ManufacturED 2019 is all about transformation.

The global manufacturing marketplace is growing faster than ever. Hear from leading experts who are living transformation every day. We’re designing a program to discuss the many industry changes — artificial intelligence, customization, cyber risk, supply chain, talent acquisition, autonomous vehicles, global opportunities, and the future of manufacturing.

Get energized listening to our new ED Talks. Share real-world experiences as you network with other manufacturing leaders. Gain practical insights from your peers. Leave the event feeling inspired.

MAPI is transforming the Summit. Don’t miss out.

*Agenda subject to change


Monday, September 16


5:30 PM – 7:00 PM


Join us for the kick-off event to jumpstart ManufacturED 2019. Attendees always rave about the networking opportunities, and you don’t want to miss out. A behind-the-scenes tour, a night at a distillery — it could be anything. Stay tuned for more details.


Tuesday, September 17


8:30 AM – 9:00 AM



9:00 AM – 9:10 AM


  • Stephen Gold, President and CEO, MAPI


9:10 AM – 9:55 AM

OPENING KEYNOTE: Designing the Future of Manufacturing

Exponential change in technology, uncertainty in supply chains, and unknowns in global trade are creating a fluid environment for manufacturing operations. Steve LeVine, the Future Editor at Axios, senior fellow at The Atlantic Council, and adjunct professor at Georgetown University will kick off ManufacturED 2019 with his view of what the future looks like for global manufacturers.


9:55 AM – 10:30 AM

Adapting HR to the Digital Age: What Colleges and Companies are Doing to Adapt Their Role


10:30 AM – 11:00 AM



11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

ED Talks

ED Talks are short, dynamic discussions that address the most critical issues to manufacturing leaders. (Thanks to TED for the format idea!) Our call for speakers is currently open. If you are up to delivering dynamic that delivers value in approximately 15 minutes, we want to hear from you.

TALK 1 / Culture as Strategy: The Dual Bottom Line to Create a Better Business

When attempting to change corporate culture, many companies target ways to improve the financial bottom line. EnPro Industries, a $1.3 billion global diversified manufacturer, has taken a different approach, developing a culture over the past decade that focuses on the dual bottom line of business growth and personal growth. In this ED Talk, Marvin Riley, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, will explain why EnPro views the relationship between realizing human potential and organizational potential as complementary, not a trade-off. Marvin will discuss how his management team’s practice of ego-free leadership has created a more transparent and trusting environment that has led to more successful collaboration – and how this has helped build an “everyone culture,” where employee development is woven into the daily fabric of working life and the company’s operations.


12:15 PM – 1:15 PM



1:25 PM – 1:55 PM

Mitigating Cyber Risks to Your Physical Systems

“Cybersecurity is an arms race with talent and technology at the helm – the side that employs the most advanced and intelligent resources will ultimately win,” according to Jay Kaplan, CEO and Co-founder of Synack.

Jay founded Synack after serving in multiple cyber-related capacities at the Department of Defense. In this session, he will address manufacturers’ biggest concerns and the unknown threats to their companies and critical infrastructure. As a hacker-turned-CEO, Jay will provide a unique perspective on how the adversary views your attack surface, and what businesses can do to stay ahead of the threat and minimize risk. He will share security best practices from Synack's crowd of ethical hackers.


1:55 PM – 2:40 PM

MEDIA ROUNDTABLE: What Matters to Manufacturers Today


2:50 PM – 3:50 PM

The Social Hour with Demos


4:00 PM – 4:40 PM



4:40 PM – 4:50 PM



5:00 PM – 6:30 PM


Wednesday, September 18


8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Doors Open and Light Breakfast Options


9:00 AM – 9:45 AM

MORNING KEYNOTE: Autonomous Vehicles in Your Supply Chain: When Will the Hype Become the Status Quo?


9:55 AM – 10:40 AM

CASE STUDY 1: Truly Cutting-Edge Manufacturing at a Century-Old Company

CASE STUDY 2: Reinventing Your Business to Think Digital-First


10:40 AM – 11:00 AM



11:00 AM – 11:55 PM



12:05 PM – 12:55 PM



1:05 PM – 1:35 PM

Protecting Your Business in the Era of Fake News and Twitter Tantrums


1:35 PM – 2:05 PM

CLOSING KEYNOTE: The Policy Threats and Opportunities on the Horizon


2:05 PM – 2:10 PM



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