Monday, March 28

The 2022 Golf Tournament will be held at the Lakemont Course at the Stone Mountain Golf Club. Its exquisite views of Stone Mountain and the surrounding lakes are sure to make the round enjoyable. The tournament fee is $165 and includes the round, access to the driving range and putting green to warm up, roundtrip transportation, grab and go breakfast, lunch, and prizes. Bus departs the Loews Atlanta at 7 AM for an 8 AM shotgun start. Sign-up while registering to attend the meeting.

Sponsored by Hawk Measurement America

Registration & Information is the "go-to" hub during the Industry Forum. Take the elevator to the 14th Floor and make your way to the Ellington Ballroom Foyer. Enjoy the views high above the city streets and get some fresh air out on the Terrace.

In addition to registration, you will find the 2022 Showcase. Here you can visit with members who are previewing new products or services. Interested in a table of your own? Contact Andrea Ambrose (ambrose@themcaa.org) for details.

Registration & Information Sponsored by Interlynx Systems LLC

The welcome reception and dinner is a time to reconnect with old friends and colleagues and make a few new ones. The cocktail reception will kick off at 6 PM on the Terrace (14th Floor) followed by a buffet dinner in the Overlook room at 7 PM.

Sponsored by UCT Fluid Solutions

Tuesday, March 29

Enjoy a continental breakfast and coffee. Networking and Showcase tables open at 7 AM for the early risers. Program kicks off at 8 AM.

Sponsored by WIKA USA

Teresa Sebring, MCAA President and Bill Edinger, MCAA's Immediate Past Chairman of the Board will call the 2022 Industry Forum to order.

Laura Coates
Vice President of Process Automation
Siemens Digital Industries US

The speed of change we’ve seen in the industrial space in the last 24 months has been breathtaking. Companies have accelerated their adoption of advanced automation and digitalization, resulting in the return to pre-pandemic growth levels faster than anyone expected. The key will be to maintain this momentum as economic conditions stabilize. In this keynote, we will hear about trends shaping the business of process automation and the need to keep the pace as our industries evolve.

Sponsored by Siemens Industry Inc.

Grab a cup of coffee and connect with colleagues in the Ellington Foyer.

Thanks to Tel-Tru Manufacturing for being the Coffee "Superstar" Sponsor this year.

Dr. Gad Allon
Professor & Director of the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology
The Wharton School

Widespread product shortages has catapulted supply chain breakdowns to the front page in recent weeks. What factors have caused this? What can firms do in the short and medium term? How should firms build resilient supply chain for the long term?

Sponsored by UCT Fluid Solutions

Networking Break Sponsored by Tel-Tru Manufacturing

Alex Chausovsky
Director of Analytics and Consulting
Miller Resource Group

The war for talent is escalating. Some organizations are ill-prepared to handle the challenges of an increasingly complex labor market, shackled by the “we’ve always done it this way” mentality. Others are thriving, armed with analytical insights and surrounded by allies, allowing them to snap up highly performing “impact players” and supercharge their growth. What kind of an organization are you? More importantly, what kind do you want to be in the future?

This presentation will deliver key insights designed to help business leaders and decision makers elevate their talent-focused activities. The session will:

  • Peel back the curtain on recruitment and stress the need for partnerships and alliances
  • Identify the key elements that make an organization attractive to top talent
  • Share best-in-class hiring strategies including metrics and practices
  • Convey the top factors that drive talent retention
  • Deliver practical and actionable advice on what businesses can do to become better at attracting, hiring, and retaining workers

Sponsored by Miller Resource Group

A buffet luncheon is available in the Overlook room

Luncheon Sponsored by Siemens

Jared Lockwood
Sandler Training

Regardless of what you have of value, it still has to be sold. What are you selling? Yourself, the reputation of your company, your expertise, just to name a few. What impact would it have on your results if you embraced the concept that selling must be a core competency? This concept may be outside your comfort zone and that’s ok. Or maybe you have some of it, but you could be better?

Join us as Jared Lockwood from Sandler leads an interactive workshop with approaches for building an elite sales culture. This information is useful for Business Owners and Sales Managers who want to grow their sales, hire the right sales talent, maximize the results of their existing sales team, and stop wasting time and money on salespeople that don’t work out.

Sponsored by WIKA USA

Take a break and recharge for the last session of the day.

Sponsored by Tel-Tru Manufacturing

Jennifer Curry
Co-Managing Shareholder and Vice Chairman of the Labor and Employment Group
Baker Donelson Law Firm

In today’s environment, it is more difficult than ever to understand your rights as an employer. The pandemic has caused unprecedented requirements and unclear actions from many different entities. During this session, you will have a chance to hear from the expert at Baker Donelson Law Firm, MCAA’s Association Attorney, with real-time information and answers to your most pressing questions.

Sponsored by Schneider-Electric

Join us on the Terrace (14th floor) for a refreshing beverage and hors d'oeuvres, then enjoy an evening out on the town. We hope you will take advantage of the unique and local restaurant's that Midtown Atlanta has to offer. Download the restaurant guide below. Reservations are encouraged.

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Sponsored by Phoenix Contact

Wednesday, March 30

Let's kick off Day 2. Breakfast will be available at 7 AM in the Ellington Foyer.

Sponsored by WIKA USA

Matthew Carrara
MCAA Chairman of the Board
Vice President
Process Analyzers & Instrumentation
Schneider Electric

Terri Murphy
Terri Murphy Communications

With innovation comes the transition from the “old way that worked just fine” to embracing a unique way to conduct sales and nurture existing and new customers. You need to adapt, refine your message and build new relationships. You need to focus on your competitive advantage and make the shift from just selling to being a trusted resource for your clients. In this session you will learn proven strategies and discover new ways to keep sales strong, teams motivated and build customer loyalty and repeat business.

Sponsored by Azbil

Take 15 to stretch and refresh your coffee.

Thanks to Tel-Tru Manufacturing for being the Coffee Superstar

Recent events have forced process automation & industry executives to focus on the here and now.  Challenges like workforce development, supply chain and recent world events impact our day to day decisions.  During this session, the panel of industry experts will address audience concerns and share best practices for today and beyond.

Sponsored by Honeywell Process Solutions

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

Thanks to Tel-Tru Manufacturing for being the Coffee Superstar

Alan Beaulieu
President and Principal
ITR Economics

It is time to prepare for the challenges and ongoing uncertainties in 2022. There are opportunities and risks ahead, and we will explore them in terms of consumer trends, market opportunities, labor issues, production costs, and government initiatives. We will discuss business responses, tactics, and strategies given the projected changes in the economy. Specifically, we will:

  • Assess business demand for 2022 and into 2023.
  • Look at leading indicators that clearly foretell the upcoming cyclical turns in the economy and markets.
  • Present relevant market outlooks and discuss issues that have an impact on your profitability via resource allocation, budgets, expectations, and strategic planning.
  • Delve into supply chain.
  • Discuss potential unintended consequences of the massive government programs, including infrastructure and other initiatives.
  • Assess interest rate, inflation, and financial market trends, including the latest information on stock market risk.

Sponsored by Instrumart