Next Generation Manufacturing Summit

The annual Next Generation Manufacturing Summit, presented by BizTimes Media, features an exciting interactive discussion with chief executive officers of southeastern Wisconsin companies. The CEOs will share their companies’ best operational strategies and discuss their solutions for competing in a global marketplace.

Tomorrow: Today

The future belongs to the prepared – will you be ready? A recent Manufacturing Performance Institute study reveals that fewer than half of manufacturers are investing in the strategies now that will allow them to prosper in the future.

Attendees heard from successful company leaders who are planning for tomorrow today and are ready to embrace key Next Generation Manufacturing strategies at a world-class level.

Panel: (view video video-play-small-icon)

  • Alan Antoniewicz, President/COO, Spancrete Group, Inc. (1)
  • Joel Quadracci, Chairman, President & CEO, Quad/Graphics (2) (view video video-play-small-icon)
  • Michael Reader, President, Precision Plus (3)
  • Moderator – Joseph Weitzer, Ph.D., Dean – Center for Business Performance Solutions, Waukesha County Technical College (4)

Guest Speaker:

  • Jay Williams, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development (view video video-play-small-icon)
  • Pat O’Brien, Executive Director, Milwaukee 7 (view video video-play-small-icon)

Roundtable Forum: This portion of the program was comprised of four 20+ minute session discussions held at 17 tables. A content expert was the table host, presenter and discussion leader.

  • Achieving Operational Excellence with your Team
  • Building a Healthy Workplace Culture, While Improving your Bottom Line
  • Business Succession Planning; Is an ESOP Right for You?
  • Closely Held Businesses: Achieving Next-Generation Innovation
  • Design for Additive Manufacturing (DFAM): Is it Achievable With Today’s CAD Systems?
  • Driving Profitable Growth in Your Company
  • Growing Your Talent Pipeline Through Career-Based Learning
  • Growth Through Exports
  • Inspirational Leadership & Creating a Culture of Growth & Continuous Improvement
  • Optimizing your Talent Management Investment: Best Practices for Recruitment and Retention
  • Protecting Your Company From Cyber Security Threats
  • Risk Management – Supply Chain Strategy
  • Sales: Prospecting & Closing
  • Strategic Growth Through Tax Incentives
  • The Art of the Deal: Be a Process Setter, Not a Process Taker to Achieve Success in Negotiations
  • Working Capital Guarantee Programs for Global Trade Finance

Highlight Video

Event Details

  • Thursday, October 6, 2016
  • 7:00 – 10:45 AM
  • Quad/Graphics N61 W23044 Harry’s Way, Sussex, WI

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