Wednesday, April 1
7:30 am - 7:00 pm

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

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Wednesday, April 1
8:45 am - 9:45 am

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

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Wednesday, April 1
8:45 am - 9:45 am

In this session, audience members will hear from — and take part in judging — the first group of finalists in this year’s Industrial Innovation Challenge (IIC). Created to attract and evaluate the best new…

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Wednesday, April 1
10:00 am - 10:15 am

Day 1 Opening Remarks

Welcome to IndEx 2020! Join us in Ballroom A for opening remarks from Jon Cooper. They will provide a high-level introduction of what to expect over the next two days, in addition to presenting a…

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Wednesday, April 1
10:15 am - 11:00 am

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
11:00 am - 11:30 am

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 paradigm shift in which industrial products morph into services has been much anticipated. As this breakout session will explain, that change is already here — and working successfully. Executives from relayr, a global industrial…

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

In this breakout session, HICKEY will share a case study detailing a Feasibility Study for two new manufacturing lines and a greenfield construction project that will layout best practices management teams should deploy when considering…

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Wednesday, April 1
12:20 pm - 1:20 pm

Join the Industrial Exchange community in Ballroom B for Lunch.

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Wednesday, April 1
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

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
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

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
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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

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Wednesday, April 1
3:40 pm - 4:20 pm

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
3:40 pm - 4:20 pm

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
4:30 pm - 5:15 pm

Whether due to international tensions, domestic politics, the economy — or all three and more — many sense that this is the calm before the storm. For private equity firms, the question is whether 2020…

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Wednesday, April 1
5:15 pm - 5:55 pm

Insights on powerful narratives from Emmy Award-winning documentarian Lynn Novick  At first glance, there would seem to be little connection between documentary film-making and investing in an industrial company. But the connection exists — and…

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Wednesday, April 1
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join the Industrial Exchange community in the Main Exhibitor & Networking Area. This is a great opportunity to mingle with our constituents over drinks. Raise your glass and relax!

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Wednesday, April 1
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

By invitation only. Join us for food and drinks at the stunning SLS Hotel in South Beach. Enjoy food cooked by world-famous chef, Jose Andres.      

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Thursday, April 2
8:15 am - 9:15 am

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

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Thursday, April 2
8:15 am - 9:15 am

In this session, audience members will hear from — and take part in judging — the second group of finalists in this year’s Industrial Innovation Challenge (IIC). Created to attract and evaluate the best new…

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Thursday, April 2
9:30 am - 10:00 am

Day 2 Opening Remarks

Welcome to day 2 at IndEx 2020! Join us in Ballroom A for opening remarks and a high-level introduction to the days activities.

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Thursday, April 2
10:00 am - 10:45 am

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
10:45 am - 11:30 am

In the midst of the longest running economic expansion in US history, the insurance industry is now beset with what many believe is the most challenging market in the past 40+ years. There are many drivers…

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Thursday, April 2
11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Coffee, tea and time to connect in the Networking Zone.

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Thursday, April 2
12:10 pm - 12:50 pm

Every industrial business is unique, but the root causes of failure — and their warning signs — tend to be universal. In this must-attend session for industrial owners and operators, turnaround specialists at AlixPartners will…

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Thursday, April 2
12:10 pm - 12:50 pm

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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Thursday, April 2
12:50 pm - 1:50 pm

Join the Industrial Exchange community in Ballroom B for Lunch.

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Thursday, April 2
1:50 pm - 2:30 pm

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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Thursday, April 2
1:50 pm - 2:30 pm

Assumptions are at the core of planning and decision-making. But what if your assumptions are trounced by chaotic developments? What if the information you have on hand is inadequate to plot a new direction? In…

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Thursday, April 2
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Coffee, tea and time to connect in the Networking Zone.

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Thursday, April 2
3:10 pm - 3:50 pm

To move ahead of competitors in today’s dynamic market, manufacturers need to understand the interplay between operations, productivity, and profit margins — in real time. Doing so will enable them to anticipate external forces like…

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Thursday, April 2
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

The measurement of data points against a benchmark has prompted changes at industrial companies that have led to significant performance, safety and value improvements. In recent years, the explosion of data — as well as…

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Thursday, April 2
4:45 pm - 5:30 pm

Closing Address & IIC Awards

The winner of the Industrial Innovation Challenge (IIC) will be announced. Closing address speaker TBD.

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Thursday, April 2
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

By invitation only. Join us for an evening of great food, excellent networking and exceptional entertainment! Sponsored by Infor, Angeles Equity Partners, Core Industrial Partners, MiddleGround Capital, Atlas Holdings, 4Degrees, Capstone Partners, Chief Outsiders, Jefferies,…

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Take a look at the content tracks for IndEx 2020

VIEW INDEX 2020 CONTENT TRACKS