thing. Innovation requires the ability to not just iterate a process but to start over to discover something entirely different. Scaled Composites employs the concept of never doing the same thing twice; we are constantly split testing manufacturing methods in our shops to find a better, lower cost, or faster way to build composite aerospace projects.

Key Take-Aways

  • All types of innovation require engaged and empowered teams, but the structure of those teams also matters; some common organizational structures and systems prevent innovation
  • Innovation comes in many forms, but discovery is one of the most valuable. Discovery cannot be planned and requires experimentation. Getting past the cost/schedule constraints that strangle experimentation is half the battle
  • Research and development in manufacturing process can be powerful; constantly split testing production approaches, or never doing the same thing twice, will result in breakthroughs over time
  • Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted”; you can chase metrics or innovation, but it is extremely difficult to chase both at the same time

Speaker

Luke Goossen
Vice President of OperationsScaled Composites, LLC
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Consumer Demands and the Effects on Food Safety

Food Safety and Regulatory RequirementsTreeHouse Foods - Senior Vice President Food Safety & Quality

In a world of every-changing consumer demands we as food manufacturers need to balance consumer wants with delivering safe quality food. Consumers are demanding Clean-label, Organic, Natural, Gluten-free, Probiotic containing, Fresh Foods. While consumer demand drives manufacturing needs, a company needs to balance meeting those demands without compromising Food Safety and Stability in the market-place.

Key Take-Aways

  • Consumer demands drive the need for a global supply chain that drives complexity and potential food safety risks
  • Removal of preservatives from products to meet organic, natural and clean-label needs lead to increased food safety considerations
  • Fresh and Natural products drive shelf life and stability considerations
  • Diving into the Probiotic world brings new concerns about separation and segregation of probiotic containing products and the other products in your facility.

Speaker

Brian Perry
Senior Vice President Food Safety & QualityTreeHouse Foods
MondayBreakout Presentation

close The Interconnected North America Gas Market: Where do we go from here?

Leadership & Manufacturing Innovation StrategiesBP Energy Company - President & CEO

The global gas market continues to evolve, becoming more interconnected than ever before.  An increasing number of variables drive North American supply and demand balances, playing an important role in future price outlooks. The manufacturing industry will need to consider how factors such as domestic supply growth, global demand, pipeline developments, size and timing of U.S. exports, global weather patterns, and infrastructure outages could potentially impact an already dynamic market.  Understanding how to build a robust risk management strategy to better manage market fluctuations will be essential to safeguard industry’s growth going forward.

Speaker

Orlando Alvarez
President & CEOBP Energy Company
MondayBreakout Presentation

close How to Solve the 5 Pervasive Team Challenges and Transform Your Business

Workforce & Talent ManagementThe Flippen Group - National Director of Leadership Processes

People represent the greatest investment opportunity in any company. They’re also the greatest challenge. And the challenges multiply when people work together on teams. Despite the dysfunction of the majority of business teams, teamwork has never been more important for fast-growth companies.

Key Take-Aways

  • How to accelerate the effectiveness of new teams and new leaders
  • How to deal effectively with contentious teams and teammates
  • How to optimize high-functioning teams and navigate change initiatives
  • How to to develop and retain your high potentials

Speaker

Lyle Wells
National Director of Leadership ProcessesThe Flippen Group
MondayBreakout Presentation

close From Investing to Operating in the Food & Beverage Industry

Product Development and Innovation to Keep up with Consumer TrendsKombucha Wonder Drink - President

Making the right investment choices in the food & beverage industry 3C’s and 4P’s EBITDA, valuation and beyond What is the value proposition Challenges in operating the food & beverage industry Price/product competition Distribution When to pay for slotting Launching a new product line: better the chance of success Consumer/Retailer buy in Bottom line Guiding Principles: DOING THE RIGHT THING Community (cooperation, not competition) Strategic Partnership Profitability.

Key Take-Aways

  • EBITDA is a good starting point
  • People are the most important asset
  • From profitability to sustainability

Speaker

Paula Phillips
PresidentKombucha Wonder Drink
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Smart Manufacturing - Connecting Customer, Product and Factory

Implementing Digital ManufacturingTacton - Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Americas

Evolving Customer Expectations:
What is really happening?
Why is it happening?
How do I compete?

The Challenge:
How do I control costs?
How do I really KNOW?
What if I do nothing?

Digital Transformation:
What does it really mean?
Why do I need to do it?
How do I do it?

The Manufacturing Tradeoffs – When…
The focus is on the customer
The focus is on the product
The focus is on the operational excellence

Tacton – Empowering Smart Manufacturing Customer needs first Turning complexity into strength Smart product definition through AI.

