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2012 MIT Leaders for Global Operations Conference

The Future of Manufacturing in the U.S.
May 8-9, 2012

Co-Sponsors: Leaders for Global Operations and the Forum for Supply Chain Innovation (for more information, see below)

The Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) program, in partnership with the MIT Industrial Liaison Program (ILP) and the Forum for Supply Chain Innovation, is bringing together an impressive roster of industry leaders, MIT faculty, government and labor representatives for a two-day conference in May on, “The Future of Manufacturing in the U.S.”

The event is an extension of LGO’s mission to develop knowledge at the interface of management and engineering as it trains technically oriented leaders in manufacturing and operations. The conference will feature three speaker panels: “Workforce of the Future,” "Innovation in Manufacturing,” and “Barriers to Success in Manufacturing.”

Registration Fees:
Full Registration Fee - $1,750
(discounts available to MIT and Sloan Executive Education alumni and Early Bird registrants)
ILP, LGO, and Forum for Supply Chain Innovation Members complimentary*

*Representatives from member companies may attend at no charge, however a $50 processing fee will apply to each representative who fails to attend without canceling in advance. Cancellations must be received in writing via email: conf_admin@ilp.mit.edu no later than May 1, 2012.

Registration Payment Methods:
Please make checks payable to MIT.
VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover accepted. (Payable in US dollars only.)

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Boston Marriott Cambridge hotel near the MIT campus. Please call for reservations directly at 1-800-228-9290 or book online. Rooms are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, and reservations must be made no later than April 16, 2012. Please refer to the MIT ILP Conference to receive the $219 room rate, plus local tax, single or double occupancy.

Leaders for Global Operations is a two-year, dual-degree program for highly qualified students who want to develop engineering and management skills geared toward careers in operations and manufacturing. Students in the program, which includes an intensive six-month internship with an LGO partner company, graduate with a Master of Science from one of seven programs within the MIT School of Engineering and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Founded in 1988 as Leaders for Manufacturing, LGO was created to develop technically oriented leaders who would help strengthen the U.S. manufacturing industry in the face of emerging global competition. Over the past two decades, the program has expanded and evolved to reflect the rise of service-based companies as well as the increasingly global orientation of operations and manufacturing.

The MIT Forum For Supply Chain Innovation is at the center of one of the most pivotal areas of business. Formed in 2002, the Forum provides a unique collaborative environment that brings together academics, researchers, and practitioners to develop ideas, practical principles and critical thinking in supply chain management.

The Forum is a unique community composed of academics and industry members whose support allows Forum researchers to provide customer-focused solutions to design and manage the new supply chain. The Forum has pioneered a deeper understanding of the supply chain and its relationship to corporate strategy and has broad support from a wide cross-section of industry.

The Leaders for Global Operations Conference is sold out and online registration for this event is now closed.


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Tang Center
70 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139

Building E51
The main entrance is on the corner facing buildings E40 and E53. Inside stairs on your right lead up to the Wong auditorium (on the left) and the registration and refreshments corridor (on the right). The nearest paid parking is at the Kendall Marriott Hotel.