Manufacturing Leadership Summit- Celebrating the Resurgence of Manufacturing Excellence

Annual gathering of top manufacturing executives will commemorate the promising growth the manufacturing industry is expected to provide for jobs and innovation in the future.

May 09, 2013, 09:15 ET from Frost & Sullivan

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the theme of "Bold Ideas for a Better Future," the 2013 Manufacturing Leadership Summit hosted by the Manufacturing Leadership Council, part of Frost & Sullivan, will celebrate excellence in the manufacturing industry and all that its participants are doing to incite job growth and innovation for not only the U.S. economy, but globally. The Summit will take place May 14 to 15 at the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Fla.

"Manufacturing is critical to global job growth, innovation and economic stability.  Our community of thought leaders from various manufacturing industries from around the world will converge for two full days to share ideas, best practices and innovation, as well as to celebrate the vital role manufacturing plays in our world's economy and the creation of jobs," said Manufacturing Leadership Council President  Heather Holst-Knudsen.

Attendees of the conference will have a chance to participate and learn about many of the key economic, societal, business and technology trends shaping the future of the manufacturing industry. From learning about key Mega Trends that will reshape the world of manufacturing by 2020 to hearing about 4-D and 3D printing, strategies for global manufacturing, innovative design concepts, the future of the Internet and global connectivity, adaptive robotics, advanced material technologies, among many other topics from many top manufacturing thought-leaders.

"The industry is moving beyond traditional methods, towards many revolutionary digital methods, including creating models with additive manufacturing, done through 3D printing and adaptive robotics," said Manufacturing Leadership Council Global Vice President and Editorial Director David R. Brousell. "At the Manufacturing Leadership Summit, we want to not only educate, but recognize the many innovative efforts made by OEMs to adapt in order to create a more stable economy."

The Summit will feature noteworthy speakers from various industry sectors, including Diana Tremblay, vice president, North American manufacturing, General Motors; Rodney Brooks, chairman and chief technology officer, Rethink Robotics; Skylar Tibbits, TED senior fellow, MIT Department of Architecture Director, Self-Assembly Lab, MIT and founder and principle of SJET, LLC.; Christine Furstoss, technical director for manufacturing and materials technologies, GE Global Research; Richard Dauch, co-founder and executive chairman of the board, American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc. and author American Drive, among others.

Furthermore, the Manufacturing Leadership Summit will provide executives with many networking opportunities, including one-to-one meetings (a series of meetings between premier sponsors and attendees in a speed-networking format); think tank sessions, at which manufacturing executives interact and brainstorm ideas on key industry issues; Manufacturing Leadership (ML100 award) case study presentations; and a networking reception to maximize interactions among attendees. Additionally, to further honor the leaders in the manufacturing industry, the ML100 awards gala dinner will be held during the event.

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About the Manufacturing Leadership Council

The Manufacturing Leadership Council, Frost & Sullivan, is the world's first member-driven, global business leadership network dedicated to senior executives in the manufacturing industry. The Manufacturing Leadership Council's mission is to help senior executives define and shape a better future for themselves, their organizations, and the industry at large. The Council produces an extensive portfolio of leadership networking, information and professional development products, programs, and services -- including the Manufacturing Executive Website, an online global business network with 5,300 members around the world; the Manufacturing Leadership Council, an invitation-only executive organization of over 100 members; the annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit – Bold Ideas for a Better Future (May 14-15, 2013, at The Breakers, Palm Beach, FL); the Manufacturing Leadership 100 Awards, celebrating industry achievement; and the thought-leading Manufacturing Leadership Journal. More information on

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