Join Us to Discuss the Present and Future of Manufacturing Excellence
Randy Wolken, President & CEO

Next week marks MACNY’s 107th Annual Celebration of Manufacturing. This year we could not gather in person due to the pandemic. However, we can offer you multiple opportunities to virtually celebrate and discuss manufacturing with us and your colleagues throughout the region. Now is the right time to talk about just how valuable manufacturing is to our economy and what is happening now and what is yet to come.

The MACNY team, along with dozens of supporters and sponsors, has put together a spectacular series of virtual events that will take place over the next two weeks. What I love about these events is they are easy to access, informative, interactive – and all free to you. Each of these events will give you the chance to both learn and contribute. First, you will receive four separate, brief video presentations via email so you can learn and prepare for the live events. Next, we will gather virtually four times so you can take advantage of interacting with both the speakers and the participants. All eight of these events will also be available for you to review after the event as well. In so many ways, it is an exciting way to attend a virtual manufacturing conference specific to our region and your needs!

Let me tell you a little bit more about the live virtual events.

For the first live virtual event (September 22 at 3 pm), I ask you to join me for a discussion around the current state of manufacturing in our region. I will share brief insights and then you will go into virtual breakout rooms of four to five individuals to share your ideas and discuss what you are experiencing in your business today. Although there are plenty of challenges, you will also learn what I have learned – there are also many opportunities. I hope you will take the time to join me and dozens of other members in this vital discussion. To be a part of this important conversation, click here.

The second live virtual event (September 24 at 3 pm) will be focused on innovation. David Freund will lead a conversation with our Innovator of the Year, Daniel Brown from SRC, Inc. Learn how he and SRC, Inc. have leveraged innovation to grow. Innovation is the great opportunity before, during, and after this pandemic. It will be the differentiator between successful and unsuccessful companies going forward. It also will be the key trait for all of us to develop so that we can thrive in our new economy. To register for this event, click here.

The third live virtual event (September 29 at 10 am) will highlight this year’s Manufacturers Wall of Fame inductees. Join us for another conversation facilitated by David Freund with Kathy Alaimo of Syracuse Label & Surround Printing and Lou DeMent of Giovanni Foods. You will learn what it takes to build vibrant and relevant companies that stand the test of time. Our past Wall of Fame winners are some of the most successful manufacturing leaders of all time. This year’s class is no different. You will not want to miss this live virtual event! To join us for this event, click here.

The fourth and final live virtual event (October 1 at 10 am) is all about our future. Please join me for a conversation on the future of manufacturing. You will learn from me and the other participants that we have exciting opportunities ahead for great growth in both U.S. and New York State manufacturing. There will also be an interactive conversation in breakout rooms after I share insights into what I see and what MACNY is learning about the future of both technology and workforce. In over 20 years, I have not seen as much opportunity and change in the manufacturing sector as I now see. The moment for manufacturing to take center stage is now upon us. Our members can seize this moment – and MACNY can help. To join us for this vital conversation, click here.

As you can see, we have an exciting series of events to offer to you and anyone in your company. I hope you will join us!

To learn more about MACNY’s 107th Annual Celebration of manufacturing, click here.