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April 26 - April 28, 2018 | Details for 2018 Coming Soon!, Naples, Florida

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2017 Annual Meeting marks the start of a new century for both AGMA and ABMA and the introduction of a more robust education program - 30 percent more than in past years!

Not only has the planning committee expanded the number of presentations, but they have also offered a tremendous amount of versatility, all thanks to you, the AGMA and ABMA members. This program is built 100% from your suggestions - suggestions that you offered following the 2016 Annual Meeting. Now instead of five or six presentations, we will have nine. That's nine new topics to inspire you; nine topics that create new discussion, new ideas, and new direction.

Come with us to California for the first combined AGMA and ABMA meeting in the Palm Springs area. We are convinced that you'll leave with a response of "WOW" and the reality that this meeting offers tremendous value - which translates into a can't miss opportunity.

Business Presentations include:

  • The Internet of Things Has Finally Arrived - (Unfortunately, Manufacturers Aren't Ready) - John Brandt, CEO, The MPI Group
  • Endeavor to Succeed - Captain Mark Kelly, Commander of Space Shuttle Endeavour's Final Mission & Space and Aviation Contributor for NBC News/MSNBC
  • Is 2017 the Year the Economy Comes Back? - Jim Meil, Principal Industry Analyst, ACT Research Co.
  • CEO/Owners Guide to Successfully Exiting or Selling Your Company - Gerald O'Dwyer, Managing Director, Blackmore Partners
  • The Election is Over - What Now for Manufacturers? - Aric Newhouse, Senior Vice President, Policy and Government Relationships, NAM
  • Innovation and Technology in Aerospace - John Palumbo, Senior Vice President, Operations, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation 
  • Innovating with Trends: The Coming Age of Disruption - Richard Sear, Partner and Senior Vice President of Visionary Innovation, Frost and Sullivan
  • How Millennial and Gen Y Employees Can Grow Your Business - Curt Steinhorst, Center for Generational Kinetics

 

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All sponsors will receive

  • Company logo on the annual meeting web page with links to your company's website from the time of securing the sponsorship through the post-meeting press activities.
  • Your company's logo will be printed in all materials for the meeting and in the onsite program. The earlier you sponsor, the more times your logo will be seen.
  • Printed signage and video screen recognition during the event
  • Specific recognition for the item/event.

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Hotel Info

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Naples, Florida

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Pricing

Annual Meeting Registration Fees - on or before February 17

1st Member Registrant
$1,095
Additional Registrant from Company
$995
Additional Spouse/Guest
$750
Karaoke Event
$75
Golf Green Fees
$200
Golf Club Rental
$50
LPGA Ticket - Sunday afternoon
$20

Annual Meeting Registration Fees - After February 17

1st Member Registrant
$1,195
Additional Registrant from Company
$1,095
Additional Spouse/Guest
$800
Karaoke Event
$75
Golf Green Fees
$200
Golf Club Rental
$50
LPGA Ticket - Sunday afternoon
$20

Event Sponsors

Event Schedule

Wednesday3-29-2017

Thursday3-30-2017

Friday3-31-2017

Saturday4-01-2017

  • 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    AGMA Finance Committee Lunch
    Salon F
  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    AGMA Finance Committee Meeting
    Salon F
  • 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
    AGMA Executive Committee Meeting
    Salon F
  • 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    AGMA Foundation Board of Trustees Meeting
    Salon H
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Combined AGMA Board and Foundation Dinner
    Invitation Only
    Sunrise Terrace
  • 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    ABMA Board and Spouse Dinner
    Blu Ember Restaurant
  • 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Registration Open
    Fiesta Foyer

        

    Meeting bag sponsored by Specialty Ring Products
    Hotel key cards sponsored by McInnes Rolled Ring

