Overview

Leading The Next Industrial Revolution

Driven by technological advances, innovative manufacturing techniques, the biggest domestic energy boom in a century and a new generation of pragmatic, tested leaders in industry, education and government, the nation’s industrial core is rebounding.

Employment in manufacturing hubs is rising. Foreign companies from Toyota to Airbus to Fiat are basing their most advanced facilities in the U.S. The biggest, boldest American companies from Caterpillar, Boeing and GE, to John Deere, GM and Ford are showing the world that the heartland is every bit as much a high-technology hotbed as either coast. Together with thousands of small companies spread across the nation, they are truly Reinventing America and redefining its role in the Global Economy.

Join Forbes as we convene a first-of-its-kind summit of the industrial executives, entrepreneurs, academics and elected officials leading this revolution.

Agenda

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

08:30am
05:00pm
06:00pm
06:15pm
06:45pm

Attendees begin boarding buses to Salon Dinners

07:00pm

5 concurrent Salon Dinners around the city

09:45pm

Attendees board buses back to JW Marriott

Thursday, March 27, 2014

07:00am
07:50am
08:00am
08:30am
09:10am
09:50am
09:55am

Morning Break

10:10am
10:40am
11:20am
11:25am
11:35am
12:15pm
12:45pm
01:45pm
02:30pm
02:40pm
03:20pm
03:55pm
04:40pm

Wrap up

06:15pm

Attendees board buses to Field Museum Dinner

06:30pm

Cocktail Reception

07:30pm

Dinner

08:45pm
09:30pm

Attendees board buses back to JW Marriott

Friday, March 28, 2014

07:00am
08:00am
09:35am
08:15am
08:55am
09:50am
10:15am
10:25am
11:15am
12:00pm

Conference Concludes

Location

JW Marriott Chicago

JW Marriott Chicago, 151 West Adams Street, Chicago, IL, 60603, USA

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Sponsors

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Supporting Sponsors

Entrepreneurial Partner

Logistics Partner

Video Highlights

North Dakota: Fueling A Boom

29:55

The Promise of American Innovation: A Conversation with Bill Ford

30:27

(Re) Made In America: Inside the Next Manufacturing Revolution

29:29

Forbes Reinventing America Summit

0:58

Chicago: A City of Industry

34:37

Shahid Khan: Face Of The American Dream

32:47

Illinois Senator Dick Durbin At The Forbes Reinventing America Summit

10:49

Forbes Excellence Award for Education

6:45

Forbes Excellence Award for Innovation

6:55

Contact

  • For Sponsorship Inquiries:
  • Melody Khodaverdian
  • Director, Conference Partnerships
  • 917.794.5859 | mkhodaverdian@forbes.com
  • For Invitation Management/Executive Relations:
  • Anastasia Afendikova
  • Senior Manager, Audience Development
  • 212.367.4158 | ReinventingAmerica@forbes.com
  • For Press Inquiries and Press Passes:
  • Wendy Furrer Egan
  • Senior Director of Editorial Publicity
  • 212.366.8848 | wfurrer-egan@forbes.com

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