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Registration Now Open for 9th Stiles Executive Briefing Conference

Stiles Machinery Inc. has announced that online registration is now open for the ninth Executive Briefing Conference (EBC).

Stiles noted it is committed to offering EBC under the auspices of Stiles Education, the internationally accredited educational branch of the organization, because education and learning are critical to the industry's future success. Since inception in 2002, the EBC has become the premier venue for key manufacturing executives to network and explore new ways to succeed, Stiles announced. The consistent theme of the EBC is to answer the questions "What’s Now, What’s New, and What’s Next?"  Providing strategic and practical information to help solve manufacturing challenges, the EBC is an opportunity to gain a broader perspective of the business landscape.

The ninth EBC will be April 10-12, 2011 at the 3M Innovation Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. Given the setting at 3M's Innovation Center, the theme of the 2011 EBC will focus on innovation. John Brandt will deliver the opening keynote address, which will provide specific recommendations to prepare for "Next Generation Manufacturing," based on an extensive research study conducted by his firm, the MPI Group. By popular request, Alan Beaulieu (AWI convention speaker in 2009 and 2010) will be the closing keynote speaker to enlighten the audience with his insights on the latest economic trends. The briefing topics include innovative strategies in areas such as research, product development, technology, and niche markets. Once again, the EBC will feature case studies (informal on-stage interviews between a company representative and an industry colleague) to highlight key innovations across the country.

Online registration for the EBC can be accessed via Take advantage of the "early bird" conference rate of $995, which includes hotel accommodations at the Sheraton St. Paul Woodbury for two nights, all meals, admission to the briefing sessions, as well as tours of 3M’s World of Innovation and their Center for Abrasive Materials (CAM).  After December 31, the conference rate increases to $1,195.

Stiles Machinery has been an AWI Supplier Member since 1996.  [Return to top]