ITCC encourages Midwest manufacturers to participate in the Great Lakes Manufacturing Forum on July 9-11, 2008 in Cleveland, Ohio
"Collaboration: The Great Lakes Manufacturing Advantage"
|Joe Loughrey, president and chief operating officer of Cummins Inc., will be the kick-off speaker on July 9 at the Cleveland Key Center Marriott. Cummins is the world's largest independent diesel engine manufacturer. |
"Cummins has a very compelling story of manufacturing success in the Great Lakes Region and globally," said Ed Wolking, Jr., president of the Great Lakes Manufacturing Council. "We are thrilled that Cummins president and COO, Joe Loughrey, is able to share his powerful message and his commitment to manufacturing at our 2008 Great Lakes Manufacturing Forum in Cleveland."
Join regional leaders from the eight Great Lakes States as well as the Canadian Provinces of Ontario and Quebec as we gather to develop robust plans and programs that address image, innovation, workforce, and borders and logistics issues in the Great Lakes Region.
ITCC and the Australian Trade Commission present the first program of the 2008 ITCC Global Manufacturing Series on January 28, 2008
"Doing Business with Australia" Panel Discussion and Business Networking Reception
Building on our respective efforts to grow the Midwestern and Australian manufacturing sector by presenting replicable and innovative international strategies and tactics, the Australian Trade Commission, the Australia New Zealand American Chamber of Commerce and the ITCC have established an ongoing collaboration to present US-Australia business case studies and the ITCC Global Manufacturing Series.
ITCC and JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization) presented the 2007 US-Japan Manufacturing Technologies Series/ITCC Global Manufacturing Series on April 23, 2007
"The Mindset of Monozukuri"
Enhancing Collaboration between North American and Japanese Enterprises and Sustaining a Culture of Manufacturing Talent
Building on our respective efforts to grow the Midwestern and Japanese manufacturing sector by presenting replicable and innovative international strategies and tactics, JETRO and the ITCC have established an ongoing collaboration to present the JETRO US-Japan Manufacturing Technologies Series and the ITCC Global Manufacturing Series.
ITCC presented the 2006 Global Manufacturing Series
on December 7 - 8, 2006
Why Attend the Series?
Hear why on a live radio interview
The Series is designed to assist Midwestern manufacturing companies to compete in the global marketplace
The Series will present concrete and proven strategies for success
A total of nine business case studies will offer actionable and replicable strategies and tactics that attendees can use in their own companies to compete globally
Growth sectors will be examined, including automotive, medical equipment, appliances, and others
New market and economic information will be presented by two Federal Reserve Bank senior economists
Representatives from an impressive list of diverse partners supporting the Series will be available to share business development resources and incentives
Business networking and information exchange opportunities among attendees and presenters throughout the conference and at the close of each day's program
New business opportunities among participants (two new business ventures came out of last year's Series: a strategic alliance and a joint venture between case study speakers and attendees in the automotive and medical equipment sectors)
Who Should Attend?
Senior executives of all small and medium sized manufacturing companies based in the Midwest will find the third annual Global Manufacturing Series an invaluable part of their strategic business development efforts.
Remarks from 2005 and 2004 Global Manufacturing Series participants:
“I have attended both the 2005 and 2004 Series...what I learned there gave me the legitimacy and credibility I needed to persuade [company ownership] to launch both the internationalization and diversification of our operations.”
- A. Heller III, Chief Engineer and VP International, Central Screw Products (Detroit, MI)
“Two of my colleagues from our Shanghai facility and I attended the 2005 seminar program. We were interested to learn how other manufacturers address issues specific to their international operations. Their case studies offered us several innovative solutions.”
- E. Smith, Business Development Manager, Bi-Link (TMA Member)
"I came away from the series with a positive outlook on opportunities that I never knew existed. Really an eye opener on the grand scheme of things, what you can do to expand your business."
- M. Buchmann, Sales Manager, SMT Corp.
"Very professional. I don't know of any other conference like this. One of the best conferences you could attend in the U.S."
- J. Bettinardi, President, Donson Machine (TMA Member)
Overview of the 2006 Series
December 7-8, 2006 from 9am to 5pm
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60604
There will be a business networking reception following the first day of the conference on Thursday, December 7 from 5pm to 7pm. To register for the reception only, go to www.itcc.org/eventshow.asp?event_id=253&
The International Trade Club of Chicago (ITCC) and various partners, including the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), have teamed up to help local manufacturers and organized the third annual Global Manufacturing Series. The two-day conference will be held on December 7 and December 8, 2006 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 230 South LaSalle Street in Chicago.
Unlike many “global business seminars” that are held throughout the year, this Series will present case studies and testimony by nine companies that are now successfully competing on the world stage. Attendees will hear their peers talk about their successful strategies and hear multinational companies describe how they perceive the global landscape and how small manufacturers can leverage their global business activities in productive ways.
The program also will present proven, successful collaborative strategies between businesses in the U.S., Europe and Asia, and the considerable and largely untapped competitive resources that are available to U.S. manufacturers at little or no cost.
This unique professional program spotlights the latest opportunities for U.S. small and mid-sized manufacturers (SMMs) through a series of practical and timely case studies. Learn as SMMs share their success stories in the face of tough global competition while larger manufacturers share their approaches to identifying qualified suppliers.
There will be a total of 9 company case studies and market overviews by Federal Reserve Bank economists delivered with panel discussions at the end of each day.
$225/members, $315/non-members for registrations received by December 6.
$400 at the door.
Fee includes all presentations, continental breakfasts, lunches and seminar materials.
CEUs (professional training credits) will be awarded.
The Series is designed to assist Chicago area manufacturing companies to compete in the global marketplace. The Series intends to convey vital, actionable, sector specific strategic and tactical information regarding global competitive options and resources to U.S. manufacturers.
Why Manufacturing and Trade?
While the huge global manufacturing investment in the 90s and continuous productivity improvements have contributed to a rapid run-up in manufacturing capacity worldwide, weak demand for goods coupled with the increased capacity has driven down prices, eliminated margins, reduced sales, and closed factory doors.
The Series will show that manufacturing is alive in the Midwest, but it needs to reclaim its leadership by engaging globally. Series organizers intend to provide concrete and proven strategies for success. The business case studies presented will offer actionable and replicable tactics and tools that attendees can use in their own companies to compete globally.
Each module will focus on a topic of relevance to small and medium sized manufacturers who are trying to compete globally, and will build attendees’ abilities to construct and implement their own successful strategies. Series topics include:
- The Marketing Process and Global Markets
- Business Strategies and Individual Solutions
- Collaborative Strategies
- Global Supply Chain and Its Influence On the Business Model
- Mechanics of Building a Global Presence
2005 and 2004 Global Manufacturing Series
To review company case studies and speakers presenting in last year's AutoMed 2005 Global Manufacturing Series, go to http://www.itcc-gms.org/gms2005/
To review company case studies and speakers presenting in the first annual 2004 Global Manufacturing Series, go to http://www.itcc-gms.org/gms/