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AMT’s 2024 MFG Meeting Gathers Who’s Who in Manufacturing

Embark on a journey of innovation and inspiration at The 2024 MFG Meeting in Orlando, Florida, April 24-26. Discover manufacturing tech trends, get economic forecasts, and make connections that will directly impact your business success.
Feb 20, 2024

Immerse yourself in three days of manufacturing inspiration at The 2024 MFG Meeting, held April 24-26 in Orlando, Florida, at the Signia Resort by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. The MFG Meeting gathers manufacturing leaders together to learn about the newest industry trends and share their experiences and insights. 

Sponsored by AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology, the 2024 MFG Meeting is an annual event featuring keynote speakers, panel discussions, and networking opportunities with the top minds in manufacturing. 

R. Stephen Flynn, president of Optical Gaging Products is a big fan. Since being promoted into senior management almost four decades ago, he makes it a point to not miss the MFG Meeting.  

“Anyone who is serious about manufacturing needs to attend the MFG Meeting,” Flynn says. “Along with IMTS, the MFG Meeting is the most important event on my annual business calendar. It’s where I go to engage with other leaders, participate in the sessions, and absorb industry information that guides me through to the next one.”  

Attendees at the 2024 MFG Meeting will leave armed with intel on cutting-edge manufacturing technology, market intelligence, and leadership insights to help make more informed business decisions. In addition, the meeting provides a lot of casual environments and fun activities built into the schedule for more personal conversations that foster long-lasting relationships and encourage learning from their peers.   

The biggest value that 2024 MFG Meeting attendees obtain is the networking opportunities and learning from other leaders in the industry. The number one reason attendees return each year is to make new connections, build on existing relationships, and do a little business in a beautiful venue.” 

Speakers and topics include: 

  • Gene Marks, renowned trends expert and columnist, will share major market changes likely to impact manufacturing in 2024. 

  • Connor Lokar, senior forecaster at ITR Economics, presents th emuch anticipated “Manufacturing Economic Forecast.”  

  • Sandy Munro host of Munro Live YouTube channel and founder/CEO of Munro & Associates, speaks on “Technology Trends in Manufacturing and Design." (The “Teardown Titan” shared disassembled EV cars on the IMTS+ Original Series “Manufacturing Explorers” Season 3, Episode 1.)  

  • Pat McGibbon, recently retired chief knowledge officer at AMT, will share insight from an economics career spanning four decades. (He is featured in the new IMTS+ Original Series “The World According to…”

  • Ralph Hegman, senior consultant corporate development of RHH LLC, and Steve Gray, combat-tested airplane pilot, will head up the “Leadership Transition Panel.” At the AMT Chairman’s Dinner, Hegman will receive the Albert W. Moore AMT Leadership Award for his life-long dedication to the manufacturing industry. 

 “We attend the MFG meetings to help gauge the future,” says Bill Plourd, vice president and owner of Southern States Machinery. “It helps us see what’s coming that we may not know. There are so many new technologies that we haven’t even thought about yet. MFG gives us a fresh perspective.”   For more details about MFG 2024 and to register to attend, visit the website

Christopher Downs
Director, Audience Development
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Network, gather intel, hone your leadership skills, and honor industry legend Ralph Hegman! See why industry leaders go to The MFG Meeting.
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Manufacturing leaders will share their insights and hard-earned lessons with others at MFG 2024 in Orlando. Special sessions explore leadership transition strategies, unveil forecasts from Pat McGibbon, and honor exemplary leaders like Ralph Hegman.
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