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Webinar: 18 Predictions for Manufacturing in 2018 - A January 18 IndustryWeek hosted webinar, sponsored by Infor

December 20, 2017

  • Date: Thursday, January 18, 2018
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. EST (GMT -5, New York)
  • Duration: 1 Hour
  • Event Type: Live Webinar
  • Cost: Free

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Experts from US and Europe share 18 trends to watch in 2018

IndustryWeek calls on the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), EEF from the UK, and Infor to provide a global preview

2017 was a whirlwind year of global shifts, policy changes, and disruptive technology. Will the momentum continue in 2018? What new trends will emerge? How will the world economy affect manufacturers on opposites sides of the globe? Join us January 18 to hear what the experts predict.

And, because you’re coping with rapid change every day, we thought it was only fair that our presenters should feel the same pressure. We’re giving them each no more than 18 minutes to summarize a year’s worth of insights. Can they do it?

Our panelists, and some of the topics they will address are:

Brian Raymond, Director, Innovation Policy, National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), will discuss lingering skills gaps, infrastructure demands, policy impact, off-shoring, regulations, and how the hyper-charged political climate might impact manufacturing’s potential growth.

Lee Hopley, Chief Economist, EEF, the voice of UK manufacturing and engineering, will present economic predictions and the European perspective on the global economy, as well as shifts in economic power, impact of Brexit, and a forecast for the future of manufacturing in the UK and beyond.

Nick Castellina, Director, Industry & Product Strategy, Infor, will forecast how software solutions and digital technology will play a role in manufacturing in 2018. He will provide his insider’s view on trends to watch, evolving technologies, and how manufacturers will adapt to the digital disruption which is drastically changing the nature of business.

How about you? Are you ready to step up your game for 2018? Think fast. Act faster.

Key Take-aways:

  • Which technology trends and innovations will benefit manufacturers most?
  • What can manufacturers do to overcome the shortage of skilled workers?
  • How will the volatile global economy impact market demand?
  • Will changing regulations call for new strategies and processes?
  • Are manufacturers ready to invest in digital technology?
  • What economic and political issues should manufacturers monitor?

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