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Foundations for a Strong Manufacturing Future
The Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT), founded in 1902, specializes in providing targeted business assistance, extensive global support, and business intelligence systems and analysis. AMT is the voice that communicates the importance of policies and programs that encourage research and innovation, and the development of educational initiatives to create tomorrow's Smartforce. AMT owns and manages IMTS - The International Manufacturing Technology Show, which is the premier manufacturing technology event in North America. About Our Sponsors

HEIDENEHAIN CORPORATION was founded in Berlin in 1889. This pioneering company for measurement and control technology looks back on a long tradition. Located in Traunreut in southern Bavaria, HEIDENHAIN now offers products and solutions for industries such as machine tools, automation, electronics, robotics, elevators, and medical technology. Demanding positioning tasks in these industries are our mission, and accuracy is our passion. Research and development are part of our DNA, with many of our employees devoted to the continual development of advanced technologies. A double-digit percentage of our revenues are invested in R&D throughout the Corporate Group. Around 8500 employees worldwide work to advance our customers within their markets. HEIDENHAIN is an international company with its own sales agencies, service agencies, subsidiaries, and distributor networks. Key brands serving our core industries are AMO, ETEL, NUMERIK JENA, and RSF.

Old National Bancorp (NASDAQ: ONB), the holding company of Old National Bank, is the sixth largest commercial bank headquartered in the Midwest. With approximately $46 billion of assets and $28 billion of assets under management, Old National ranks among the top 35 banking companies based in the U.S. and has been recognized as a World's Most Ethical Company by the Ethisphere Institute for eleven consecutive years. Since its founding in 1834, Old National Bank has focused on community banking by building long-term, highly valued partnerships with clients and in the communities it serves. In addition to providing extensive services in retail and commercial banking, Old National offers comprehensive wealth management, investment, and capital market services. 

Wipfli LLP ranks among the top 20 accounting and business consulting firms in the nation with over 2,400 associates, 48 offices in the United States and two offices in India. Wipfli is also a member of Allinial Global, an accounting firm association of legally independent accounting and consulting firms with offices in North America and throughout the world through international members and partnerships. We enjoy a solid reputation as industry experts and as a trusted business advisor to more than 100,000 clients including: Manufacturing and distribution, contractors and developers, real estate, health care organizations, financial institutions, financial services, nonprofits, private equity, agribusiness, tribal gaming, technology, units of government, dealerships and individuals.

The Technology & Manufacturing Association (TMA) has more than 1,000 precision manufacturing and supplier members that are bettering the industry through association. TMA is a non-profit association that is committed to recognizing manufacturers as value-added producers of goods and services, and creators of high quality jobs for Illinois citizens. TMA supports industry by providing educational opportunities, industry repre-sentation and services to foster member company global competitiveness.  

Global Midwest Alliance is a business-led, region-wide, not-for-profit education 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 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. 

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November 7, 2024

7:30 - 11:30 a.m.

333 East State Parkway
Schaumburg, IL 60173
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With fundamental shifts in the manufacturing landscape, companies are looking to harness artificial intelligence (AI), automation and data analytics to keep up with the changing demands and ongoing disruption. These new technologies require talent, money and alignment with strategy, so manufacturers are more resilient and better equipped to respond to disruptive change.  

Please join Global Midwest Alliance, its host, HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION, and sponsors, the Association for Manufacturing Technology, Old National Bank, the Technology & Manufacturing Association and Wipfli, at this exclusive event where we explore, discuss and learn about the intersection of AI, automation and data analytics in the manufacturing environment. Professionals in manufacturing, technology and strategy development will focus in these areas to provide information, address issues and solutions to make your manufacturing business more sustainable and resilient now and in the future.

Seats are limited. Please REGISTER on or before November 5, 2024.


Registration, Breakfast and Qualified Introductions 

Welcome Remarks & Introductions  
Kevin Bowers, Vice President, Research, The Association or Manufacturing Technology
Gisbert Ledvon, Vice President of Marketing, HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION

Keynote Presentation  
Christopher Chidzik, Principal Economist, The Association or Manufacturing Technology

Moderator-Led Panel Discussion
Moderator: TBD
Mo Abuali, Director – Digital, Wipfli, LLP
Deb Acharya, Co-Founder,
Charles Bachman, Vice President,
Khem Chand, CTO,

Coffee and Networking Break

Audience-Led Panel Discussion
Moderator: TBD
Mo Abuali, Director – Digital, Wipfli, LLP
Deb Acharya, Co-Founder,​
Charles Bachman, Vice President,
Khem Chand, CTO,

Wrap Up