Siemens to Host Annual Manufacturing in America Conference at Renaissance Center in Detroit


Wednesday, March 8, 2017 12:34 pm EST



Siemens and Electro-Matic Products, Inc. will host the annual Manufacturing in America conference at the Renaissance Center, March 22-23, in Detroit.  The two day event brings together manufacturing and industry executives, technology leaders, educators and students.

“From automotive to aerospace to food and beverage, manufacturers are looking to technology and innovation to get to market faster while increasing productivity, quality, efficiency and flexibility,” says Raj Batra, president of Digital Factory, U.S.  “Modernization of aging equipment and infrastructure through advanced automation and digitalization is the path to a more competitive future for every manufacturer. This event demonstrates the digital enterprise. It allows you to see the art of the possible,” adds Batra.

Key Conference Highlights:

  • In-depth presentations, discussions and best practices focused on manufacturing.
  • A thought leadership summit that brings leaders together to discuss digitalization and the future of manufacturing.
    • Josh Linkner is the keynote speaker for the thought leadership summit.  Linkner is an entrepreneur, hyper-growth CEO and NY Times bestselling author.  Linkner founded five tech companies that grew to a combined value of $200 million.  Linkner has also been involved in the launch, growth and financing of over 100 additional companies.  Linkner, a native from Detroit, founded the Detroit Venture Partners which invests in tech startups and aims to help rebuild the city. Linkner is a two-time New York Times best-selling author of three books – Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity, The Road to Reinvention: How to Drive Disruption and Accelerate Transformation, and Hacking Innovation: The New Growth Model from the Sinister World of Hackers.
  • Nearly 100 technical seminars focused on the four key areas: Automation, Controls, Drive Technology and Product Lifecycle Management. 
  • More than 50 different vendors throughout the exhibition. 
  • The student zone incorporates seminars for local high school students to learn about manufacturing and careers in manufacturing.

New this year, students who attend the program will be able to apply for a one-day internship with one of the participating companies.  On this one-day internship, the student will get the opportunity to experience hands-on learning at a local company allowing them to further their knowledge on manufacturing careers. Siemens continues to emphasize the importance of training today’s youth in STEM initiatives and providing hands-on training for college and university students with programs such as Siemens Cooperates with Education. 

“As facilities become more digital, manufacturers need employees who can master advanced automation tools including high tech applications such as augmented reality for the shop floor. Training our future workforce is imperative through internships and hands-on programs. We encourage local educators and students to attend and explore the opportunities,” says Batra.

Last year, more than 2,500 attendees from 500 different companies attended the seminars and exhibits, and this year more content and activities have been added. This program is intended for industry thought leaders, engineers, students and STEM educators. 

The event includes networking events for attendees to meet and greet and exchange ideas.

There is no charge for attendees, but registration is required.

For more information or to register for Manufacturing in America 2017, visit  

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About Siemens USA                                                             

Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of systems for power generation and transmission as well as medical diagnosis. With approximately 348,000 employees in more than 190 countries, Siemens reported worldwide revenue of $86.2 billion in fiscal 2015. Siemens in the USA reported revenue of $22.4 billion, including $5.5 billion in exports, and employs approximately 50,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico.



Hollie Davis
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