• Kentucky Manufacturing Innovation Conference

    October 24, 2014 | Lexington, Ky

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Introducing the Kentucky Manufacturing Innovation Conference

The Kentucky Association of Manufacturers and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce have come together to host the first Kentucky Manufacturing Innovation Conference. This one-day event is designed to bring the state’s manufacturers together to discuss, share and learn about cutting edge manufacturing innovations and technologies that can help increase productivity, improve quality and add to the bottom line. The conference is an initiative of BEAM, the Bluegrass Economic Advancement Movement, a partnership among the mayors of Lexington and Louisville and the Brookings Institution.

Materials Lightweighting
3D Printing
Big Data
Advanced Welding
24/7 Culture of Innovation

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 Hear from leaders in manufacturing innovation

Conference presenters are some of the top, forward-thinking voices in manufacturing innovation from Kentucky and the nation. They work for companies currently using and perfecting advanced manufacturing. They’ll share their insights on working smarter, faster and leaner so that you too can take advantage of innovative technology and create your own solutions.

Charles (Chip) Blankenship

President & CEO, GE Appliances & Lighting

Charles (Chip) Blankenship is the President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Appliances & Lighting, an $8 billion operating unit comprised of GE Appliances, headquartered in Louisville, KY, and GE Lighting, headquartered in East Cleveland, OH. Together, the businesses employ more than 27,000 people around the world who invent, build and deliver innovative, energy-efficient appliances and lighting products that improve people’s lives.

Jennifer McNelly

President, The Manufacturing Institute

Jennifer McNelly was named President of The Manufacturing Institute the non-profit affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), effective April 1, 2012. As President of the Institute, Jennifer will drive an agenda focused on improving and expanding manufacturing in the United States through education, innovation, and research.

Jason Miller (invited)

Special Assistant to the President for Manufacturing Policy, National Economic Council, The White House

Jason Miller is the Special Assistant to the President for Manufacturing Policy National Economic Council in the White House. Mr. Miller leads economic policy coordination on manufacturing and innovation, energy, small business, international investment, and economic development for the White House. He also serves as the Director of the White House Office of Manufacturing Policy at the NEC, and in that role he serves as the White House point person on the President’s manufacturing agenda, coordinating implementation efforts across Federal agencies.

Who Should Attend?

Executive staff
Plant Managers
Production Specialists
Design Engineers
Trainers of advanced manufacturing techniques and anyone in manufacturing interested in increasing the efficiency, productivity and profitability of their company.


Kentucky Association of Manufacturer’s (KAM)


Kentucky Chamber Member






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