2013 Manufacturing Summit: The Future of American Manufacturing

OCTOBER 30th 2013, 7:30AM – 2PM

Presenting Sponsor

Join us on October 30 for Kansas City’s 11th Annual Manufacturing Summit where we will delve into the processes that have created, and destroyed, industry leaders. We will dissect current trends in the manufacturing sector, explore the global economic conditions that are influencing supply chain decision makers, and hear a tale of evolution and growth from one of Kansas City’s leading manufacturers.

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Keynote Speaker: Bob Chapman

Truly Human Leadership

Bob Chapman_8x10_09-10Seven out of eight people report leaving their jobs each day feeling that they work for a company that does not care about them. Barry-Wehmiller CEO Bob Chapman believes this is the result of a leadership crisis in this country and  is hoping to raise awareness of the need for more truly human leaders. Hear Chapman talk about Barry-Wehmiller’s transformation into a caring organization through Truly Human Leadership and his plan to bring people-centric leadership to the manufacturing sector .

In addition, Chris Kuehl of Armada Corporate Intelligence, chief economist for the National Association of Manufacturers, will give a global perspective on trends in manufacturing, and you’ll hear local manufacturers discuss their plans for future growth.

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Topics to be addressed:

Innovation ■ Growth Strategies ■ The Global Economy ■ Leadership & Effectiveness ■ Evolving with the Times ■ Supply Chain ■ Reshoring

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Who should attend:

CEOs ■ COOs ■ CFOs ■ Plant Managers ■ Sales Managers ■ Operations Managers ■ HR Managers ■ Logistics Providers ■ Supply Chain Professionals


The Gallery, 61 E 14th St, Kansas City, MO


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