Hundreds of Oregon Manufacturers Attending Manufacturers’ Summit in Salem, March 11

Tickets are nearly sold out for Oregon’s premier manufacturing event; Oregon Manufacturers’ Summit and state leaders to honor the state’s makers of prosperity

Designed by the Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership (OMEP), this annual event celebrates and empowers manufacturers across Oregon. The 2015 summit will offer practical insight from innovative and successful firms on how to become more competitive in the global marketplace. Hundreds of attendees will gain valuable connections with resource organizations to help companies expand and flourish. Breakout sessions will include topics on global engagement, operational excellence, workforce engagement and recipes for marketing success.

Tina Kotek, Oregon House Speaker
Richard Devlin, Oregon State Senator
Suzanne Bonamici, Oregon State Congresswoman
Valérie Berset-Price, Global Bridger, Professional Passport
Kelley Roy, Owner and Founder, ADX
David McFeeters-Krone, Open Innovation Expert, Intellectual Assets Corp.
Rose Marshall, Facilitator & Trainer of Innovation, Framework Innovation
John Valachovic, Project Leader, OMEP
Marcella Vail, Senior Strategist, Kinesis
Chris Holden, President, KCR Manufacturing
Aaron Bouchane, Program Manager, Pathways to Manufacturing

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Salem Convention Center – 2nd Floor
200 Commercial St. SE
Salem, OR 97301

Register for the Oregon Manufacturers’ Summit at
Tickets are $100 and include breakfast, lunch, two breakout sessions and a reception.

The 2015 Manufacturers’ Summit is presented by OMEP, Associated Oregon Industries (AOI), and Business Oregon.

Platinum Sponsor: Pacific Continental BanK

Gold Sponsors: Talbot, Korvola & Warwick, LLP; ADP; Global Logistics, Inc.; and Portland General Electric

Additional supporting partners include Oregon Bioscience Association, Portland Development Commission (PDC), Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce, Incite Works, Mid-Willamette High Performance Consortium, Pacific NW Defense Coalition (PNDC), TEAM Oregon Advanced Manufacturing, Strategic Economic Development Corporation (SEDCOR), Workforce Investment Council of Clackamas County (WICCO), and Worksystems, Inc.

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

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