March 28-29, 2023

The 9th annual

American Manufacturing Summit


Featured Speakers

  • Kathleen Taylor

    VP, Consumer Manufacturing
    Johnson & Johnson

  • Pamela Heminger

    SVP, Strategic Procurement and Planning

  • Shree Dandekar

    SVP, Product, Engineering and Innovation
    Whirlpool Corporation

  • Lori Shaffer

    VP, Global Nonwovens
    Kimberly-Clark Corporation

  • Natalia Mendez

    VP, Head of Manufacturing Medical Devices

  • Bryce Currie

    Chief Manufacturing Officer
    Johnson Controls

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About the Summit

The Generis American Manufacturing Summit is a 2-day, leadership focused meeting designed to bring global manufacturing, operations, engineering, quality and supply chain leaders together to discuss current trends, strategic insights and best practices in an ever-evolving manufacturing environment.

The American Manufacturing Summit serves as an annual platform to exchange ideas surrounding the impact of market dynamics and new technologies for current and future manufacturing leaders. This year’s Summit creates an opportunity to examine key case studies around how workforce management, lean manufacturing, process improvement and automation are being rolled out in the world’s best facilities. Network with over 200+ of your peers, connect with exhibitors and learn from the top industry influencers as we explore strategies to optimize, modernize, train and innovate across multiple manufacturing facilities.

Key Themes

Process Optimization

  • Key techniques and tool kits for integrating new technologies into manufacturing processes
  • Highlighting advanced technologies and trends that drive efficient productivity
  • Best practices and lessons learned from historical technology roll-out programs
  • Examining how innovative manufacturers are already getting ahead
  • Reducing the cost of manufacturing error and backlog
  • Driving down headcount, waste and inefficiencies

Talent & Capability

  • How are leading companies getting creative to recruit talent?
  • Developing a pipeline to attract and retain technical and diverse talent
  • Nurturing new talent to push traditional boundaries
  • How technology is changing the landscape for training, measuring, and improving your workforce
  • Obtaining continuous improvement on the manufacturing floor through training and talent
  • Shifting the mindset of teams to be more agile and business-minded

Modern Facilities

  • Leveraging Six Sigma concepts to respond to market changes
  • Devising and executing turnaround strategies that facilitate internal efficiencies
  • Developing a flexible and adaptable lean system
  • Bettering the product life cycle, manufacturing cost and the supply chain
  • How to integrate analytics and new technologies into current operations
  • Redefining your manufacturing facility through automation and IoT integration


  • How can small, large, and start-up manufacturing divisions become better innovators?
  • Transitioning away from legacy systems and processes in manufacturing
  • Utilizing disruptive technologies to move from innovation to execution
  • Navigating the scalability of innovation management
  • How to determine whether operational innovations are fundamentally improving your business operations
  • Balancing innovation management with priority business initiatives
The Generis Experience

  • Senior Level Executives
  • 100+ Business Meetings On-Site
  • Thought Provoking Case Studies
  • Key Implementable Ideas

Everything was perfect!Cem Ozturk – Operational Excellence Manager - North America, Ipex Group of Companies
I am very pleased as I have gained knowledge and added value to take to my organization to improve.Antonio Hill – Head of Manufacturing Digital Solutions, Stanley Black & Decker
Overall well organized and enjoyed the summit to get some new ideas and perspective on AI and workforce development specifically.Kurt Stucki – Director of Production, Lindt
In this summit, I was delighted to see the diversity in companies as well as speakers and participants. It was a better representation of manufacturing.Rakuya Artis – Vice President Global Operations & Supply Chain, Destaco

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Generis’ sponsorship opportunities provide unparalleled access to VPs, Directors and Senior Executives in the manufacturing industry. Build your best path to conversion through direct engagement and generate measurable results using our customized packages, extensive networking opportunities, and organized 1-to-1 meetings!

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Generis summits are invitation only. Registrations are only granted to delegates who meet our strict qualification and seniority standards.

speaking opportunities

Unlike other conferences, speaking opportunities at Generis events are tailored to your needs. We offer you direct access to a highly targeted audience that makes the decision on what their business will do next.


Full access to specific and detailed business intelligence on each attending delegate including a detailed profile and their key areas of focus/investment via our proprietary attendee database.

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Knowledge Center

The American Manufacturing Summit brings together innovative, exciting and timely content delivered by today's top minds within the Manufacturing Industry.

Access the full session presentations from past summits, interviews, ebooks and infographics by requesting access to our knowledge center!


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