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You’re invited to join us for our annual energy conference followed by lunch, drinks, alumni appearances
You’re invited to join us for our annual energy conference followed by lunch, drinks, alumni appearances and raffles!
Energy experts from Constellation will discuss current Illinois market trends and risk management strategies for your business. After the presentations, we hope you join us for lunch, appearances from Chicago White Sox alumni and more.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
- 9:00 am – 9:30 am | Registration & Light Breakfast
- 9:30 am – 11:00 am | Energy Conference
- Weather Update: How power and natural gas prices are affected by the weather after a year of record demand for natural gas in power generation in 2016
- Economic Outlook: Learn about primary demand drivers in the market for 2017 and what to expect as we head into warmer months
- 11:00 am – 11:20 am | Break
- 11:20 am – 12:30 pm | Energy Conference
- The Trump Effect: Changes to Energy Policy with the new administration
- 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm | Lunch, Drinks, Alumni Appearances and Raffles
(Tuesday) 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Guaranteed Rate Field – Upper Terrace Suite
333 West 35th Street, Chicago, IL 60616
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Join fellow manufacturers for a Legislative Update and Training Options for the 21st Century Workforce presented by the IMA and IMEC. AGENDA 7:00am - Welcome
Join fellow manufacturers for a Legislative Update and Training Options for the 21st Century Workforce presented by the IMA and IMEC.
7:00am – Welcome Remarks
Kyle Ham, CEO – BNEC
7:05am – Illinois Legislative Update
Mark Denzler, VP & COO, IMA
7:35am – Networking
7:55am -Building Your Competitive Future
Dr. David Boulay, President, IMEC
8:25am – Evaluations
(Tuesday) 7:00 am - 8:30 am
Heartland Community College -ACEC Rm 22
1500 W. Raab Road, Normal, IL 61761
Join our networking event and learn from executives from BMW Technologies, Ipsen, Winzeler Gear and more about Universities & Startups: Driving Innovation Through Partnerships
Join our networking event and learn from executives from BMW Technologies, Ipsen, Winzeler Gear and more about
- Universities & Startups: Driving Innovation Through Partnerships
- Forget Foosball Tables: Effective Ways to Recruit and Retain (Young) Talent
- Business Success on a Budget: International Marketing Strategies
- Successful Growth: Opportunities and Challenges of M&A
With almost 1,400 German businesses operating in the Midwest, the region represents an attractive business location, particular for transatlantic trade. Meet our network and prepare your SME for the future.
With almost 1,400 German businesses operating in the Midwest, the region represents an attractive business location, particular for transatlantic trade.
Our Midwest SME Forum aims to provide a platform that connects business partners, provides insights on economic as well as industry trends, and enables further exchange of ideas and opinions between peers.
The day will be filled with keynotes, panel discussions, breakout sessions, and plentiful networking opportunities.
We encourage you to participate – attend, speak, sponsor! Block your calendar to participate in this special event.
Please find topics and speakers under tab Agenda
Not a member yet?
We have a special opportunity for you – join us as a new member prior to April 11, and we will waive the event registration fee.
Following our Midwest SME Forum, please join us for our Annual Members Meeting (more details under tab AMM)
(Tuesday) 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wojcik Conference Center
1200 W Algonquin Rd, Palatine, IL 60067
The Illinois Manufacturers’ Association, in partnership with Navistar and the National Association of Manufacturers, cordially invites you to attend a Dialogue on Comprehensive Tax Reform featuring Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-6).
The Illinois Manufacturers’ Association, in partnership with Navistar and the National Association of Manufacturers, cordially invites you to attend a Dialogue on Comprehensive Tax Reform featuring Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-6). Congressman Roskam serves as the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee’s Tax Policy subcommittee. An update on the subcommittee’s progress will be provided as well as a panel discussion focusing on much needed reforms.
This free event will be held on Thursday, April 13th from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. and is graciously hosted by Navistar at the following address:
2701 Navistar Drive
Lisle, IL 60532-3637
Space is limited so register now by clicking the button below.
(Thursday) 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
2701 Navistar Drive Lisle, IL 60532-3637
New Federal "Defend Trade Secrets Act": What You Need to Know The new federal "Defend Trade Secrets Act" provides manufacturers
New Federal “Defend Trade Secrets Act”: What You Need to Know
The new federal “Defend Trade Secrets Act” provides manufacturers with enhanced abilities to quickly protect against theft of trade secrets.
Colby Kingsbury and Dan Schwartz, partners at Faegre Baker Daniels, will discuss:
- What is a trade secret and what value does it have to your company?
- How can manufacturers protect trade secrets through employer agreements, company policies and post-termination protocol?
