October 11-13, 2017

Marriott Marquis Downtown
Atlanta, Georgia


Relevant and timely, 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

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Attend GFMC to gain actionable manufacturing intelligence that will rev up your 2018 business strategy.

Speakers

 

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    Doug

    Woods

    President, AMT

    Topic: The State of Manufacturing

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    Alan

    Beaulieu

    President, ITR Economics

    Topic: Change is Coming!

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    Gregory

    Daco

    Chief U.S. Economist, Oxford Economics

    Topic: Economic Forecast

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    Steve

    Kline

    Director of Market Intelligence, Gardner Business Media

    Topic: Capital Spending Survey/Forecast

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    Mike

    McCloud

    President/CEO, World Food Championships

    Topic: Strategic Media Outreach

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    Gene

    Marks

    President, The Marks Group

    Topic: Policy Changes that will Affect your Business

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    Jonathan

    Perez de Alderete

    CEO, Nonspec Inc

    Topic:

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    Brett

    Smith

    Assistant Director, Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Co-Director, Conference Strategy Center for Automotive Research

    Topic: The Evolution of Powertrain Technology

More speakers to be announced soon.

Event Schedule

 

Wednesday, October 11

8:00 A.M - 5:00 P.M.

MT Sales Fundamentals Class



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.
Breakout Room 2

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.
Breakout Room 3

Workshop:

Strategic Media Outreach
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.
Breakout Room 1

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



Thursday, October 12

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

Registration

7:00 - 8:00 A.M.

Breakfast

8:00 - 8:15 A.M.

Opening remarks

8:15-9:00 AM

Keynote:

Policy changes that will affect your business
Gene Marks

9:00-9:45 AM

Economic forecast

Greg Daco
9:45 - 10:00 AM

Coffee/networking break


10:00-11:00 AM

Panel discussion


11:00-11:30 AM

Medical industry outlook


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

Lunch


1:30-2:00 PM
Breakout Room 1

Capital spending survey

Steve Kline
1:30-2:00 PM
Breakout Room 2

Energy industry outlook

Craig Pirrong
1:30-2:00 PM
Breakout Room 3

Evolution of powertrain technology

Brett Smith
1:30-2:00 PM
Breakout Room 4

Marketing

Mike McCloud
2:30-3:00 PM
Breakout Room 1

Capital spending survey

Steve Kline
2:30-3:00 PMs
Breakout Room 2

Energy industry outlook

Craig Pirrong
2:30-3:00 PM
Breakout Room 3

Evolution of powertrain technology

Brett Smith
2:30-3:00 PM
Breakout Room 4

Marketing

Mike McCloud
3:00 - 3:15 AM

Coffee/networking break


3:15-4:00 PM

Cutting tool forecast

Scott Hazelton
3:15-4:00 PM

Aerospace outlook


6:00-8:00 P.M.

Networking Reception sponsored bysponsor-logo

Friday, October 13

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

Registration

7:00 - 8:00 A.M.

Breakfast

Friday, October 13

Welcome/Opening remarks

8:15-9:00 AM

Keynote:

TBD

9:00-10:00 AM

Economic forecast

Alan Beaulieu
10:30-11:00 AM

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11:00-11:45

TBD

11:45 -12:15 PM

Automotive outlook

Charlie Chesbrough
12:15-12:30 PM

Closing Remarks

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Conference Venue

 

Marriott Marquis Downtown

265 Peachtree Center Avenue NE

Atlanta, GA 30303

Tel: 404-521-0000

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