Tue, May 8th
8:30 am to 1:30 pm

The domestic manufacturing outlook is strong for the coming years, particularly with the increase in “re-shoring” and improved availability of investment capital. Designed for C-Level executives and small and middle-market company Presidents and CFO’s, this program will feature talks and panel discussions on how our industry can best take advantage of the capital markets for expansion both internally and through acquisition.


  • Sharon Miller
    Managing Director, Head of Small Business
    Bank of America
  • Colin Convey
    Managing Director
    Head of Packaging Investment Banking
    Goldman Sachs
  • Craig P. Staub
    Managing Principal
    Odyssey Partners
  • John Hart
    Managing Director
    P&M Corporate Finance (PMCF)
  • Samuel H. Smith III
    Managing Director
    Customers Bank Commercial Finance

Wed, May 9th
8:30 am to 1:30 pm

Designed for Senior Business Development, Sales and Marketing, and Product/Divisional Business Managers, this program will feature representatives from major corporations in the, Medical, Consumer Products, Aerospace,  Automotive, and Prioprietary Plastics Manufacturing Sectors . The program focus will be on these markets and their projected demand for existing and new product ideas for the coming years.


  • René Lammers, Ph.D.
    Senior Vice President, Global Beverages R&D
  • Theresa Hermel-Davidock
    Worldwide Director, Core Technologies
    Becton Dickinson
  • Stephen Livernois
    Vice President, Procurement of Direct Materials
    Becton Dickinson
  • Catherine Hawkins
    Senior Manager, Parts and Assemblies Supplier Management
    Boeing Commercial Airplanes
  • Jay Olson
    Global Manager, Materials Engineering & Technology
    John Deere Technology Innovation Center
  • Scott Farmer
    Executive VP and Chief Procurement Officer
    Berry Plastics

Thu, May 10th
8:30 am to 1:30 pm

Designed for Manufacturing Executives and General Managers of Manufacturing Facilities, this program will feature leaders from both Plastics Manufacturing and National Associations speaking on topics ranging from Workforce Development through the latest innovations in manufacturing including: Additive (3D and 4D) Manufacturing, closing the gap between research and technological innovation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and Smart Manufacturing—using real-time information to obtain a whole new level of visibility throughout the Supply Chain.


  • Jay Timmons
    President and CEO
    National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)
  • Gregory Haye
    General Manager and Materials and Process Development Project Manager
    Local Motors Knoxville
  • Timothy L. Weber, Ph.D.
    Global Head of 3D Materials & Advanced Applications, HP 3D Printing
    HP, Inc.
  • Peter Stansky
    Digitalization Development Manager
    Siemens Industry, U.S.A.