|[September 04, 2013]
Women in Manufacturing SUMMIT Heads to Dearborn, Michigan
CLEVELAND --(Business Wire)--
Nearly 300 leading women manufacturing executives, managers and
supervisors from across the country will meet in Dearborn, MI, on
October 22-23, 2013 for the Women
in Manufacturing SUMMIT 2013, hosted by the Precision
Metalforming Association (PMA). Designed exclusively for women who
have chosen a career in the manufacturing industry, this third annual
event provides a unique opportunity for participants to share
perspectives and network with female executives in the manufacturing
"What began as a small group of PMA members has grown into strong,
powerful network of women from across the manufacturing sector," said
Women in Manufacturing Director Allison Grealis. "The Women in
Manufacturing SUMMIT event is now the highlight of a calendar year
packed with networking and mentoring programs and personal and
professional development opportunities. The SUMMIT events have grown in
size and scope and our third annual SUMMIT will be our largest and best
SUMMIT 2013 builds off of the outstanding success of SUMMIT 2011 in
Cleveland, OH and SUMMIT 2012 in Milwaukee, WI.
This year's SUMMIT will include timely panel and roundtable discussions
as well as valuable track sessions on topics including employee
engagement, mentoring, networking, marketing, team building, online and
digital training resources for manufacturers, and emerging issues in the
manufacturing supply chain. There also will be stimulating keynote
presentations and a networking reception and dinner.
General session keynote presentations will be delivered by
representatives from Carhartt, Inc., Catalyst, Caterpillar, General
Motors, Rasmussen Consulting, Toyota and Wyoming Machine.
In addition, attendees have the option to participate in plant tours of
the GM Detroit Hamtramck Assembly Plant, Jiffy Mix, the Daimler-Detroit
Diesel Plant, and Kars Nuts - excursions that are sure to be interesting
"We are especially grateful to our SUMMIT sponsors," continued Grealis.
"Without their generous support, this year's event would not be
possible. Our sponsors show extraordinary commitment to the advancement
of women in the manufacturing sector, something we know is good for
women, good for business and good for the American manufacturing sector."
The wide array of sponsors at this year's event demonstrates the
significance of the manufacturing sector across the American economy.
This year's sponsors include the Alliance for American Manufacturing,
APPI Energy, the Association of Women in the Metal Industries, Century
Metal Spinning, Epicor, EROWA, Hialeah Metal Spinning, Inc., The
Manufacturing Institute, Mid West Fabricating Company, Plante Moran,
Plex Systems, Sandvik Coromant, Schuler, TRUMPF, UPS, Waukesha® Metal
Products and Zierick Manufacturing Corporation.
Find out more about our sponsors here.
PARTICIPANTS: For the complete list of speakers and additional program
details, visit www.womeninmanufacturing.org,
or contact Kristin Davis at 216-901-8800 or email@example.com.
Register by October 4 to receive early-bird registration fees. Special
corporate rates also are available for companies registering five
MEDIA: Accredited Media can register for the conference by contacting
Christie Carmigiano at 216-901-8800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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