Manufacturing Leadership Summit

Jun 12th 2017
Jun 13th 2017
Jun 11th 2018
United States

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 14th Annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit, June 11 - 13, 2018 for Accelerating the Transformation to Manufacturing 4.0.

See What Participants Are Saying



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 2018 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

The 2018 Program Schedule will be released within the coming months.

For further information or to register, call Lauren Jaeger at 843-763-2150, or email her at

2017 Keynotes: 

Alicia-Boler-Davis.jpgAlicia Boler Davis
Executive Vice President, Global Manufacturing
General Motors Company

Maciej-Kranz.jpgMaciej Kranz
Vice President of Strategic Innovations
Cisco Systems
New York Times Best Selling author, “Building the Internet of Things

Bart Talloen.jpgBart Talloen
Vice President, Product Supply Strategy & Deployment
Johnson & Johnson

Case Studies & Executive Insights

CASE STUDY – Transformative Technologies in M4.0

CASE STUDY - Digital Tapestry in Action at Lockheed Martin

EXECUTIVE INSIGHTS - The Science of Additive Manufacturing and What the Future Holds

CASE STUDY – The People Side of Analytics

Interactive Collaboration Zones

Virtual Factories of the Future

Game-Changing Transformative Technologies

Integrating the Digital Manufacturing Enterprise

Rewriting the Leadership Playbook for M4.0

Expert Panels

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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