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2015 Summit
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Hilton Baltimore Resort
Baltimore, MD
October 25-27th, 2015
Co-Located with the IMPACT Food & Beverage Summit!
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What is IMPACT?
The IMPACT Manufacturing Summits are a
series of invitation-only, highly targeted
events catering to senior level manufacturing
and operations executives who are looking
to improve and expand their operations.
The business model provides a unique mix of
educational sessions, networking
opportunities and one-on-one research
meetings with leading solutions providers
offering equipment, software and services.
Why should I attend IMPACT?
IMPACT is an event with a difference – at
IMPACT your program will be tailored
specifically to your needs. The summit’s
educational program is peer-led by
experienced manufacturing professionals
who sit on the IMPACT Summit Steering
Access to the high quality educational program
– attend sessions where case studies tackling
specific problems will be presented by leading
manufacturing companies, along with their
solutions plus Q&A opportunities
Attend carefully selected research meetings
with equipment, software, and service
companies who can help you make your
operations more efficient
Network with around 200 of your industry peers
– attending cocktail receptions, luncheons and
a gala dinner
Save company funds and your expense account
when you qualify for the complimentary full
access conference pass. This pass includes all
meals, drinks and one night’s accommodation
at a world class venue
Attend keynote presentations that explore the
big issues facing the manufacturing industry
Save your time with only one and a half days
out of the office
At IMPACT, we make the content relevant and connect you to people you want to do business
with, it’s that simple and it’s free to attend (one night’s stay is complimentary).
Register today for the IMPACT Spring or Fall Series
Please use Invitation Number: 2015MB
Who Attends IMPACT?
Senior-level manufacturing executives in the US actively interested in sourcing new
services, equipment/technology, or software solutions for manufacturing operations.
Typical Titles at IMPACT
• Assembly/Automation
• Continuous Improvement
• Engineering
• IT
• Lean/Six Sigma
• Logistics & Transportation
• Manufacturing
• Operations
• Packaging
• Procurement
• Production
• Quality Control
• Safety
• Supply Chain
• Sustainability/Green
*Note: Manufacturing Solution Companies
Providers of manufacturing solutions can only attend if they are exhibiting or sponsoring the conference. Inquires can be
directed to Josh Ridener (310) 870-1308 ext. 101 or [email protected]
Past Exhibitors at IMPACT have included
Your Complimentary Pass
Why is my pass to IMPACT free?
The IMPACT summits provide a unique business
model for their events. They are not like
traditional trade shows or conferences; they are
completely targeted. Because of the tailor-made,
bespoke element of IMPACT, exhibitors and
sponsors of the event have a much more
effective route to connect with potential partners
and clients. This means the sponsors ROI at the
event is far higher and they are prepared to pay a
premium to be part of the IMPACT Summit. We
then pass this premium on by covering the cost
of the complimentary passes for qualified
IMPACT is all about relevance and saves
you time
The IMPACT Summits connect you with suppliers
of solutions you have an active interest in. Your
tailor-made meetings at IMPACT will be with
equipment, software, and service companies
who have requested an appointment with you or
vice versa. You can have a relaxed and informal
discussion to understand what they can offer
your business and the potential solutions they
can provide. The meeting portion of IMPACT
represents 25% of your time at the summit. The
remaining 75% of your time at the event will be
attending keynote presentations and
educational sessions, along with time spent
networking with your peers.
What does my complimentary pass to IMPACT include?
