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Coordinated by your personal concierge, a schedule is tailored to your professional goals and company priorities.


Complimentary Pass

Inventive learning, renown speakers, executive networking. All free to you.


Travel Reimbursement

$200 of your travel is covered if you’re trekking over 100 miles to attend.



Your first night’s stay is on us and a discounted rate is available thereafter.


5 Star Catering

All of your meals and libations are complimentary throughout the event.

The Event for Manufacturing’s Distinguished Upper Tier

A curated audience reserved for the senior level of Fortune 500 and mid-market organizations puts you in exceptional company.


Affluent Peers

Meet the people who are just as invested in advancing manufacturing as you.


Influential Leaders

Learn valuable strategy components from today’s very best.


Proven Solutions

Meet industry leading solution providers, hand picked for your priorities.



Take this unprecedented opportunity to connect with high profile execs.

A curated experience to cultivate achievement

Based on your specific areas of responsibility, challenges and interests we’ll craft a personal agenda that paves your path to success.


Days of Insight

Jump in the discussion through focused educational sessions and networking opportunities.


Innovative Sessions

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


Networking Opportunities

Tie into contemporaries and mentors as interested in improving the bottom line as you.


Research Meetings

Meet one-on-one with executives delivering on the solutions that are shaping the industry.

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Peer-Led Education

The IMPACT Steering Committee consists entirely of your contemporaries, meaning we tackle the themes that have profound significance to your performance and your company.


Key Themes

close Leadership and Workforce Strategies

This track was specifically developed to support manufacturing leaders with best strategies relating to planning and development, performance improvement and workforce management.  Effective leadership strategies are usually considered the foundation of any successful operation and key to building, developing and motivating the workforce.  This track brings together a comprehensive view of varied methods that tackle some of the most pressing challenges for the top leaders in manufacturing.

Continuous improvement and innovation are the most significant ways for companies to identify opportunities, reduce operating overhead and streamline workflows.  A successful CI plan and innovation programs allow companies to reduce wasted time and effort, resulting in time and money savings. This track will highlight some tested continuous improvement and innovation approaches and effective implementation strategies, through carefully crafted presentations for the manufacturing leader of today.
Plants are, more than ever, continually evolving environments where machinery upgrades, floor layouts, compliance and personnel changes are just some of the most pressing issues for managers. During this track top facility managers will discuss effective approaches to pressing challenges inside operational facilities, including labor and automation, execution systems, and emerging technology for plant optimization, providing comprehensive solutions for day-to-day operations.
The digital revolution is making a big impact in the world of manufacturing, providing more data than ever before. Artificial intelligence, automation and robotics, IoT and additive technology are changing the game for many manufacturers and will transform manufacturing in the next few years. However, the successful application of these technologies into factory operations, production quality and cost-effectiveness are the key challenges. During this track, manufacturing leaders will discuss best strategies, and successful case studies of their successful digital transformation.

High Profile Speakers

Hear strategic endeavors and skillful insights from 40+ Manufacturing leaders as they make way in today’s changing landscape.

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Richard Bailey

President, HP Americas

HP, Inc

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Lars Berg

Head of Global Facilities Management


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Rich Fitzgerald

Chief Operating Officer

SMTC Corporation

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Jeffrey Porada

Director Lean Six Sigma


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Dharmendu Damany

Vice President, Head of Global Operations


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Dean M. Panettieri

President and COO

Auto Meter Products, Inc.

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Erick Prause

Sr. Director of Supply Chain Management


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Dustin Levy

Director of Product Management


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Olivier Fleurot

Vice President Research Development and Engineering

S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc

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Rohit Mittal

Director, System Engineering

Intel Corporation

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Dan Nelson

Global Director of Innovation

Firestone Building Products

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Stephen Engel

Senior Vice President, Practice Lead

Hitachi Consulting

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David Meek

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


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Joe Murli


The Murli Group

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Troy Fletcher

Director of Sales


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Bill Bither

Co-Founder and CEO


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2019 Full Agenda

Your personal concierge will craft a custom schedule based on your interests and priorities. View the complete agenda below.

