Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center to host Sept 24-25

INDEPENDENCE, MO, September 21, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ — The Missouri Association of Manufacturers (MAM) is bringing the 16th Annual Missouri Manufacturing Summit & Expo presented by Wiese USA to the Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center in Independence, Missouri on Wednesday, September 25.

Visualize the changes as the transformation of manufacturing charges into the next Industrial Revolution, aka Industry 4.0. Industry 4.0 is changing the traditional manufacturing landscape. Attendees will find strategies and technologies that manufacturers may implement to accelerate transformation in their facilities, operations and products. Here’s your chance to explore insight into revitalizing your innovation strategy and future initiatives.

Hear from the expert in cybersecurity, Lisa Baez – Sector Information Security Officer with Northrop Grumman, during her morning Keynote presentation over “Cybersecurity Risks in Industry 4.0 & How to Enhance Your Security”. Attendees will also interact with the leader in technology development, Ronnie Wilson – Lead Technology Project Manager with GKN Aerospace, as he gives an overview of the emerging technologies currently in development due to Industry 4.0 during his afternoon Keynote presentation. The discussion will include in depth focus on their US based developments and key investments in Technology Centers.

Cybersecurity and Industry 4.0 will remain the focus of the event during two (2) sessions of breakouts where six (6) presenters will cover materials pertaining to these topics regarding the manufacturing industry. Scheduled topics will include: Automation, Cyber Risks, Utility Innovations & Infrastructure Investments, Unclassified Information in Nonfederal IT Systems, Banking Changes in Industry 4.0 and Technology Project Implementation Grants.

Join us as three (3) companies are recognized during MAM’s Founder’s Awards Ceremony. The Founder’s Awards were created as a way of paying tribute to MAM’s founder, the late Jack T. Gentry, and are presented annually to MAM member companies that are preserving the manufacturing tradition in Missouri. This year’s recipients include:
• Boone Center Inc
• Holloway America
• Main Street Feeds Inc

The Made in Missouri Leadership Awards Pre-Event Celebration (September 24), Manufacturing for Women Pre-Event Conference (September 24) and 16th Annual Missouri Manufacturing Summit (September 25) are open to the public. Registrations are still available for purchase online at or by calling 417-863-7262. Online registrations available through Tuesday September 24 and day of event attendees may register at the door. Media is welcome to attend.

The Missouri Association of Manufacturers strives to instill interest and enthusiasm among elected officials and the public in general, by advocating policy that promotes regional economic growth and worldwide competitiveness. Missouri Association of Manufacturers (MAM) serves as the manufacturer’s advocate in Missouri and works to educate policy makers at all levels regarding important issues to manufacturers. MAM utilizes its strength in numbers to develop strategic partnerships and create exclusive benefit programs. The goal of each program is to offer lower pricing or greater advantages than members would be able to obtain on their own. MAM is focused on bringing manufacturers together to address common issues, challenges and to learn from one another. MAM events, conferences, workshops and networking provides a non-competitive environment for developing these beneficial relationships. For more information visit us @

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