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Driving Innovation and Growth



Reservations Required:   
April 24, 2014

7:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

1177 South Dee Road
Park Ridge, IL 60068
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Global Midwest Alliance, the Association for Manufacturing Technology, the Alliance for Illinois Manufacturing and sponsor, TMA, invite you to the first program in the Alliance's 2014 Innovation, Growth and Globalization Industry-Focused Series.  Throughout the year, this series of programs will highlight industry expertise, innovation and technology, and globalization opportunities in growing industries.  

Join us at TMA headquarters on April 24 as the Alliance hosts its annual manufacturing industry program for a three-part discussion on innovation, growth and globalization in the advanced manufacturing sector.  This year's keynote speaker will discuss the new opportunities and economic benefits that advanced manufacturing is providing in the Midwest and globally. 

Hear from our Innovation Panel, comprised of industry experts and insiders, who will host a discussion on recent advancements in technology that are increasing U.S. manufacturing competitiveness in the global marketplace.  Finally, the Growth and Global Opportunities Panel, which will be comprised of leaders in the manufacturing industry, will review and discuss the case for manufacturing exports and how advanced manufacturers can lead the charge in the economic recovery. 

Manufacturers will have the opportunity to learn how advanced manufacturing can be used to change both the local and global landscape, as well as network with industry leaders, corporate executives, government officials and advanced manufacturers. 

The cost to attend this industry breakfast program is $75 per person, payable at the time of registration.  Seats are limited.  Please register on or before April 23. 2014.

Advanced Manufacturing:  What Is It and How Will It Affect My Business?
About Our Sponsors

Cendrowski Corporate Advisors  (CCA) is a full-service financial consulting and litigation support firm with offices in Chicago, IL and Bloomfield Hills, MI. We specialize in providing highly personal services to clients in the legal, private equity, banking, corporate, and nonprofit industries. Our services include accounting malpractice assessments, business valuations, expert witness testimony, back and middle office operations, fraud investigations and deterrence engagements, and forensic accounting. 
TMA is a leading voice in an evolving manufacturing industry. TMA cultivates and strengthens its members by providing them with programs and services in order to thrive as individuals, companies and as a business community. Founded in 1925, TMA is the leading voice for manufacturing and a major contributor to economic growth and opportunity. TMA has grown into a 1,000 member not-for-profit organization of precision manufacturing and supplier companies in the greater Chicago area. 

Global Midwest Alliance is a business-led, region-wide organization dedicated to transforming the Midwest into an internationally recognized leader in innovation and business growth. The Alliance aligns and integrates resources throughout the Midwest helping businesses to grow by leveraging existing resources to develop new products and find customers throughout the world. The Alliance is the Private Sector Liaison Office for the World Bank and a member of Global CONNECT. Through these and other affiliations, the Alliance facilitates access to global business opportunities for Midwest business. The Alliance offers educational and networking opportunities through a variety of programs and resources designed to promote innovation, technology development and access to global opportunities in the clean technology, energy, food, logistics, manufacturing and water industries.

The Private Sector Liaison Office (PSLO) Network of the World Bank Group is a group of 156 business intermediary organizations in 106 countries around the world working to foster trade and investment between countries with the support of the World Bank Group's products and services. PSLOs facilitate companies' access to World Bank Group business opportunities, services and knowledge, and act as the voice of the private sector in advising the World Bank Group on how to better engage companies on development issues.

Registration, Breakfast and Qualified Introductions

Welcome Remarks & Introductions
Thomas Hacker, President, C&L Supreme

Keynote Presentation:
Advanced Manufacturing Matters: What Is It and How Will It Affect My Business? 
Peter Eelman, Vice President, Exhibitions & Communications, The Association for Manufacturing Technology 

Innovation and Technology Panel:
Technology Advancements for Manufacturing Competitiveness
Tim Shinbara, Technical Director, AMT
Jim Phillips, Chairman and CEO, NanoMech Inc.
Dr. Jack Beuth, Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
Richard Huss, CEO, President, Festo US 

Networking and Coffee Break 

Growth and Global Opportunities Panel:
The Case for Technology Implementation  
Tim Shinbara, Technical Director, AMT
Anthony Chirchirillo, Chief Executive Officer, Chirch Global Manufacturing
Dr. Ajay Malshe, Founder and Chief Technology Officer, NanoMech Inc. 

Wrap Up  & Q&A

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