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No matter how busy you are, no matter how thin you’re stretched, you can’t afford to neglect your plans to grow your business in the years ahead. Join Chief Executive and your peers at one of America’s great manufacturing hubs—Louisville, Kentucky—for two custom-crafted days of pragmatic, real-world advice and insight from other manufacturing CEOs and renowned experts. Join us to tackle the most critical challenges in your business now and in the years to come.
Walk the floors of the innovative Snap-on Advanced Vehicle Lifts plant to gather insights on implementing new technologies, streamlining processes, reducing costs and improving speed.
Get an inside look at their processes for: automated laser cutting, powder coating, robotic welding and structural assembly.
Explore the newly modernized headquarters of GE Appliances, home to five large manufacturing plants. See how GE Appliances transitioned to digital engineering and design, full adoption of 3D scanning, hundreds of new robotics and automation applications, and a data analytics platform that enables problemsolving and improved communication.
Learn about the craftsmanship behind the unique aging and finishing process of Angel’s Envy bourbon, their pursuit of excellence through tradition and experimentation—and taste the final product.
Celebrate the history of the Louisville Slugger baseball bat that originated in 1884, and the cutting-edge current day research and technology that keeps Louisville Slugger at the top of their game.
The Smart Manufacturing Summit will be held at the Hyatt Regency Louisville, located downtown at 320 W Jefferson St, Louisville, KY 40202
A limited number of rooms remain in the block at Hyatt Regency Louisville, where the Summit will be held. We encourage you to book online here.
Once the block is sold out there are several options of nearby hotels within walking distance of the Hyatt Regency:
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1:00 - 5:00 pm
We are in a period of rapid change. Customer needs, technologies, competitors and internal capabilities require companies to review and update their strategies for the new realities. In this workshop, strategy experts Steve Rutan and Denise Harrison will show you a systematic approach to strategic planning to help you refine or redefine your business strategy and approach including:
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.
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.