Wednesday, May 30

Pre-conference Events

1:00-4:00 PM Factory Tours
Choose one of two tours of local plants:

ArcelorMittal Plant (SOLD OUT)
Lincoln Electric Plant (SOLD OUT)

Tours are optional and involve an additional fee to cover transportation. Buses leave the hotel at 1:00pm.

5:00-6:30 PM Reception Hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

"The American Steel Industry- Renewal and Resurgence"
Ronnie Masliansky
, General Manager of Marketing and Product Control, ArcelorMittal USA slides

6:30-8:00 PM Small Group Dinners (Optional)
Dinners will take place at area restaurants

Thursday, May 31

Conference Program

7:00-8:00 AM Continental Breakfast

8:00-8:30 AM Opening Keynote Address
Ken Simonson, NABE Vice President, and Chief Economist, Associated General Contractors of America, welcome and introduction
Sandra Pianalto
, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Remarks

8:30-9:30 AM Assessing Manufacturing: Output and Labor
George A. Erickcek, Senior Regional Analyst, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research Slides
William Strauss, Senior Economist & Economic Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Slides

9:30-9:50 AM
Networking Break

9:50 -10:50 AM (Ad)Vantage Manufacturing: Perspectives on the Outlook from the Sector
Robert Fry, Senior Economist, DuPont Slides
Jim Meil, Chief Economist, Eaton Corporation Slides

10:50 -11:50 AM Wall Street’s View of the Manufacturing Sector
Mark Sniderman, Executive VP and Chief Policy Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, moderator
William Hartmann
, Chief Credit Officer, Key Bank
Ronald Kahn
, Managing Director, Lincoln International Slides
William (Bill) Seelbach, Senior Adviser, Riverside Capital Slides

12:00-1:15 PM Keynote Luncheon
Chad Moutray, Chief Economist, National Association of Manufacturers, introduction
Mark Schweitzer, Senior Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, moderator
Rick Fearon
, CFO, Eaton Corporation

1:30-2:30 PM The Oil and Gas Boom: What it Means for Manufacturing
Kevin Swift, Chief Economist, American Chemistry Council, moderator Slides
Marianne Kah
, Chief Economist, ConocoPhillips Slides
Robert McCutcheon, U.S. Industrial Products Leader, PriceWaterhouseCoopers Slides

2:30-3:30 PM How is the Manufacturing Supply Chain Evolving?
Douglas D. Gish, U.S. Industrial Products Sector Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP, moderator Slides
Susan Helper, Professor, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve Univ .Slides
Daniel Meckstroth, Chief Economist, Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation Slides

3:30-4:15 PM Concluding Remarks
Shawn DuBravac, Chief Economist and Director of Research, Cosumer Electronics Association, introduction
Mark Doms
, Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Commerce Slides






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