Manufacturing AUTOMATION

AMC 2016 features speakers from Festo Didactic, Siemens, OTTO Motors and more

October 26, 2016
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Oct. 26, 2016 – Taking place November 2-3 in Toronto, Ont., SME’s Advanced Manufacturing Canada (AMC) will feature speakers from OTTO Motors, Tooling U-SME and Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters.

The two-day conference and exhibition aims to foster a “national dialogue about how manufacturers can leverage advanced manufacturing to stimulate innovation, increase productivity, and compete in the global marketplace now and into the future,” by addressing topics such as the state of Canadian manufacturing, Industry 4.0, and workforce development.  

“AMC is about bringing the leaders in manufacturing together with the latest technologies and the businesses that need them so we can continue important conversations that will help increase Canada’s productivity and competitiveness,” said Julie Pike, event manager of SME.

Conference highlights include:

• Keynote – Why Canada is a Key Player in Industry 4.0 (November 2)
With the recent addition of Tesla Co-Founder Marc Tarpenning to the OTTO Motors advisory board, Matt Rendall, CEO of OTTO Motors, will discuss why Canadian innovations are attracting the attention of international executives and the role these technologies will play in manufacturing for the next industrial revolution: Industry 4.0.
• Keynote – Preparing the Future Skilled Workforce: An International Perspective (November 3)
In this presentation, an international panel of experts on workforce development will share their best practices and trends. Panelists include Jayson Myers, president and CEO, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, Jeannine Kunz, vice president, Tooling U-SME, Thomas Lichtenberger, president, Festo Didactic, and Tom Murad, Ph.D., head of Siemens Engineering and Technology Academy, in Siemens Canada.
The discussion will explore skills development and how it is tied to the economic development of a country/province or state, and the overall role and importance of educational institutions, government and industry and how they can work together for success.
• Keynote – Creating Disruptions in Manufacturing (November 3)
Lonnie Love, Ph.D., corporate fellow and group leader of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Manufacturing Systems Research Group, will describe recent technological advances that are radically changing the additive manufacturing industry. Specifically, Love will describe technological advances that directly impact the economics of additive enabling the development of microfactories where locally sourced materials can be transformed to locally manufactured products. Two examples are auto and wind turbine manufacturing.
Registration is currently open for attendees and media. CLICK HERE to register or learn more about the event and keynote presentations.

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