Key Take-Aways

  • Learn how to meet customers evolving expectations
  • Learn how to plan & execute digital transformation
  • Learn how to connect the Customer, Product & Factory
  • Learn how to create Smart Manufacturing in your organization

Speaker

Rob Milks
Senior Vice President and General Manager of the AmericasTacton
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Reducing Hardware Development Time Through Virtual Testing

Leadership & Manufacturing Innovation StrategiesAmazon Lab 126 - Vice President Hardware Engineering

Product Development from concept to market in less than a year is becoming the norm. The appetite for increasing functionality in smaller and lighter devices is insatiable. We are now expecting access to cloud computing in the palm of our hands that can respond to your voice, touch gesture and your very location. The reality in consumer electronics is that there many unknown complex system interactions and we are not afforded years of risk assessment in this highly competitive market. What is the correct approach in designing product at risk where engineering cost and schedule are finite? In this talk we will examine 3 strategies:  1. Working backwards from the customer to product risk 2. Design through virtual simulation tools;  3. Development of customer-use centric specifications using stress-strength analysis. We will examine how leveraging the power of cloud computing has enabled these new methods and shape the future of Product development.

Key Take-Aways

  • Accurate representation of device usage is now enabled with cloud computing
  • Higher customer satisfaction is achieved through the use of big data stress-strength analysis
  • Time to market has been reduced 2x with these simulation techniques

Speaker

Patrick Tang
Vice President Hardware EngineeringAmazon Lab 126
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Accelerate Your Digital Transformation: Enabling Industrial IoT to Get Results Now

Implementing Digital ManufacturingMachineMetrics - Co-Founder and CEO

Industrial IoT has been on the minds of manufacturers for a few years, yet there have been very few truly successful implementations, and a great deal of hesitancy exists for manufacturers to embrace the technology and modernization that solves the new challenges presented. According to McKinsey, of all global industries, Manufacturing produces the most amount of data yet has the least digital penetration. One primary reason is that it’s hard to extract data not only from machines but from machine operators and manufacturing systems. Learn how simplifying connectivity can result in a more rapid and successful IoT implementation, and drive real value not just into the future but today. Are you ready to accelerate your Digital Transformation? Enable IIoT and start realizing results now.

Key Takeaways:

  • Simplifying machine connectivity
  • Harnessing the knowledge of your manufacturing workers
  •  What is the edge?
  •  Moving from descriptive analytics to prescriptive analytics
  •  A roadmap to a successful IIoT implementation

Speaker

Bill Bither
Co-Founder and CEOMachineMetrics
MondayCase Study

close Bringing Your Innovations to Life through Savvy Storytelling

Product Development and Innovation to Keep up with Consumer TrendsPepsi Co - Research and Development Director, New Product Innovation

Innovation in any field is always more valuable if it is easily understood by key stakeholders. One of the best ways to do that is through communicating the value quickly and effectively through storytelling. Our Brains are hard wired to process and retain stories and during this session we will discuss tips for storytelling, cover two case studies on innovation and learn the power of delivering a powerful pitch!

Key Take- Aways

  • Techniques to deliver a fast, effective pitch to Leadership or customers to help them see the value of your innovation
  • Insight on enabling simple explanations of technical concepts and how to tie that into your innovation message
  • Storytelling 101: Blueprint your capability around describing why people should get excited about your innovation through understanding of all the key components of what makes up a good story

Speaker

Alex Tipton
Research and Development Director, New Product InnovationPepsi Co
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Don't Gamble on your People!

Workforce Management in Aerospace & DefenseHoneywell Aerospace - Vice President of Strategic Sourcing

A Vegas inspired discussion on how to make a winning bet on your team.  Feel like a card counting veteran by identifying intentional strategies to improve your odds of developing leaders.  People are the most important asset for any corporation. Learn how to win every time you step up to the table.

Key Take-Aways

  • Craps or Blackjack – which game to play…Define your leadership core
  • Don’t just watch – make the bet… Strategy vs. Action
  • What happens in Vegas, comes home… Perception is reality
  • Go All in… Laying the foundation for a career of mentorship

Speaker

Toby Price
Vice President of Strategic SourcingHoneywell Aerospace
MondayBreakout Presentation

close The Value of a Comprehensive Ergonomic Program

Workforce Management in Aerospace & DefenseLockheed Martin - Director, Operations and Programs

A comprehensive ergonomic program empowers the workforce to identify ergonomic opportunities, minimize work force injuries, improve manufacturing cycle times and drive down overall production costs. This is accomplished thru multiple programs geared towards equipping employees with ergonomic principals and allowing them to identify problems then design and implement solutions.