• Full access to the Summits including: keynote and case study presentations, breakout sessions, and
one-on-one research meetings
• 1 night’s hotel accommodation on site at a world class venue
• Full access to onsite, five star catered functions, including:
- 2 Drinks Receptions
- 2 Full Buffet Breakfasts
- 2 Gourmet Lunches
- 1 Gala Dinner
• Refreshments and snacks throughout the day
• $200 Flight Reimbursement*
• Access to all the presentations given at the IMPACT Summit after the event via a secure event website
*Quartz Events will reimburse $200 for travel, limited to two per company. Attendees must be traveling at least 100 miles to
qualify for the flight reimbursement. To receive reimbursement, Attendees must attend the conference in full, including
completing all appointments scheduled on their Customized Appointment Schedule. Attendees will receive a personalized check
onsite at the conference upon completion of appointments from the show organizers
5:00- 7:00 pm
Welcome Cocktail Reception/Registration
7:30 – 9:00 am
8:00 – 8:50 am
Breakfast Buffet
Keynote Presentation
9:00 – 1:00 pm
Breakout Sessions, Case Study Presentations,
Targeted Research Meetings
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Gourmet Lunch
2:00 – 6:00 pm
Breakout Sessions, Case Study Presentations,
Targeted Research Meetings
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Networking Drinks Reception
7:30 pm
Gala Dinner
7:30 – 9:00 am
8:00 – 8:50 am
Breakfast Buffet
Keynote Presentation
9:00 – 12:10 pm
Breakout Sessions, Case Study Presentations,
Targeted Research Meetings
12:10 pm
Gourmet Lunch
IMPACT will personalize your schedule based on the detailed Registration you
fill out, ensuring your schedule is fully relevant to your needs. We connect you
with solution providers you have an active interest in and have requested an
appointment with you or vice versa. We also offer an array of different speaker
sessions throughout the day giving you flexibility on the educational content
you wish to learn.
Our scheduling executives will send you your personal schedule two weeks
prior to the event so there are no surprises. This allows you to have complete
control over you schedule to make any changes necessary, so that your time is
spent wisely during the Summit.
To review current speakers and educational content please visit our websites
to see the most updated material.
Your Personalized
What Attendees Are Saying
"This is a well-conceived format with
excellent speakers and topics. My peers in
attendance were knowledgeable people
and I look forward to developing multiple
relationships with many of them. Keep it
up this is a great concept."
- VP of Finance and Operations, Weston
Forest Products Inc.
"I think the timing is very appropriate.
Arrival on Sunday and being able to return
back Tuesday night minimizes time away
from the office and it this also allows
extended weekend time for bringing guest
and/or sightseeing."
- VP NA Production, Keihin North America
"This was a really innovative approach to a
focused trade show with integrated
educational sessions."
- Operations Manager, Danaher Controls
"Overall the event was very good, the
speakers were talented in their roles and
spoke with first-hand knowledge, the
meet and greet times during the day and
evenings was very good, talked to a lot of
knowable people from around the US.
Shared some similar stories of events
going on between shops."
- Manufacturing/Installation Manager,
Grenzebach Corp
"I liked that the one on one time was
tailored by my choices and needs. This
made the conference much more
beneficial than most trade shows."
"I liked this format because you had a
captive audience with the vendors. They
had time to prepare and we had time to
prepare as well."
- Materials Team Member, Lockheed Martin
“A very positive experience on speakers,
vendor contact and networking.”
- Director of Manufacturing and
Engineering, Milacron LLC
“Instead of wandering a convention trying
to find someone to talk to at a company
booth/display about that company's
capabilities/services, you have dedicated
focused time to speak to companies
which you are interested in and who are
interested in your business.”
- Director, The Walt Disney Company
- Manufacturing Engineering Manager,
2014 IMPACT Attendees
3M - Manufacturing Manager
3M Canada Company - Director, Strategic Sourcing
AB Mauri - Vice President Supply Chain
Advanced Bionics - VP, Operations
Agropur - Director of Strategic Sourcing
AMCOL HBS - Polymer Chemist
American Airlines - Director Landing Gear & APU
American Augers, Inc. - Divisional President/General
Ameritox - Director of Operations Support
Anheuser Busch, Inbev - Statistical Quality Control Manager
