The global manufacturing industry is entering an era of radical change. Driven by new, transformative cyber-physical technologies, manufacturing companies around the world are now envisioning a future state for the manufacturing industry that will change the rules of competition, how work will be performed, how companies will be organized, and how leadership must lead.

Following the major historical industrial transformations driven by steam, electricity and electronics, we term this future state: Manufacturing 4.0.

Imagine highly intelligent, agile, information-driven factories that can respond rapidly to change. Envision connected sensor networks and advanced data analytics, and entirely new, customized smart products and services. Realize new potential for leadership and enterprise value.

Manufacturing 4.0 promises to touch every function and aspect of the manufacturing enterprise – from the plant floor, to leadership roles and business models.

Participate in the conversations that are shaping the future of manufacturing. Join us at the 13th Annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit, June 12 - 14, 2017 for Manufacturing 4.0 in Action.

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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 2017 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

2016 Keynotes featured:

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Chief Executive Officer

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Global Head,
Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute

Johnson & Johnson

Case Studies & Executive Insights

M4.0 from The Front Line

Transformative Technologies in M 4.0

Fireside Chat Frontline Insights into M4.0

Insights from the Leading Edge of M4.0

Interactive Collaboration Zones

The Rise of Collaborative Robots

The Internet of Things: Connecting the Plant Floor

Deriving Value from the Intelligent Enterprise

Expert Panels

Chief Digital Officers in Manufacturing

The Promises and Challenges of Augmented Reality in Manufacturing

Meet the Award Winners Q&A Panel


Opening Reception: Welcome Networking Reception

Networking Reception: Cocktail Reception


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