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The 2nd Annual Hudson Valley Manufacturing Conference

September 21, 2012 8:00 AM - 1:45 PM
Aquinas Hall Theatre

Mount Saint Mary College and SUNY IT, Utica, are proud to announce the Second Annual Hudson Valley Manufacturing Conference at Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, NY, and virtually hosted at SUNY IT, Utica, NY.

The conference is presented by the Center for Global Advanced Manufacturing (CGAM), and sponsored by Marshall & Sterling Insurance and Rhinebeck Bank.

Geared toward thought leaders in manufacturing and education, the conference will focus on building and sustaining the NYS manufacturing sector. 

Keynote speakers will stimulate thought provoking discussions on preparing the workforce for success in today’s tech-based manufacturing sector, and on modernizing the supply chain.

Lunch will be provided.


Registration is free; seating is limited. Register online here or contact Caitlin Shuster at caitlin.tsec@gmail.com or 845-336-0100.

Featured speakers

CGAM speakers 2012 Dr. Willard R. Daggett EdD, 
Founder of the International Center for Leadership in Education

Dr. Daggett is recognized worldwide for his proven ability to move pre K-12 education systems towards more rigorous and relevant skills and knowledge for all students. Learn more at www.leadered.com

CGAM speakers 2012 Joanne Wright, 
Vice President, Global Fulfillment Advocate, IBM

Ms. Wright joined IBM in 1990 where she has held a number of key positions within Procurement, Supply Chain Management and Business Transformation. She is currently responsible for integrating global supply chain competencies across IBM businesses to create maximum client value.


8 am Registration and continental breakfast
9 am Welcome & Introduction to Center for Global Advanced Manufacturing (CGAM) – Father Kevin E. Mackin, OFM, President, Mount Saint Mary College 
9:05 am Edward Reinfurt, Director, Empire State Development Division of Science, Technology & Innovation, "The State of New York State Manufacturing." 
9:15 am Enabling Manufacturers through the Center for Global Advanced Manufacturing - Vincent Cozzolino, Founder, CGAM
9:25 am Keynote Speaker: Willard R. Daggett, EdD, Founder and Chairman International Center for Leadership in Education, “Preparing Our Manufacturing Workforce: Call to Action”
10:25 am Question & Answer Period with Keynote Speaker Willard R. Daggett, EdD
10:45 am Break
11 am Joanne Wright, VP of Manufacturing, IBM, “Modern Manufacturing Supply Chain” 
Noon Lunch/Breakout Discussions

1 pm

 Breakout Discussion Wrap-up Led by Harold King, President, Council of Industry & Tom Phillips Executive Director, Hudson Valley Technology Development Center
1:30 pm Concluding Remarks, Carl Meyer, Founder, CGAM 

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