Anritsu - Chief Supply Chain Officer
Armstrong Fluid Technology - Manufacturing Process
Ashcroft Inc. - Lean and Continuous Improvement Manager
AT&T - Manager Operations
Atricure Inc. - Senior Operations Manager
Baker Hughes Inc - Operations Manager
Bell Mobility - Operations Manager, Greater Toronto Area
Bennigan's - President and CEO
Biomet - Manufacturing Manager
Bird Technologies - VP of Operations
BJC HealthCare - Vice President Supply Chain Logistics &
Bombardier Aerospace Business Jet - Line Production
Bugaboo - Compliance Manager
CampCorp Structures - Quality Manager
Cardone Industries - Director Process Engineering
Carolina Beverage Group - Director of Operations
Carquest / Advance Auto Parts - Manager Global Sourcing
Chanellock, Inc. - Vice President Manufacturing &
Chiquita - Production Manager
CNRL Canadian Natural Resources - Project Controls
Manager (Planning)
Cognex - Operations Manager
Conmed Corporation - Sr Manager, Continuous
Cooper's Hawk Winery and Restaurants - General Manager
of Winery and Warehouse Operations
Covidien - Focus Factory Manager
Crown Equipment Corporation - Mfg Engineering Manager
CX Systems - President
Danaher Controls - Operations Manager
Davis Standard, LLC - Director of Operations-CX Systems
Dell Inc - Technical Procurement Director
Domtar Paper Co, LLC - Director
dpiX, LLC - Vice President, Quality
DSI (Data Sciences International) - VP Quality
Ducommun - Operational Excellence Leader
DuPont Company - Global Operations Supply Chain Leader,
Nutrition & Health
Dynaroll - VP Operations
Dynex Technologies - Director of Operations
Ed Miniat Inc - Manufacturing Engineering
Elektrobit Inc. - Head of Operations Support
Elyria Foundry Holdings - Chief Operating Officer
Environmental Tank & Container (ETC) - VP Operations
Equator a Business Unit of Altisource - VP of Quality
Euramax Intl - Director of Product Management & NPD
E-Z-GO Textron - Continuous Improvement Manager
FEI Company - Vice President Quality and EHS
FlexLink - Strategic Business Unit Manager
Flextronics - Technical Operations Manager
Frito Lay - Senior Director, Lean Six Sigma
Gates Corporation - Director, Operational Excellence
Generac Power Systems - Vice President of Operational
General Motors - Director, Supplier Quality
General Motors Toledo Transmission - Quality Group
Leader, Test & Analysis
GHSP - Global Director of Quality
Giesecke & Devrient America, Inc. - Vice President
GL&V Pulp and Paper - Director Global Quality Assurance
GL&V USA Inc. - Manager of Quality Assurance
Glidewell Laboratories - Lead Electrical Engineer
Gonnella Frozen Products, LLC - VP of Manufacturing
Grabit, Inc. - VP of Operations
Greene, Tweed - SAP Technical Manager
Grenzebach Corp - Manufacturing/Installation Manager
Grundfos Pumps - President
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation - Process Improvement
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. - Global Sourcing
Hilex Poly Co. LLC - Chief Operating Officer
HNI Corporation - Category Manager
Humphrey Products Company - Chairman & CEO
Hunter Fan Company - VP Quality and Continuous
Illinois Tool Works - VP Global Strategic Sourcing
Innovia Films - Production Manager
ITW - Director of Sourcing
John Deere - Senior Manager
Johnson & Johnson - Manufacturing Manager
Johnson Health Tech - Director of Operations
JWF Industries - VP Operations
KABA- ILCO, Manufacturing Engineering Manager
Keihin North America - VP NA Production
Leggett and Platt International - Director of Manufacturing
Lenovo - Executive Director Western Manufacturing
Little Rapids Corporation - Plant Supervisor
LobePro Pump Inc. - VP Manufacturing
Lockheed Martin - Materials Team Member
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics - Sr. Manufacturing Support
Lytron Inc - Director Supply Chain
Maple Leaf Foods Inc. - Senior Director, Six Sigma
2014 IMPACT Attendees
Marel Stork Poultry Processing Inc. - Supply Chain
McBattas Packaging & Printing - Packaging Manager
McCain Foods - Plant Manager
Measurement Specialties - Director Eng/Mfg Integration
Messier Bugatti Dowty - Lean Six Sigma Manager, Black Belt
Micron Technology - Global Operations Cost Manager
Middle Atlantic Products - Vice President of Operations
Mircom Group of Companies - Vice President of
Mity Lite Inc. - Director of Manufacturing
Modern Equipment Company, Inc - Director of Operations
/ Lean Leader
Mondelez International - Senior Project Lead Procurement
Monsanto - Global Genetic Quality Control Lead
Morgan Corporation - Global Procurement Manager
National Oilwell Varco - Planning Specialist
NexTech Materials - Production Operations Manager
Oceaneering - Manufacturing Operations Manager
Okuma America - Director
Orbital Sciences Corporation - Sr. Director Manufacturing