  • 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
    ABMA Technical Committee Meeting
    Desert Suite 3
  • 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
    ABMA Anti-Counterfeiting Committee Meeting
    Desert Suite 2
  • 7:45 a.m. - 8:25 a.m.
    Combined AGMA/ABMA Board Breakfast
    Fiesta Patio
  • 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    AGMA Board of Directors Meeting
    Salon G
  • 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    ABMA Board of Directors Meeting
    Salon A
  • 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    ABMA Education Committee Meeting
    Desert Suite 2
  • 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    ABMA Statistical Committee Meeting
    Desert Suite 3
  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    ABMA Associate Council Meeting
    Desert Suite 2
  • 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    ABMA Members' Lunch
    Sunrise Terrace
  • 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    AGMA Members Lunch on Your Own
  • 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    ABMA Business Meeting
    Salon F
  • 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    AGMA Members' Meeting
    Fiesta Ballroom
  • 2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    AGMA/ABMA Refreshment Break
    Fiesta Ballroom

    Sponsored by New Hampshire Ball Bearings

  • 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    General Session I
  • 5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    First Timers Reception
    Salon A

    Reception sponsored by Sandvik Coromant

     

    Invitation Only

    If you are a new Annual Meeting attendee, please indicate the box on your registration form. From there, you will be paired with a meeting veteran who will contact you prior to the luncheon, introduce themselves and answer questions. 

    This invitation-only event offers the first time attendee an intimate gaterhing place with their hosts. It is the perfect way to network and welcome the first timers into the AGMA/ABMA community.

  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Welcome Reception
    Starlight Terrace

    Reception sponsored by Klingelnberg America

    Photo Booth sponsored by Ellwood City Forge

     

     

    Dress - Business attire

    So much of the Annual Meeting revolves around networking and the opportunities to reconnect with friends and colleagues while making new acquaintances.

    Our Welcome Reception has become a "must attend" function for all coming to the Annual Meeting. This year's takes place on the rooftop terrace overlooking the Las Palmas countryside and will include the popular photo booth. You can share your photo with the gang from the office or just the two of you. Attendees always have fun at this event and enjoy the comradery and atmosphere.

  • 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Evening with Karaoke
    Salon D

    Optional event - $75 fee

    Sponsored by Klingelnberg America

    Casual attire

    Following the Welcome Reception, all attenees are welcome at the Evening with Karaoke. This is an extra networking opportunity, open to all. Over the last several years, this Thursday evening event has grown tremendously - and it always attracts a fun bunch, who are not afraid of being front and center and welcome the chance just to have FUN.

    This will be a pub atmosphere and include pub type food and drinks. If you would rather have a different dining experience, the Omni concierge can help you make reservations at any of the many Palm Spring eateries, including those across the street from the Omni. You can reach the concierge directly at 760-862-4518.

  • 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
    Registration Open
    Fiesta Foyer

    Meeting photographer sponsored by Naylor

  • 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
    Continental Breakfast
    Fiesta Foyer

    Sponsored by Ovako

  • 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
    General Session II
  • 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
    Spouse/Guest Continental Breakfast and Spa Treatments
    Salon F

     

    Continental Breakfast and Spa Treatments
        

    Sponsored by Forest City Gear

  • 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Golf Tournament
    Omni Rancho Las Palmas Course

                

    Regal Power Transmission Solutions, Scot Forge, Standard Meither, Croix Gear and Machining, 
    and NN, Inc.

  • 6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
    Off Site Event
    Palm Spring Air Museum

    Download an AGMA Foundation Auction Brochure

                                     

    Reception sponsored by: ALD Vacuum Systems, Bevel Gears India, Brelie Gear, Chalmers & Kubeck, Cold Forming Technology, GMTA, Innovative Rack and Gear, Koepfer America, Machine Tool Builders, Meritor, Ontario Drive and Gear, Precision Plus, and Rapid Gear

  • 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
    Continental Breakfast
    Fiesta Ballroom

    Sponsored by Schaeffler

  • 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    General Session III
    Fiesta Foyer

    Refreshment Break Sponsored by Somaschini North America

    General Session III

  • 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Spouse/Guest Continental Breakfast with Chef
    Salon F

     

    Breakfast and chef demonstration

    During this time you will be able to pick up your special gift. Jewelry has been made with real gears that were cut by our incoming Board Chair, Jim Bregi at Doppler Gear. You will have a choice on a necklace or earrings.

