March 18, 2021
11:00am – 6:00pm

Manufacturers: $25
Others: $50

The Manufacturing Innovation Summit is focused on telling the stories of Pennsylvania manufacturers who have successfully navigated challenges through innovation. The virtual event will also have networking opportunities and a virtual happy hour highlighting a Pennsylvania alcohol producer.


11:00 – 12:00pm- LIVE keynote by Zippo: Keeping an American Icon Relevant

 2:30 – 3:15pm-   Virtual Networking (via facilitated break-out rooms)

 3:30 – 4:30pm-  LIVE Happy Hour Keynote by Eight Oaks Farm Distillery: Crafting Fine Spirits

 5:30 – 6:30pm-  Virtual Happy Hour 

On Demand Content

Virtual plant tours from leading manufactures located across the state of Pennsylvania.

Keynote Speaker:

John Sicher is the Vice President of Innovation and Brand Management at Zippo.

Zippo has made great progress in its innovation efforts globally and it continues to optimize our processes daily. From understanding its consumers and competitors better, to developing a disciplined stage-gate process, to cloud-based project management, Zippo is improving its speed-to-market and seeing very strong results.   The challenges Zippo has overcome, and those it is in the process of overcoming, will be shared with the attendees.   Attendees  can look forward to some of the key learnings, successes, and failures that have helped Zippo accelerate its innovation efforts.

John has over 20 years of brand management, innovation, and strategic planning experience.  John oversees brand management and innovation for all ZipCorp brands globally, where he and his team will set the overall brand strategy and positioning.  For China, John will provide ongoing support in marketing and innovation.  His additional responsibilities will include brand strategy and planning; brand marketing and positioning; and brand profitability.

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