Tested Solutions to Rethink Your Products, Processes and People

June 20-21, 2023
Louisville, KY

Every manufacturing leader who has survived the demand surges and supply shortages of the last few years knows that amid the challenges, there is also unprecedented opportunity just around the corner. Are you ready to capture what’s coming?

No matter how busy you are, no matter how thin you’re stretched, you can’t afford to neglect your plans to grow your business in the years ahead. Join Chief Executive and your peers at one of America’s great manufacturing hubs—Louisville, Kentucky—for two custom-crafted days of pragmatic, real-world advice and insight from other manufacturing CEOs and renowned experts. Join us to tackle the most critical challenges in your business now and in the years to come.

Join your battle-tested, veteran peers who will help you:

Get the talent you’ll need to thrive in the years ahead.

Know your customers better to build more profitable relationships.

Understand the sweeping global changes that will alter every part of the manufacturing ecosystem—and capitalize on the supply chain opportunities to come.

Create more productivity throughout your organization to make sure you’re prioritizing your money and not wasting in areas that won’t deliver real ROI.

Develop training and upskilling systems to ensure your employees have the skills you need for the decade ahead.

Create a realistic automation and technology strategy that acts as a true force multiplier for your business—not a costly, hard-to-deploy distraction.



President Emeritus, Gateway Technical College

Annette Finsterbusch

President & CEO, EnPower

Bill Good

VP of Supply Chain, GE Appliances USA

Nick Pinchuk

Chairman & CEO, Snap-on, Incorporated


Louisville Plant Robotics

Snap-on Factory Tour

Walk the floors of the innovative Snap-on Advanced Vehicle Lifts plant to gather insights on implementing new technologies, streamlining processes, reducing costs and improving speed.

Get an inside look at their processes for: automated laser cutting, powder coating, robotic welding and structural assembly.

GE Appliances

GE Appliances USA

Explore the newly modernized headquarters of GE Appliances, home to five large manufacturing plants. See how GE Appliances transitioned to digital engineering and design, full adoption of 3D scanning, hundreds of new robotics and automation applications, and a data analytics platform that enables problem[1]solving and improved communication.

GE Appliances USA


Angel’s Envy

Learn about the craftsmanship behind the unique aging and finishing process of Angel’s Envy bourbon, their pursuit of excellence through tradition and experimentation—and taste the final product.

Louisville Slugger

Celebrate the history of the Louisville Slugger baseball bat that originated in 1884, and the cutting-edge current day research and technology that keeps Louisville Slugger at the top of their game.


Onsite in Louisville, KY
$ 2995
  • In-person event attendance
  • On-demand access to event recording
  • Peer Roundtables
  • Factory Tours
  • Networking Reception

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Hyatt Regency Louisville

We have a room block at Hyatt Regency Louisville Sunday, June 18 – Tuesday, June 20 with a discounted rate of $189 per night. The deadline for receiving the special group rate is May 28. You can book directly through the hotel website online here or by calling 877-803-7534.

You’ve won the last few years. Now it’s time to craft a strategy to drive substantial growth in the years ahead. Ease the burden on yourself, your leadership team and your entire workforce. Make every moment count—and build on your momentum!


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Strategic Planning Workshop

1:00 - 5:00 pm

We are in a period of rapid change. Customer needs, technologies, competitors and internal capabilities require companies to review and update their strategies for the new realities. In this workshop, strategy experts Steve Rutan and Denise Harrison will show you a systematic approach to strategic planning to help you refine or redefine your business strategy and approach including:

  • Learn what you need to know to develop an effective strategic plan. Put the right players on the strategic planning team.
  • Develop strategies that leverage your company’s unique position in the marketplace. Lift your management team beyond “business as usual” thought processes and activities.
  • Translate your strategies into action. Achieve your vision for success and generate superior financial results.
  • Identify exactly what you need to do now to position your company for future success.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $695 will be added to your total.

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Women in Leadership Seminar and Peer Discussion

2:00 - 5:00 pm

Female leaders face the same issues all leaders do, but they often face additional challenges too. In this peer session, we will facilitate a discussion of best practices and how to overcome common barriers to help women leaders be more effective within and outside their organizations. 

Limited space available.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $495 will be added to your total.

Golf Outing

10:30 - 5:00 pm
General’s Retreat at Hermitage Golf Course
Sponsored by UBS

General’s Retreat, built in 1986 with architect Gary Roger Baird, has been voted the “Best Golf Course in Nashville” and is a “must play” when visiting the Nashville, Tennessee area. With the beautiful setting along the Cumberland River, golfers of all capabilities will thoroughly enjoy the golf, scenery and hospitality.

The golf outing fee includes transportation to and from the hotel, greens/cart fees, use of practice facilities, and boxed lunch. The bus will leave the hotel at 10:30 am for a noon shotgun start and return to the hotel after the cocktail reception following the completion of the round.

To sign up, select this option in your registration form. Additional fee of $295 will be added to your total.