2019 Excellence in Manufacturing Summit

Don’t miss KAM’s 2019 Excellence in Manufacturing Summit. On Tuesday, October 29 we will have our manufacturing conference as well as a tool and equipment show. Celebrate manufacturing by joining us for a reception in the evening. Wednesday, October 30 brings an automotive-centric forum and the 19th annual Manufacturer & Employee of the Year Awards Luncheon.

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Hotel Information
KAM has secured a room block with the Hyatt. Please click here to book your room or call 800.233.1234 and use the code G-KMAA or ask for the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers block.

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8:00 A.M.         Registration/ Breakfast in Expo Hall

8:30 A.M.         Welcome/KAM Update
                               Lee Lingo, Executive Director, Kentucky Association of Manufacturers

9:00 A.M.          Opening Remarks
                                Daniel Mudd, Member, Frost Brown Todd, LLC

9:15 A.M.         Opening Keynote
                             Don Rheem, CEO, E3 Solutions

10:15 A.M.       Governor Matt Bevin (invited)

10:45 A.M.       Break in Expo Hall

11:15 A.M.       General Session
                             Dan North, Chief Economist, Euler Hermes

12:15 P.M.        Commissioner Quarles

 12:30 P.M.       Lunch – Expo Hall

1:30 P.M.          Attorney General & Candidate for Governor Andy Beshear (invited)

2:00 P.M.         A View from Frankfort & Beyond: What Manufacturers Need to Know About Tax, Trade & Other
                             Policies – Trey Grayson and Jan de Beer, Members, Frost Brown Todd LLC

3:00 P.M.          Break in Expo Hall

3:30 P.M          General Session
                              The State Science & Technology Institute (SSTI) Policy Academy Panel

4:15 P.M.         Be Pro Be Proud
                             Andrew Parker, Arkansas State Chamber/Associated Industries of Arkansas

4:45 P.M.         Closing remarks
                              Lee Lingo, Executive Director, Kentucky Association of Manufacturers

5:00 P.M.         Networking Reception – Expo Hall
                              Dinner on your own



7:30 A.M.          Continental Breakfast in Expo Hall
8:00 A.M.          Welcome and Opening Remarks
                               Reggie Gresham, VP of Sales & Marketing, Matrix Integration
8:15 A.M.         
Morning Keynote
                               Joseph McCabe, President & CEO, AutoForecast Solutions LLC

9:15 A.M          General Session
                               Bill Frymoyer, Motor & Equipment Manufacturing Association

10:15 A.M.       Break – Expo Hall

10:30A.M.       General Session – Automotive Sponsor

11:00 A.M.       Morning Wrap Up & Break in Expo Hall

11:30 A.M.       Manufacturer & Employee of the Year Awards Luncheon Keynote
                              Erran Persley, Commissioner, KY Cabinet f
or Economic Development



This year’s keynote speaker is an expert in the science of leadership.  Don Rheem, is the CEO of E3 Solutions, a provider of employee workplace metrics which allows organizations to build engaged, high-performance cultures.  Rheem has a passion for using science-backed research to consult with leaders at all levels.

In his keynote, Rheem will break down the science that triggers great workplace behavior at a neurological level, so you can understand how to foster a thriving culture.  In other words, you’ll learn how to produce a team of leaders and employees who look forward to Mondays instead of Fridays.

Presenting Sponsor

Manufacturer of the Year Award Sponsor

Employee of the Year Award Sponsor

Automotive Conference Sponsor

Services & Equipment Expo Sponsor

Reception Sponsor

Platinum Pen Sponsor

Gold Sponsors



October 29-30, 2019



Heritage Hall at Lexington Center
430 W. Vine St. Lexington, KY 40507


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