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Call for Speakers: Manufacturing & Technology Show 2022

Jan. 25, 2022
IndustryWeek invites manufacturing professionals to submit proposals for our October event.

Planning for the 2022 Manufacturing & Technology Show, an IndustryWeek Leadership Event, is underway, and we invite your participation.

This conference and expo will be held October 18-20, 2022, at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

The Manufacturing & Technology Show is designed to help manufacturing executives and leaders improve their operational efficiency and thrive in an industry that demands constant change.

This event provides a unique and immersive educational experience that reveals best practices in advanced manufacturing, leadership, workforce development and continuous improvement, via workshops, keynote presentations, concurrent breakout sessions, networking events, and a robust exhibit hall.

How can you contribute? Here’s how: The IndustryWeek speaker selection committee invites manufacturing industry professionals to submit speaking proposals for the 2022 Manufacturing & Technology Show. We welcome your expertise to help make this show a success. Specifically, we seek speaking proposals from industry professionals with practical experience in developing, implementing, and overseeing leading-edge advanced manufacturing implementations, leadership and workforce best practices, and continuous improvement strategies in their organizations.

The deadline for submissions is February 25.

While we welcome submissions from consultants or vendors, such proposals will be considered only if co-presenting with a manufacturer client. Co-presenters must be identified at time of submission in order to be considered.

2022 Tracks and Topics

Advanced Manufacturing: Data-driven manufacturing that uses cutting-edge technology to control production, track quality and streamline industrial operations. This track shares trends and technology advances, and outlines how they will—and will not—improve your competitiveness.

Topics may include (but are not limited to): 

  • Connected digital manufacturing
  • Cybersecurity: Keeping your manufacturing operations safe
  • Robots & Cobots: A cure for the workforce shortage?
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Augmented reality and virtual reality
  • Real-time data & data analytics: Make those numbers work for you

Continuous Improvement: Tailored toward both newcomers to and veterans of the lean and continuous improvement journey, the continuous improvement track has sessions that will appeal to everyone with an interest in operational excellence.

Topics may include (but are not limited to): 

  • Getting started with lean
  • Problem-solving techniques
  • A lean approach to inventory organization
  • Sustaining your lean gains
  • Why Six Sigma works
  • Lean training
  • Lean supplier development

Leadership & Workforce: Best practices on leading and managing dynamic workforces engaged in new, complicated production processes; how to hire, train and retain critical talent. This track targets leaders from all facets of the manufacturing sector. It also will focus on sharing best practices and strategies to help meet one of leadership’s biggest challenges: building a better workforce in a difficult recruiting environment.

Topics may include (but are not limited to): 

  • Leading through change and disruption
  • Positioning your organization for Industry 4.0 and beyond
  • Successful training programs designed to address the skills gap
  • Proven recruitment programs designed to attract a new generation of workers
  • Developing a workforce who want to stay

What's Included with a Speaking Engagement

As a speaker, you receive one (1) complimentary Full Conference Pass to The Manufacturing & Technology Show; your name published on promotional material, website, and program; recognized as a leader in your field to the manufacturing industry, and discounted conference rate for your colleagues.

To Submit

Click here to submit your proposal. Submissions will be evaluated by editorial staff members and chosen based on the topic relevancy and related speaker experience. Due: February 25, 2022.

Can We Help?

If you have any content-related questions, contact Robert Schoenberger at [email protected] or Jill Jusko at [email protected]. If you have any questions about the submission form or process, contact Heather Wainio at [email protected].

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