  • 11:30 am
    Open Afternoon
  • 12:30 pm
    Spouse Optional Event: LPGA Golf Event

    Spouse Optional Event - LPGA at Mission Hills 

  • 6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Night of Illusion
    Fiesta Ballroom

    Entertainment by Murray the Magician 
        

       

    Sponsored by Comer Industries and Star SU

Event Sessions

1 Looking Ahead

The Internet of Things Has Finally Arrived - (Unfortunately, Manufacturers Aren't Ready) - John Brandt, The MPI Group

John Brandt, CEO, The MPI Group

For the first part of this session, John Brandt explains why manufacturers aren't ready for the digital revolution that is about to engulf them and what they can do NOW to correct that. John will use data from a recent survey of AGMA and ABMA member companies to verify that there is indeed a digital divide in manufacturing between IoT haves and have-nots and it's growing larger every day.

IoT Executive Panel

Paul Boris, Vice President, Manufacturing Industries, GE Digital Joel Neidig, ITAMCO John Brandt, CEO, The MPI Group

Join us for an Executive Panel that will discuss the Industrial Internet of Things, how manufacturers in the gear and bearing industry can be prepared, and what the immediate future may hold in this areana.

Panelists include:

  • Paul Boris, VP Manufacturing Industries, GE Digital
  • Joel Neidig, ITAMCO
  • John Brandt, CEO, MPI Group

The Election is Over - What Now for Manufacturers? - Aric Newhouse, NAM

Aric Newhouse, Senior Vice President - Policy and Government Relations, NAM

The unpredictable chaos for the 2016 election is finally behind us. By the end of March, a new administration and Congress will be settled into Washington. What does this mean for your company? What is on the horizon for the ACA and current/future health care options for your employees? Are there any anticipated changes to the tax code that would impact more of the bottom line? Will OSHA increase inspections?

2 Factors that Directly Impact Next Steps for Your Business

CEO/Owners Guide to Successfully Exiting or Selling Your Company - Gerald O'Dwyer, Blackmore Partners, Inc.

Gerald O’Dwyer, Managing Director, Blackmore Partners, Inc.

Most people will only sell one business in their lifetime. Every CEO or owner wants to sell to the right purchaser, at the right time, for the best possible price. The potential financial and personal implications of a sale are enormous, so it's natural to have some anxiety as you approach the process. In this session, we will outline the process and answer these questions:

  • How do you separate your identity from your business?
  • How to find the right buyer?
  • and How to identify those external factors that will meet your goals?

How Millennial and Gen Y Employees Can Grow Your Business - Curt Steinhorst, Center for Generational Kinetics

Curt Steinhorst, Center for Generational Kinetics

Millennials, also known as Gen Y, are the fastest-growing, largest employee generation in the workforce today. Along with timely skills and valuable ambition, they bring a unique employee mindset that can frustrate the most experienced leaders and managers. Join Curt as he reveals exactly what drives Millennial and Gen Y employee performance in a multigenerational workforce. This presentation will solve your biggest Millennial challenges with innovative strategies and proven actions.

Special Presentation

Endeavor to Succeed
Captain Mark Kelly, Commander of Space Shuttle Endeavour's Final Mission & Space and Aviation Contributor for NBC News/MSNBC

A combat pilot in Iraq, an accomplished astronaut, and the commander of the final flight of space shuttle Endeavour, Captain Mark Kelly, is a homegrown American hero who exemplifies effective leadership and courage under pressure. Now he draws from his in-the-trenches career experiences to deliver disciplined takeaways and lessons on teamwork, communication, persistence and leadership in dynamic environments. Captain Kelly will provide applicable strategies for overcoming challenges as he outlines his foundations for success in any high-stakes setting.

3 General Session III

Is 2017 the Year the Economy Comes Back?

Jim Meil, ACT Research

Now, after seven years of slow economic recovery, the question remains, "when will we finally break away from lackluster business markets?" Jim Meil will return to share his perspective on the overall economic conditions. He will bring focus to the manufacturing sector, offering forecasts and insights on key markets such as machinery, motor vehicles, off-highway equipment and capital goods.

Historically, Jim's presentations have always been one of the most highly rated sessions. Returning AGMA/ABMA attendees can attest that Jim's data is solid and offers one of the best "take home" aspects of the meeting.

