PRN: GDS International Brings Together Top Manufacturing Executives Around North America for its NG Manufacturing Summit in October

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GDS International Brings Together Top Manufacturing Executives Around North America for its NG Manufacturing Summit in October


BRISTOL, England, April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

On the 16-18 October, The Langham Huntington, in Pasadena, California, will play host to a 65-strong consortium of C-level executives and corporate officers from the nation's most innovative and forward thinking manufacturing companies, attending the latest Next Generation Manufacturing Summit. Positioned at the very pinnacle of industry movements, this year's Summit promises to continue its trend as the most well respected event for the Manufacturing industry in the US.

Top C-level executives will be present to discuss cutting-edge business challenges, ranging from emerging SMART technologies and hurdles, through to traditional and constantly evolving solutions and thought leading ideas surrounding supply chains and operational excellence, to name but a few.

The Summit combines high-level roundtable discussions with next generation solutions that, together with the Director of Manufacturing for GDS International, Joseph Aglio, have been championed by the Summit's very own NG20 - populated with the industry's best-in-class thought leaders - who have helped play a pivotal part in shaping the Summit's two-and-a-half day agenda and trends.

Included within the Summit's senior executives delegation are Alex Jackson, SVP of Operations for Heineken International; Proctor & Gamble's VP of Product Supply, Adult Care, Pharmaceuticals, Personal Health and Global Corporate Manufacturing, Bernie O'Keefe; Alejandro Quiroz, VP Global Advanced Manufacturing for Whirlpool; Lenovo's SVP of Manufacturing and Supply Chain Engineering, John Egan; and Rusty Patterson, President for the National Council for Advanced Manufacturing & VP of Quality Excellence at Remington Arms.

Mike Galiazzo, President of the Regional Manufacturing Institute, who attended the previous Summit at The Barton Creek Resort in Austin, Texas, last year, had this to say: "Truly amazing. It's one of the most knowledge-filled events I've been to in years. Senior executives turn up and become extremely engaged throughout the entire process very quickly."

The event has been designed specifically for forward thinking, C-level executives in the US Manufacturing arena, drawing on experiences and discussing the challenges facing the sector. The NG Manufacturing Summit will offer comprehensive one-to-one meetings to give delegates the opportunity to meet with business analysts and solution providers to discuss strategy and technology demands in a rapidly evolving business climate.

Joseph Aglio, Director of Manufacturing Summits at GDS International, believes the high calibre of speakers and exceptional content, combined with excellent opportunities for networking, give the delegates and sponsors true value for money and a significant return on their investment.

"We're very proud of the NG Manufacturing Summit. The agenda for our October program encompasses relevant pain points and common challenges that C-level executives are facing in the arena today. Sponsors such as Cisco, AT&T, Apriso, Capstone Turbine will be running workshops focusing around investment priorities for the largest manufacturers in North America.

There's a phenomenal mix of Supply Chain, Global Manufacturing, Operational Excellence and Logistical Executives at the Summit - while Bob Parker and his team over at our Analyst Partners, IDC, have been instrumental in shaping the content for our roundtables and panel discussions. This event is certainly shaping up to be the best we've ever done."

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About GDS International

GDS International is the global business event organization behind iStrategy, and is one of the most innovative events and media companies worldwide - and a globally renowned producer of business-to-business summits, conferences, online information and advisory group gatherings. Founded in 1993, GDS International specializes in meeting the B2B marketing needs of our clients. Having a strong presence in mature industrial sectors but a finger on the pulse of emerging markets - as well as up-and-coming B2B business verticals - means we are perfectly placed to capitalize on the exciting developments brought about by the advent of a globalized economy. Our value proposition is simple: we deliver tangible business results from world-class events.

Rachel Sandeman

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