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Minnesota Manufacturers' Summit 2013

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Name: Minnesota Manufacturers' Summit 2013
Date: October 23, 2013
Time: 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM CDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
Gaining the competitive advantage

Celebrate Minnesota manufacturers during Minnesota Manufacturers Week and preview what lies ahead for this important industry.
The manufacturing sector has traditionally been the backbone of Minnesota's economy, currently representing 13 percent of all private sector jobs in this state. Contributing $37 billion to Minnesota's economy, manufacturing has the second largest payroll of any business in the state.
The event will feature a discussion on building Minnesota’s manufacturing workforce with Scott Peterson, EVP and Chief Human Resources Office, The Schwan Food Company and others. The Summit will offer attendees an opportunity to communicate with key state policy makers on the impact of taxes and Minnesota’s business climate on their companies. National and statewide manufacturing leaders will discuss trends in the industry, technology and innovation, energy policy plus more. Network with manufacturing, business and policy leaders at Summit and help celebrate the contributions of Minnesota manufacturers as a part of Minnesota Manufacturers Week.

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Jeff DeYoung, chair, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce & Office Managing Partner, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
Kimberly Arrigoni, chair, Minnesota Manufacturers Coalition & Controller, Haberman Machine, Inc.
Growing Manufacturing in Greater Minnesota
Tom Daggett, president, Hutchinson Manufacturing
A national, and Minnesota perspective on manufacturing issues and trends
Eric Fisher, director of operations, AGCO
Paul Mooty, president & chief financial officer, Faribault Woolen Mill Co.
Tom Wosepka, chief financial officer, Douglas Machine
Aligning higher education with workforce needs
Scott Peterson, evp & chief human resources officer, The Schwan Food Company
Minnesota Youth Apprentice Model:  Albert Lea
Val Kvale, placement & marketing specialist, Workforce Development, Inc. 
Laura Leraaen, human resources assistant, Innovance
Kim Meyer, industrial technology instructor/FFA advisor, Albert Lea High School
Johann Thomas, assistant principal, Albert Lea High School
Establishing an adult apprenticeship program  for your company
Erick Ajax, vice president, E.J. Ajax & Sons
Energy:  The policy, the politics and the practical
Kevin Bengston, project manager, energy intelligence, Center for Energy and the Environment
Patrick Becker, general manager, Ingersoll Rand
Chris Tanaka, climate solutions, Trane 
Supply Chain Risk – Moving From Reactive to Proactive
Jake DeWoskin, manager, technology consulting, McGladrey LLP
Minnesota tax policy and a competitive business environment
Rep. Ann Lenczewski, chair, House of Representatives Tax Committee 
Rep. Sarah Anderson, House of Representatives

7800 Normandale Blvd  
Minneapolis, MN 55439

$79 | Members & Non-Members

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Gold | $1500
Silver | $1000
Bronze | $500

Contact Leah Tomasetti at, 651.292.4669 or Jennifer Byers at, 651.292.4673.

DoubleTree - Bloomington Minneapolis South
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