Key Take-Aways

  • Learn key elements of an effective ergonomic programs
  • Hear benefits of a program to key stakeholders
  • Hear real case studies and the benefits realized

Speaker

Martin Moran
Director, Operations and ProgramsLockheed Martin
MondayCase Study

close Fender: A Transformation Story

Leadership & Manufacturing Innovation StrategiesFender Musical Instruments - Senior Vice President Operations

Join Ed Magee, Fender Musical Instruments Corporation’s SVP of Operations, for an inside look at the company’s manufacturing transformation story and best practices for internal and contract manufacturing. In this presentation, Magee will explore leadership and innovation strategies at Fender, in addition to the company’s rich history in manufacturing. Since 1946, Fender has evolved its manufacturing processes with technological developments, always continuing to innovate to maintain its leadership in the musical instruments manufacturing space.

Speaker

Ed Magee
Senior Vice President OperationsFender Musical Instruments
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Strategic Workforce Practices to Support Innovation and Company Growth

Workforce & Talent ManagementE & J Gallo Winery - Senior Director Workforce Development

The concept behind the presentation is how the robust, consistent application of strategic workforce planning (SWP) practices can be a key enabler to the success of organizations, and especially as it relates to advancements in product development and innovation. Based on industry trends, emerging and maturing technologies, and the composition of the current workforce, it is essential that companies establish strategic workforce planning practices. The presentation would include examination of methodologies, how to overlay and align workforce planning with new product development, and how to look beyond organizational boundaries to establish sustainable workforce practices. Presenter has over 25 years experience in manufacturing, strategic planning, human resources, and workforce planning. 26 years with The Boeing Company with 15 in executive role and now senior director with E. & J. Gallo Winery.

Key Take-Aways

  • Importance of productive strategic workforce planning (SWP)
  • Risks and implications of not establishing long-range workforce planning practices
  • How to align and integrate workforce planning with new product development, new technologies, and other innovations
  • How to develop a fully integrated workforce planning and development strategy including a road map for phased adoption

Speaker

Richard Coffey
Senior Director Workforce DevelopmentE & J Gallo Winery
Breakout Presentation

close The Connected Enterprise Make Smart Manufacturing Work for You

Implementing Digital ManufacturingRockwell Automation, Inc. - Global Consulting Leader

Discover How to Bring the Industrial Internet of Things (II oT) to Life. Smart manufacturing and industrial operations embrace a new way forward. This new direction is highly-connected and knowledge-enabled, where devices and processes are connected, monitored, and optimized.

Key Themes:

  • Learn about the Rockwell Automation transformation toward smart manufacturing – how we now think and act across our own global manufacturing footprint – what we call our own “Connected Enterprise” journey.
  • Take our lessons learned to encourage your own journey whether you’ve already begun or are just now thinking about getting out of the starting gate.
  • As we look to the future, we will also share some ideas we have for developing a much more eloquently connected supply chain.

Speaker

David Stonehouse
Global Consulting LeaderRockwell Automation, Inc.
MondayNetworking

Lunch

Monday

Targeted Research Meetings

MondayBreakout Presentation

close Digitizing Quality

Implementing Digital ManufacturingPreviously with Nokia - Previous Head of Quality Strategy

In my presentation, I will discuss how in an age of rapid digitization, cloudification and increasingly ubiquitous artificial intelligence quickly disrupting existing business models and entire industry segments, a modern quality organization can respond to these challenges to ensure customer satisfaction, strengthen brand value and deliver value to the shareholder.

Key Take-Away

  • Main trends affecting quality in organizations due to digitization
  • How digitization will radically change customers’ perception of what quality is and what it’s worth
  • How digitization will change the way you engage your employees on quality and who owns it
  • How organizations can act proactively to prepare for the swift changes at hand

Speaker

Markus Bolte
Previous Head of Quality StrategyPreviously with Nokia
MondayBreakout Presentation

close The Future of A&D Leadership

Workforce & Talent ManagementLockheed Martin - Director, Facilities and ESH

The rate of change in our world is unprecedented and yet we continue to operate with an outdated leadership paradigm. The new leadership paradigm enables and inspires people. Learn the 3 key behaviors future leaders must exhibit to ‘inspire the humanity’ in your people.

