Kane County metals manufacturers are encouraged to register now for a July 11 event that can help you forge new connections and explore partnership options with German and American metalworkers.
The Chicago Metro Metal Consortium and the German-American Chamber of Commerce – Midwest invite you to a Transatlantic Cluster Conference on Metalworking set for July 11, 2016 in Chicago, IL.
Kane County business leaders will learn about best-practices of German and American cluster organizations and gain insight into technological trends, skilled workforce developments, and international collaboration opportunities in the metalworking industry. Organizers stress that space is limited and are encouraging Kane County business leaders to sign up today.
The half-day conference will include brief presentations and panel discussions by the following U.S. 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.
SOURCE: Chicago Metro Metals Consortium news release