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Ford Motor Company Conference & Event Center

Sessions for the Smart Manufacturing Summit will take place at the Ford Motor Company Conference & Event Center in Dearborn, Michigan. This dazzling 90,000 square foot facility features the latest technology and award-winning design to ensure that Smart Manufacturing Summit attendees get the most from their investment in precious time.

Shuttle bus will be provided to transport attendees from the hotel to the Ford Conference Center.

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Hotels

Attendees will stay at the recently renovated Dearborn Inn, an historic Marriott hotel founded in 1931 by Henry Ford himself on the grounds of his Ford Motor Company. The Dearborn Inn features modern amenities including health club and AAA 4 Diamond hospitality. Conveniently located just 12 miles from the Detroit Airport. As there are limited spaces available at the Dearborn Inn, we have secured additional rooms at The Henry, also a 4-Star hotel, the sister-property of the Dearborn Inn. Shuttle service will be provided for our guests at both hotels to the Ford Conference Center.

Chief Executive Group has negotiated a preferred $159 room rate per night for Summit Attendees. Rooms are available on a first-come, first served basis, so please reserve today. Be sure to mention you are attending the Smart Manufacturing Summit to receive our negotiated rate.

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20301 Oakwood Boulevard
DearbornMichigan 48124 
Phone: 313-271-2700

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The Henry

Fairlane Plaza, 300 Town Center Drive
DearbornMichigan 48126 
Phone: 313-441-2000


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Plant Tour

In addition to expert presentation and panels, top-notch networking, roundtable discussions and confidential peer conversations, Summit attendees will be treated to an exclusive “insiders only” tour of Ford’s transformed Michigan Assembly plant – the world’s only plant to build gasoline powered, electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles all on the same production line.

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Located a short bus ride away in the City of Wayne, the Michigan Assembly Plant was named 2012 Assembly Plant of the Year by Assembly Magazine, marking the first time an automaker, as well as a plant in Michigan, has earned the honor.  Key to the plant’s efficiency is a flexible body-shop operation which uses reprogrammable tooling, standardized equipment in the paint shop and common-build sequence in final assembly.  The plant is designed to be efficient, with synchronous material flow, and ergonomically friendly, with a skillet conveyor system designed to promote ease of movement for employees. The Michigan Assembly Plant features a 3-mile long assembly line with 908 robots, encompasses 5 million square feet and employs 5,170 workers.  Following its $550 million transformation, the Michigan Assembly Plant now produces the Focus, Focus Electric, Focus ST, C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid.

As a Smart Manufacturing Summit attendee, you will experience first-hand how Ford has again reinvented the modern factory, and how you can leverage new technologies, processes and employee partnerships to improve quality, efficiency and flexibility in your company to innovate and beat the competition.

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