"Connecting With Our Future" - Assisting the growth of minority manufacturers and the manufacturing supply chain by connecting them to new opportunities and ideas. Keynote Speaker: Andra Rush, CEO & President, Detroit Manufacturing Systems, LLC & CEO, Rush Trucking Corporation. Free Parking Reception 2:30 - 4:00 PM
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Check-in and Reception
Speakers, attendees and exhibitors connect over light refreshments.
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Opening & Welcome
MBDA Advanced Manufacturing Center and city, state, and federal officials extend greetings. Maryland Lt. Governor Rutherford and Baltimore Mayor Pugh invited.
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon Connecting to the Future – Next Generation Manufacturing
Panelists discuss Manufacturing 4.0 and other advanced manufacturing technologies shaping the future of the industry.
12:15 p.m. – 12:40 p.m. Lunch
12:40 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker - Andra Rush
CEO and president of Detroit Manufacturing Systems, chair and CEO of Rush Trucking Corporation, CEO and president of DakkotaG Integrated Systems.
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Connecting to Industry & Policy Leaders to Grow Minority Manufacturing
OEM and resource organizational “thought leaders” engage attendees in discussion on how to grow and sustain minority-owned manufacturing companies in the Mid-Atlantic Region.
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Network reception and OEM Procurement Connections