September 7-8
Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel, Arlington, VA

Sept. 7

8:15 am     Welcome – Rusty Patterson (Chairman and CEO – NACFAM)

8:20 am     Keynote Remarks – Robert Atkinson (President – ITIF)

9:00 am     Tech Trends 2017: The Kinetic EnterpriseMark White (Principal Innovation Officer/Chief Technologist – Deloitte)

9:50 am     Coffee Break

10:15 am   The Future of Industries: Bringing Down the Walls — Thomas McDermott (Chief Program Officer – UILabs/Executive Director – DMDII)

11:05 am   Reshoring and FDI: 300,000+ jobs since 2010. How to get millions more! – Harry Moser (Founder and President – Reshoring Initiative)

11:45 am   Building a Talented Workforce – Leo Reddy (CEO – MSSC), Mary Ann Pacelli (NIST), Brent Weil (NAM) and Paul Perkins (President – Amatrol)

12:35 pm   Lunch

1:40 pm     Award Ceremony – Rusty Patterson (NACFAM)

1:50 pm     Advanced Manufacturing Leadership Award — Michael Lemon (Chairman – InternationalTechne Group Inc.)

2:10 pm     Future of the MEP System – Carroll Thomas (Director – MEP)

2:40 pm     Digitalization—the Conversion of Manufacturing to Software and Digital Platforms – Mark Muro (Senior Fellow and Policy Director, Metropolitan Policy Program – Brookings)

3:30 pm     Cybersecurity for Advanced Manufacturing – Kaye Ortiz (President – Defined Business Solutions) and Michael McGrath (President – McGrath Analytics)

4:20 pm     Refreshment Break

4:40 pm     STEM Premier: Its impact on Advanced Manufacturing’s Workforce Pipeline in the Present and Future – Don Tylinski (President and Co-Founder – STEMPremier) & Casey Welch (COO and CO-Founder – STEMPremier)

5:30 pm     Adjourn – Rusty Patterson (NACFAM)

6:00 pm     Reception

Sept. 8

8:30 am     Manufacturing Policy Issues: 2017 and Beyond – House Manufacturing Caucus Co-Chairs: Congressmen Tom Reed (R-NY) and Tim Ryan (D-OH) – invited

9:20 am     The Impact of Walmart’s “Made in America” Initiative on U.S. Manufacturing- Angie Cooper (Senior Director, Global Public Policy – Walmart)

10:10 am   Coffee Break

10:30 am   Promoting Growth and Sustainment in Aerospace and Defense SMEs – Jack Harris (Director – Aerospace States Association) and Dan Nagy (Managing Director – IMS)

11:20 am   Building More Innovative Public/Private Partnerships – Michael Molnar (Director, Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office – NIST)

12:10 pm   Adjourn – Rusty Patterson (NACFAM)