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Plant tours include: Joy Global, Harley-Davidson, MillerCoors, GE Healthcare, John Deere, Snap-On Tools, Quad/Graphics, Briggs & Stratton, Case New Holland, and more!

High-profile keynote speakers including: Ted Doheny, President & CEO, Joy Global, Inc.; Rodney Brooks, Founder of Rethink Robotics; Carlos Cardoso, CEO of Kennametal, Inc.; Nicholas Pinchuk, CEO of Snap-On Inc.; Tim Platt, VP Information Systems of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.

Special Event: Party Harley Style at the Harley-Davidson Museum

Over 50 expert speakers and 36 breakout sessions

And much more!

Why You Should Attend

  • Discover strategies and best practices that will give you a sustainable competitive advantage
  • Uncover ways to optimize your processes to ensure growth
  • Hear from powerful keynote speakers offering innovative ideas, compelling insights, and effective strategies to improve your operations
  • Learn from the 2013 IW Best Plants winners – people that have “been there, done that”
  • Engage your team to share your vision and learn how to achieve success
  • See why 99% of attendees would recommend this conference to a colleague
  • Network with over 600 attendees
  • Benchmark world-class systems on a plant tour


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Who Attends

From the plant floor to the corner office, this conference has something for everyone!

  • CEO
  • COO
  • Continuous Improvement Mgr
  • Dir of Manufacturing
  • Dir of Continuous Improvement
  • Dir of Operations
  • Dir of Production
  • Dir of Engineering
  • Dir of Quality
  • EVP of Operations
  • EVP of Manufacturing
  • Engineering Manager
  • Facilities Manager
  • General Manager
  • Lean Manager
  • Materials Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Plant Manager
  • President
  • Production Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Six Sigma Manager
  • Sr. Dir of Mfg Operations
  • Sr. Manufacturing Engineer
  • VP of Manufacturing
  • VP of Operations

Attendee Testimonials

"The whole conference was great! Everything on time – keeping to the schedule."

"Sessions were on point and well designed."

"Very good keynote speakers."

"I liked the ability to hear from other industry leaders and how they are addressing the challenges of continuous improvement."

"Strong presenters"

"The special event was awesome!"

"Many topics were applicable across many different manufacturing environments."

"I liked the advanced topics with open conversation about new ideas."

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