October 11-13, 2017

Marriott Marquis Downtown
Atlanta, Georgia

Attend the Global Forecasting and Marketing Conference to gain actionable manufacturing intelligence that will rev up your 2018 business strategy.


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Member $1,075

 

 

Non-Member $1,500

 




GFMC 2017 is packed with actionable manufacturing intelligence you need to amplify your business strategy for the next two years, as well as insights into long-term trends in our industry. For more than 40 years, the Global Forecasting & Marketing Conference has provided the nation's best forecasting for advanced manufacturing. Today, it continues to evolve to reflect the constant change present in technology, politics and the market.

In addition to gaining insight and analysis from leading technology, industry, marketing and economic experts, you'll have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of activities, including:

Hands-on workshop addressing international markets, media strategy, business intelligence and sales tactics

Plant tour of Delta's Connected Maintenance Repair Operations, Hartsfield Airport

Networking with hundreds of manufacturing executives and leaders

Conference Starts in:

Speakers

 

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    Richard

    Aboulafia

    Teal Group Corporation

    Topic: Aerospace Outlook

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    Alan

    Beaulieu

    ITR Economics

    Topic: Change is Coming!

  • Charlie

    Chesbrough

    Cox Automotive Inc.

    Topic: Automotive Outlook

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    Rod

    Cooper

    RKCC Coaching and Speaking RKCC Real Estate Holdings

    Topic: Sales: Back to Basics

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    Gregory

    Daco

    Oxford Economics

    Topic: Global Economic Forecast

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    Linda

    Dempsey

    National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)

    Topic: Panel: Trump Administration Impact on Manufacturers

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    Leslie

    Galbreath

    dgs Marketing Engineers

    Topic: Reduce Uncertainty in Your Marketing Communications Plan

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    Dan

    Gardner

    Writer, consultant, and co-author ofSuperforecasting: The Art and Science ofPrediction

    Topic: Keynote

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    Scott

    Hazelton

    Global Insight, Inc.

    Topic: Cutting Tool Forecast

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    Steve

    Kline

    Gardner Business Media

    Topic: Capital Spending Survey/Forecast

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    Eli

    Lustgarten

    ESL Consultants

    Topic: Industrial Machinery and Construction Outlook

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    Gene

    Marks

    The Marks Group

    Topic: Keynote - Policy Changes that will Affect your Business

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    Mike

    McCloud

    mma creative Inc

    Topic: Strategic Media Outreach

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    Carlos

    Mortera

    AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology

    Topic: Market Share in Markets There: Your Next 10% 

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    Scott

    Paul

    Alliance for American Manufacturing

    Topic: Panel: Trump Administration Impact on Manufacturers

  • Jonathan

    Perez de Alderete

    Nonspec Inc

    Topic:Innovator Story
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    Craig

    Pirrong

    University of Houston

    Topic: Energy Outlook

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    Brett

    Smith

    Conference Strategy Center for Automotive Research

    Topic: The Evolution of Powertrain Technology

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    Steve

    Stokey

    Allied Machine and Engineering Corp

    Topic: Panel: Trump Administration Impact on Manufacturers

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    Ian

    Stringer

    AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology

    Topic: Diving Into Data

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    Doug

    Woods

    AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology

    Topic: The State of Manufacturing

Event Schedule

 

12:00-6:00 P.M.

Registration

2:00-5:00 P.M.

Tour:

Delta’s Maintenance & Repair Operations – OFFSITE
Check out more than 150 pieces of manufacturing technology and the machining operations in this 2.7-million-SF airline maintenance and repair operations facility, the largest in the U.S. and the third largest in the world.

3:00-5:00 P.M.

Workshop:

Market Share in Markets There: Your Next 10%
Carlos Mortera

Discover best practices for competing in foreign markets with a session based on the acclaimed International Tech Center Market Penetration Reviews.

3:00-5:00 P.M.

Workshop:

Elevator pitch to elevated social media: How to work your message up the social media ladder.
Penelope Brown and Mike McCloud

Marketing guru Mike McCloud will teach you the tools to improve your company’s online position and translate that presence into increased sales.

3:00-5:00 P.M.

Workshop:

Diving into Data
Ian Stringer, Matt Bain, and Jack Kirr

AMT data analysts and members will show you how to find answers in the data without getting overwhelmed, and turn those answers into actions that will make your business more effective.

6:00-9:00 P.M.

Networking Reception sponsored by sponsor-logo

7:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.

Registration

7:00-8:00 A.M.

Breakfast

8:00-8:15 A.M.

Opening remarks

8:15-9:00 A.M.

Keynote:

Policy changes that will affect your business
Gene Marks

9:00-9:45 A.M.

Economic forecast

Greg Daco
9:45-10:00 A.M.

Coffee/networking break

10:00-11:00 A.M.

Impact of Trump Administration on Manufacturing Issues

Gene Marks (mod), Linda Dempsey, Scott Paul, Steve Stokey

11:00-11:30 A.M.

Reduce uncertainty in your marketing communications plan

Leslie Galbreath
11:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.

Lunch

12:30-12:45 P.M.

Innovator story

Jonathan Perez de Alderete
12:45-1:15 p.m.

State of MFG

Douglas Woods
1:30-2:00 P.M.

Capital spending survey

Steve Kline

Energy industry outlook

Craig Pirrong

Evolution of powertrain technology

Brett Smith

Marketing: Why your company can no longer be anti-social

Mike McCloud
2:00-3:30 P.M.

Capital spending survey

Steve Kline

Energy industry outlook

Craig Pirrong

Evolution of powertrain technology

Brett Smith

Marketing: Why your company can no longer be anti-social

Mike McCloud
3:00-3:15 P.M.

Coffee/networking break


3:15-4:00 P.M.

Cutting tool forecast

Scott Hazelton
4:00-4:30 P.M.

Medical Devices Outlook

Dave Sheppard
4:30-5:00 PM

Sales: back to basics

Rod Cooper
6:00-8:00 P.M.

Networking Reception sponsored bysponsor-logo

7:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.

Registration

7:00-8:00 A.M.

Breakfast

8:00-8:15 A.M.

Welcome/Opening remarks

8:15-9:00 A.M.

Keynote

Dan Gardner
9:00-10:00 A.M.

Economic forecast

Alan Beaulieu
10:00-10:30 A.M.

Coffee/networking break


10:30-11:00 A.M.

Industrial machinery and construction outlook

Eli Lustgarten
11:00-11:30 A.M.

Aerospace outlook

Richard Aboulafia
11:30-12:15 P.M.

Automotive outlook

Charlie Chesbrough
12:15-12:30 P.M.

Closing remarks

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If you need help getting a hotel room reservation to please contact Bevin McGibbon by email at bmcgibbon@amtonline.org or by phone 703-827-5213. We will do our best to accommodate all hotel room requests.

Marriott Marquis Downtown

265 Peachtree Center Avenue NE

Atlanta, GA 30303

Tel: 404-521-0000

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