A tour of the hosting member facility will be given shortly after the meeting. Be sure to stay for this unique experience.
7:30 am – 8:00 am Registration / Continental Breakfast
8:00 am – 8:30 am Meet the New AMT
There have been many changes to the association since the merger. AMT is a more powerful voice for the industry and has an unparalleled scope of benefits for its members. Find out how AMT is moving forward in areas such as Smartforce Development, Manufacturing Technology, Distribution Working Group, and Industry Engagement.
8:30 am – 8:55 am What can We do for You
The merger gives perfect cause to catch up on products and services that provide an instant impact on members' businesses and bottom lines. Need to reduce costs, develop new leads, or increase your business intelligence? Then this presentation on how to leverage your new AMT assets is a must!
8:55 am – 9:25 am MTInsight Update
MTInsight is the most innovative and far-reaching business tool introduced to AMT members in decades. MTInsight will bring a comprehensive outlook to your marketing, finance, and sales strategies. You won't want to miss hearing everything that this Business Intelligence tool can offer for your company.
9:25 am – 9:30 am MTConnect Update
Get the latest update on the machine and device interconnectivity standard, aka the “Bluetooth of Manufacturing”.
9:30 am – 9:45 am Break
9:45 am – 10:00 am Member Engagement Opportunities
A new era for AMT presents opportunities for all members to have a direct impact on where AMT is headed and the value it will deliver. We will review how to become involved in directing and making the association’s future. New directions in membership, interactions with supply chain partners and customers, and building a solid relationship between AMT and its members will be created by people like you. Learn how you can play a role or just stay informed about these industry-dedicated groups and committees.
10:00 am - 10:30 am Economic Outlook
In October 2011, Eli Lustgarten, John Walker and Steve Kline were all on the same page projecting a 7 percent increase in manufacturing technology orders over the course of 2012. Their updated forecasts in April have diverged! The presentation will provide quick look at what is happening in the manufacturing technology markets, why our experts have changed their expectations, and what the outlook is as we move in on 2013.
10:30 am – 11:00 am Events Update
Learn the latest happenings scheduled for 2012, including another exciting edition of IMTS. And find out about the plans for imX 2013, upcoming international pavilions, as well as other promotional activity, special events, and operational information AMT is focusing on for you.
11:00 am – 11:15 am Advocacy Update
A quick review of the Manufacturing Mandate-related public policy initiatives and what to expect out of Washington on issues that affect manufacturing, both leading up to and after the elections this fall.
11:15 am – 11:30 am Q&A Session
Moderator: AMT President Douglas K. Woods
11:30 am Adjournment