Grosse Pointe, MI (PRWEB) September 27, 2010
The Great Lakes Manufacturing Council and its presenting partner, the Quebec Industrial Research Association (ADRIQ), today announced Laurent C. Rouaud, chief marketing officer at GE Aviation, William Testa, vice president and director of regional programs in the Economic Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and William Harney, director of Engineering and Development at Magna International Inc., will be featured speakers at the 2010 Great Lakes Manufacturing Forum in Montreal, Quebec, Nov. 1-2, 2010. The theme for this year’s conference is Great Lakes Manufacturing: Driven by Collaborative Innovation.
“Manufacturing is not only what we do, it is who we are,” said Ed Wolking, Jr., president of the Great Lakes Manufacturing Council. “The Great Lakes Region is one of most powerful economic regions in the world, and collaborative innovation will drive manufacturing into a new era of prosperity.”
Rouaud's keynote address will be on Ecomagination, GE’s commitment to imagine and build innovative solutions to today’s environmental challenges while driving economic growth. Testa will review the state of manufacturing in the region and highlight the role manufacturing innovation plays in the Great Lakes economy while Harney will share insights into the role innovation and collaboration play in product development at Magna, a leading automotive supplier based in Ontario.
The 2010 participants will gain increased exposure to new approaches to collaboration and innovation and take part in on- site, hands-on interaction with important centers of manufacturing innovation. Participants will also be able to share key developments and trends, discover new resources and best practices, build relationships and regional networks to help solve common problems and leverage opportunities in the areas of image, innovation, workforce/talent base, borders & logistics and public policy.
Early bird registration with its $100 discount is available until Oct. 1. To register or for more information about the 2010 Great Lakes Manufacturing Forum go to: http://glmc2010forum.org/
While the abundance of fresh water physically defines the region, manufacturing drives its economic engine. Manufacturing is intrinsic to the Great Lakes economy and vital to the U.S. and Canadian economic and security interests.
The Great Lakes Manufacturing Council has played an increasingly important role in the success of manufacturing in the region. The Council is a unique and essential bi-national collaborative. The Great Lakes Manufacturing Forum is the signature annual conference of the Great Lakes Manufacturing Council and has become the forum to exchange ideas and drive manufacturing forward in the region. Its presenting partner ADRIQ is a driving business and industry force and convener in Quebec, which strongly identifies itself as being a part of the Great Lakes Basin.
Media and sponsor contact:
Ed Wolking, Jr. at 313-596-0304 or ewolking(at)detroitchamber(dot)com
Caroline DeGuire at caroline.deguire(at)adriq(dot)com