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April 10, 2019

This morning event is held in Charlotte, N.C., and focuses on solving the needs and challenges of our state’s manufacturing community. The NC Chamber is the exclusive state affiliate for the National Association of Manufacturers, so industry leaders are always in attendance at this event. Topics will address regulatory issues, workforce solutions and other challenges impacting the manufacturing industry. A full breakfast is provided to attendees, as well as ample time to network and engage with exhibitors before the full program begins.

Agenda updates below!


Wednesday, April 10
7:30 amRegistration, Breakfast and Networking
8:20 amOpening Remarks
8:30 amKeynote: The State of Manufacturing in North Carolina

Stephen Shuford, CEO, Shurtape Technologies, LLC

9:00 amSkills Gap and Future of Work Study

Luke Monck, Senior Manager, Deloitte

9:30 amSolving Manufacturing’s Workforce Challenges

Dr. Jolee Marsh, Associate Vice President of Corporate and Continuing Education, Fayetteville Technical Community College
Walter Siegenthaler, Executive Vice President, Max Daetwyler Corporation
Erin Welken, Manager, Business Process Improvement, John Deere
David Hollars, Executive Director, Centralina Workforce Development Board (moderator)

10:15 amNetworking Break
10:45 amManufacturing 4.0: The Factory of the Future

Klemens Huch, Generator Plant Manager, Siemens Charlotte Energy Hub
Keith Staninger, Controls and Digital Solutions Leader, Ingersoll Rand
Larry Sands, Chief Operating Officer, Monarch Information Systems (moderator)

11:30 amClosing Remarks