Key Take-Aways

  • Learn 3 key leadership behaviors mandatory for future leaders
  • Take away one action to apply the same day in each of the key behaviors
  • Learn about the most important leadership skill you don’t currently possess and how to develop the behavior

Speaker

Kurtis Jetsel
Director, Facilities and ESHLockheed Martin
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Industry 4.0 Made Real: How to Optimize Throughput, Lower Costs and Improve Quality

Implementing Digital ManufacturingIBM - IBM IoT & Industry 4.0 Global Leader for Chemicals, Petroleum & Industrial Products

How do you optimize production with 100s if not 1000s of variables? With Industry 4.0, new technologies are maturing that help you unlock insights from your data and deliver improved results. Discover how Industrial IoT, machine learning and artificial intelligence detect and predict and recommend actions to avoid quality issues in real-time. Understand how to leverage structured and unstructured data to deliver value by reducing costs, increasing throughput while maintaining target quality measures. Learn how companies are getting started with these new technologies, from quick wins to focused programs to deliver enhanced business results across their plants.

 

Speaker

David Meek
IBM IoT & Industry 4.0 Global Leader for Chemicals, Petroleum & Industrial ProductsIBM
MondayCase Study

close Pioneering San Diego's Craft Beer Industry - Staying Relevant After All These Years!

Product Development and Innovation to Keep up with Consumer TrendsKarl Strauss Brewing Co - CEO

Hear the inside story of how Karl Strauss Brewing Company started San Diego’s craft beer revolution in 1989 and how we have built manufacturing systems, customer feedback loops, and a company culture focused on continuous improvement that has enabled us to keep pioneering through the decades and stay relevant with a rapidly changing consumer base.

Key Take-Aways

  • Product Development and Innovation is process that must be planned for and embraced culturally
  • How we have adapted and developed new products to keep up emerging trends
  • Continuous evolution and improvement is necessary to remain on the forefront of your industry
  • Quality is the foundation of success

 

Speaker

Chris Cramer
CEOKarl Strauss Brewing Co
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Strategies to Improve Supply Chain Agility, while Driving Improved Manufacturing and Portfolio Productivity

Leadership & Manufacturing Innovation StrategiesProcter & Gamble - Engineering Section Head - Platforming

In our ever changing businesses, we are constantly challenged to deliver faster manufactured products at reduced cost. With the increase in e-commerce, we are also asked to provide more variety. Therefore, I would like to share thoughts on how to approach this and drive optimized business solutions.

Key Take-Away

  • Getting clear on the true business need
  • Understand what levers you have to deliver the intent
  • Push for breakthroughs in areas where the solutions are undefined

Speaker

Willie Johnson
Engineering Section Head - PlatformingProcter & Gamble
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Innovation Partnership: Supply Chain Critical Behaviors

Product Development and Innovation to Keep up with Consumer TrendsSabra Dipping Company LLC - Senior Director of Global Engineering

As companies work to win in the marketplace with new initiatives there are critical behaviors required by all functions to bring this innovation to life. Innovation is a collaborative process that requires a multi-functional approach. This discussion will focus on the critical behaviors needed by supply chain organizations.

Key Take-Aways

  • Innovation is everyone’s job
  • Cross functional partnerships are important
  • Innovation is both nimble and rigorous
  • Building a culture in collaborative innovation

 

Speaker

Willie Johnson
Senior Director of Global EngineeringSabra Dipping Company LLC
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Data-Driven Manufacturing: Enabling Operational Excellence and Tangible Business Advantages on your Factory Floor

Implementing Digital ManufacturingMemex Inc. - CEO/President

Data-Driven Manufacturing has proven itself to be a technology solution that delivers real benefits, independent research and customer reports all indicate that there are provable and measurable advantages to implementing a Data-Driven Manufacturing solution.Data-Driven Manufacturing, involves the capture and collection of real-time machine data and the transformation of that data into useful, readable business and operational information that enables employees to do their jobs better, and increase key production metrics including availability, quality, performance, and throughput. While Data-Driven Manufacturing solutions are optional now, studies indicate they will soon become the industry-standard way of managing plant activity.

Key Take-Aways

  • Understand why Data-Driven Manufacturing is the right choice for your business
  • Hear why leading manufacturers depend on Data-Driven Manufacturing
  • Realize how easy it is to implement a Data-Driven Manufacturing solution
  • Comprehend how an investment in Data-Driven Manufacturing returns extremely compelling bottom-line results

Speaker

David McPhil
CEO/PresidentMemex Inc.
Breakout Presentation

close Why are Most Companies Still Scheduling With Spreadsheets?

Implementing Digital ManufacturingAsprova Inc. - VP & Senior Consultant

Many companies still use spreadsheets and other unsuitable tools to create their production plans and schedules. Why is it hard to move to a better software solution, what are the benefits of such a move, and what is important when choosing a system?

