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MFG Operations Conference Planning

MMA is developing an MFG Operations Conference in Spring 2019 and is actively seeking proposals for content and speakers. Read the Request for Proposal below and contact MMA's Sarah Martin, at 517-487-8521 or martin@mimfg.org if you have any questions or would like to submit. 


RFP Overview:
The Request for Proposal (RFP) process will help identify speakers, content providers and supporters for a newly developed program: the MFG Operations Conference.

Please carefully review the information below and provide your RFP by 8:00 a.m. Friday, 11/16/18, to MMA’s Sarah Martin martin@mimfg.org. All RFP’s will be reviewed by a panel of staff and feedback will be sought from a small focus group of industry members. Presenters who have been selected will be notified on Friday, 11/30/18.

Ideally, each selected presenter will be providing information on 2-3 topics. Please provide separate proposals for 2-3 of the topic areas listed below.

Event Overview:

Information presented by leading MMA members and industry experts will provide insights for small to medium size manufacturing business owners, leaders and managers at the 2018 MFG Ops Conference! Participants will gain practical information and actionable applications to tackle current operational road blocks and industry trends.

  • Target Audience: small to medium size manufacturing business owners, leaders and managers
  • Date: Thursday, March 7, 2019
  • Location: Henry Center for Executive Development, MSU
Presentation Topics/Overall Tracks:

This event will draw 100 attendees and have approximately six break-out tracks. Information will be relevant to small-medium Michigan based manufacturers. Presentations will be aimed towards providing practical information and actionable applications that can be shared post-event with their peers. Presentations should be focused on tackling current operational road blocks and preparing for emerging industry trends.

  • Technology
  • Human Resources
  • Talent Management
  • Safety & Regulations
  • Efficiency & Resource Management
  • Global Business
  • Finance
  • Leadership
  • Sales, Marketing, Customer Relations
How to Submit

Please complete information below for consideration along with a 1-2 page Presentation Summary which should include:

  • Presentation Title
  • 100 Word Marketing Description
  • Why this topic is important for Michigan manufacturers
  • Which of the following break-out this presentation relates to:
    • Technology
    • Human Resources
    • Talent Management
    • Safety & Regulations
    • Efficiency & Resource Management
    • Global Business
    • Finance
    • Leadership
    • Sales, Marketing, Customer Relations
  • Two-Four learning objectives
  • The specific benefits participants will take away
  • Plan to engage the audience in interacting with your or one another
  • What makes you the best presenter for this topic and why will Michigan manufacturers relate to you?
  • Speaker biography and high-resolution headshot

You may also include presentation materials, other supplemental materials or references.

Partnering for Success

MMA does not pay speaker fees, travel or accommodations. The value of presenting at the MFG Operations Conference is to share your expertise and insight with manufacturing leaders. While we will do our best to promote you and facilitate connections, presentations may NOT be a “sales pitch” for company or services.

One of the ways MMA builds successful professional development programs is by working with our members and developing partnerships. These are not criteria to be a speaker, but we are interested in knowing more about how you could support MM and the MFG Operations Conference.

Are you/ or are you willing to: (indicate all that apply)

  • Are an MMA Premium Associate Membership in good standing.
  • Provide content for MMA publications, website and other distribution
  • Invest in a sponsorship for this event ranging from $500-$2,500
  • Promote this event to your clients and encourage manufacturers to attend!

MMA is developing an MFG Operations Conference in Spring 2019 and is actively seeking proposals for content and speakers. Read the Request for Proposal below and contact MMA's Sarah Martin, at 517-487-8521 or martin@mimfg.org if you have any questions or would like to submit. 


RFP Overview:
The Request for Proposal (RFP) process will help identify speakers, content providers and supporters for a newly developed program: the MFG Operations Conference.

Please carefully review the information below and provide your RFP by 8:00 a.m. Friday, 11/16/18, to MMA’s Sarah Martin martin@mimfg.org. All RFP’s will be reviewed by a panel of staff and feedback will be sought from a small focus group of industry members. Presenters who have been selected will be notified on Friday, 11/30/18.

Ideally, each selected presenter will be providing information on 2-3 topics. Please provide separate proposals for 2-3 of the topic areas listed below.

Event Overview:

Information presented by leading MMA members and industry experts will provide insights for small to medium size manufacturing business owners, leaders and managers at the 2018 MFG Ops Conference! Participants will gain practical information and actionable applications to tackle current operational road blocks and industry trends.

  • Target Audience: small to medium size manufacturing business owners, leaders and managers
  • Date: Thursday, March 7, 2019
  • Location: Henry Center for Executive Development, MSU
Presentation Topics/Overall Tracks:

This event will draw 100 attendees and have approximately six break-out tracks. Information will be relevant to small-medium Michigan based manufacturers. Presentations will be aimed towards providing practical information and actionable applications that can be shared post-event with their peers. Presentations should be focused on tackling current operational road blocks and preparing for emerging industry trends.

  • Technology
  • Human Resources
  • Talent Management
  • Safety & Regulations
  • Efficiency & Resource Management
  • Global Business
  • Finance
  • Leadership
  • Sales, Marketing, Customer Relations
How to Submit

Please complete information below for consideration along with a 1-2 page Presentation Summary which should include:

  • Presentation Title
  • 100 Word Marketing Description
  • Why this topic is important for Michigan manufacturers
  • Which of the following break-out this presentation relates to:
    • Technology
    • Human Resources
    • Talent Management
    • Safety & Regulations
    • Efficiency & Resource Management
    • Global Business
    • Finance
    • Leadership
    • Sales, Marketing, Customer Relations
  • Two-Four learning objectives
  • The specific benefits participants will take away
  • Plan to engage the audience in interacting with your or one another
  • What makes you the best presenter for this topic and why will Michigan manufacturers relate to you?
  • Speaker biography and high-resolution headshot

You may also include presentation materials, other supplemental materials or references.

Partnering for Success

MMA does not pay speaker fees, travel or accommodations. The value of presenting at the MFG Operations Conference is to share your expertise and insight with manufacturing leaders. While we will do our best to promote you and facilitate connections, presentations may NOT be a “sales pitch” for company or services.

One of the ways MMA builds successful professional development programs is by working with our members and developing partnerships. These are not criteria to be a speaker, but we are interested in knowing more about how you could support MM and the MFG Operations Conference.

Are you/ or are you willing to: (indicate all that apply)

  • Are an MMA Premium Associate Membership in good standing.
  • Provide content for MMA publications, website and other distribution
  • Invest in a sponsorship for this event ranging from $500-$2,500
  • Promote this event to your clients and encourage manufacturers to attend!
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