Global Leaders to Discuss Manufacturing's Future

Manufacturing Leadership Summit Offers Insights

NEW YORK, Feb. 17, 2012 — (PRNewswire) —  While U.S. and other world economies struggle with productivity, C-suite executives in manufacturing worldwide will gather at the 8th annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit ( to discuss "The Future Manufacturer: Change the Rules, Rule the Future." 

The Summit, hosted by the Manufacturing Leadership Council (, the exclusive executive manufacturing network, will take place April 29-May 2 at The Breakers in Palm Beach, FL. Sponsors include Apriso, AT&T, Cisco Systems, Cognizant, Deloitte, Epicor, Infor, IQMS, Kepware Technologies, Microsoft Dynamics, Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Oracle, Plex Systems, Polycom, Solving Efeso, Take Solutions, TBM Consulting, and Vistaar Technologies.

"The Summit is open to C-level executives seeking to examine how manufacturing organizations must change to meet the demands of the future," said David R. Brousell, Vice President & Editorial Director of Manufacturing Executive Communications. "These include leadership mandates for managing in an increasingly dynamic global market; the impact of greater collaboration on decision-making processes; new business models centered on work and production; build-to-demand supply chains; advanced workforce skills; and the megatrends of social media, mobility, and cloud computing." Registration is available at

Keynote speakers include C-suite and senior-level executives from Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group, Dow Chemical, Ford Motor Co., Kennametal, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing, N.A./Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky and Mississippi, as well as the co-founder of the Center for Public Leadership.

The Summit will culminate with the 2012 Manufacturing Leadership 100 Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony, at which the Manufacturing Leadership Council honors the top 100 groundbreaking companies in the industry. This year also marks the expansion of the ML100 program to include four new individual leadership achievement award categories spanning entrepreneurship, next-generation leadership and culture, turnaround success, and industry advocacy. Get more information about the ML100 Awards and the winners at

Other features of the Summit include group discussions, one-on-one networking meetings, and social activities for attendees.

About the Manufacturing Leadership Council

The Manufacturing Leadership Council includes more than 100 senior-level representatives from the world's most influential companies such as Ferrari, General Motors, GlaxoSmithKline, Dow Chemical, F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Colgate-Palmolive, L'Oreal, and Johnson & Johnson. Members include executive management from corporate, finance, production, and technology divisions, and encompass a broad range of manufacturing sectors, including consumer packaged goods, pharmaceuticals, metals, aerospace and defense, and chemicals. To learn more about the Manufacturing Leadership Council, visit

SOURCE Manufacturing Leadership Council

Manufacturing Leadership Council
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CONTACT: Nicoal Crawford, Manufacturing Enterprise Communications
Phone: +1-212-629-1570
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