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Join us on October 11th from 7:30 am – 10:00 am for “Tech & Talent: Winning the Day in Manufacturing” – an interactive forum, in partnership and facilitated by Portage Development Board, the Smart Manufacturing Cluster, and Team NEO. 

Talent, data, and connectivity will be the key themes as we come together to discuss the risks and opportunities associated with the transition to Industry 4.0. The roundtable discussion will lead to tangible strategies for growth for your company. We often find ourselves asking what comes first in our growth plan -the talent or the technology? Paralyzed by this chicken-egg scenario, we may be caught behind the eight ball in improvements to our operations. This roundtable event will empower you to address this conundrum.

The discussion is suitable for manufacturers of all sizes at any stage of implementation with smart manufacturing. Regardless of industry, budget, or scale – there is an intersection of technology & talent at your company, and we’d like to explore that together.

Who should attend:

  • Company Officers
  • Plant Managers
  • HR Directors

To ensure our speakers can provide relatable data and examples to your companies, please complete this simple and confidential readiness assessment in advance of the meeting. 


  • 7:30 am: Registration, breakfast, networking
  • 8:00 am: Roundtable presentation and discussion

Registration is complimentary but required. A light breakfast will be provided. 

Event inquiries? Please contact Erica Fitzpatrick at [email protected]

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