Successfully Building and Sustaining U.S. Competitive Advantage

American Manufacturing is poised for continued growth and the Fifth Annual American Manufacturing Strategies Summit provides the ideal forum to bring manufacturing leaders and suppliers together to discuss the challenges, share case study experiences and focus on the challenges and new disruptive technologies that are driving the future of the sector.

In these last few weeks before the Summit, we are continuing to add more to the programme – ensuring even more reasons to join us in Chicago!  Delegates are invited to join an exclusive Factory Tour hosted by Methode Electronics –  this is a great opportunity to see first-hand the most advanced operations in the Chicago manufacturing heartland. Click here to see the full tour details.

We have added an optional and informal dinner, to ensure that there are even more opportunities to network with and learn from your peers across the industry – see here for more details on the Dinner and how to make your reservation.  We have also added to the panel of industry leading speakers with new confirmed contributions from UL Labs and Toyota – see the full agenda here.

Book you place now to :

Prepare your business response to worldwide economic trends and their impact on American manufacturing

  • Gain insight into how to balance insourcing and outsourcing strategies to maximise profits
  • Learn how to advance your operational excellence and continuous improvement programs beyond current practice
  • Hear best practice examples of technology innovations

Be Part of It!

  • 200+ senior manufacturing executives
  • 300+ attendees from across industry sectors
  • 30+ high-level speakers
  • 15+ case study presentations and 13 interactive workshops
  • 30+ exhibitors
  • More than two hours of dedicated one-to-one meeting sessions
  • Three streams of content running through three days, allowing you to tailor your conference experience


This year’s delegates have an exclusive opportunity to visit Methode Electronics - this is a great opportunity to see first-hand the most advanced operations in the Chicago manufacturing heartland. Only 75 places are available, so if you’d like to find out more about the site visit or the summit, please contact us today.

"This was my first manufacturing summit. It was very helpful to gain insight into where manufacturers are succeeding through the use of operational excellence. "
Vice President Manufacturing, Dunbarton Corporation
"This event presented a great opportunity to find others in the manufacturing sector that are focused on the same issues. I found that participants were also open to meet others in the manufacturing field."
Director, Supply Chain Management, ATK
"Thank you to the organizers for going above and beyond to provide assistance"
Vice President, Global Operations, Perkin Elmer