Thanks for making the 2014 MFG Meeting a success.
At the fourth edition of The MFG Meeting, more than 700 attendees met at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, March 5-8, 2014, to learn, network, and be inspired. The event was organized by AMT — The Association For Manufacturing Technology, the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) and the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA).
The Opening General Assembly featured Jack Uldrich, global futurist and best-selling author, who spoke to attendees about how to future-proof their businesses. “The best way to be prepared for the future is to create it yourself,” said Uldrich. Up next, Economists Alan Beaulieu of ITR Economics and John Walker of Oxford Economics shared broadly similar outlooks for 2014, with each suggesting continued growth but at a slowing pace. During the Closing General Assembly on Saturday, Luke Williams, best-selling author of Disrupt: Think the Unthinkable to Spark Transformation in Your Business and sought-after commentator on disruptive innovation, entrepreneurship and cultural change, challenged attendees to think outside the box and encouraged them not to shy away from change. “Nothing kills a new idea faster than common sense,” said Williams.
Douglas K. Woods, President, AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology
The MFG Meeting continues to bring the top leaders in the manufacturing technology industry together to network and hear from thought-provoking speakers. The topics this year on the future of technology, Smartforce and educational issues, and disruptive innovation help to fuel the big ideas that can position our businesses for success. The MFG Meeting was, once again, a great event that holds a lot of value for our members.
Presentations will be added to each association web site. An email will be sent as soon as they are ready.
Congratulations to Mark Osterstock (@Osterstock), President of Q-Mark Manufacturing, Inc., for winning the Twitter contest this year for free registration to MFG 2015 in Orlando, Florida.