Key Take-Aways

  • Inadequate scheduling causes unnecessary costs
  • Process synchronization is the key for a good schedule
  • Material availability must be considered
  • Make sure that the scheduling software is a good fit for your specific requirements

 

Speaker

Gabor Koertvelyessy
VP & Senior ConsultantAsprova Inc.
Breakout Presentation

close Achieving Operational Excellence through Building a Culture of Accountability, Adaptability, and Achievement

Workforce Management in Aerospace & DefensePrecision Aerospace Corporation - Director of Operations

The presentation will focus on establishing the building blocks for high performing work teams. The key is to drive decision making to the most appropriate levels in the organization to achieve speed and agility resulting in Operational Excellence. In order to achieve this, there must be a clear mission, ground rules with which to operate (Boundary conditions), and a decision making framework to empower the team without frustration of delays and red tape.

Key Take-Aways

  • Roadmap for implementing High Performance Work Teams
  • Decision Making Framework
  • Examples of “Real Life” Results
  • “Lessons Learned” to help avoid pitfalls

Speaker

Jason Keck
Director of OperationsPrecision Aerospace Corporation
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Industry 4.0 - Bringing The Factory of the Future to Today

Leadership & Manufacturing Innovation StrategiesIMCO Software - CEO

To compete in today’s Global economy, where capital and technology flow a lot easier than what they did decades ago, manufacturing companies will have to rely heavily on technology. The higher level of technology will not be limited to the introduction of automation, i.e. robot technology, to the manufacturing process but will have to encompass every process along the supply chain as well. Industry 4.0 brings higher levels of efficiency and effectiveness to every aspect of the manufacturing and supply chain processes from demand planning to delivery of products to the customer. There are 4 design principles in Industry 4.0, Interoperability, Information Transparency, Technical Assistance, and Decentralized Decisions. In this workshop, we are going to explore how these 4 design principles can help manufacturing companies increase profitability by: • Dramatically increasing Uptime • Substantially reducing scrap and rework • Providing traceability • Drastically reducing working capital tied-up in inventory.

Key Take-Aways

  • Increase up-time
  • Improve traceability
  • Reduce working capital tied up in inventory
  • Reduce scrap and rework

 

Speaker

Ruben Mirensky
CEOIMCO Software
Breakout Presentation

close FSMA Industry Perspective and Updates

Food Safety and Regulatory RequirementsGlanbia plc - Director of Quality Control

FSMA is the biggest change in food safety law in over 70 years. It has been 7 years since it was signed into law by President Obama and implementation is still in progress. This presentation will help food and beverage companies understand the history of FMSA, where we are in the implementation timeline, where we are going, and ideas for how to stay the course.

Key Take-Aways

  • History of FSMA
  • FSMA Implementation Timeline and Status
  • FSMA and the Future of Food Safety
  • Ideas for Staying Motivated

Speaker

Noreen Hobayan
Director of Quality ControlGlanbia plc
MondayBreakout Presentation

close Application of AI and Analytics for Manufacturing Supply Chain Excellence

Implementing Digital ManufacturingIntel Corporation - Director Supply Chain Strategy

Intel’s manufacturing supply chain is a global and complex capital-intensive network, requiring many specialized materials and highly complex manufacturing processes with long lead times and short product lifecycles. To manage this complex supply network, the company embraced the use of AI and analytics in all facets of its manufacturing supply chain to make data-driven decisions. Intel has enabled an intelligent manufacturing supply chain by investing in improved technology, advancing analytics and developing data science skills for its workforce.

Key Take-Aways

  • Learn about Intel’s manufacturing supply chain excellence
  • Key AI and Analytics tools and capabilities to advance your manufacturing supply chain
  • Application of AI and Analytics thru’ use cases
  • Emerging and disruptive technologies for manufacturing supply chain

Speaker

Mani Janakiram
Director Supply Chain StrategyIntel Corporation
Breakout Presentation

close What’s Important to Me is Not Important to You!

Leadership & Manufacturing Innovation StrategiesJohnson & Johnson - Senior Director, Global Quality

Prioritization of objectives and tasks across multiple functions presents an ever-present challenge to manufacturing and quality leadership. Taking lessons from my years as a Senior Quality Leader within Johnson & Johnson, I will discuss strategies and tools for gaining cross functional alignment on goals that will help teams prioritize their work on a day to day basis to increase collaboration and results!

