Focused. Relevant. Innovative.

We’re reinventing Oregon’s manufacturing conference to include more of what you love. With an agenda built by manufacturers, for manufacturers, this event is custom-designed to meet your needs.

Hear Intel’s former futurist (and Ted Talk presenter) discuss trends, innovation, and industry disruption with applicable takeaways for small and mid-sized manufacturers. See a live robotics demonstration from Future Robotics, and interact with robots in real-time. 

You’ll experience manufacturing insights from future thinkers in our keynotes. Send multiple team members to get practical knowledge in breakout sessions crafted using the same hands-on workshop approach we’ve used to help companies grow sales by 50%, and more.

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Attendees Say…

Each year I attend there are improvements. Keeps getting better and better. Am personally extremely impressed with this summit.

The event is a great way for small companies to see what other companies are doing to improve their businesses.

Rich in usable information.


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Here’s what you can expect at the Summit.

Focused Industry Information Vs. Generic Information

Unlike other conferences, this year’s summit is a highly focused peer-to-peer experience.

Exclusive to Knowledge-Hungry Manufacturers Vs. Open to Anyone

You must be approved after registration, ensuring only manufacturing leaders are in attendance.

Experienced Manufacturing Coaches Vs. General Business Advice

Our consultants are ex-business owners and leaders. They offer advice from experience of day-to-day manufacturing operations.

Actionable and Interactive Vs. Stale and Outdated

We’re focused on high energy, highly relevant information that will generate ideas and spark your creativity.

 

Resource Rich Partners – No Exhibitor Tables

Workshops Built With Your Company In Mind

Industry Specific Info Rather Than Generic Data

Focused and Purposeful Networking Opportunities

Real-Life Case Studies and Examples

Breakfast, Lunch, and  hors d’oeuvres served. Reception includes drink tickets.

Meet our Speakers

Steve Brown

Former Futurist, Intel


Topic

Keynote - Technology and the Future of Manufacturing

Craig Tomita

Universal Robots USA, Inc.


Topic

CoBots

Ed Israel

Owner, Plural Additive Manufacturing


Topic

Incorporating Additive Manufacturing into your Business

Jim Allen

Founder / Principal, Value Based Sales


Topic

The Future of Sales and Marketing: Building a System that Lasts

Mike Vanier

Director, Business Development, OMEP


Topic

The Future of Sales and Marketing: Building a System that Lasts

Sheila Cuyler

Consultant, OMEP


Topic

Continuous Improvement 2.0

Gary Conner

Senior Consultant, OMEP


Topic

Continuous Improvement 2.0

Justin Gradek

Associate Consultant, OMEP


Topic

Practical Automation for Manufacturers

Zac Cramer

Owner, IT Assurance


Topic

Practical Automation for Manufacturers

Kleve Kee

Managing Consultant, OMEP


Topic

Strategic Financial Decision Making for Manufacturing Leaders

Tami Trout

Senior Consultant, OMEP


Topic

Effective Performance Management for Leaders

John Hunt

Senior Consultant, OMEP


Topic

Effective Performance Management for Leaders

Paola Castaldo

Managing Consultant, OMEP


Topic

New Ways to Find and Attract Skilled Workers

Jean Back

Principal, Schwabe Williamson and Wyatt


Topic

New Ways to Find and Attract Skilled Workers

Agenda
(Subject to Change)

Time
Talk
Speaker

8:30-9:30

Keynote: The Future of Manufacturing

Steve Brown, Former Futurist - Intel

Steve Brown, former Intel Chief Futurist, kicks off the 2018 Oregon Manufacturers’ Summit!

Steve Brown has a wide range of business experience spanning over a quarter of a century in the computing industry. In plain language, Steve will explain the next huge wave of digital transformation. This wave will result from rapid advances in artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, robotics, autonomous vehicles, blockchain technology, machine vision, conversational computing, augmented reality, 5G networking, 3D printing, and more. Every manufacturer needs to prepare to embrace the next three major revolutions in computing: the new computer (Artificial Intelligence), the new display (Augmented Reality), and the new network (Blockchain).

Steve Brown, Former Futurist - Intel

Robots, and the Future of Manufacturing

Craig Tomita, Universal Robots

Craig Tomita has spent the last 30 years in factory automation, robotics, and machine vision. He was formerly the vice president of IAI AMERICA; and has worked in various managerial positions including COGNEX, BOSCH-REXROTH, MINARIK, ADEPT TECHNOLOGIES, and most recently, FESTO. Craig is now responsible for managing the distributor sales channels of Universal Robots in the western part of United States and Canada. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California.

Craig Tomita, Universal Robots

This Event Always Sells Out

Attendees Say…

Each year I attend there are improvements. Keeps getting better and better. Am personally extremely impressed with this summit.

The event is a great way for small companies to see what other companies are doing to improve their businesses.

Rich in usable information.


Get Tickets

2018 Location

The 2018 Oregon Manufacturers’ Summit will be hosted in Tigard, Oregon at the newly renovated Embassy Suites. This space is equipped with all the modern conference amenities, plus features beautiful Oregon inspired decore and designs. Parking is free on site in the lot.

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Our Summit Sponsors

OMEP’s team of former manufacturing business owners, leaders, and engineers, use their career experiences in the field to help Oregon manufacturing leaders, managers and skilled workers innovate and grow their businesses. As one of 5o NIST MEP Centers, OMEP is the official representative of the MEP National Network in Oregon.