- What provisions within the DTSA are most relevant to manufacturers? Federal cause of action, Seziure Provisions, Whistleblowers and Inevitable disclosure doctrine
8:00am – Netwroking Continental Breakfast
8:30am – Defend Trade Secrets Act, presented by Colby Kingsbury & Dan Schwartz, Faegre Baker Daniels
10:15am – Q & A
(Wednesday) 8:00 am - 10:30 am
One MidAmerica Plaza, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
John Ratzenberger, best known for playing mail carrier Cliff Clavin on the long-running NBC sitcom Cheers, multi-Emmy-nominated actor and accomplished screenwriter, director, producer and author, will be a
John Ratzenberger, best known for playing mail carrier Cliff Clavin on the long-running NBC sitcom Cheers, multi-Emmy-nominated actor and accomplished screenwriter, director, producer and author, will be a keynote speaker at the 1st annual Midwest Manufacturing Business Conference. Ratzenberger will address this year’s theme “Conquering Today, Competing for Tomorrow,” along with other nationally recognized speakers including Illinois Manufacturing Association CEO, Greg Baise, national speaker and CEO of Chicago Tube & Iron, Donald McNeely and Associate Director for Manufacturing Science with the Illinois Applied Research Institute, Dr. Magdi Azer. They are among the more than thirty speakers who will address the Conference.
Registration is now open for the Conference, which will be hosted at the QC Waterfront Convention Center on Monday and Tuesday, April 24th and 25th, 2017. The nonpartisan, nonprofit Conference is the Quad Cities’ premier event for manufacturing, attracting nearly 700 attendees who come together for two full days of networking, professional development and business growth insights.
Ratzenberger and other speakers will share their experience and expertise on a range of topics including leadership, sales, marketing, technology, additive manufacturing, entrepreneurship, workforce development, cybersecurity, digital commerce and more. This year’s Conference theme “Conquering Today, Competing for Tomorrow” is designed to help manufacturers move forward with real-world insights from field-tested manufacturing leaders, improving operations, competitiveness, market reach and strategic advantages.
Prior to creating his character on Cheers, John lived overseas for 10 years and has worked as a carpenter, archery instructor, and deck hand on a fishing boat. He produced and starred in the Travel Channel series “Made in America,” which highlighted U.S.-made goods and workers. He is passionate about how important it is for this country to recognize the need for, and to provide the training to produce skilled laborers.
“We are thrilled to host John Ratzenberger, Donald McNeely and other inspiring manufacturing leaders at this year’s Conference,” said Andrea Olson, Conference Director for the Midwest Manufacturing Business Conference and CEO of Prag’madik. “These industry veterans are leaders in their fields, and their collective wisdom challenges us all to advance the growth of manufacturing in the Midwest and across the United States – in short, to embrace change and empower growth through education.”
Conference attendees also have the opportunity to participate in a series of Peer Roundtables, featuring key industry topics and expert discussion facilitators, Executive “Speed Dating” (one-on-one discussion sessions with conference attendees and participants), Peer Panels (CEO roundtable moderated interviews), Peer Networking Sessions and much more.
The Midwest Manufacturing Business Conference is presented by the Midwest Manufacturing Business Coalition, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing mid-market manufacturing in the U.S. It is also generously underwritten by many organizations including Chicago Tube & Iron, The University of Iowa Tippie College of Business, Prag’madik, Santry 360, My Wingman, LLC., and Great Western Bank.
An early bird rate of $450 per person is available until Thursday, February 14th,, 2017. To register or learn more about the 1st Annual Midwest Manufacturing Business Conference, explore our website at www.mmbconf.org, or follow us on Twitter, @mmbconf. To apply for media credentials, please contact Andrea Olson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
24 (Monday) 8:00 am - 25 (Tuesday) 5:30 am CST
Manufacturing Business ConferenceAndrea Olson email@example.com
Where manufacturing meets with elected officials to drive home our message of job growth and prosperity. Business Day offers
Where manufacturing meets with elected officials to drive home our message of job growth and prosperity.
Business Day offers IMA members the opportunity to meet with their elected officials to help them understand the impact of their actions on Illinois manufacturing.
Schedule of Events
Noon – Business Day Luncheon
2:00pm – Lobby Your Legislator – State Capitol
5:00pm Business Day Reception – IMA Headquarters
Make appointments with your local legislators in advance and meet them at the State Captiol.
Sponsorships are available!
Business Day Underwriter – $10,000 (includes your president or CEO accompanying IMA’s Board of Directors on top elected official visits, company logo on promotional materials, two ads in the Business Day packet and 20 registrations to Business Day events).
Gold Sponsor – $5000 (includes company logo on promotional materials, one ad in the Business Day packet and 10 registrations to Business Day events).
Silver Sponsor – $2500 (includes company logo on all promotional materials, one ad in the Business Day packet and five registrations to Business Day events).
Bronze Sponsor – $1000 – (includes company logo on promotional materials and two registrations to Business Day events).
Supporter – $500 (includes company logo on promotional materials and one registration to Business Day events).
Hotel Room Block: A block of rooms has been held at a discounted rate. Call the hotel at 866.788.1860 by April 4th and ask for IMA rate.
To register CLICK HERE
(Wednesday) 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
President Abraham Lincoln Hotel
701 E. Adams St. Springfield, IL 62701