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Wednesday, April 29, 2015


Complete Champion Leadership: How Fast Can You Get Fast?


Derek Daly, International Racing Champion, Best-Selling Author, and TV's Face of Motor Sports

If the speed of doing business will continue to increase in the next 10 years, ask yourself, How Fast can we get Fast? Derek will demonstrate that "Fast" is having the right people in the right places doing the right things, but more importantly, it is removing the speed bumps that slow them down.

Irish driving legend Derek Daly is the epitome of the complete champion. From the victory circle to the announcer's desk, the Hall of Fame Race Car Driver and network television anchor has spent nearly three decades as the face of the motorsport world. Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, Derek's career path was set at the age of 12 when he attended his first auto race. 

Derek has shared these timeless speed-related business principles with a diverse group companies in the private sector and the U.S. government. They have all shared in Derek's complete championship model to motivate, inspire and enlighten their teams.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Rethink, and Thrive


Michael Rogers, Author and Futurist-in-Residence, The New York Times

More and more of how we work is moving into the virtual world — our work process, how we collaborate with partners and how we manage our employees.  Virtual organization, global connectivity, smart objects, cloud-based intelligence all will shape the rest of this decade.  And the next generation of workers will bring even more digital skills and demands.  What will the work and production environment of 2020 look like?  What steps should we take now to make sure our businesses move in the right direction?

Michael Rogers is a best-selling author, technology pioneer and futurist. He regularly speaks to audiences worldwide at Fortune 500 companies about implementing the future in useful ways. Rogers earned his degree in physics and worked in the technology field before branching off as a futurist.

Looking at the Reshoring Initiative

Harry Moser, President, The Reshoring Initiative

The increasing advantages of producing in America for the North American market are driving companies to reevaluate offshoring.  A high percentage of the jobs reshored are in gear and bearing intense mechanical product industries such as appliances, machinery and automotive components. During this session, you will be exposed to the statistics regarding the current trends. Learn the what, where, and the why of reshoring and how it can be applied to your company. Harry will provide tools for comparing the economics of offshoring to reshoring.

Harry is in a unique positon to provide advice on this subject. Prior to starting the Reshoring Initiative, he worked for GF AgieCharmilles, starting as President in 1985 and retiring in 2010 as Chairman Emeritus. The now devotes his time fully to the Reshoring Initiative, whose goal is to bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States.



Economic and Market Outlook - Getting Old or Starting Fresh?


James P. Meil, Principal, Industry Analysis, ACT Research

By the summer of 2015, the economic recovery and expansion will be six years old. But its slow pace leads some observers to think that even now, we are still in a lingering recession. The statistics show that it has been the slowest, least dynamic economic rebound of the post-1945 experience. Jim Meil returns to answer the most important question - will 2015 and 2016 bring a change, or more of the same?

Returning ABMA/AGMA Annual Meeting attendees will remember Jim’s previous presentations he gave as the Chief Economist from Eaton Corporation. After retiring from Eaton, Jim joined ACT Research in 2014 and now will continue to share his views on the U.S. economy. He will add insights to the domestic and international markets and discuss how the energy environment and exchange rates will affect the key machinery market outlook overall. 


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