Presented by Minnesota Manufacturing Executives (MME)

Save the Date for the Next Gears & Gadgets Event

Upcoming Event October 19th, 2020  
Last Chance to ‘Grind Gears’ for a  Whopping 2021 Resurgence 

Minneapolis Marriott Northwest
7025 Northland Drive N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm: Registration/Networking
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Program, Audience Q & A
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm: Networking Reception

Hot appetizers and cash bar

The National Association of Manufacturers has released its third-quarter Manufacturer’s Outlook Survey. Manufacturing optimism has also rebounded to 66% since the second quarter of 2020, where it hit the worst reading since the Great Depression. The manufacturing economy has rebounded since the second quarter of 2020. In the latest quarterly Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey, conducted Aug. 14–28, 66.0% of respondents reported a positive outlook for their company in the third quarter up from 33.9% in the second quarter. As such, positive sentiment in the manufacturing sector has nearly doubled since May, rebounding from the worst reading since the Great Recession, even as challenges persist and the outlook remains below the historical average of 74.4%.

How have Minnesota manufacturing business owners and leaders been handling this and how are they preparing for a resurgence in 2021? Join us on October 19th as Gears & Gadgets hosts a panel of manufacturing executives who will provide us with insights and advice that can make a substantial positive impact in YOUR manufacturing company. We have hand-selected experts in critical functional areas such as supply chain, sales, marketing, and operations. Find out what your peers are doing to prepare for the upswing and how your company can use this important time as we close out the year.

Heather Stewart ; Vice President of Operations; The Village Company 
Sue W. Thomas ; C.E.O Nystrom
Jonathan Kingsbury; VP of Sales & Marketing; Hydra-Flex 
Nick Stoner; Integrator; SOS Manufacturing 

Panel Moderator
Peter Beaumont; Business Advisor; The Resultants

Two more panelists will be announced next week.

This program will be held in a large ballroom which will accommodate social distancing guidelines. Registration will open next week with limited seating.

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**Eligibility Requirements**

To qualify for attendance at Gears & Gadgets, one must be a manufacturing business owner or currently employed manufacturing leader. This focused approach will enable Gears & Gadgets attendees to engage in conversations that directly pertain to industry issues within their respective manufacturing companies.