About the Summit
The manufacturing industry is at a turning point. Delivering more ROI than any other conference, the 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Summit is built to address what you need most to succeed. Don’t miss this gathering.
New features of this year’s Summit include Think Tanks, Best Practices Round Ups, Growth Dialogue Strategy Sessions,Peer Meetings and a new focus on “Mind, Body and Soul” allowing participants a new level of networking and interaction.
Is there a formula for success in the years ahead?
Do manufacturers just keep doing what they’ve always done, or will the future demand a new set of rules about how we lead, organize, operate, and manage our companies?
It all starts with being able to visualize the future — its possibilities and its challenges. The 10th Annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit will take manufacturers on a journey into that future by exploring the impact of increasingly flatter and collaborative organizations, new business models to exploit high growth markets, new ways of organizing production globally, build-to-demand supply chains, advanced workforce skills, and the megatrends of the social enterprise, mobility, and cloud computing.
The future of manufacturing will be shaped by the choices we make today. Learn More
Bold ideas Keynotes & Presentations
In the future, only the bold will thrive. Leading manufacturing companies will constantly push the envelope, seeking new ways to bring products to life, new methods of delivering customer value, and new efficiencies in their operations.
There is always a seed of tomorrow in today’s soil, and Manufacturing Leadership Summit attendees will get an insider’s look at the bold ideas that will flourish in years to come. In Bold Ideas sessions and keynote presentations, some of the industry’s brightest minds will offer a glimpse into unprecedented advances in fields such as additive manufacturing, advanced robotics, supply chain management, innovation, energy, and workforce management.
Get a first look at the Bold Ideas that will shape the future and deliver new business opportunities for manufacturers like you.
New for 2014 - Mind, Body, and Soul!
Network with your fellow attendees while enjoying all the Breakers has to offer.
This year, join us for activities such as beach runs, volleyball tournaments, yoga hour, and more. Keep your body healthy and your mind sharp with the new additions to the 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Summit.
Think Tanks - Leading topics and improved format!
These concurrent breakout sessions focus on issues that will drive manufacturing excellence today and tomorrow. They are led by moderators who will extract ‘bold’ ideas that participants use to make a difference in their own organizations.
Think Tank Topics will be posted soon.
Reports from each session will be produced detailing each group’s findings and top ideas.
Don’t miss out on the best networking tool of the Summit! These custom 20 minute meetings between sponsors and attendees in a speed-dating format have become a key aspect of the Summit in helping attendees achieve business success. Our concierge team will work with you to match you with our premier technology sponsor partners based on your needs, and provide you with a custom itinerary for Tuesday and Wednesday.
Best Practices Round Up: ML Awards Case Studies Presentations
Hear from the ML Award Winners, esteemed leaders in their sectors, as they describe how they achieved ROI, transformed products and services, and created opportunities in challenging times.
Growth Dialogue Strategy Sessions
Do you have a pressing question or do you want to explore an idea? This year, we will be offering complimentary hour-long consulting time with our team of seasoned and recognized analysts. Prior to the meeting, Growth Dialogue Strategy participants will answer a detailed questionnaire that will be evaluated by the designated analyst and used to guide the discussion. The session will then be followed up with a write-up recommendation for you to take back to your business.
ML Awards Gala Dinner
Black tie banquet honors companies and individuals from around the world that are shaping the future of global manufacturing. In addition to the ML Award Winners, awards will be revealed for the Manufacturing Leader of the Year, Projects of the Year, Editor’s Choice and High Achievers.
From the themed “Casino Night” to the “Around the World” cocktail hour, our networking receptions are designed to maximize interaction between attendees, while encouraging you to have a little fun!
VIP Golf Tournament
Don’t miss a terrific opportunity to meet and network with fellow executives at the VIP Golf Tournament! Attendees of all skill levels are invited to participate.
Many event attendees find that the beautiful grounds of The Breakers make it the perfect place to extend a business trip into a mini-vacation! We encourage you to bring your family or a guest. Spouse/guest passes are available, offering access to all the cocktail receptions and the ML Awards gala dinner.