If you are in Manufacturing of any kind in North America, you must be paying attention to the calls for and the need for revitalizing manufacturing processes using smart technologies. Otherwise you're dead, or soon will be. Manufacturing cannot be allowed to disappear from North America, and we are actually close to seeing a rebirth. But we have to work harder on getting the workforce prepared, and getting our infrastructure prepared.
So I am pleased to suggest that you attend NACFAM's annual policy conference. NACFAM is the National Council for Advanced Manufacturing. The lineup of speakers is terrific. I wish I was going, but I have to be at the ABB Automation and Power World conference instead. I will be paying attention to what is said, though.
NACFAM Annual Policy Conference - Time To Register
America's "Top 3" Manufacturing Policy Priorities: Make It Happen!
Plan now to join us - at NACFAM's Annual Policy Conference on April 25, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel in Arlington, VA.
To register now, go to NACFAM's Annual Policy Conference in Future Events (see below) for the Conference Registration Form.
Dr. Patrick Gallagher, National Institute of Standards & Technology, Director -- keynote speaker
Drew Greenblatt, Marlin Steel, President -- luncheon speaker
Promote Product & Process Innovation and R&D Innovation
Dr. Steve Hammond, Pfizer, Senior Director/Team Leader, Process Analytical Sciences Group
Dr. James Davis - UCLA Vice Provost & Principal Investigator, Smart Process Manufacturing Initiative
Improve Global Competitiveness for U.S. Companies
Richard Wynne - The Boeing Company, Director of Environment & Aviation Policy
Jack McDougle - Council on Competitiveness, Senior Vice President
Build a Better Educated & Trained Workforce
Dr. Mel Schiavelli - Harrisburg University of Science & Technology, President
Gardner Carrick - The Manufacturing Institute (NAM), Director of Strategic Initiatives
The Changing World of Sustainable Manufacturing
Nathan Nissen, Kohler Co., Program Supervisor, Sustainability
Dr. John Sutherland - Purdue University, Head of Environmental & Ecological Engineering