For over 10 years, there has been a day every October that brings together hundreds of manufacturers from around the state for a day of discussions and education about trends, best practices and the climate of New Hampshire’s top industry.
The 12th annual Governor’s Advanced Manufacturing and High Technology Summit will be held from 8 am – 2 pm, Oct. 2, at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester. Registration is open and as this is typically a sell-out event, take a moment to sign up today. The conference is presented by the Business and Industry Association; the New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership, the New Hampshire High Technology Council and the New Hampshire Division of Economic Development.
Dr. Charles Wessner, who teaches global innovation policy at Georgetown University, delivers the keynote address – US Strengths and Challenges in Innovation – and will also discuss state regional innovation initiatives, focusing on state leading those initiatives.
Widely recognized his expertise on innovation policy, such as public-private partnerships, entrepreneurship, early-stage financing for new firms, 21st century manufacturing, cyber security, and the special needs and benefits of high-technology industry, Wessner’s address will be timely for the New Hampshire audience.
Workshops this year include topics on implementing Lean initiatives; how advanced manufacturing industries are collaborating with community colleges and universities; building a workforce for the future and growth strategies.
The manufacturing summit falls during New Hampshire Manufacturing Week. Now in its second year, the event is an opportunity for manufacturers to host visits from high school students and their parents so they can see where things come from and how stuff is made and the career opportunities waiting for them to graduate … right here in the Granite State. Scores of manufacturers and hundreds of students are already signed up.
More information is available on the registration page. Take a minute and register and we’ll see you Oct. 2.
Division of Economic Development