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

Sept. 7

Keynote RemarksU.S. Manufacturing: Past Trends, Future Prospects and Needed Policies — Robert Atkinson (President – ITIF)

Tech Trends 2017: The Kinetic EnterpriseMark White (Principal Innovation Officer and Chief Technologist – Deloitte)

The Future of Industries: Bringing Down the Walls — Thomas McDermott (Chief Program Officer – UI Labs/Executive Director – DMDII)

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

Building a Talented Workforce – Leo Reddy (CEO – MSSC), Mary Ann Pacelli (Manager – Manufacturing Extension Partnership/NIST), Kent Powell (Director – Amatrol) and Brent Weil (SVP – The Manufacturing Institute/NAM).

Navigating the Future for Small and Medium-sized Manufacturers – Carroll Thomas (Director – Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership/NIST)

Getting with the Program: Digitalizing America’s Advanced Manufacturing Sector – Mark Muro (Senior Fellow and Policy Director, Metropolitan Policy Program – Brookings)

Cybersecurity for Advanced Manufacturing – Kaye Ortiz (President – Defined Business Solutions), Michael McGrath (President – McGrath Analytics), Chris Peters (CEO – The Lucrum Group) and Rebecca Taylor (SVP – NCMS).

STEM Premier: Its impact on Advanced Manufacturing’s Workforce Pipeline in the Present and Future – Casey Welch (COO and CO-Founder – STEMPremier) & Shea Tighe (National Director of Engagement – STEMPremier)

Sept. 8

Manufacturing Policy Issues: 2017 and Beyond – House Manufacturing Caucus Co-Chair Staff – Andy Bicos (Congressman Tom Reed – NY) and Said Jahanmir (Tim Ryan – Ohio)

The Impact of Walmart’s “Made in America” Initiative on U.S. Manufacturing – Angie Cooper, Director Global Public Policy, Walmart

Promoting Growth and Sustainment in Aerospace and Defense SMEs – Jack Harris, Director Aerospace States Association) and Dan Nagy (Managing Director – Intelligent Manufacturing Systems).

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