2017 Manufacturing Month in Kentucky
Join us in October for many great events, presented by the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM) and our sponsors and partners! . Thursday, October 26th is an all-day Workforce Readiness Conference followed by a Celebrate Manufacturing Reception and Friday, October 27th KAM is partnering with the Louisville Energy Alliance for an Energy Awareness Breakfast (8:00–10:00) and will capstone the month with the annual Manufacturer & Employee of the Year Awards Luncheon (11:30-1:30) ALL EVENTS WILL BE AT THE GALT HOUSE IN LOUISVILLE.
Workforce Readiness & Resource Conference
This is a one-day conference held at the Galt House Hotel on October 26 as a component of “Manufacturing Month” activities. This Conference is designed to bring together KY manufacturers, legislators and educators to learn what is working across the Commonwealth and nationally with regard to filling the critical skills gap. Areas of focus will include the #KYisMFG Student Video Contest Awards, how manufacturing is driving the changing paradigm, MakerMinded update, earning and learning in Kentucky, and finding the hidden workforce. Dick Hazelton, Chairman, President & CEO (retired) with Dow Corning Corporation, will offer the luncheon keynote.
Celebrate Manufacturing Reception
Join KAM and our manufacturing members, sponsors and partners to celebrate Manufacturing in Kentucky—the Commonwealth’s number one contributor to the economy, ensuring prosperity and growth for all Kentuckians. We will be in the beautiful Waterford Room, high atop the Rivue Tower at the Galt House Hotel from 6:00-8:00 PM on Thursday, October 26 to network and express our appreciation for the manufacturing sector in Kentucky.
Energy Awareness Breakfast
The Louisville Energy Alliance and the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers have partnered to host “Energy Awareness: Good for the Environment, Good for Business”. This breakfast event will feature industry experts presenting on best practices for optimizing manufacturing processes, energy markets, green manufacturing, and ways several businesses in Kentucky have developed and implemented continuous improvement programs. The event will be held at the Galt House in Louisville, October 27, 2017, from 8:00am to 10:00 am. A continental breakfast is included.
17th Annual Manufacturer & Employee of the Year Awards Luncheon
The Manufacturer & Employee of the Year Awards were created to focus attention on the important contributions manufacturers and industry make to their employees, customers, and communities, and the impact of manufacturing employees in their communities. These awards showcase entrepreneurial spirit, community leadership, and policy contributions made by Kentucky manufacturers and their employees to enhance the sustainable, long-term prosperity of Kentucky. This is an extended luncheon event held on October 27 at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville. Mayor Greg Fischer has been invited to welcome our attendees.