The Corridor Manufacturing Conference invites industry leaders to network, learn about best practices in the region, and build a stronger pipeline to engage the next generation.

Attendees will meet for a morning keynote before dispersing for three rounds of breakouts, divided into three tracks:
1. Workforce Track
2. Technology Track
3. Operations Track

Following the breakouts, attendees will gather again for a luncheon keynote and cocktail reception.

Morning Keynote:

When Disaster Strikes! The Vermeer Tornado Lessons Learned & Coming Back Stronger
Steve Flann of Vermeer Corporation

Learn from one of Iowa’s largest manufacturers who experienced a devastating EF-3 tornado. Through discussion, videos and pictures, you will get a better understanding of how Vermeer’s robust planning efforts helped protect the lives of its team and visitors, and how the facility was able to get back up and running in a few short days. Mr. Flann will also emphasize how they are leveraging this opportunity for the future.

Breakout topics include:

  • Value Stream Mapping and its Benefits
  • Let Cobots Tackle your Toughest Workforce Challenges
  • Data Management & Data Mining
  • Young Manufacturers’ Insights
  • Hiring and Retaining to the Future World of Work
  • Iowa’s Workforce – What it looks like now and what’s next
  • What to Consider when Adopting an eCommerce Strategy


Please check back later for additional speakers and topics.

Unable to join us last year? Click here for photos of the 2018 event.

The Hotel at Kirkwood
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Register Now!
Individual Fee: $70 through Labor Day, $95 after
Table Seating: $700 through Labor Day, $950 after
Registration End: 9/27/2019
Contact: Ashley Levitt
Phone: (319) 665-6397, ext. 311