Capture The Spirit Of Continuous Improvement

May 4-6, 2015
Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, NC

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The IndustryWeek Best Plants Conference & Expo

The IndustryWeek Best Plants Conference & Expo is dedicated to helping manufacturing facilities improve their operations through the theme of continuous improvement.

Through plant tours, breakout sessions, networking events, and an exhibition hall, this conference provides manufacturing professionals with ideas they can take back to their facilities and implement to improve their operations.

From the Plant Floor to the Corner Office, this Event Has Something for Everyone!

We cover a wide-range of topics - - lean office, building apprenticeships, cultural transformations, developing workforce, basic CI tools, advanced CI tools, future of robots & 3D printing, cloud technology, and more!  All sessions have one goal - - to help you improve your operations and your bottom line.  

To help support this goal, we've teamed up with MESA International and their community to offer sessions on the latest manufacturing technologies.  IndustryWeek Best Plants Conference attendees will have free access to MESA's North American Conference, co-located at the Charlotte Convention Center.  MESA knows that continuous improvement gains stick longer when backed up with modern-day solutions that drive value in the plants and across the enterprise.

Why Attend?

Hear from powerful keynote speakers offering innovative ideas, compelling insights and effective strategies to improve your operations

Discover strategies and best practices that will give your company a sustainable competitive advantage

Uncover ways to optimize your processes to ensure growth

Network with over 700+ attendees

Benchmark your world-class systems on a plant tour from companies like Snyder’s-Lance

Learn from the 2014 IndustryWeek Best Plants winners and how they demonstrate admirable performance metrics

Visit the Charlotte Motor Speedway for your chance to “race like the pros” during the Richard Petty Driving Simulation



  • "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."

Who Attends?

  • CEO, COO
  • Continuous Improvement Manager
  • Director of Manufacturing
  • Director of Continuous Improvement
  • Director of Operations
  • Director of Engineering
  • Director of Quality
  • EVP of Operations
  • EVP of Manufacturing
  • Engineering Manager
  • Facilities Manager



  • General Manager
  • Lean Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Plant Manager
  • President
  • Production Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Six Sigma Manager
  • Sr. Director of Operations
  • Sr. Manufacturing Engineer
  • VP of Manufacturing
  • VP of Operations


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