Innovation and Technology in Aerospace

George D. Mitchell, Jr, VP of Operations, Product Centers, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

(Invited)

The use of military and commercial aircraft can be a key component to any manufacturing company's future forecast. Join John as he shares some of his thoughts on the aerospace supply chian, quality control within Sikorsky, and the future of their aircraft marketplace.

Innovating with Trends: The Coming Age of Disruption

Richard Sear, Partner and Senior Vice President of Visionary Innovation, Frost and Sullivan

The concept of exploring the future has occupied us for centuries with grand notions of space exploration to far flung galaxies, and a hot beverage materializing in our hand at the mere thought of a coffee. But in reality this is a practice that should be far removed from the image of “novelty” research. In this presentation we will discuss data-driven, thought-provoking content based around key trends driving global change, and how they can be used to drive transformational and sustainable growth for your company both in the near and long term.

Richard Sears is a global thought leader and speaker who has consulted in more than 70 countries. Using this global business environment, Richard brings a well-rounded perspective to these mega trends that drive change ranging from social issues to mass urbanization and the future of computing. 

Speakers

John Brandt, CEO

The MPI Group

Session 1: Looking Ahead

John Brandt is a management innovator and internationally recognized expert on manufacturing and technology. His work has focused on how companies can adapt themselves to the realities of new markets, and new structures. Prior to the founding of the MPI Group, John was publisher and editor-in-chief of Industry Week magazine.

Paul Boris, Vice President, Manufacturing Industries

GE Digital

Session 1: Looking Ahead

Paul Boris joined GE in 2014 as CIO of Advanced Manufacturing, driving IT’s brilliant factory strategy by using big data, software, sensors, controllers and robotics to increase productivity and deliver asset and operations optimization.  In early 2016, with the creation of the GE Digital business, he stepped into a new role as Vice President, Manufacturing Industries for GE Digital. Paul’s focus in this role is to define and enable GE's commercial strategy for Brilliant Manufacturing by working with companies to accelerate their own digital transformation.

Prior to joining GE, Paul was the Global Vice President of Enterprise Operations Management at SAP. He has a proven, 30-year reputation for driving operational excellence initiatives and managing manufacturing sites, having started his career at General Motors in the assembly division.  He served as CIO for a successful technology start-up and has worked in the MES/MOM/EOM space driving strategy and delivering solutions.  He also served on the Board of the National Association of Manufacturers.

Joel Neidig

ITAMCO

Session 1: Looking Ahead

Joel Neidig has a bachelor’s degree in operations management and has had 11 years of experience integrating manufacturing technology and software development. Neidig sits on the Technical Advisory Group for MTConnect. Neidig developed the first iOS and Android-compatible MTConnect apps, and has developed over 65 manufacturing apps for the App Store and Google Play. Neidig also sits on the Technical Advisory Committee for the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute. His company was voted the 2014 Autodesk Inventor of the Year by the Autodesk Community.

He has been named as a manufacturing “Thought Leader” by IMTS Insider. Neidig and his company were recently awarded a project from America Makes entitled Parametric Design of Functional Support Structures for Metal Alloy Feedstocks: Led by the University of Pittsburgh, in conjunction with Johnson & Johnson , ITAMCO, and the University of Notre Dame, this project will strive to develop parametric designs of functional support structures for metal alloy feedstocks for 3D Printing. ITAMCO is developing an Autodesk Inventor plug-in that will automate this process for additive manufacturing.

Aric Newhouse, Senior Vice President - Policy and Government Relations

NAM

Session 1: Looking Ahead

Aric Newhouse is the senior vice president of policy and government relations at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). In addition to serving as the NAM’s lead government relations staff member, he is responsible for the development and implementation of the NAM’s broad policy agenda.

Mr. Newhouse joined the NAM in 2007 after more than 11 years of service on Capitol Hill. He began his career with Sen. Mike DeWine (R-OH) and then worked with Rep. Michael G. Oxley (R-OH) as a legislative correspondent and legislative assistant. He joined the staff of Sen. George V. Voinovich (R-OH) in 1999, where he worked for eight years as a legislative assistant, then as the legislative director and, finally, as chief of staff. As chief of staff, Mr. Newhouse was responsible for all personnel, management, political, press and policy matters.

