EVENT AGENDA

Monday, April 15

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Sponsored by Hawk Measurement America

Registration Sponsored by Interlynx Systems

The Welcome reception is a time to reconnect with old friends and colleagues and make a few new ones.

Dinner is open after the welcome reception. The meeting venue is located in the heart of the city's most walkable neighborhood. Midtown Atlanta delivers something for everyone. CLICK HERE to Discover Alanta!

Tuesday, April 16

Breakfast Sponsored by Phoenix Contact

Melissa Blashka, President, Sensorex and MCAA Chairman of the Board will provide an MCAA update and call the 2024 Industry Forum to order.

Matt Mayberry
CEO
Matt Mayberry Enterprises

Leadership is everything. If you have two equally talented teams and organizations competing in the same industry, the team and organization with the best leaders will prevail and come out on top. Leadership is the ultimate difference that makes a difference.

This keynote equips individuals, future leaders, executives, and management teams with innovative ideas and strategies to thrive in today's ever-changing business world and become a game-changing leader. Matt explores the challenges that leaders face and how to break through the barriers, lead through change, and make a significant impact on your team and organization.

Learning Objectives:
• Explore the key characteristics and mindset shifts that make up a transformational leader.
• Learn how to lead confidently and effectively through uncertainty.
• Discover how to create a personal action plan that will increase your leadership communication.
• Learn how to increase employee morale, engagement, and performance by effectively transforming your leadership style.
• Find out how to become a coaching leader and why it's imperative you do so.

Session Sponsored by Endress+Hauser

Thank You to our Coffee Sponsor - Swanson Flo

Join our distinguished panel of past MCAA Chairmen and industry leaders as they delve into a comprehensive discussion on the current state and future projections of the industry. Gain valuable insights and an informed perspective in this engaging session, offering a thorough exploration of industry dynamics.

Luncheon Sponsored by Siemens

Chris Stephenson
Managing Director
Intelligent Automation, AI & Digital Services
alliantdigital

During this session, attendees will be taken on a thrilling ride through the evolution of technology from Web 1.0 to Web 3.0, with a particular focus on the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI), emerging technologies, and how c-suite executives need to be thinking about this paradigm shift to propel their businesses. The conversation will cover:

  • How did we get here? A brief history of the web and how it revolutionized the way we communicate, collaborate, and conduct business in the information age.
  • The concept of Web 3.0 and how AI is unlocking new possibilities, opportunities for innovation, cost savings, and revenue generation.
  • The role of AI-driven technologies in various industries, such as oil and gas, manufacturing, and distribution, and how they enhance productivity, decision-making, and customer experience, giving you a competitive edge in the market.
  • The principles and strategies for creating and nurturing an innovative culture within your organization to effectively adopt these technologies. We will draw inspiration from innovative companies like Starbucks, Apple, and Tesla, and provide use cases our team has delivered to show what results this can drive in your business.
  • The challenges and risks of cybersecurity in the age of AI and how to implement robust security controls that safeguard your data, privacy, and reputation, while mitigating potential threats.

Thank You to our Coffee Sponsor - Swanson Flo

Lisa Ryan
Founder
Grategy

Amid the challenges posed by talent scarcity and an aging workforce, this keynote will equip you with strategies to revolutionize your approach to building a workplace culture that ROCKS!

You’ll gain actionable insights to effectively recruit, retain, and nurture top-tier talent, positioning your organization as a magnet for excellence. Beyond traditional recruitment methods, we'll delve into the pulse of employee retention and growth, cultivating a workplace that thrives on engagement, productivity, and continual development. Equip yourself to excel in this evolving landscape, harnessing strategies that will ensure your place at the forefront of the industry.

Sponsored by Relevant Industrial

Wednesday, April 17

Breakfast Sponsored by VEGA Americas Inc.

Michelle Herl
Vice President of Marketing
SOR Controls Group

The 2024 Planning Committee Chairwoman will kick off day two with opening comments and announcements.

Adolfo Rivera
Senior Director, Green Hydrogen
Avangrid Renewables

The energy landscape is in the midst of a transformative shift, and hydrogen is stepping into a pivotal role to address critical challenges in the energy transition. With its versatile applications, hydrogen stands as a cornerstone across diverse sectors, promising substantial benefits and enduring implications. During this session you will discover how to seize this crucial opportunity and actively contribute to the ongoing energy revolution.

Use this break to check-out of your hotel room.

Thank You to our Coffee Sponsor - Swanson Flo

Alan Beaulieu
President and Principal
ITR Economics

Interest rates, inflation, labor, military conflicts, and a presidential election are on the minds of most leaders as they make plans for the rest of 2024 and prepare for 2025. Join us as we look at the trends, including a weakening economy, lower inflation, and a shift in consumer spending. We will look at key markets, both domestic and global. The presentation will give you valuable insights in time to develop tactics and strategies to beat the cycle and prepare for the business cycle rise ahead. Knowing what to watch for and the probable timing of the reversal to rise will give you confidence as you enact plans that enable you to get the most out of 2024 and 2025.

Session Sponsored by Endeavor Business Media

Melissa Blashka, President, Sensorex & MCAA Chairman will close out the 2024 meeting.