Together with our partner,
German-American Chamber of Commerce - Midwest,
CMMC and IMEC invite you to our Transatlantic Cluster Conference on Metalworking on July 11, 2016 in Chicago, IL.
German and American cluster organizations will share their best-practices and provide insight into technological trends, skilled workforce developments, and international collaboration opportunities in the metalworking industry.
Forge new connections and explore partnership options in metal manufacturing.
The half-day conference will include brief presentations and panel discussions by the following US and German metalworking experts including:
-Dr. Magdi Azer, Associate Director for Manufacturing Science, Illinois Applied Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
-Dr. Patrick Dufour, Managing Director, Economic Development Corporation of the City and District of Heilbronn
-Dr. Eric Johnson, Senior Staff Engineer, John Deere
-Maciej Monkosa, Senior Manager Cluster Metal Industry, Brandenburg Economic Development Board (ZAB)
-Patrick Osborne, Vice President of Training and Education,Technology Manufacturing Aligned (TMA)
-Dr. Federico Sciammarella, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, Northern Illinois University
Following the conference, attendees can participate in a site visit of Hi-Grade, Inc. which will highlight the latest metal fabrication processes and technological developments in the industry!
Event is free with lunch included. Space is limited, so sign up today!
Join us and share your ideas, resources, and best practices to support and grow metal manufacturing!
Monday, July 11, 2016
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM Main Event
Wojcik Conference Center
1200 W Algonquin Road
Palatine, IL 60067
The Chicago Metro Metal Consortium (CMMC) works to strengthen the region's 3,700 metal manufacturing firms. CMMC offers metal manufacturers the tools, services and resources to improve and grow their businesses through collaboration and networking, market intelligence and promotion of the region as the nation's leading center for manufacturing.