Even if the weather isn’t exceptionally hot, a convention on Amelia Island, off the eastern coast of Florida, sounds quite appealing. And that’s the site of the American Mold Builders Association‘s annual convention, which will be held March 18-23 at the Amelia Island Plantation. The theme for the conference is “Creating the Competitive Edge,” with the goal of helping mold shops recognize their niches, develop strategies to be more competitive, learn better business practices, and updates themselves on the latest technologies.
Speakers include Craig Fitzgerald of Plante & Moran, who will address such issues as rates of return for lower-tier suppliers and the appeal of certain business models; returning speaker Steve LeFever, who will discuss succession planning; attorney Mark S. Mahoney, who will talk about preventing small problems from becoming legal nightmares; and Hommer Tool’s Jim Hommer, who will outline the ABCs of outsourcing. Hommer will focus on how partnering with other companies can help reduce both costs to manufacture and lead times.
AMBA’s annual convention will be further enhanced by speakers from System 3R, Pleasant Precision, and D-M-E.