Conference Overview

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EMC’s Advantage through Excellence – Future of Manufacturing conference helps explore the competitive advantages, opportunities and success that can be achieved by manufacturers, through peer-to-peer networking and sharing of global best practices. This event provides a tremendous venue for you to learn, share and exchange ideas, best practices, challenges and solutions, with manufacturing peers from all sectors of Canadian industry.

Advantage through Excellence’s five streams puts you in control to navigate your own learning and training. Apart from the common keynotes, workshops and plant tours, delegates choose sessions from across multiple streams. This means you can tailor your time while at the conference and return to your facility armed with a broad range of new knowledge.

“I thought that the conference was well organized and covered a broad spectrum of issues concerning manufacturing today. I especially enjoyed the opportunity to network with fellow manufacturers in the cooperative setting that EMC provided. I particularly enjoyed the Keynote speakers, it was interesting to hear their perspectives from the “outside looking in” and where manufacturing is going in the future!”

Manufacturer, Ontario

Stream Topics

Advanced Manufacturing & Innovation

  • Automation, Robotics etc.
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Practices, Processes and available Technologies

Export Development & Growth

  • Entering Export Markets
  • Free Trade agreements
  • New Business Development, Marketing & Sales

Operational Excellence

  • Lean, Process Improvement,
  • Workplace Culture
  • Costs Control
  • Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

Future State of Manufacturing

  • Manufacturing trends – outlooks, emerging items, LMI
  • Future Skills
  • Discussion / round tables on where industry thinks its heading
  • The next generation of manufacturing systems - IOT 4.0/5.0

Plant & Best Practice Tours

  • Hands-on experience
  • Explore and discuss best practices
  • Network with like-minded manufacturers
  • view manufacturing processes as ‘outside eyes’