Business Calendar Advisory Oregon Manufacturing Summit set for January 14, 2014 Registration open for “Manufacturing the Future” conference

Portland, Ore. – Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership (OMEP), the statewide organization charged with helping Oregon small- and medium-sized manufacturing companies grow, announces “Manufacturing the Future,” the first business summit dedicated to Oregon manufacturing firms.

Date: January 14, 2014
Time: 7 am – 4 pm
Description: OMEP urges manufacturers to face change head-on and consider new ideas for company management in 2014. Join professionals from various manufacturing sectors to discuss innovations in people, methods and technology in this day-long learning opportunity with facilitated group discussions and networking.
Douglas Woods, President of The Association of Manufacturing Technology, based in Washington, D.C., will provide the keynote address and lead the afternoon general session. He has spearheaded the Manufacturing Mandate initiative to incentivize innovation, R&D in new products and technology, and led efforts to build a better educated and trained “Smartforce.”
Who Should
Owners, executives and other professionals from Oregon, Washington and Idaho manufacturing companies.
Register Here or visit  Cost is $295 including breakfast, lunch and meeting materials.


About OMEP

OMEP is a not-for-profit team of business and manufacturing professionals – one of more than 60 Manufacturing Extension Partnership resource centers nationwide – that aims to make Oregon companies more competitive. OMEP provides Lean Enterprise training/implementation assistance and industry-driven best practices to a wide variety of industry sectors. A partner of choice for the economic development community, OMEP’s emphasis on strengthening and transforming companies creates a ripple effect of positive sustainable impact on the business, the workforce and the community. For more information about OMEP, please find us at