Key Take-Aways

  • That aligning on goals across functions is critical
  • Always focus on the customer to set priorities
  • How to effectively resolve conflicting priorities
  • Aligning teams

Speaker

John Glaccum
Senior Director, Global QualityJohnson & Johnson
Breakout Presentation

close High Frequency Mobile Process Audit Programs: A Fast-Track Strategy for Cutting Quality Costs & Building a Culture of Quality

Effective Continuous ImprovementEase - Chief Technology Officer

Unless you’re in the automotive or aerospace manufacturing industries, you probably haven’t heard of Layered Process Audits (LPAs). They are high-frequency process audits conducted on the shop floor to check that correct processes are being done. They focus on how products are made, rather than inspecting finished products. Due to their proactive nature, they detect process errors early to reduce defects and complaints, build a culture of quality through leadership engagement and communication. It’s because of their unique ability to see blind spots and ensure process standardization that more industries are adopting layered process audits to add extra verification around high-risk processes.

Key Take-Aways

  • Adaptation of high-frequency audits on all levels of the manufacturing organization
  • Create audit questions that prevent pencil-whipping and produce real change for the shop floor
  • Hold the gains in quality and continuously sustain meaningful improvements
  • Find out the leading and trailing indicators of high-frequency audit

Speaker

Scot Larsen
Chief Technology OfficerEase
MondayNetworking

Cocktail Reception

MondayNetworking

Industry Dinner

TuesdayNetworking

Breakfast Buffet

Keynote presentation

close Building Smarter Manufacturing with The Internet of Things

Implementing Digital ManufacturingHitachi Consulting - Senior Vice President, Practice Lead
Hitachi Consulting - Vice President Management Consulting

Are you pleased with your current margins? Does your revenue grow by single digits? Is 2017 another year of “trimming costs” to be more efficient with the result being mediocre at best?
Hitachi has 100+ years of manufacturing experience. Today, convergence of operational technology and information technology enables manufacturers to be more efficient, agile, and profitable. Learn how Hitachi has employed IoT and Advanced Analytics to solve internal manufacturing challenges and address customer pain points, to realize real operational savings.

Key Take-Aways

  • Where is manufacturing headed? IoT will fundamentally change how products are invented, manufactured, shipped and sold
  • With IoT, IP networks and analytics, manufacturers can become more efficient, improve worker safety and offer new business models
  • IoT will help manufacturers improve resource efficiency, safety and return on assets Manufacturers that master this new dynamic will have a variety of new opportunities for revenue growth and cost savings

Speaker

Stephen Engel
Senior Vice President, Practice LeadHitachi Consulting
Dennis McRae
Vice President Management ConsultingHitachi Consulting
Tuesday

Targeted Research Meetings

TuesdayBreakout Presentation

close Bring World Class Maintenance to Your Site in 2018

Product Development and Innovation to Keep up with Consumer TrendsHerbalife Nutrition - Director- Engineering and Facilities

It is time to raise the bar on your expectations from your Maintenance team. Getting to world class maintenance is as much about relationships & following up on what you uncover. You can no longer afford ineffective maintenance. Get on the path to become world class.

Key Take-Aways

  • The path to world class maintenance is not complicated
  • Data is key- so don’t over complicate it
  • You must provide adequate infrastructure to support the efforts
  • The journey is a continuous process: Raise the bar & repeat

Speaker

Paul Sheehy, CPE
Director- Engineering and FacilitiesHerbalife Nutrition
TuesdayBreakout Presentation

close Get More from Your Plant Floor

Implementing Digital Manufacturing5ME - Executive Vice President

The emergence of Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is bringing to market technologies that are fundamentally transforming the world of manufacturing. Asset Connectivity, Data Extraction, and Data Manipulation are no longer technical barriers to achieving Smart Manufacturing. Is your organization educated, aligned, and structured to leverage these technologies and reap their benefits? Learn why deploying a Smart Manufacturing platform is easier than it looks.

Key Take-Aways

  • Connectivity Layers and Strategies – Edge, FOG, Cloud
  • Communication Protocol Standardization
  • Begin with the End in Mind: What’s the problem you’re trying to solve?
  • Which Data is Right for You? – Define Your Use Cases
  • Driving Transparency Across the Enterprise – Integrating with Business Systems

Speaker

Jeffrey Price
Executive Vice President5ME
TuesdayBreakout Presentation

close Getting More from your Existing CNC Equipment Without Spending a Fortune

Leadership & Manufacturing Innovation StrategiesJM Performance Products - Sales Manager