In recent years, Mr. Newhouse has received significant recognition for his leadership and influence in the lobbying world. He was chosen as CEO Update’s “Top Lobbyist” in 2009, 2012 and 2014 and by The Hill in 2014. He was also named to The Washingtonian’s “Top 40 Under 40” in 2011.

Captain Mark Kelly

Commander of Space Shuttle Endeavour's Final Mission & Space and Aviation Contributor for NBC News/MSNBC

A combat pilot in Iraq, an accomplished astronaut, and the commander of the final flight of space shuttle Endeavour, Captain Mark Kelly, is a homegrown American hero who exemplifies effective leadership and courage under pressure. Now he draws from his in-the-trenches career experiences to deliver disciplined takeaways and lessons on teamwork, communication, persistence and leadership in dynamic environments. Captain Kelly will provide applicable strategies for overcoming challenges as he outlines his foundations for success in any high-stakes setting.

Jim Meil

ACT Research

Session 3: General Session III

Jim Meil has been recognized as a leading industrial sector economist and planner for over 35 years. At ACT Research, he is responsible for forecasts and commentary on the North American economy, and analyzing trends and the outlook for the manufacturing and construction industries..

He is a contributor to Blue Chip Economic Indicators and The Wall Street Journal monthly U.S. economic forecast panels, and is frequently quoted in national media and in transportation and industrial trade press.   

Meil has received first-place recognition in the Wall Street Journal’s survey of 50 forecasters and ranked among USA Today’s “Top 10 Economic Forecasters” for accuracy.

Prior to joining ACT Research, Meil spent 29 years in the planning department of Eaton Corporation, retiring from the position of Vice President and Chief Economist in April 2014.  He previously served on the Board of Directors for the National Association for Business Economics, the professional trade group of business economists.

He holds a Master of Business Administration degree in finance and a Bachelor of Arts (with honors) in economics from the University of Chicago. 

Gerald O’Dwyer, Managing Director

Blackmore Partners, Inc.

Session 2: Factors that Directly Impact Next Steps for Your Business

Gerald is recognized as a thought leader and outstanding innovator in the rapidly growing field of private equity. He is the founder of Blackmore Partners, an independent private equity firm and intermediary, investing capital and providing business expertise in enterprises with solid development potential.

George D. Mitchell, Jr, VP of Operations, Product Centers

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

Session 3: General Session III

George has been with Sikorsky Aircraft for 33 years in positions of increasing responsibility. George holds the position of Vice President of the Product Centers for Operations. He and his team of are responsible for manufacturing, strategy, and daily execution within Operations for Aerostructures, Avionics, Blades, Dynamic Components, and the Sikorsky Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul units.  

 

The Product Centers consist of five manufacturing locations with 2,500 employees ensuring the on-time delivery of components and assemblies to our aircraft assembly lines and to our customers. George is also responsible for our leading our monthly Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning process, Enterprise Asset Management, Material Logistics, and subcontractor management. 

 

Prior assignments include, Vice President of Aircraft and Support within our Defense Systems and Services (DSS) P&L where he and his team lead field service operations and platform management across the organization, ensuring our products and services offer leading edge technology and capability while maintaining cost competitiveness and predictable delivery. He was also the Vice President of our SAS Military Customer Support group in which he and his team were accountable for $1.3b of U.S. Government and Foreign Military aftermarket sales and product support.  

Richard Sear, Partner and Senior Vice President of Visionary Innovation

Frost and Sullivan

Session 3: General Session III

Richard Sears is a global thought leader and speaker who has consulted in more than 70 countries. Using this global business environment, Richard brings a well-rounded perspective to these mega trends that drive change ranging from social issues to mass urbanization and the future of computing. 

Curt Steinhorst

Center for Generational Kinetics

Session 2: Factors that Directly Impact Next Steps for Your Business

Curt is a leading voice on strategic communications in the age of distraction and a certified speaker at the Center for Generational Kinetics. Prior to launching his own speaking career, Curt founded The Promentum Group, a communication company that provides speech coaching and consultation.

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