Full access to the event, from educational sessions to networking events.
Traveling more than 100 miles? We'll help with a $200 flight credit.
We cover the first night and offer a discounted rate. Spouses welcomed.
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.
Benchmark with the movers and shakers of research and development.
Learn from the best in the field and walk away with actionable insights.
Meet only with the most relevant for your projects and initiatives.
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.
Spend most of your time participating in educational sessions and networking activities.
Keynotes, plenary sessions, industry panel discussions, case studies and more.
Connect with peers who can truly make a difference to your business.
25-minute appointments to discover leading solutions guided by knowledgable executives.
2018 KEY THEMES
This year, the 100% peer-driven educational program will be centered around 4 key themes addressing the most pressing challenges in research and development.
The Firetruck of the Future - Open Innovation and Agile Development
- Additive Manufacturing in R&D
- Introducing New Technologies into Existing Product Lines
- Implementing the Right Technology and Keeping Compliant
- Allocation of R&D Budget to the Right Projects
- Strategic Allocation of Budget that Align with Cost Containment Goals
- The Role of Sustainability in R&D
- Lean Implementation Strategy for Product Development & Design
- Defining an Optimal New Product Launch Process
- Balancing Innovation vs. Quality in Product Design
- Creating Strategies for Growth & Changing Consumer Landscape
- Improving Strategized R&D Processes to Increase Speed to Market
- Defining R&D Metrics: What Constitutes Success?
2018 FALL SPEAKERS
Get insights from 20+ research and development executives who are in the field addressing industry challenges.
2018 FALL AGENDA
Make every session valuable by selecting up to 4 key themes to mix and match the most relevant topics to you.
FILTER SESSIONS BY KEY THEME
Targeted Research Meetings
close Creating a Mass personalized Performance Sleep System: Driving Innovation and Reinventing an IndustryMarketing Leadership & OperationsBedgear - Director of Manufacturing and Operations
Evan YorkDirector of Manufacturing and OperationsBedgear
Chris CunninghamGlobal Vice President - ProductBurton Snowboards
Michael FriedmannSenior Vice President Global Marketing Product Management and Customer ServiceRosenbauer International AG
Ernst & Young - Senior Manager in the Advisory Services practice
Paul GreenAdvanced Manufacturing Leader – Central Region and Partner, Tax ServicesErnst & Young
Brian DickersonSenior Manager in the Advisory Services practiceErnst & Young
Wes FunschVice President, OperationsNanoLumens
Archana KhetanVice President Product ManagementZebra Technologies Corporation
Targeted Research Meetings
Paul BabinDirector of Technology, Innovation & Sustainabilitythyssenkrupp North America, Inc.
Gary EvansSales Director42Q
Vikas MalhotraChief Research and Product Development OfficerDorel Juvenile Group
Kevin TerwilligerIoT Solutions DirectorDell
close Identifying and Remediating Security Vulnerabilities in AI and Machine Learning Based ApplicationsEmerging Technology Impacting R&DSamsung Corporation - Sr. Director Software
Abraham KangSr. Director SoftwareSamsung Corporation
Chad FlesherSenior Account Executiverelayr
David McPhilCEO/PresidentMemex Inc.
close Compact Medium Voltage Arc-Resistant, Metal-Clad Switchgear Design Using Advanced Simulation TechniquesEmerging Technology Impacting R&DThe New IEM, LLC - Vice President Engineering
Ashok KulkarniVice President EngineeringThe New IEM, LLC
Ken ChrismanPresident, Product CareSealed Air
Stephen M. BoebelVice President of FinanceMinuteman International
Syed HodaChief Marketing OfficerSight Machine
Targeted Research Meetings
Raja ShembekarDirector of EngineeringDENSO International America
Tom BrownExecutive Director, OperationsBrewer Science, Inc.
Joseph MyersHead of Quality IIIWelbilt
Joe MurliCEOThe Murli Group
Avi RobbinsVice President Global Product Development and R&DPorex
2018 FALL STEERING COMMITTEE
Experienced industry leaders help us design a relevant and 100% peer-led educational program. Take a look at last year's members!
Steering Committee Members
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. See last year's attendees!
"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."
IMPACT is the research and development industry’s fastest growing event, quickly establishing a reputation as the deal generating show. Explore last year's solution partners!
"The perfect balance between networking opportunities and scheduled meetings make IMPACT a successful way to discover new business partnerships. Additionally, the event organizers do an incredible effort at making this event as turn-key as possible for an exhibitor. The educational program features great speakers with relevant topics which allow for easy conversation."
The research and development 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.
- Full access to event including educational program
- $200 flight reimbursement for attendees outside a 100-mile radius of the venue
- 1-night hotel accommodation
- All meals including breakfast, lunch, refreshments, cocktail receptions, and dinner
- Personalized schedule covering educational sessions and research meetings targeted to your needs and interests
- Entry to all networking activities
- Post event access to educational presentations
- Research & Development
- Product Development
- Product Design
- Product Management
- Gain valuable education on cutting edge topics
- Find the right solutions for their organization
- Network with high profile industry peers
- Save corporate funds with our complimentary pass
Josh RidenerVice President
Marin SilversVP of Operations
Lucia ContrerasContent Director
Marissa MarshAttendee Relations Executive
George MarinakisSales Manager
HOTEL & TRAVEL
Your full access conference pass includes overnight accommodations, meals and cocktail receptions.