tuesday, may 23

Registration Open

Wright Foyer


7:00am - 5:00pm

7:00am - 8:00am


Wright Ballroom 4 & 5

8:00am - 8:15am

8:15am - 9:15am

opening keynote: thriving through uncertaintybehind the scenes at the white house on 9/11

Wright Ballroom 1, 2, & 3

Few moments in U.S. history have proven more uncertain than when America learned it was under attack from terrorists. Former Chief of Staff Andrew Card will share his inspirational firsthand account of the details of that day and what it took for the U.S. government to respond quickly and effectively during one of the darkest, most inscrutable periods in American history.

Emerging International Risks Facing Multinational Corporations

Wright Ballroom 1, 2, & 3

Global manufacturers face myriad challenges. Successful management of them relies on accurate identification of each risk and prioritization in terms of the likelihood and potential impact. Having spent more than three decades in international political–economic and security analysis, Jay Young will use his experience and expertise to explore the most disruptive external threats to multinationals in the coming few years.    

9:15AM - 10:00AM


10:00am - 10:30am


Hot seat: Growing a Company in a period of Economic and Finance-Related Stress

Wright Ballroom 1, 2, & 3

As CEO of Pentair, Randall Hogan knows it is a CEO's job to both chart and steer the destiny of a company. Pentair not only survived, but thrived, over the last decade thanks to Mr. Hogan’s agile leadership.  Hear his secrets to success in this “hot seat” session where he will share how leaders should think about moving forward when the ground repeatedly shifts beneath their feet. Learn what change strategies are to a company's advantage when circumstances about-face. Better prepare to manage your company’s destiny through periods of uncertainty by incorporating Mr. Hogan’s proven success strategies.

10:30am - 11:15am


Third-party risk: The Unseen threats to your brand and sourcing

Wright Ballroom 1, 2, & 3 

As more countries adopt regulations that impose trade barriers targeting manufacturers and raise outsourcing expenses, executives must keep informed of the risks and liabilities hiding in their supply chains. Join Travis Miller of Assent for a high-level briefing on the geographies and compliance risk factors most likely to cause significant financial, brand, and personal reputational damage. He’ll cover hazards related to forced and slave labor practices, product recalls, prosecutorial focus regarding corruption (including criminal charges for executives), newly emerging protectionist policies, and vendor and third-party cybersecurity program deficiencies.


11:15am - 11:45am

Roundtables: Accelerating Growth and innovation

Wright 4 & 5
  • Lunch will be served during roundtable sessions.

11:45am - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 2:15pm

giving the next generation of corporate leaders a license to lead

Wright Ballroom 1, 2, & 3

To successfully drive a high-performance corporate culture, nothing is more important than having effective leaders at the steering wheel. At Schneider Electric, executives don’t get behind that wheel until they demonstrate specific capabilities. In this session, Kim Bors, one of the most highly respected HR experts in manufacturing, will provide insights into her company’s “Leadership Driver’s License” program, which includes goals for demonstrating an ability to lead oneself, to lead others, and to lead growth.


2:15pm - 2:30pm

2:15pm - 7:30pm

Headshot Lounge Open

Get your updated headshot at MAPI's Executive Summit Headshot Lounge. Sign up for your appointment at the Information Desk in Wright Foyer. 

2:30pm - 3:15pm

breakout session: Creating Cultural Agility in Global Manufacturers

Wright Ballroom 4

An agile culture, quick to respond to changing dynamics, is critical to manufacturing success. This is especially true as companies embrace agile technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), digitization and advanced robotics. Join Suzanne Burns, a Principal at Spencer Stuart, to learn keys to successful cultural transformation, and strategies to keep teams thriving through economic and political uncertainty.

breakout session: Mitigating the risks of a data-driven economy

Wright Ballroom 5

Technology is upending our world—we’re sharing our cars (Uber), our homes (Airbnb), and even our paychecks (Kickstarter). And it’s only a question of time before artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and autonomous cars are fixtures in our daily lives. As technology transforms, so do risks, and no company is immune, regardless of its place in the supply chain. For example, lawsuits are being brought against autonomous vehicle OEMs and their suppliers over accidents. Further, as cyberattacks become more common and sophisticated, it’s no longer just IP that’s at risk. Industrials are being targeted as sources of personally identifiable information—of employees and customers—and theft can have long-lasting impacts on brands and reputations.

2:30pm - 3:15pm



3:15pm - 3:45pm

3:45pm - 4:45pm

general session: deploying digital manufacturing and next-gen artificial intelligence

Wright Ballroom 1, 2, & 3

In recent years digitalization has been a highly disruptive force in many sectors. Digitalization will transform every link in the manufacturing value chain and has the potential to unlock great value for companies-if they understand how to harness it. When digitalization combines with the latest advances in artificial intelligence (AI), companies have the potential to create what Siemens calls the complete cyber-physical system-generating a seamless flow of data across the value chain linking all phases of the product life cycle. In this general session, Brian Meeker of Deloitte Consulting and Raj Batra of Siemens will explore the rapid change and illustrate how manufacturers are creating a new future through digital manufacturing and AI.

4:45pm - 5:30pm

general session: the conscious company—living common values to create the uncommon

Wright Ballroom 1, 2, & 3

Since 2005, Tuthill Corporation has been on a journey to become a conscious company that engages employees, customers, and suppliers through the behaviors of curiosity, clarity, grit, grace, gratitude, and love. They make people the priority; their improved financial results, such as higher margins and lower operating capital, are the byproduct of this endeavor. Too many times, leaders want their organizations to change, but they are unwilling to change themselves. Tuthill chose to start at the top to create a culture that encourages everyone to bring their best—and they’re finding that the benefits of this transformation extend far beyond the company’s walls.


Wright Foyer

5:30pm - 7:30pm