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Welcome Cocktail Reception & Registration


Breakfast Buffet

Keynote presentation

close Building Smarter Manufacturing with The Internet of Things

The Application of Digital ManufacturingHitachi Consulting - Senior Vice President, Practice Lead

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


Stephen Engel
Senior Vice President, Practice LeadHitachi Consulting

Targeted Research Meetings

Monday, May 20Breakout Presentation

close Manufacturing Strategies and Technologies Enabling a Circular Economy

Leadership & Manufacturing Innovation StrategiesHP, Inc - President, HP Americas

Corporations have long recognized that shifting business models toward a circular, low-carbon economy is not only the right thing to do, it’s good business. Richard will discuss strategies for enabling a circular economy and how 3D printing can transform industry value chains – from design and manufacturing to distribution and service.

Key Take-Aways

  • Our society needs to make a fundamental shift from “take, make, dispose” to a more circular economy that focuses on recovering and reusing materials.
  • Sustainable business practices that enable a circular economy are critical to fueling innovation and driving growth.
  • 3D printing is poised to revolutionize the manufacturing industry and reduce environmental impact in four key areas: reducing waste, reducing materials, reinventing traditional supply chains and extending the useful life of products.
  • By reinventing how products are designed, manufactured, used and recovered, companies can play a critical role in creating a sustainable future for today and generations to come.


Richard Bailey
President, HP AmericasHP, Inc
Monday, May 20Breakout Presentation

close External Innovation as an Enabler for New Products Winning with Consumers

Agile Product, Design, Development and InnovationS.C. Johnson & Son, Inc - Vice President Research Development and Engineering

The presentation will provide a point of view on how a market winning innovation strategy execution needs to balance and connect internal new product development with externally developed technology solutions.

Key Take-Aways

  • How external innovation provides potential for speed to market
  • How external innovation enables access to capabilities and competencies complementing internal ones
  • Introduce S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. ‘Together We Win’ program
  • Pitfalls & challenges impeding successful outcomes


Olivier Fleurot
Vice President Research Development and EngineeringS.C. Johnson & Son, Inc
Monday, May 20Breakout Presentation

close A Journey of Implementing CI programs culture

Continuous Improvement & InnovationOSI-Spacelabs - Vice President, Head of Global Operations

During this interactive presentation,  Dharmendu will discuss building blocks for implementation and driving a culture change in manufacturing operations.

Key Take-Aways

  • Tools and training
  • Talent management & motivation
  • Sustaining CI programs


Dharmendu Damany
Vice President, Head of Global OperationsOSI-Spacelabs
Monday, May 20Breakout Presentation

close The Innovation Continuum

Continuous Improvement & InnovationFirestone Building Products - Global Director of Innovation

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Dan Nelson
Global Director of InnovationFirestone Building Products
Monday, May 20Breakout Presentation

close Why Should Workplace Management be Part of your Key Strategy

Leadership and Workforce StrategiesNilfisk - Head of Global Facilities Management

Workplace Management is very often neglected since it generally not not perceived as being core business, nevertheless it is an area where huge sum of money can be saved and much achieved with productivity and job satisfaction. Maybe that is right, but it is a necessity which cannot be avoided and therefore should be taken into account and made the best of.

Key Take-Aways

  • How to reduce WM cost by + 20%
  • How to improve productivity by giving workplace management the required attention
  • How to be green and save money at the same time


Lars Berg
Head of Global Facilities ManagementNilfisk
Monday, May 20Breakout Presentation

close Lifecycle Management of Manufactured Products

Continuous Improvement & InnovationGentex - Director of Product Management

Though the importance of a strong product management function is becoming increasingly recognized, most training and literature available to product portfolio managers underemphasizes many key areas critical to the successful management of manufactured products. This session will examine 12 unique aspects of managing product lifecycles strategically in the manufacturing environment.

Key Take-Aways

  • How to define requirements for new products to establish clear R&D targets
  • How to optimize the new product development process and ensure alignment with customer needs
  • Best practices in successfully launching new products
  • Managing product growth and decline to maximize portfolio value


Dustin Levy
Director of Product ManagementGentex



Targeted Research Meetings

Monday, May 20Breakout Presentation

close Democratizing Machine Learning for New Product Development

The Application of Digital ManufacturingIntel Corporation - Director, System Engineering

A recent McKinsey study showed that only 30% of the benefits of Machine Learning in new product development has been captured. I will take you through various use cases of machine learning in new product development from the well known (yield enhancement) to the not so well known (parametric prediction). I will also talk about the differences between the use case and other well publicized use cases (NLP, speech, image) with an emphasis on inherent data differences and algorithm requirements.

Key Take-Aways

  • Using AI in NPI
  • Various use cases of AI in hardware development
  • Differences in AI algorithms for hardware development


Rohit Mittal
Director, System EngineeringIntel Corporation
Monday, May 20Breakout Presentation

close Effective Approach for Implementing a Partner Lifecycle Management Capability throughout a Global Organization

Leadership and Workforce StrategiesJabil - Director Lean Six Sigma
Jabil - Sr. Director of Supply Chain Management

As a risk mitigation capability, Partner Lifecycle Management is aimed to establish policies, procedures, systems and controls to ensure the organization has acquired all the necessary data/information in order to effectively and efficiently on-board a viable partner through the life-cycle of achieving the business needs.

Key Take-Aways

  • Learn what is Partner Lifecycle Management & why its important
  • Learn a proven LSS approach to design, deploy and sustain a Partner Lifecycle Management Capability throughout a global organization
  • Learn the Change Management Strategies used during this cultural transformation


Jeffrey Porada
Director Lean Six SigmaJabil
Erick Prause
Sr. Director of Supply Chain ManagementJabil
Monday, May 20Breakout Presentation

close Benchmarking Performance: Where Do You Stand Versus your Competition?

Leadership and Workforce StrategiesMachineMetrics - Co-Founder and CEO

Do you know what goes on your shop floor in real-time? Do you know how efficient your machines are? Do you know what the main sources of downtime and overall equipment efficiency (OEE) are? Do you know where you stand relative to your competitors? Do you want to know how to successfully implement Industrial IoT and Industry 4.0 technology at your facility?

With thousands of different machines and control types, understanding and benchmarking CNC machine performance has been a unicorn of sorts for manufacturing analysts. No business has had the capabilities to connect to all machine types and aggregate a data set with statistical significance to accurately benchmark true machine

Key Take-Aways

  • How to measure your performance relative to your competition
  • How to successfully implement Industrial IoT solutions to achieve fast ROI
  • How to optimize your efficiency using real-time, predictive, and preventative analytics


Bill Bither
Co-Founder and CEOMachineMetrics
Monday, May 20Breakout Presentation

close Designing and Managing a Lean Management System Implementation

Continuous Improvement & InnovationThe Murli Group - CEO

Many organizations implement a few tools and make some initial inroads to Standard Work. But very few organizations can point to how LMS contributed to their overall business success in a measurable and substantial way. Join us for a discussion of the topic of how to design and manage a LMS implementation strategy that is tightly connected to business performance improvement.

Key Take-Aways

  • Understand and agree on the specifics of the problem you are trying to solve and how will you know when you’ve done so
  • This is cultural shift. HR can be a major enabler by aligning systems, policies and behaviors you seek
  • Stay focused long term. We all think we’ve arrived long before reaching the destination


Joe Murli
CEOThe Murli Group
Monday, May 20Breakout Presentation

close Empower Your Workforce with Digital Factory Transformation

The Application of Digital Manufacturing42Q - Director of Sales

New technology and the development of best practices in the most advanced, complex global manufacturing environments present huge opportunities for operations of all shapes, sizes and positions as they progress along the Industry 4.0 adoption timeline. Digitization of work instructions, automated process enforcement, forced quality frameworks and real time access to component traceability data and other quality records have become increasingly available and more cost-effective in recent years. Learn how best-in-class operations have moved in this direction and why your organization will benefit from doing the same.

