Smart Manufacturing Summit

October 15 - 17, 2023Renaissance Schaumburg, Chicago, IL
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.

Cordell Hardy
Senior Vice President, Corporate R&D Operations
Rafaela Marangoni
VP of Manufacturing & Operational Excellence
Roger Brecht
Vice President of Digital Manufacturing
Md Rakibul Hasan
Head of Performance Excellence
Mark Hessinger
SVP Global Customer Success
Alex Bunda
Director of Innovation
Gustavo Chohfi
VP, Quality Assurance and Continuous Improvement
Olawale Ojo
Senior Global Lean Director
Spencer Miniely
Vice President Operations
Hao Dinh
Vice President Technology
Andy Wheatcroft
Director of Manufacturing

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, October 15

Monday, October 16

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

Rafaela MarangoniVP of Manufacturing & Operational ExcellenceWarby Parker
Rafaela Marangoni, VP of Manufacturing & Operational Excellence, Warby Parker

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

Md Rakibul HasanHead of Performance ExcellenceOcean Spray Cranberries, Inc.
Md Rakibul Hasan, Head of Performance Excellence, Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.

Gustavo ChohfiVP, Quality Assurance and Continuous ImprovementCornerstone Building Brands
Gustavo Chohfi, VP, Quality Assurance and Continuous Improvement, Cornerstone Building Brands

Spencer MinielyVice President OperationsYenkin-Majestic
Spencer Miniely, Vice President Operations, Yenkin-Majestic

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

Alex BundaDirector of InnovationSouthwire
Alex Bunda, Director of Innovation, Southwire

Olawale OjoSenior Global Lean DirectorGriffith Foods
Olawale Ojo, Senior Global Lean Director, Griffith Foods

Tuesday, October 17

John BartucciVice President, Connected ProductsThe Master Lock Company
John Bartucci, Vice President, Connected Products, The Master Lock Company

Hao DinhVice President TechnologyEnpro Industries
Hao Dinh, Vice President Technology, Enpro Industries

Andy WheatcroftDirector of ManufacturingFlowserve
Andy Wheatcroft, Director of Manufacturing, Flowserve

Natalia Méndez DeBrionesGlobal Head of Manufacturing for Medical Devices Philips
Natalia Méndez DeBriones, Global Head of Manufacturing for Medical Devices , Philips

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 Renaissance Schaumburg
  • 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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Smart Manufacturing Summit, US
October 15 - 17, 2023 | Renaissance Schaumburg, Chicago, IL