Manufacturing Drill-Down Forum
On February 26, CMAP will launch its Regional Manufacturing Cluster Drill-Down Report with an event at Harper College's Wojcik Conference Center (1200 W. Algonquin Road, Palatine) from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., with an optional tour of the College's manufacturing training facilities from 11:00 a.m. to noon. The event will include a presentation of the new report and its recommendations to address the advanced manufacturing cluster's key challenges and opportunities, to be followed by a panel of experts discussing how to support the growth of metropolitan Chicago's manufacturing cluster.
- Welcome and Introduction by Dr. Ken Ender, President, Harper College and Randy Blankenhorn, Executive Director, CMAP
- Presentation of the Manufacturing Drill-Down Report
- Panel Discussion and Q&A
- Optional tour of Harper Manufacturing training facilities
David Boulay, President, Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center
Caralynn Nowinski, Associate Vice President for Innovation and Economic Development, the University of Illinois
Ray Prendergrast, Manufacturing Technology Department Chair, Daley College
Steven Kase, CEO, Ask Products, Chairman of the Board, Tooling and Manufacturing Association
Moderator: John McCarron, columnist, Chicago Tribune; adjunct lecturer, DePaul University College of Communication
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