A flaw exists in the design of V-Flange tooling that is costing the manufacturing sector a tremendous amount of money in terms of time, lost production and excessive tool life. The presentation will illustrate how the flaw was identified and ultimately remedied. An in-depth discussion into process and tooling changes to eliminate the cause of the problem, namely toolholder expansion, will be held. These changes enable shops to increase their production on their existing equipment by 10-40% while increasing their tool life by 15% and more. The presentation will provide details key to the implementation process and describe the systematic method of achieving faster speeds and feed rates on existing equipment. Actual case studies are included, beginning with the problems that were presented in real-time milling environments and ending with how affected companies optimized their CNC spindles. The discussion will include attention to routine maintenance practices and encourage employee education. Participants will learn how optimizing the CNC spindle and tooling connection will make V-flange tooling the most accurate, affordable and productive tooling system available, making it possible for every shop to increase their speeds and feed rates and realize an increase in productivity on existing CNC equipment.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Identify symptoms of v-flange tooling flaws in seeing how they impact one’s own CNC environment
  • Recognizing the effect of the flaws on one’s CNC production
  • Using the tools learned to correct the flaws
  • Increase production and improve tool life without making a large capital commitment

 

Speaker

Robbie McKee
Sales ManagerJM Performance Products
TuesdayBreakout Presentation

close Optimize Operations and Reduce Total Cost of Ownership with Performance Monitoring in the Cloud

Implementing Digital ManufacturingSchneider Electric (Now Aveva) - Global MES/MOM Presales Manager

Cloud computing is a critical technology enabler driving the digital transformation of manufacturing. With cloud and hybrid deployment models of operations management solutions, companies can improve operational performance, increase asset reliability and increase recipe agility while lowering total cost of ownership and expanding advanced capabilities to manual or semi-automated plants.

Key Take-Aways

  • See how you can improve throughput and productivity on existing equipment
  • Easily develop, communicate and standardize best practices across multiple sites
  • Learn how you can reduce total cost of ownership with cloud and hybrid deployment models
  • Discover how cloud solutions enable advanced capabilities (predictive maintenance, performance monitoring, etc.) in areas where it wouldn’t previously have been economically feasible

Speaker

Therese Sonnenfeld
Global MES/MOM Presales ManagerSchneider Electric (Now Aveva)
Breakout Presentation

close Win the "War on Waste" through Progressive Capability Programs

Leadership & Manufacturing Innovation StrategiesCoorsTek - Vice President, Global Quality

Winning the “war on waste” requires a well thought out strategy fought on multiple fronts. This talk presents an overview of how we used Quality Centers of Expertise; management systems (internal, external, and customer audits), metrology (measuring things the right way with the right tools), and process control (proactively controlling and managing outputs) to meet ever increasing customer requirements without significantly impacting our cost structure.

Key Take-Aways

  • Change the way your company thinks about Quality: develop an organizational vision
  • Change the playing field: measure Quality differently by focusing on the system rather than output at the end of the line
  • Meeting “spec” is no longer enough; it’s just the ante into the game. Understand your capabilities compared to your customers’ expectations
  • Progressive capability programs promote standardization and allow easier management of global quality expectations across multiple factories

Speaker

Jim Cameron
Vice President, Global QualityCoorsTek
TuesdayBreakout Presentation

close Leveraging IIoT for Productivity Gains - in 30 days or less!

Implementing Digital ManufacturingFreepoint Technologies - Director of Sales

IIoT technologies represent a tremendous opportunity to connect all your machines, in their current state, to effective cloud based productivity improvement tools today, by using technology to connect machines and engage workers at the same time. It’s more than connecting machines; it’s about engaging people by providing meaningful information.

Key Take-Aways

  • All machines can be connected, cost effectively, today
  • You do not have to change or modify existing infrastructure
  • Engaged employees are effective employees
  • Start small, achieve proven results, and then scale

Speaker

Brennan Brodie
Director of SalesFreepoint Technologies
TuesdayBreakout Presentation

close How to Overcome Workforce Challenges and Deliver the Desired Results

Workforce & Talent ManagementData Sciences International - VP, Global Operations

Today’s workforce is more diverse than ever before, employee engagement is reported to be at an all-time low, business financial performance pressures continue to grow, the pace of change is relentless and the impact of technology is expanding on an increasing number of fronts. With all of these head-winds, how can we be successful? In this presentation I’ll share my perspective and experiences to overcome these challenges and deliver the desired results. The tools we will discuss come from a variety of sources and can be applied to any type of business.

