Manufacturing Leadership Summit 2015

Manufacturing Leadership Summit 2016


Create lasting value and differentiation

Manufacturing Leadership Summit 2015

Embrace the New Era of Creative Manufacturing


Unleash your creativity


Embrace the New Era of Creative Manufacturing


Connect, collaborate and contribute


Embrace the New Era of Creative Manufacturing


Inspire with vision, passion


Embrace the New Era of Creative Manufacturing


Empower your team

Don't miss our 12th Annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit: The New Era of Creative Manufacturing. Rapid advances in transformative technologies, game-changing product innovations, the emergence of collaborative new business models, and ever-more demanding and informed next-generation customers and employees mean the world’s manufacturing enterprises can no longer expect to survive the next few years on past successes and traditional approaches to running their business.

Today’s fast-changing world demands a constant flow of highly creative new ideas about how products are designed, built, delivered and used. From intuitive product operation and personalization, to end-to-end life-cycle integration, and the wider societal and environmental impact of global production strategies, every aspect of the manufacturing value chain is now poised for an explosion of innovation.

Welcome to the New Era of Creative Manufacturing.

See What Participants Are Saying

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Participant Testimonials

  • "Great networking opportunity with other manufacturers. Relevant information on the direction of manufacturing in America."
    Chris Cornett, Manager, ARCA

  • "The Summit audience was exactly comprised of the individuals I wanted to meet and build relationships with to continue a dialogue. I believe that made it successful for me."
    Janis Nordstrom, COO, Foley & Lardner

  • "I got leading edge (and even anticipated leading edge) information on the state and direction of global manufacturing. This information helps drive strategic decision making at my company."
    Val Zanchuk, CEO, Graphicast, Inc

  • "An excellent opportunity to network with a large number of industry leaders at one location."
    Leo Reddy, CEO, Manufacturing Skill Standards Council

Featured Sponsors

Manufacturing Leadership Awards Gala

The Manufacturing Leadership (ML) Awards honor companies, individual leaders and technology providers that are shaping the future of global manufacturing.

Recipients of the ML Awards will receive global recognition as manufacturing industry leaders, and will be honored at the ML Awards Gala on June 8th, during the Manufacturing Leadership Summit. Past ML Awards company honorees include Coca-Cola, Eaton Corporation, General Motors Co., IBM, and Raytheon.

Learn about the 2016 Manufacturing Leadership Awards Program

Council Meeting

The Manufacturing Leadership Council is the world's foremost member-driven, global business leadership network comprised of senior level executives in the manufacturing sector. The Council's mission is to support its members across all segments of manufacturing and drive them to define and shape a better future for themselves, their organizations and the industry at large.

Day One of the Manufacturing Leadership Summit will provide dedicated time for Manufacturing Leadership Council members to gather, network and collaborate on the all-important agenda of critical issues for the coming year of ML programs. Leaders considering membership in the Council may also participate in the ML Council Day by invitation.

Learn more the about the Manufacturing Leadership Council

Agenda Highlights

Featured Speakers

The below information is from a previous Executive MindXchange Event


John Fleming80x80.jpgJohn Fleming, Executive Vice President, Global Manufacturing and Labor Affairs, Ford Motor Co., and Member, Manufacturing Leadership Council Board of Governors

Creative Manufacturing at Ford: The All-Aluminum F-150


TedDuclos80x80.jpgTed Duclos, President, Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies


Toward a Biologically-Inspired Definition of Sustainability


mitzi-bio.jpgDr. Mitzi Montoya, Vice President and University Dean of Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Arizona State University

The Factory is Flat: How Public-Private Partnerships in Creative Manufacturing Can Democratize Innovation


Dennis Little80x80.jpgDennis Little, Vice President of Production, Lockheed Martin Space Systems


Creating a Digital Tapestry


Fitterling_updated.jpgJames R. Fitterling, Vice Chairman, Business Operations, The Dow Chemical Company

Innovations in the Works at DARPA

Tompkins_updated.jpgDr. Stefanie Tompkins, Director, Defense Sciences Office


Joseph Salvo80x80.jpgJoe Salvo, Director, Industrial Internet Consortium, GE Global Research


The Industrial Internet: Making It Real


Mark Wilson_updated.jpgMark Wilson, Director, Collaboration Management, GlaxoSimthKline, and Member, Manufacturing Leadership Council Board of Governors

Harnessing Creative Innovation in the Pharmaceutical Industry


AdamEllison80x80.jpgAdam Ellison, Founder, ModBot


The Future of Robotics is Modular, Ubiquitous and Connected

Case Studies & Executive Insights

The below information is from a previous Executive MindXchange Event

Best Practices: How the Winners Did It: Manufacturing Leadership Award Winner Presentations

Interactive Collaboration Zones

The below information is from a previous Executive MindXchange Event

Think Tank: Next-Generation Leadership: Are You Ready for the New Millennials?

Think Tank: 3D Printing: When Will It Be Ready for Large-Scale Production?

Think Tank: Supply Chains: Can We Make Them More Responsive?

Peer Council: Manufacturing Leadership Council Members-only Annual Meeting

Expert Panels

The below information is from a previous Executive MindXchange Event

Panel: Manufacturing 4.0

Panel: Attracting New Millennials to Manufacturing

Panel: What Are The Most Important Leadership Qualities for the Future?


The below information is from a previous Executive MindXchange Event

Golf Tournament: Meet fellow peers and enjoy a round of golf

Opening Reception: Round the World

Networking Reception: Curious Cocktails

Awards Banquet: Manufacturing Leadership Awards Pre-Reception, Presentation and Banquet

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12th Annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit Chronicles

Secure your copy of the Manufacturing Leadership Summit Chronicles, which include key takeaways and action items from all of the sessions. You'll have the option to add the Chronicles during your registration at a discount.

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