CLEVELAND, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IndustryWeek's 2014 Best Plants Conference, dedicated to helping manufacturing facilities continuously improve their operations, is now accepting registrations. In its 12th consecutive year, the conference provides manufacturing professionals with actionable ideas they can implement in their facilities. At the Wisconsin Center from May 5-7, 2014, over 800 attendees will acquire new insights through plant tours, hands-on workshops, keynote presentations, numerous breakout sessions, networking events, and an exhibit hall.
For the second year in a row, MESA International is the conference's title sponsor and moderator of the Manufacturing Technology Strategies track. The MESA North American Conference will be co-located at the IW Best Plants Conference, where MESA will facilitate an "unConference"- an open forum where attendees can have their most pressing operational issues addressed. Topics include; Digitizing the Supply Chain, Manufacturing Metrics that Matter, Building a Business Case for Plant Systems, and a Manufacturing/IT Free-For-All session.
Keynote presenters include Nicholas Pinchuk, Chairman & CEO of Snap-on Incorporated; Rodney Brooks, Founder, Chairman & CTO of Rethink Robotics; Tim Platt, VP Information Systems of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.; and Carlos Cardoso, Chairman, President & CEO of Kennametal, Inc.
The conference boasts numerous networking opportunities, including a special event at the Harley-Davidson Museum the evening of Tuesday, May 6. Attendees can party "Harley style" by witnessing daredevil Bubba Blackwell perform stunts on Harley-Davidson motorcycles, tasting some of the area's best micro brews, taking a "ride" on a Harley, viewing the iconic brand's museum exhibits, getting an airbrush tattoo, enjoying live music, and more!
Registration is currently open at www.iwbestplants.com. Attendees can also visit the site to find additional information regarding conference agenda, session topics, and networking opportunities.
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