Date: May 18, 2017
Time: 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $75
Location: The Ambassador  
                 7794 Peach St
                 Erie, PA 16509

Breakfast and Lunch Provided



This conference will provide manufacturers the opportunity to learn world-class best practices from national and regional experts with practical takeaways to implement now.

The Sessions

The Art and Science of Knowledge Transfer
Learn about preserving and transferring years of employee ‘know-how’.

Beyond Orientation
Discover on-boarding best practices that lead to retention and successful employees.

Trump Change
Gain insights about the potential impact of the new administration’s policies on your employees.

Growing People and Changing Culture
The CEO of Bliley Technologies shares experiences and lessons learned.

Diversifying into New Markets
Best practices and challenges of finding new markets and customers.

Re-calibrate Your Revenue Engine
New perspectives, strategies, and actions to apply for increasing sales and profits. 

Creating an Inbound Lead Generation Strategy to Increase Sales
Learn the process and tactics to attract new customers thru predictable lead generation.

Intellectual Property (IP): Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks, and Trade Secrets
The ABC’s of IP and what it means to own it, exploit it, and protect it.

Resources Designed to Fuel Business Growth
Review sources of investment capital for your company, product, or idea.  

Staying at the Forefront of an Uncertain Future 
The Founder and CEO of RAM industrial Design in Syracuse (and former Erieite) shares his story of embracing technology.


The Speakers

Keith Szewczyk, CEO, Bliley Technologies;
Rob Englert, Founder and CEO, RAM industrial Design;
Susan Mayer, Innovation Advisor, RTI International;
Scott Curtis, President/CEO, TWI Institute;
Bob Kocik, Director, Central New York Technology Development Organization (TDO);
Kevin Smith, President, Vie Associates;
Robert Zaruta, Attorney, Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett;
Brian Slawin, Regional Director/Portfolio Manager, Ben Franklin Technology Partners;
Jonathan D ’Silva, Attorney, MMI Intellectual Property;
Joshua Curcio, COO, Protocol 80;
Bob Zaruta, President, Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC);
Michael Griffith, Manufacturing Technology Engineer, Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC)




Please register by Monday May 15, 2017.

Email for additional information or questions.


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