Tuesday, March 31
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Welcome Reception

Wednesday, April 1
11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Join us in the Networking Zone outside Grand Ballroom A.

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Wednesday, April 1
7:30 am - 8:30 am

Breakfast

Join us for Breakfast in the Networking Zone outside Grand Ballroom A and B.

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Wednesday, April 1
8:30 am - 9:00 am

Opening Remarks

Wednesday, April 1
9:00 am - 9:30 am

Keynote

To be announced.

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Wednesday, April 1
9:30 am - 10:15 am

The ESG Demands of LPs: What General Partners and Operators Can Expect

If they haven’t already done so, most institutional investors are incorporating ESG criteria in their investment decision-making. Are politics, participant pressure or other factors driving their actions? Most important for general partners of private equity…

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Wednesday, April 1
10:25 am - 11:05 am

How an ESG Mindset Reduced Energy Intensity by 34%

Maintaining the world’s largest cold chain — an uninterrupted series of refrigerated production, storage and distribution activities, along with associated equipment and logistics — requires the energy of 30 atomic bombs. Using data and a…

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Wednesday, April 1
11:10 am - 11:40 am

Coffee Break

Join us in the Networking Zone for coffee, meet new customers and reconnect with existing clients.

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Wednesday, April 1
11:40 am - 12:20 pm

The Workforce of the Future is Already Here — Now What?

Finding, training and retaining the right industrial workforce has never been more challenging. At the same time, they are automating, reducing demand for labor in the long run, industrial companies are desperately seeking trained workers…

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Wednesday, April 1
12:35 pm - 1:15 pm

What #MeToo 2.0 Will Mean

The #MeToo movement has focused public attention on sexual harassment, assault and discrimination in the workplace. While media and entertainment companies have been in the spotlight regarding this issue, the less public-facing sectors of the…

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Wednesday, April 1
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Lunch

Wednesday, April 1
2:20 pm - 3:05 pm

Why the Future is Coming Faster in Industrial Automation

Industrial America’s adoption of innovative information-based technologies is transforming capital investment, product creation, marketing and risk management — not to mention manufacturing itself. This session will focus on the products and services that are coming…

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Wednesday, April 1
3:15 pm - 3:55 pm

How Better OEE Created More Dough for Pizzeria Uno

Even in a seemingly artisanal business, overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) counts. In this session, Pizzeria Uno CFO, Erik Frederick, will detail how reducing variance in the company’s pizza-making process allowed it to increase the OEE…

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Wednesday, April 1
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Cocktail Reception

Join us in the Networking Zone to meet new contacts and reconnect with existing ones.

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Thursday, April 2
7:30 am - 8:30 am

Breakfast

Join us for Breakfast in the Networking Zone outside Grand Ballroom A and B.

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Thursday, April 2
9:00 am - 9:45 am

The Red/Blue Battle for 2020: Two Partisans Weigh In

With Democrats veering left and Republicans veering right in a climate of hyper partisanship and populism, the influence of politics on business decision-making is likely to increase after the November elections.  In this session, two…

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Thursday, April 2
11:05 am - 11:50 am

Creating Value in Tough Times

Whether it’s the first stages of a classic recession or headwinds that come from structural changes in the economy, today’s challenging operating environment for industrial companies makes value creation more difficult. This session will deal…

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Thursday, April 2
12:00 pm - 12:40 pm

Why Time Really is Money: Looking at Margin in a New Way

Today’s constantly improving tools to capture and analyze data can be harnessed to reveal previously undetectable value creation opportunities. One such opportunity comes from determining precisely how fast machinery and production facilities, as well as…

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