Register now for the MEDA 2014 Fall Conference: Advancing Manufacturing, October 26 & 27 at the Rocky Gap Resort in Cumberland, Maryland.
From MEDA’s announcement:
Manufacturing Showcase and Tailgate – Sunday, October 26: 1:00 – 5:00 pm
The conference kicks off with a Manufacturing Showcase and Tailgate event designed to help you elevate your game. The showcase will feature Maryland-made products, vendors and networking opportunities tailored to your business playbook. From tailgate-themed eats to live football telecasts, we keep you in the game–in more ways than one! Score new business strategies, harvest new ideas, and make contacts at our first Economic Development Week event of 2014. Don’t miss this meaningful economic development opportunity!
MEDA Fall Conference – Monday, October 27: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Hundreds of manufacturing firms are elevating Maryland’s profile in the world market. From defense electronics to specialty safety products, our manufacturers are major contenders in job creation and innovation. Our conference will explore the global playing field-where it’s been and where it’s headed. Meet the players who are advancing manufacturing in Maryland and help them take their game to the next level.
Keynote Speaker – Sree Ramaswamy, Senior Fellow, McKinsey Global Institute (MGI)
Sree Ramaswamy leads research on the activities of corporations and their contribution to productivity, growth and competitiveness. He also leads MGI’s work on the future of global manufacturing and the impact of changes in demand, costs, technologies and policies on various industries. In this capacity he has worked on issues related to advanced industries, investment and trade and the trend of next-shoring in manufacturing. Other recent work includes an in-depth look at game-changing opportunities for the US economy-in energy, advanced industries and infrastructure-and studies on labor and talent challenges in the US and other advanced economies.