Key Take-Aways

  • Case studies of best-in-class operations who have moved to digital process enforcement
  • Discussion of technologies and best practices available today and where they fit in your solution ecosystem


Troy Fletcher
Director of Sales42Q

Industry Dinner


Breakfast Buffet


Targeted Research Meetings

Tuesday, May 21Breakout Presentation

close Industry 4.0 Made Real: How to Increase Throughput and Reduce Costs

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

Unlock insights, reduce unplanned downtime, improve product quality and increase throughput with Industry 4.0. Learn how Industrial IoT, machine learning and artificial intelligence can help you predict and mitigate operational issues and deliver results across your organization.

Key Take-Aways:

  • Discover the roadmap for digital transformation
  • Learn best practices for optimizing uptime, quality and throughout
  • Understand how to get started with Industry 4.0 projects


David Meek
IBM IoT & Industry 4.0 Global Leader for Chemicals, Petroleum & Industrial ProductsIBM
Tuesday, May 21Breakout Presentation

close Kaizen Events in a Lean Manufacturing Environment Driving Continuous Improvement and Employee Empowerment

Continuous Improvement & InnovationAuto Meter Products, Inc. - President and COO

This session will engage in a discussion on kaizen strategy incorporating Design for Manufacturability (DFMA), value stream mapping, waste elimination, employee development, and lean manufacturing to drive improved gross margin and productivity with specific examples from actual Kaizen events.

Key Take-Aways  

  • How to quantify design for manufacturability and link to productivity improvement
  • How to effectively measure and continuously improve direct labor productivity
  • Structure, team make-up, and goals of Kaizen events
  • Value stream mapping to eliminate waste


Dean M. Panettieri
President and COOAuto Meter Products, Inc.
Tuesday, May 21

close Agile Development Process: SCRUM for R&D

Streamlining the R&D Process for SuccessPorex - Vice President Global Product Development and R&D

Agile Development Practices are not just for software any longer. We have adapted the SCRUM process for our product development and R&D teams to use in our porous polymer manufacturing environment. It has led to better prioritization, more throughput, and greater team member engagement.

Key Take-Aways

  • Understanding of Agile Development Principles (SCRUM Process)
  • How SCRUM can be adapted to developing physical products
  • Understand key benefits of implementing Agile Development


Avi Robbins
Vice President Global Product Development and R&DPorex


Executive Steering Committee

Experienced Manufacturing leaders work with us to focus our program on trends that will move the needle at your company.

Steering Committee Members

Agmon Porat Head of Let-Lab: Industry 4.0 Innovation Lab
Nikki Sullivan Director of Continual Improvement
General Kinematics Corporation
Don Dunkers VP of Manufacturing Operations
Bayer AG
Edward Jaeck Vice President of Strategic Growth and Business Development
Lowell, Inc
Scott Detilo Vice President
Tim Schafhauser Vice President--Manufacturing
U.S. Vision
Fernando Bernasconi Director of Operations
Michael Haessly Director of Quality
Delta Systems, Inc
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
Paul Cafaro Director LSS, Quality, North America
Sherman Williams
Jim Causey Chief Operating Officer
Ushers Machine & Tool Co Inc
Rafael Romero Enterprise Principle Leader CIC, VSF and VF
Johnson Control
April Loui Director, Quality
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Richard Cope Chief Executive Officer
NanoLumens, Inc
Chad Saldana Plant Manager
Coast Composites, Inc
Don Taylor Senior Operations Manager
Ravi Singhal Plant Head
Polyplex USA
Buddy Fares Director of Quality and EHS
Bill Cox CEO
Cox Mfg. Co.

An Esteemed Audience

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"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."

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Hotel and Travel

Your conference pass includes overnight accommodations, travel reimbursement, meals and cocktail receptions.

The Hotel

Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa

Luxurious accomodations, an Eden-esque pool nirvana complete with waterfalls, sumptuous spa treatments, award winning restaurants, miles of trail and a top notch casino–all overlooking the stunning Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

Nestled at the entrance of the Red Rock Canyon National Recreation area,  just minutes from the Strip, Red Rock Resort Casino & Spa offers the best of both sides of Vegas. Enjoy the shows, the gambling, and all the pizazz Vegas is famous for, or feed your thirst for adventure with mountain climbing and exploration. Stunning views and an even more stunning atmosphere make Red Rock one of the best that Vegas has to offer.
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