Iowa's Advanced Manufacturing Conference: October 4, 2012

Conference Agenda

Iowa’s 2012 Advanced Manufacturing Conference

October 4, 2012

8–9 a.m. Check-In and Continental Breakfast
9–9:15 a.m. Welcome and Acknowledgement of Sponsors
9:15–9:30 a.m. Opening Speaker Lieutenant Governor, Kimberly Reynolds
9:30–10:10 a.m. Global Manufacturing - An Iowa Company's Perspective Terry D. Buzbee, Group Vice President, Final Control and President, Fisher.
Located in Marshalltown, IA, Final Control serves as the company’s global headquarters which has regional headquarters locations in Switzerland, Singapore, Dubai and Latin America, plus plants in 17 locations around the world. Final Control/Fisher is the world leader in providing reliable control valves, instrumentation and performance services to the oil and gas, chemical, pulp, paper, food and pharmaceutical industries.
10:10–10:30 a.m. Networking Break
10:30–Noon Keynote – John Maxwell, Leadership and encouraging internal entrepreneurship
Maxwell is an internationally renowned leadership expert, coach, and author who has sold over 20 million books. Every year he speaks to Fortune 100 companies, international government leaders, and organizations such as the United States Military Academy at West Point, the National Football League, and the United Nations.
Noon–1 p.m. Networking Lunch
1–1:30 p.m. An Economic Outlook for Manufacturers Jim Paulson
aulson is nationally recognized for his views on the economy. BusinessWeek named him Top Economic Forecaster for 2001. BondWeek has twice named him Interest Rate Forecaster of the Year. Money named his newsletter one of “101 Things Every Investor Should Know”
1:30–3 p.m. Keynote – Jim Clifton “The Coming Jobs War” and why innovation is key to success in manufacturing and Iowa’s economy.
Clifton is the creator of The Gallup Path, a metric-based economic model that establishes the linkages among human nature in the workplace, customer engagement, and business outcomes. He is also the author of many articles and of the book The Coming Jobs War.Since 1988, Jim Clifton has served as CEO of Gallup.
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3:00–3:10 p.m. Break
3:10–3:55 p.m. Closing the Manufacturing Skills Gap Jennifer McNelly, President of The Manufacturing Institute.
Access to talented individuals with a high-quality education and advanced skills is critical to manufacturers’ capacity for innovation and success. The Manufacturing Institute has responded by implementing a public-private strategy to better connect the supply of talent to employment in manufacturing. This session will provide a national context for manufacturing and the skills challenges, engage Iowa manufacturers in action and offer an opportunity to participate in a dialogue for action.
3:55–4 p.m. Closing Remarks
4–5:30 p.m. Iowa Wine and Pork Reception and Networking Session