Key Take-Aways

  • Why not to “train” but rather to teach
  • Neuroscience-based approach to improving performance
  • Why company history and culture matters
  • Focus on aspirations that unite

Speaker

Peter Fritsche
VP, Global OperationsData Sciences International
TuesdayBreakout Presentation

close Win the War on Taste while Reducing Sugar & Calorie Content

Product Development and Innovation to Keep up with Consumer TrendsTate & Lyle - Global Director of Sweeteners

Together we can help improve lives for generations by tackling child obesity and adult diabetes by promoting healthier eating and increased education. Consumers are seeking to live a healthier lifestyle by reducing sugar and calorie intake but do not want to sacrifice on the taste experience. Significant taste barriers exist for consumers to switch to low or no sugar products until now. Come learn about how ingredient innovation can reduce sugar and calories, deliver on consumers taste expectations w/ a consumer friendly label.

Key Takeaways:

  • Market and consumer trends impacting sugar and calorie reduction
  • Impact of reducing the caloric footprint
  • Keys to successful ingredient innovation launches
    • Innovation – Manufacturing, Application and Acceptable Cost in Use
    • Supporting Claims
    • Labeling – What are Consumers seeking?
    • Marketing Emerging Ingredients

Speaker

Papao Saisnith
Global Director of SweetenersTate & Lyle
TuesdayNetworking

Lunch

STEERING COMMITTEE

Experienced industry leaders help us design a relevant and 100% peer-led educational program.

Steering Committee Members

Don Dunkers VP of Manufacturing Operations
Bayer AG
Scott Detilo Vice President
Safariland
Tim Schafhauser Vice President--Manufacturing
U.S. Vision
John Wuschner Vice President - Engineering and Quality
Kahle Automation
Kevin Thorne VP of Operations
Mizuho Orthopedic Systems
Scott Wishart Director of Global Continuous Improvement
Hill-Rom Company
Mike Kelemen Director of Continuous Improvement
U.S. Boiler Company Inc
Robert Wood PE VP of World Wide Manufacturing
Varian Medical Systems Inc
Jim Robinson VP of Operations
Advanced Bionics Corporation
Jack Feng VP of of Operational Excellence
Commercial Vehicle Group
Darryll Niven Chief Manufacturing Officer
Park-Ohio Industries Inc
Mike Bond Chief Operation Officer
Fluidmaster Inc.
Michael Bommarito Engineering Director
American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc
Hani Noshi Director, Operational Excellence
Halliburton
Paul Cafaro Director LSS, Quality, North America
Sherman Williams
Jim Causey Chief Operating Officer
Ushers Machine & Tool Co Inc
April Loui Director, Quality
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Richard Cope Chief Executive Officer
NanoLumens, Inc
Chad Saldana Plant Manager
Coast Composites, Inc
Michael Haessly Director of Quality
Delta Systems, Inc
Ravi Singhal Plant Head
Polyplex USA
Rafael Romero Enterprise Principle Leader CIC, VSF and VF
Johnson Control

2018 ATTENDEES

Over the year’s we’ve hosted senior level executives from over 80% of the Fortune 100 as well as thousands of up and coming mid-market organizations.

Attendee Testimonials

"The IMPACT Summit is an amazing opportunity to network with a broad array of senior leaders and to expand your view of the possibilities. The event brings together newer tech innovators along with more established manufacturers and solution providers."

"The IMPACT format is very effective for getting up to date on current manufacturing technologies and product offerings. IMPACT provides an opportunity to meet directly with suppliers to have detailed discussions to better understand the products and services that match your areas of interest."

Attendee List

2018 EXHIBITORS

IMPACT is the manufacturing industry’s fastest growing event, quickly establishing a reputation as the deal generating show.

ABOUT IMPACT

The manufacturing industry's leading executive-level conference plays host to over 500 senior-level attendees each year. In the last decade, we’ve produced 10 large scale IMPACT conferences across America.

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HOTEL & TRAVEL

Your full access conference pass includes overnight accommodations, meals and cocktail receptions.

The Hotel

Red Rock Resort Spa & Casino

Featuring luxurious hotel rooms and suites, three-acre pool backyard, sensuous spa treatments, delectable dining and exciting casino gaming–all overlooking the stunning Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

Inspired by the natural beauty of the neighboring mountains, Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa pays homage to the elegant mid-century modern resorts that made Las Vegas famous. Spacious accommodations are designed with modern contemporary décor and a wealth of amenities like no other hotel rooms in Las Vegas, and include a 42-inch HD TV, VOIP internet phones, an automated, fully-stocked private bar and in-room safe.
Accommodations must be booked through the conference organizers and not through the venue directly. We cover the first night and offer a discounted rate. Spouses welcomed. For reservations please contact:
The closest airport to the hotel is McCarran International Airport (LAS). Red Rock does operate a complimentary shuttle between McCarran Airport and the hotel. You can see the shuttle schedule here. Taxis are also available at the airport and cost approximately $50 each way.
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