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“Make It Here” May 8-9, 2018 Lexington


Enjoy complimentary WiFi at the 2018 State of Manufacturing Conference!



Welcome to the 2018 KAM State of Manufacturing Conference! As the new executive director of KAM, I’m excited to have the opportunity to work with such a dedicated group of people to promote Kentucky’s manufacturing sector. Kentucky is making great strides in its growth as a manufacturing state. We host world-renowned companies, innovators, inventors, educators, and leaders. We are only hours from most of the US population, have affordable and plentiful energy AND water, and are competitive with regional states for attracting and expanding businesses and have more jobs than people to fill them. In short, you can MAKE IT HERE, which is the theme of this year’s conference. KAM’s mission is to advocate, educate and connect the manufacturing community. Our conferences enable us to hit all three directives at once. This year’s conference is the first of many refreshed and new opportunities to engage with our community. It follows last year’s shift of focus back to manufacturing. Our KAM conference workgroup, comprised of nearly two dozen people directly in manufacturing roles or supportive of them, took a step back to provide a broader perspective. This year’s agenda focuses on many currently trending manufacturing, workforce and workplace issues as well as the importance of collaboration with community stakeholders and regional partnerships. We’re very excited about the line-up! Our conference is built by and for the manufacturing community and we hope that the topics and presenters plant ideas and provide opportunities to meet new people. These “happy collisions” are perfect places from which collaboration and innovation can spring. Thank you for being part of the commonwealth’s vibrant and thriving manufacturing community. Without your participation, feedback, attendance, volunteering, sponsoring and presenting, Kentucky would not have the strong support network and culture it has. Please tweet any information you feel relevant or appropriate using our hashtag #KAMmakeithere. We appreciate your continued commitment to KAM and Kentucky manufacturers!


AGENDA TUESDAY, MAY 8 8:30am Continental Breakfast - Registration - Trade Show 9:00am Welcome - Lee Lingo, Executive Director, KAM 9:15am Opening Keynote Executive Officer Vivek Sarin, Cabinet for Economic Development Commissioner Ryan Quarles, KY Department of Agriculture 10:15am General Session MakerMinded Awards to Students, Teachers, and Schools 10:45am Break | Trade Show 11:15am Breakout Session #1 (concurrent sessions) General Manufacturing: Prioritizing Technological Advancement and Possible Pitfalls: IT/IS Security/Data/UAVs and Drones James Coil, PE, Water Logic Cyber Strategies Securing Workforce: Millennials/Engagement Eric Opland, Plant Manager, 3M, Cynthiana John Wood, HR Manager, 3M, Cynthiana Workplace Issues: #MeToo Lira Johnson, Partner, Dinsmore Local/Regional: Eastern Kentucky: Redefining A Region Capacity Building “Growing Demand to Meet Supply” Jacob Colley, External Affairs Manager, Kentucky Power Tim Gibbs, President/CEO, Ashland Alliance Chuck Sexton, President/CEO, One East Kentucky 12:15pm Lunch | Trade Show 1:30pm Breakout Session #2 (concurrent sessions) General Manufacturing: Sustainable Manufacturing Mick Henderson, General Manager, Commonwealth AgriEnergy Kevin Bell, Energy Manager, Toyota Motor North America Dr. I. S. Jawahir, Director, Institute for Sustainable Manufacturing (ISM), University of Kentucky Securing Workforce: KYFAME Roundtables - Student Perspectives KCTCS AMT Students Workplace Issues: National Labor Relations Board George Adams, Partner, Fisher & Phillips Local/Regional: South Kentucky: Capacity Building “Growing Supply to Meet Demand” Ron Bunch, President & CEO, Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce Meredith Rozanski, Chief Operating Officer, Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce 4

2:30pm Break | Trade Show 2:50pm Breakout Session #3 (concurrent sessions) General Manufacturing: Import/Export Trade, Tariffs Roundtable Darren Srebnick, Chief Trade Officer, World Trade Center KY Securing Workforce: Incumbent Workforce Training Johnna Howard, Traci Weird, Yonette Martin, Chris Green, Metalsa Local/Regional: Manufacturers & Community Stakeholders Working Together Mayor David Jackson, Madisonville, KY 3:30pm Closing Keynote – “The State of Manufacturing” Keith Smith, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs and Mobilization, National Association of Manufacturers 4:45pm Networking Reception/Trade Show -6:30pm (Dinner on your own)

AGENDA WEDNESDAY, MAY 9 7:30am Continental Breakfast - Trade Show 8:30am Morning Plenary: Workplace Violence: Active Shooter! Now What? John Holiday, Executive Director, Kentucky Office of Homeland Security 9:30am Breakout Session #4 (concurrent sessions) General Manufacturing: Logistics - Electronic Data Logging & Weight Limits Officer Jed Hudson, Kentucky State Police Sam Drake, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet General Manufacturing: Primer to Federal Procurement System Darrall Henderson, State Director, Kentucky Procurement Technical Assistance Center General Manufacturing: Additive Manufacturing Eric Wooldridge, PE, RA, Professor, Additive Manufacturing & Workforce Solutions, Somerset Community & Technical College Securing Workforce: What is Your Employee Engagement Strategy Rejeana Thompson, Environmental/Quality Management Specialist, Aichi Forge USA, Inc. Local/Regional: Bluegrass Economic Advancement Movement (BEAM) Jeanine Duncliffe, Director, International Economic Development, Louisville Forward Local/Regional: Importance of Advocacy Blake Brickman, Chief of Staff, Office of the Governor 5

AGENDA WEDNESDAY, MAY 9 (continued) 10:00am Break - Trade Show 10:30am Breakout Session #5 (concurrent sessions) General Manufacturing: NAFTA’s Effect on Kentucky Manufacturing Robert Brown, National District Export Council General Manufacturing: How to Become the Manufacturer/ Manufacturing Employee of the Year Ray Leathers, Roll Forming (retired) Mick Henderson, Commonwealth AgriEnergy Securing Workforce: Cradle to Career Johnny Pittman, Oxmoor Auto Group Andrew Parker, Director of Governmental Affairs, Associated Industries of Arkansas Securing Workforce: Opioid Crisis: Potential Workforce Pool Mark Gomsak, Partner, Fisher & Phillips Michael Mills, Executive Director- Career Development Program, Bluegrass Regional Recycling Center Local/Regional: Sourcing Local, Upcoming LAND Forums Tim Hughes, Deputy Executive Director, KY Department of Agriculture Local/Regional: Infrastructure Panel - Hard Transportation Assets, Broadband, Pipelines, Water Management Gary Larimore, Executive Director, Kentucky Rural Water Association Juva Barber, Executive Director, Kentuckians for Better Transportation Justin Stiles, Integrity Quality Assurance Supervisor, Marathon Pipe Line 11:00am Break - Trade Show 11:30am Closing Keynote: “How to Implement What You Learned” Lee Lingo, Kentucky Association of Manufacturers 12:00pm Wrap-up/Door Prizes (must be present to win) 12:15pm Adjourn – Safe Travels!

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2018 State of Manufacturing Conference Program  
2018 State of Manufacturing Conference Program