Manufacturing and R&D Summit

April 21 - 23, 2024ARIA Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Solutions, Strategy & Connection at Manufacturing's Most Powerful Summit
Event Info

Join Manufacturing’s most esteemed Summit.

IMPACT is a peer-led leadership-focused event that is complimentary for qualified professionals. Discover strategies from field experts, research new solutions, and meet like-minded peers on your path for professional growth. Your invitation is waiting.

Network and learn from the peers driving innovation in Manufacturing.

Roger Brecht
Vice President of Digital Manufacturing
Mike Carroll
Vice President of Innovation & Transformation
Gefferie Yee-Madera
Vice President of Engineering
Cordell Hardy
Senior Vice President, Corporate R&D Operations
Erin Chase
Director, Operational Excellence
Thembani Togwe
Senior Director, Digital Manufacturing, Data & Au...
Isaac Bennett
Vice President of IT
Thembani Togwe
PhD, Senior Director, Digital Manufacturing, Data...
Dion Eusepi
Director of Enterprise Architecture & Data
Mark Hessinger
SVP Global Customer Success
Susanne Lauda
Director, Global Advanced Manufacturing Technology
Shekhar Khandekar
Vice President, Global Operational Excellence
Christina O'Keefe
Director of Sustainability - North America

The world’s leading manufacturers attend.

In our 15+ year tenure we’ve connected 1000s of peers across every industry.

Reserved for executives and tailored to support your professional and departmental goals.


Choose from 35+ Sessions, 30 Speakers, 6 Networking Events & More
Sunday, April 21

Monday, April 22

Roger BrechtVice President of Digital ManufacturingNestlé Purina North America
Roger Brecht, Vice President of Digital Manufacturing, Nestlé Purina North America

Gefferie Yee-MaderaVice President of EngineeringNorthrop Grumman
Gefferie Yee-Madera, Vice President of Engineering, Northrop Grumman

Cordell HardySenior Vice President, Corporate R&D Operations3M
Cordell Hardy, Senior Vice President, Corporate R&D Operations, 3M

Mike CarrollVice President of Innovation & TransformationGeorgia Pacific
Mike Carroll, Vice President of Innovation & Transformation, Georgia Pacific

Erin ChaseDirector, Operational Excellence, Digital Mfg Transformation, and CIJohnson Controls , Inc.
Erin Chase, Director, Operational Excellence, Digital Mfg Transformation, and CI, Johnson Controls , Inc.

Thembani TogwePhD, Senior Director, Digital Manufacturing, Data & Automation Johnson & Johnson
Thembani Togwe, PhD, Senior Director, Digital Manufacturing, Data & Automation, Johnson & Johnson

Mark HessingerSVP Global Customer Success3D Systems Inc.
Mark Hessinger, SVP Global Customer Success, 3D Systems Inc.

Dion EusepiDirector of Enterprise Architecture, Data and Cloud Integration PlatformsStanley Black and Decker
Dion Eusepi, Director of Enterprise Architecture, Data and Cloud Integration Platforms, Stanley Black and Decker

Shekhar KhandekarVice President, Global Operational ExcellenceComet Group
Shekhar Khandekar, Vice President, Global Operational Excellence, Comet Group

Tuesday, April 23

Cordell HardySenior Vice President, Corporate R&D Operations 3M
Stacey WagnerChief Experience Officer Zappos
Tom Brown Executive Director, Semiconductor Business Unit Brewer Science
3 speakers

Isaac BennettVice President of ITSAF-Holland
Isaac Bennett, Vice President of IT, SAF-Holland

Susanne LaudaDirector, Global Advanced Manufacturing TechnologyAGCO
Susanne Lauda, Director, Global Advanced Manufacturing Technology, AGCO

Christina O'KeefeDirector of Sustainability - North America Kerry Group
Christina O'Keefe, Director of Sustainability - North America , Kerry Group

Key connections. Elevated ambience.

Your invitation is waiting.
A Full Suite of VIP Benefits

As an in-person attendee, you’ll receive the following at no cost:

  • 1-night stay at the ARIA Resort & Casino
  • 5-star catering at all meals throughout the summit
  • Multiple Networking Receptions with your senior-level peers (with open bar included)
  • Generous travel reimbursement via personal check
  • Dedicated Concierge to tailor your experience
Curated Research Meetings

Your time is valuable, which is why we skip the usual “wandering the exhibition hall” and connect you directly to relevant solution providers.

Tell us about your current challenges during registration, and we’ll arrange meetings with a tailored set of solution providers who can help. It’s a simple, fun way to do solutions research in a relaxed, no-pressure environment.

The vendor discussions were of great value and the educational sessions were extremely well done. Superior to other events I’ve attended."
Global Program Manager, Caterpillar
I really appreciated this different type of venue and format, and the extra work toward personalization to make the most of the time invested. Everyone I interacted with at QN was super helpful and responsive."
Southwestern Electric Co, VP of Engineering
I was introduced to solution providers that I would not have otherwise found & found details that I would not have gotten from websites. It’s already generating further dialog about how we can work together in the future."
Blount International, Manager Engineering - Machine Design

Meet our sponsors

We ‘re proud to work with the best in the business. By learning about your projects up front, we match you for 1-on-1 meetings with those best-suited to tackle the challenge.Become a sponsor

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Manufacturing and R&D Summit, US
April 21 - 23, 2024 | ARIA Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV