Five Reasons You Should Attend This Year’s The Big M: Manufacturing Convergence

Five Reasons You Should Attend This Year’s The Big M: Manufacturing Convergence

You’ve probably heard the buzz about The Big M: Manufacturing Convergence taking place June 2-4, 2015, at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. As one of the largest manufacturing conferences in the region, you may already be considering attending. But The Big M is different from the dozens of other trade shows and conferences competing for your attention and money. Here are five reasons why you should attend this year.

  1. Hands-on manufacturing experience. One of the most exciting features of this year’s conference is an M|Build Workshop that offers attendees the opportunity to build a car! You’ll be introduced to agile processes like Lean, Scrum, and Kanban while acquiring skills for building cross-functional, multi-disciplinary teams. Where else can you build a car as professional development these days? To learn more and register, click here.
  2. Talent workshop focusing on the skills gap. The skills gap is one of the biggest challenges facing the industry today. You often hear about the magnitude of the problem, but not so often about real-world solutions to address it. This year’s M| Talent Workshop focuses on accelerating workforce performance through human capital initiatives. In other words, you’ll learn how to investin your workforce to impact your company’s KPIs and increase your competitiveness.
  3. Hear from industry leaders shaping the future of manufacturing. The M| Conference Keynotes include individuals from Autodesk, Exxon Mobil Corporation, and Scrum. There’s a lot to do to reinvent manufacturing in the Great Lakes region, and you’ll be inspired to get to work after hearing these keynote addresses.
  4. Experience new technologies during a live manufacturing operation. At M |Factories you’ll have the opportunity to experience new technologies and applications in a dynamic way. You’ll get experience with Autodesk Modeling, Simulation & Visualization (MSV) as well as Siemens Digital Factory so you can learn how to increase your organization’s efficiency, capacity, and competitiveness. To learn more and register, click here.

You’ll experience the powerful convergence of people and advanced manufacturing technologies. At the M | Exhibit, you’ll experience more than just a long line of booths. Instead, you’ll be privy to the world-class convergence of people, innovations, and technologies from across industries. You’ll get a glimpse into the cutting-edge innovations that will shape manufacturing’s future, and meet people who will impact your business. To learn more and register, click here.