Pentair - Director of Americas
PepsiCo - Director of Global Operations
Philips Healthcare - Operations Manager, Processes
Polycom - VP Operations
Powell Industries - General Manager
Printronix - Sr. Director, Strategy
PROBuild - Vice President, Component Manufacturing
Procter & Gamble - Quality Business Expert
Procter and Gamble - AD Global Business Development
ProtectCELL - Director of Supply Chain Management &
Providien Medical - Sr. Manager Program Management
RealD - VP Operations
Redbox - VP Logistics & Inventory
Rio Grande, Inc. - Business Team Coach
Sage Products - Director of Oral Care Manufacturing
Sandvik Mining and Construction - Site Manager
Shaw Cablesystems - Manager, Lean & Continuous
Siemens - Managing Director
Silgan Plastic Closure Solutions - Director, Quality Systems
Silver Line by Andersen Windows and Doors - VP of
Sotera Defense Solutions - Director IT Operations
Southern Imperial - Sr. Manufacturing Manager
Southern Imperial, Inc. - Director of Operations
Southwest Research Institute - Manager, Process
Improvement Engineering
Spectrolab - Senior Director of Operations
Spirent Communications - Director, Global Quality
Spirit AeroSystems - MRO Global Program Manager
Square One Armoring - Operations VP
Stella Jones Corporation - Sr.VP, Engineering & Operations
Stericycle, Inc. - VP, Continuous Improvement &
STG Lane - Director of Operations
Strataplex, Inc - Principal
Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. - Manager Engine
Manufacturing Engineering
TE Connectivity - Director, R&D
Tecumseh Products - Director of Global Supplier
The Goldie Group - VP Supply Chain
The Walt Disney Company - Supply Chain Project Manager
Thermo Fisher Scientific - Global Sourcing Director of
Supplier Quality
ThyssenKrupp Presta Danville, LL - Operations Director
Timken Company - Chief Engineer China Manufacturing
Tower International - Director Manufacturing Business
Toyota Motor Manufacturing KY - Production Engineering
Assistant Manager
United Launch Alliance - Vice President, Engineering and IT
United States Air Force - Continuous Improvement
Program Director, Management Analyst
Vapor Stone Rail Systems - Operations Manager
Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. - VP, MFG Operations
Vestas - Sr. Manager Quality, Safety Environment, NCSA
Vesuvius - VP Operations
Vistaprint - Sr. Director, Manufacturing and Supply Chain
Volvo Construction Equipment - Global Operations Leader
Walt Disney World - Casual Buyer
Walt Disney World Resort - Director of Manufacturing for
Central Shops
Warren Distribution - Plant Manager
Westlake Chemical - Director of Manufacturing
Weston Forest Products Inc. - VP of Finance and
WIKA Instrument, LP - Special Projects
Wolfgang Candy Company - CEO
XANGO - VP of Operations
Zodiac Seats California, LLC - Senior Manager Operations
The IMPACT summits are always hosted in world-class venues that share our values in
exceptional customer service. We believe that a relaxed and picturesque environment
provides an excellent setting for industry networking and learning.
IMPACT Spring 2015
IMPACT Fall 2015
Red Rock Resort, Casino & Spa
11011 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89135
Hilton Baltimore
401 West Pratt Street
Baltimore, Maryland, 21201
Inspired by the natural beauty of the neighboring
mountains, Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa pays
homage to the elegant mid-century modern
resorts that made Las Vegas famous. The design is
classic, cool Las Vegas, reinvented for the 21st
century. A recipient of the AAA Four Diamond
Award since opening and named one of the
world's best new hotels by Conde Nast Traveler
magazine, Red Rock redefines casino resort
architecture by incorporating natural light, a
convenient layout and the comforts of a modern
lifestyle, making for the prefect Las Vegas hotel
rooms & Las Vegas suites.
The Hilton Baltimore, a AAA Three Diamond hotel
is located in the Inner Harbor district, a prime
business and cultural area in Baltimore, Maryland.
Hilton Baltimore is a premier meeting and
convention hotel, directly connected to the
Baltimore Convention Center. Guests can enjoy
the hotel’s prime location next to Oriole Park at
Camden Yards, M&T Stadium, home of the
Baltimore Ravens; and the University of Maryland
Medical Center. Built as a tribute to Baltimore's
heritage, the hotel features bricks from Camden
Yards and artwork from more than 40 local artists.
For more information and to secure your reservation please contact Kristin Hennes, Attendee Relations
Executive at (310) 870-1308 ext. 104 or [email protected]
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3713 Highland Ave #3,
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