Build Lasting Partnerships Through One-on-One Meetings at the 2019 National MBE Manufacturers Summit

The National MBE Manufacturers Summit 2019 is a great opportunity to get acquainted with  over 600 attendees from 28 states, Puerto Rico, Washington DC, and Canada.

By Asha Morton

Whether you are a small business or industry giant, networking at the right event is the way to success. Attending trade shows is a great way to increase brand visibility and boost a company’s reputation, which will, in turn, lead to more opportunities for your team. Business networking expands your knowledge, teaches success from others and helps to attain new clients and tell others about your business.

Networking is also an excellent way to gain knowledge from experts, get advice from influencers and build friendships that last a lifetime. Usually, like-minded business owners gather at popular industry events with an interest in learning and sharing ways to expand and gain more business.

The National MBE Manufacturers Summit 2019 is a great opportunity to get acquainted with  over 600 attendees from 28 states, Puerto Rico, Washington DC, and Canada. Many business owners have taken advantage of the one-on-one meetings with corporations and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), education and training, networking, Poster Walk competition, innovation pods, and manufacturing technology tour. Many of the contacts you make during the Summit are vetted through networking and can potentially become clients. Motivated groups of business owners always pose an opportunity for partnerships, new ventures and long-lasting business.

Companies like BMW, Trane and Bluebird participate in 15-minute “Fast Pitch” sessions that allow them to connect with various MBE’s to discover their capabilities and share their organization’s business needs. This is an opportunity for each company to build relationships that may lead to mutually beneficial business deals in the future.

The Poster Walk is a great chance for businesses to gain exposure and highlight past projects each participating company completed that is relevant to the current theme. Each poster displays a three-stage process of either innovation, productivity or sustainability, and details the methods the company followed to achieve the end goal.

Global Paint for Charity, First Place Poster Walk winner 2018

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain visibility for your company and network with industry leaders!

Experience Leading Trends in Manufacturing

By Asha Morton

Innovation and technology are transforming the manufacturing industry drastically, and the best is yet to come. As companies continue to grow and expand, their goal is to improve processes and create a sustainable work environment. Companies are investing millions to upgrade their facilities and improve operations.

Industry 4.0 is the combination of manufacturing automation and data exchange to create a “smart factory.” These factories will be controlled by a virtual production line and run physical manufacturing automatically, which in turn will help companies to expand, increase production and better the overall customer experience.

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Join us at the 3rd Annual National MBE Manufacturers Summit 2018 to experience the trending technology and innovation! Our conference participants will have the ability to fully engage and lay their eyes on technological innovations ranging from automation drones and robotics to augmented and virtual reality. It’s your chance to be among the first to interact with cutting-edge technologies, be inspired, and take ideas back to your company.