2017 Manufacturers Conference & Trade Show

Manufacturers from across the Commonwealth have requested KAM take the lead in facilitating robust and focused discussion with key decision makers to ensure Kentucky maintains its strong manufacturing position. To accomplish that, KAM works to ensure that manufacturers get the information they need from subject matter experts on the topics that keep them up at night.

Some of the areas that will be covered at the 2017 Manufacturers Conference are:

  • Pipeline of qualified and skilled talent
  • Reliable and affordable energy now and into the future
  • Cybersecurity, hacking and Internet of Things (IoT)

KAM is laser focused on giving manufacturers practical, relevant information that can immediately be put into practice to see positive results right away.

KAM is Kentucky’s most effective voice for manufacturing, committed to ensuring Kentucky has a manufacturing-friendly environment now and into the future.  KAM approaches its mission through a four-pronged approach:  Advocacy – Education – Connecting Resources and Saving Money.

Trade show and sponsorship registrations must be received by close of business May 10, 2017 to ensure inclusion in all event materials.

KAM has reserved a block of rooms at the Hyatt Regency Lexington at the Conference rate of $139/night, single or double occupancy. This rate is good through May 9, 2017. To book your room, call the Hyatt at 800-233-1234 or book online at www.hyatt.com. Make your reservations soon, as this block could sell out prior to the cut-off date!

For more information, please contact Karen Ellis (k.ellis@KAM.us.com – 502-352-2485) or Molly Sutherland (molly@sutherlandww.com – 859-509-2249).

Agenda

This is a draft agenda and is subject to change.

8:30am – 9:00am
Registration & Trade Show

9:00am – 9:15am
Opening & Welcome
Mayor Jim Gray

9:15am – 10:15am
Opening Keynote
Jim Glassman (Chief Economist, JP Morgan Chase)

10:15am – 10:45am
KY Legislative Overview
Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer (invited) & House Speaker Jeff Hoover

10:45am – 11:15am
Break & Trade Show

11:15am – 12:15pm
Workforce Updates and Successes (Panel)
Brad Montell (Deputy Secretary, KY Education and Workforce Cabinet), Derrick Ramsey (Secretary, KY Labor Cabinet), Dr. Stephen Pruitt (Commissioner, KY Department of Education) and Danette Wilder (SealingLife, KY FAME, KY WIB)

12:15pm – 1:30pm
Lunch & Trade Show

1:30pm – 2:30pm
Afternoon Kickoff Keynote
Scott Pruitt (Administrator, US Environmental Protection Agency) 

2:30pm – 2:50pm
Break & Trade Show

2:50pm – 3:30pm
Energy Pipeline (Panel)
Tim Bigler (Direct Energy), Mary Beth Hudson (Wacker Chemicals) and Brad Levi (Marathon Petroleum Company, LP)

3:30pm – 4:30pm
Closing Keynote
Terry R. Gill (Secretary, KY Cabinet for Economic Development)

4:30pm – 6:30pm
Networking Reception & Trade Show

7:30am – 8:30am
Continental Breakfast & Trade Show

8:30am – 8:45am
Opening & Welcome
Kentucky Association of Manufacturers

8:45am – 9:15am
Morning Keynote
Nick Pinchuk (CEO, Snap-On Corporation)

9:15am – 9:45am
Internet of Things (IoT), Hacktivists and Cyber Security
Kelley Miller and James Watson (MCM CPAs & Advisors)

9:45am – 10:45am
Manufacturers: Real-Time Cases & Lessons Learned (Panel)
John Ouseph (GE Appliances, a Haier Company), James V. Murphy, (FBI)Ford Motor Company, UPS

10:45am – 11:00am
Break & Trade Show

11:00am – 11:30am
Internet of Things (IoT) in Robotics
Mike Cicco (President & CEO, Fanuc America) (invited)

11:30am – 11:55am
Closing Keynote – Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton

11:55am – 12:00pm
Wrap Up & Adjourn

2017/05/31 08:30:00

DATE

May 31, 2017 – June 1, 2017

LOCATION

Lexington Center
430 West Vine Street
Lexington, KY 40507

REGISTRATION

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Reception Sponsor

Trade Show Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

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chase-sponsor
darling-sponsor
dinsmore-sponsor
ht-sponsor
kaec-sponsor
kctcs-sponsor
kyonehealth-sponsor
marathon-sponsor
mcm-sponsor
sews-sponsor
ttai-sponsor

Bronze Sponsors

bas-sponsor
bgd-sponsor
chemours-sponsor
directenergy-sponsor
dirtt-sponsor
jfp-sponsor
mccoylabs-sponsor
tescontrols-sponsor
uky-ism-sponsor

Supporting Sponsors

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sutherland-sponsor
wtcky-sponsor
Sponsorships Available!
* Listing on all communications & signage
* Complimentary conference tickets
* Complimentary reception tickets
* Complimentary trade show booth

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