Chief Executive Group

Manufacturing Leadership Summit



Welcome Reception

Salon 3



Registration & Breakfast

Salon 3



Salons 1&2


Supplier Survival: How a Manufacturing Veteran Makes It Happen

Salons 1&2


Future-Proofing Manufacturing: Workforce Strategies for CEOs

Salons 1&2


Networking Break

Grand Foyer


The New Possible: The 2024 Manufacturing CEO’s Guide to Leading Automation

Salons 1&2


From Assembly Lines to Algorithms: How GenAI Will Transform Your Manufacturing

Salons 1&2


Networking Break

Grand Foyer


Working Lunch with Roundtables

Please check back of name badge for group and room assignment


Break before Factory Tour

Meet in Lobby for 2:30 departure


Factory Tour: Fanuc America

Auburn Hills, MI


Networking Reception & Dinner

Topgolf Swing Suite




Salon 3



Salons 1&2


Plug In: Winning In the Battery Economy

Salons 1&2


Turning Risk into Resiliency—and Growth

Salons 1&2


Networking Break

Grand Foyer


The New Oil: Rewiring Your Supply Chain to Win in The Age of Chips

Salons 1&2


From Monk to Industrialist – Solving Global Challenges Through Technology and Philanthropy

Salons 1&2


Grab-and-Go Lunch

Grand Foyer


Optional Factory Tours

Meet in Lobby for 12:45 departure. Check badge for tour assignment.


Strategic Planning Workshop

1:00 - 5:00 pm

Over 70% of Executives Surveyed Agree: Many Strategic Planning Efforts Lack Systematic Approach Tips for Enhancing Your Strategic Planning Process

Executives expressed frustration with their current strategic planning process. Issues include:

  1. Lack of systematic approach (70%)
  2. Laundry lists without prioritization (68%)
  3. Decisions based on personalities rather than facts and information (65%)


Steve Rutan and Denise Harrison have put together an afternoon workshop that will provide the tools you need to address these concerns.  They have worked with hundreds of executives to develop a systematic approach that will enable your team to make better decisions during strategic planning.  Steve and Denise will walk you through exercises for prioritizing your lists and steps that will reset and reinvigorate your process.  This will be a hands-on workshop that will enable you to think about your business as you use the tools that are being presented.  If you are ready for a Strategic Planning tune-up, select this workshop in your registration form.  The additional fee of $695 will be added to your total.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $695 will be added to your total.

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Women in Leadership Seminar and Peer Discussion

2:00 - 5:00 pm

Female leaders face the same issues all leaders do, but they often face additional challenges too. In this peer session, we will facilitate a discussion of best practices and how to overcome common barriers to help women leaders be more effective within and outside their organizations. 

Limited space available.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $495 will be added to your total.

Golf Outing

10:30 - 5:00 pm
General’s Retreat at Hermitage Golf Course
Sponsored by UBS

General’s Retreat, built in 1986 with architect Gary Roger Baird, has been voted the “Best Golf Course in Nashville” and is a “must play” when visiting the Nashville, Tennessee area. With the beautiful setting along the Cumberland River, golfers of all capabilities will thoroughly enjoy the golf, scenery and hospitality.

The golf outing fee includes transportation to and from the hotel, greens/cart fees, use of practice facilities, and boxed lunch. The bus will leave the hotel at 10:30 am for a noon shotgun start and return to the hotel after the cocktail reception following the completion of the round.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $295 will be added to your total.