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Southern Manitoba Manufacturers' Summit

Published by CME Manitoba

October 26, 2017

EVENT OVERVIEW

Are you ready to take your business to the next level? Join us and see how technology impacts every aspect of your manufacturing business – from how you reach your customers to how you build your product. Manufacturers of all sizes come together to explore their highest potential; from robotics to Gemba, digital marketing and more! 

SIGN UP for an insightful day filled with stories from local businesses, powerful keynotes and interactive workshops. Hear about the 5 Why’s of Automation, how to protect your intellectual property and tips on bringing strategic focus to your process. This summit is sure to bring you practical solutions for you challenges, creating new opportunities and best practices that will help your business grow today and in the future!

PLUS optional afternoon workshops; exhibitor hall open all day! 

Download the full attendee and sponsor prospectus


SPEAKERS & WORKSHOPS

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Silvia de Sousa, Parnter and intellectual property lawyer, TDS

Intellectual property: what you need to know to grow

Silvia de Sousa is an expert on intellectual property and technology law, including IP transactions, commercial law, financings and licensing matters. With pending changes to the Trade-mark Act and IP as a hot topic in NAFTA negotiations, her timely presentation will cover IP ownership and protection, patents, copyrights, trademarks and more. Learn how to do it right, and the consequences for manufacturers of doing it wrong, in this important keynote address.

 

Dave Chalk, CEO of Chalk Media Corp and host of the Dave Chalk Computer Show

Doing more: harnessing the power of prioritization for process and technology

Keynote David Chalk, CEO of Chalk Media Corp will share why a strategic prioritization is critical make your assets and time go further. Hear David’s insights on why failing to prioritize is like saying you’re too busy driving to stop and get gas. Most importantly, David provides guidance on how to strategically prioritize business processes implementing the seven ways to use technology more effectively to increase productivity.

 

SESSION SPEAKERS

THE 5Ws OF AUTOMATION

Eascan Automation Inc. | Phil Bernardin, P. Eng., C.E.T. President 

Eascan Automation Inc. has been servicing Manitoba with automation and controls solutions since 2001. President Phil Bernadin is a mechanical engineer with experience is in the design and build of custom machines and control panels, and project management. Join us as Phil takes you through the who, what, when, where and why (and how) of automation. Learn general methods of automation and understand the limits, relative costs and ROI calculations. 

 

COMPANY SPOTLIGHT: ICON TECHNOLOGIES

Harv Giesbrecht, Business Development Officer

Icon Technologies, a plastics thermoforming company focused on the RV industry, started 20 years ago with modest equipment in a two bay, 1,600 square foot garage. Today, Icon is moving into a new, state-of-the-art, 100,000+ square foot facility. The company has weathered the 2008 financial crisis, currency fluctuations, off-shore competition, tight labor market and a host of other business challenges common to any startup. Icon credits their success to a focused approach to business, concentrating on customer's needs, and a workplace that fosters employee engagement using technology to enhance productivity. Join Icon as they share lessons in focus versus diversity, culture and business growth through automation.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PERMITS: MANUFACTURING REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS, PROCESSES & STRATEGIES 

Stantec will provide a high-level overview of environmental regulatory requirements and considerations for siting, constructing and operating new or expanded facilities for manufacturers. From the process for assessing your license needs to associated planning, review and approval timeframes towards obtaining an environmental license, Stantec will discuss strategies for environmental regulatory approvals and expediting the process.

 

WORKSHOPS

HOW TO DO A GEMBA WALK - CME

What is Gemba? Going to the source to find the facts to make better decisions, build consensus and achieve goals. Go “see” first hand, with your own eyes, Gemba is the “Check and Adjust” part of PDCA

Learn to test actual reality against your assumptions, separate process & people performance and change the culture. Join us as we show you how to walk Gemba walk and talk the Gemba talk!  

 

STORYTELLING AND THE POWER OF MULTIMEDIA - Tripwire Media

Manufacturing is driving change and powering our economy. But while your business is in fast forward, is your marketing stuck in neutral? Are your sell sheets falling flat? Do you have an amazing product that nobody wants to read about? Stories help us process and remember information, making learning (and marketing!) more effective. You're not just selling your product, but the experience around it. 

Video is one of the most engaging mediums in use in the digital era, and if you're not using it, there's a good chance you're falling behind. Learn how to leverage powerful tools to communicate your unique selling proposition and reach customers in more powerful, memorable ways than ever before.

Don't think story applies to your business? Come see this presentation as you may be pleasantly surprised.

 

FAILURE DOESN’T HAVE TO BE AN ‘F’ WORD: HOW TO FAIL FAST AND FAIL CHEAP - InVision Edge

Most of us avoid failure. Our previous experiences have taught us that failure equates to negative consequences. As a result we suffer from risk anxiety and default to decision fatigue or 'paralysis by analysis' in our attempts to avoid it. Not only does this stall progress, it has a direct effect on results and impacts those around us. It's time to look at failure differently. Learn how to use Fail Fast/Fail Cheap cycles of learning to increase confidence and decrease risk in decision making and projects by using failure as an iteration in the process, rather than an end result. Failure doesn't have to be a bad word. Join us and learn how to fail your way to success.

 

SELLING OR EXPANDING – Roynat Capital

Manufacturers face a wealth of considerations when seeking financing for expansions and / or planning a change of ownership. Navigating the financial and legal considerations can be daunting, at the best of times. Join Roynat Capital to learn more about negotiating with your lender from a position of strength, including the financial elements that will set you up for success. This workshop will showcase the dos and don’ts through real-world examples of manufacturers who did it right.

 

AGENDA 

7:30 AM Registration & coffee

8:15 AM Opening remarks

8:30 AM KEYNOTE | Sylvia de Sousa, TDS

9:30 AM The W5's of Automation | Phil Bernardin, Eascan Automation Inc.

10:00 AM Break

10:30 AM Company Spotlight | Icon Technologies

10:50 AM Navigating Environmental Permits | Stantec

11:10 PM KEYNOTE | David Chalk, Chalk Media Corp 

12:10PM  Closing morning remarks

12:15 PM Lunch and Networking

 

EVENT DETAILS 

LOCATION | Event Access Centre | Morden, Manitoba 
TIME | 8:00 - 3:30pm 
COST |  Members $135 +GST | Non-members $155 +GST

LUNCH KEYNOTE, WORKSHOPS ONLY  Members $80 +GST | Non-members $95+GST (Does not include morning program)

 

EXHIBITOR INFORMATION 

FEE | $500 +GST
INCLUDES | 10X10 Booth, 8' decorated table, 2 chairs

Exhibitor registration

For additional space beyond these option please contact the Project and Event Lead, Geri Rempel at geri.clincke@cme-mec.ca

LOOKING TO SUPPORT MANUFACTURERS?
Sponsorship opportunities are available.

World Class | $5,000 GOLD | $2,500 SILVER | $1,000

Sponsor registration

THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS

 

Additional Information

Location: Morden Access Event Centre
Time: 8:00 -3:30
Cost: Members $135 +GST | Non-members $155 +GST

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