2020 MANUFACTURERS' SUMMIT
Post-COVID Manufacturing: Innovation and Dedication
The Minnesota Chamber’s Manufacturers’ Summit is an annual event that celebrates successes and underscores challenges in Minnesota’s thriving manufacturing sector. Business leaders hear the latest trends in manufacturing and delve deep into integral issues to growing jobs and prosperity in Minnesota. Hot topics in recent years have addressed apprenticeships and the Internet of Things. This summit is a great opportunity to connect manufacturers with vendors.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Minnesota manufacturers have upheld their reputation for innovation and dedication. They have examined their processes and determined how to protect employees, sustain supply chains and endure. The 2020 Manufacturers’ Summit will focus on the impacts of COVID-19 in terms of economic outlook, production and supply chain, how manufacturers led the rapid response and will lead future industry innovations.
This will be a hybrid event with both in-person and virtual attendance options. Please choose your preferred event option during registration.
9:00 a.m. Registration and Networking
9:30 a.m. Welcome
Doug Loon, President, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Mike Jorgensen, CEO, Impressions, Inc., 2020 Chairman, Minnesota Manufacturers' Coalition
9: 40 a.m. Economic outlook for manufacturing in a recession - Minnesota and the world
Jason Alexander, Principal, Senior Industrials Analyst, RSM
10:15 a.m. Modifying production to meet COVID demand
John Gallo, Senior Vice President, Operations, Cirrus Aircraft
10:45 a.m. The future of automation in manufacturing
Andy Barnauskas, VP and COO, Banner Engineering
Darin Stotz, Senior Director of Global Business Development, Banner Engineering
11:15 a.m. Networking and Break
11:45 a.m.Lunch served
12:15 p.m. Introduction of Keynote
Alissa Henriksen, Co-President, Grey Search + Strategy
Keynote: Mike Roman, CEO, 3M
A moderated discussion with Chamber president Doug Loon to address the company's rapid response to the pandemic - impact on operations, global employee base and supply chain, policy considereations, etc.
1:00 p.m. Adjourn
Please be aware, if you register for this event you will be able to cancel up until the event date without penalty by emailing Katie Steingrabe at email@example.com. Reserve your spot with no risk.
The Minnesota Chamber prides itself on first-class events and programming for our members and it is this trustworthiness that you can rely on to do what is in the best interest of our members when it comes to our upcoming events.
Currently, we are using the Center for Disease Control (CDC) link as resources for our actions. We will follow what the CDC recommends and we have consolidated all major updates here. https://www.mnchamber.com/blog/your-business-covid-19-ready
We understand the investment our members and attendees make in attending and sponsoring our events and know the impact a cancellation has on your business goals. Your health and safety is our number one priority in any decisions we make at this time.