2015 Executive Briefing Conference

Overview of the Executive Briefing Conference (EBC)

Since 2002, the Executive Briefing Conference has become the premier venue for key manufacturers to network and explore new ways to succeed. By providing strategic and practical information that addresses manufacturing challenges, the EBC provides a forum to find out about new technologies and methods and discover opportunities in a non-commercial environment.

Be part of the vision by helping to create “what’s next.” Envision an event that has more people discussing solutions rather than asking questions.

The Executive Briefing Conference provides company leaders with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions on the future success of their company.

Join us for the 2015 EBC.

Intensive briefings, thought provoking speakers, case studies, plant tours and networking provide decision makers with the knowledge, strategies and attitude necessary for success in today’s manufacturing world.

The 2015 conference will be held in Atlanta, GA for the first time! The EBC will feature two keynote speakers: Jack Uldrich- industrial futurist, and returning again is noted economist Alan Beaulieu, and our featured presenter Professor Dr. Frank Prekwinkel.


Sunday, Apr 12, 2015 – Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015

8:00 am

Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway 2020 Convention Center Concourse Atlanta, GA



In addition to speaking on future trends, emerging technologies, innovation change management and leadership, Jack is a best-selling author and frequent guest on CNN, MSNBC and NPR. He is highly regarded for his unique ability to present complex information in an entertaining, understandable and digestible manner. Jack will discuss “Yesterday’s Lessons, Today’s Visions, Tomorrow’s Reality” at this year’s EBC

Alan Beaulieu – ITR Economics – CLOSING KEYNOTE SPEAKER

One of the country’s most informed economists, he is a principal of ITR Economics serving as President. Alan’s expert knowledge of leading indicators, as well as skilled observations of today’s global economy helps businesses take a look at the big picture approach and manage economic cycles.

Professor Dr. Frank Prekwinkel – FEATURED PRESENTER

He is the founder of the imos AG, one of the worldwide leading suppliers of information technology for the furniture industry. His knowledge and experience with computer integrated manufacturing systems and CAD/CAM technology has helped him provide innovative industry solutions and benchmarks. He will share his thoughts on how social media and digital media are changing the way consumers interact with manufacturers and how using internet technologies will help identify consumer needs and increase business potential.

Briefing Topics and Presenters Include:

  • Product Engineering: Efficient Production Through Product Standardization – Christof Ehrenbrink, Schuler Consulting
  • Beyond the Traditional Panel: Machining Alternative Materials – Ken DeMarce, Leuco Tool
  • The ABC’s of ERPs: Data Handling for Every Business Size – Mick Peters, Roger Shaw & Associates
  • Lessons from the mHouse Project: Uniting Materials, Technology and Design – John Aufderhaar, Surface & Panel Magazine
  • Using Automation as Your Competitive Advantage – Gary Wernlund, Stiles Machinery

Case Studies Featuring:

  • Infinity Retail Services LLC on “Sustainability and beyond…”
  • Twoseven Inc. on “How Automation has Helped in Retail Display, Design and Production”

Plant Tours:

Geiger International (a Herman Miller company): Since 1964, Geiger International has been producing office furnishings for many of the largest and most prestigious Fortune 1,000 companies in the United States and abroad. Geiger is a wholly owned subsidiary of Herman Miller, Inc. with net revenues of $2 billion and more than 8,000 employees worldwide. Tour the plant in Atlanta, Georgia and learn how Geiger’s reputation for design, quality and state-of-the art manufacturing processes makes it one of the most successful companies in the industry.

Cabinets by Design: Headquartered in Duluth, Georgia, Cabinets by Design has been manufacturing quality custom cabinetry for more than 20 years. They are an industry leader in design, manufacturing and installation of commercial cabinets for education, healthcare and government. Take a tour of the state of the art 120,000 square foot facility and meet the team of engineers, project managers and craftsmen that are blending traditional craftsmanship with the most advanced design and manufacturing techniques in our industry to create innovative solutions that stand up to the most demanding environments.

In 2015, the EBC is offering discounted pricing for companies with more than two attendees. For the first two individuals attending on behalf of a company, the fee will remain at $1,295.00 each ($795.00 without accommodations). For any additional individuals attending on behalf of the same company, the total fee for the conference and the hotel will be $995.00 ($495.00 without accommodations).