Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel, Chicago, Illinois
October 1-3rd, 2017


“Love the format of this conference. Very targeted to the needs of both the attendee and the vendor. I speak at 4 - 6 conferences per year and this one was the most valuable for me of any I have attended in some time. Very good use of everyone's time and paced very well for maximum "IMPACT"”

Global Director Lean Six Sigma, Jabil


"The Impact Manufacturing Summit is an amazing opportunity to network with a broad array of senior leaders and to expand your view of the possibilities.  The event brings together newer tech innovators along with more established manufacturers and solution providers."

Director of Purchasing, Quality and Materials Management, Midway Products


“Great opportunity to network and learn cutting edge to take us to the next level. Another benefit is that the speakers were from the industry and could relate to our challenges and provide solutions to take back to our organizations.”

Director of Quality and Compliance, Sweet Street


“The topics are critical in my selection of conferences to attend, the quality of presentations is critical in my coming back, and the pricing model makes it an easier sell for approval.”

Director of Supplier Quality, Thermo Fisher Scientific


“Having never attended the event previously, I would definitely attend again, and I intend to send some senior level managers to future events. Very well organized, and pertinent, current information about manufacturing!!!!”

Vice President of Operations, Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America


“This was my fifth manufacturing summit, these events are absolutely wonderful. The speed networking and educational sessions are a great balance for a day and a half conference. I have received valuable education that I was able to take back my company and implement. Using some of the skills that I learned at the summit helped me gain new positions at my company, I was also able to bench marked myself against where I am in my career compared to the other attendees. Thanks for the continued invite.”

Sr. Supplier Quality Engineer, GM


 “Excellent venue, hospitality, relative topics, speakers and learned MUCH more on the one on one's than expected. Having attended IRCE, I found this to be not only time saving but more educational.”

CEO, Art of Appreciation LLC


“Kristin and her team at Impact are very professional and helpful.  All logistics ran smoothly and the sessions were informative and helpful.  Many new contacts and potentials for business to follow up.  Thanks for inviting me.”

VP Operations / OpEx & VP Supply Chain Strategic Initiatives, The Nature's Bounty Co.


“I have enjoyed attending the IMPACT Summit in the past in terms of value added presentations, research meetings with solution providers, and over all fantastic organization of the event.”

Executive Director, Quality Control, Cytovance Biologics, Inc.


“The event is very well organized and the service level is excellent. It is really a good approach to make things happen between the exhibitors and delegates. The educational sessions are very informative to keep up with the continuous improvements. Overall it's a very good experience on my first visit to IMPACT Spring 2017.”

Global Supply Chain Manager,  Agora Edge


“IMPACT Manufacturing Summit is really a great event in terms of value added educational sessions and targeted research meetings with exhibitors/solution providers organized over two days. Not a crowded event at all. Big thank you to organizers who are always eager to provide all the attendees excellent service and help. The format and time management is really super. I have been learning new things every time.”

Executive Director, Quality Control, Cytovance Biologics, Inc.


“I was able to benchmark my organization against other similar companies, and also learn about state of the art solutions for handling our rapid growth.”

Director of Manufacturing Engineering, Atricure Inc


“It was a great event attended by a lot of interesting people in an excellent venue. The event organizers seemed to be on top of it and very organized.”

Director of Lean Product Development, Interface


“Seeing all the latest in technology offerings and ways of thinking in regards to manufacturing is going to help me drastically in setting my plant's 3-5 year plan.”

Production Manager, PPG Industries


“I left with 1 major source of information that could save our company money. Also left with 2 other possibilities. Just have 1 thing was 100% worth it, let alone the knowledge and information I received.”

Project Manager, Bourn & Koch, Inc.


“Being my first manufacturing summit, i found the event to be absolutely essential. I was able receive valuable education that I currently do not have the resources for, found 3PL companies that could possible become an important asset to my company, and bench marked myself against where I am in my career.”

Volcom LLC, Global Development Manager


“Very informational topics and discussions. A good time and learning session that I enjoyed very much.”

Highland Industries, Quality Manager


“In the current economic environment, I have to prioritize outside events. This is a very worthwhile event but the programming with the complimentary pass makes it an event I will not pass upon.”

Emerson, Director, Contract Services Process Excellence


“I have attended several times and I am always pleasantly surprised on finding new technology, interesting vendors and speakers.”

Johnson Controls, BPO Senior Manager


“I think the format is great, I got to meet many exhibitors that in a traditional trade show I wouldn't stop by.”

Costex, Supply Chain Manager


“I feel that the event was very well put together and organized. The location was superb and easy to navigate from air travel and ground travel aspects.”

Flex-N-Gate Texas, IT Manager


“Great venue, great food, wonderful hospitality, responsive staff. Lots of interesting conversations.”

Nosco, Director of Continuous Improvement


"This is a well-conceived format with excellent speakers and topics. My peers in attendance were knowledgeable people and I look forward to developing multiple relationships with many of them. Keep it up this is a great concept."

VP of Finance and Operations, Weston Forest Products Inc.


"This was a really innovative approach to a focused trade show with integrated educational sessions."

Operations Manager, Danaher Controls


"Overall the event was very good, the speakers were talented in their roles and spoke with first-hand knowledge, The meet and greet times during the day and evenings was very good, Talked to a lot of knowable people from around the US. Shared some similar stories of events going on between shops."

Manufacturing/Installation Manager, Grenzebach Corp


"Was extremely satisfied with how things were set up and especially as it pertained to our meeting schedule. Kristin and Marin were totally there to help us and to ensure that our schedule met our every need leading to it surpassing our original expectations! Thank you very much!"

Senior Director - Six Sigma, Maple Leaf Foods Inc.


"I liked that the one on one time was tailored by my choices and needs. This made the conference much more beneficial than most trade shows."

Manufacturing Engineering Manager, KABA- ILCO


"I think the timing is very appropriate. Arrival on Sunday and being able to return back Tuesday night minimizes time away from the office and it this also allows extended weekend time for bringing guest and/or sightseeing."

VP NA Production, Keihin North America


"I liked this format because you had a captive audience with the vendors. They had time to prepare and we had time to prepare as well."

Materials Team Member, Lockheed Martin


“A very positive experience on speakers, vendor contact and networking.”

Director of Manufacturing and Engineering, Milacron LLC


“Instead of wandering a convention trying to find someone to talk to at a company booth/display about that company's capabilities/services, you have dedicated focused time to speak to companies which you are interested in and who are interested in your business.”

Director, The Walt Disney Company


“The venue was great, the format is unique, and the dinner at the Alamo made it very special. The hours spent talking with others over dinner made the event much more personal.”

Sr. Director of Manufacturing Operations, Axsun Technologies


“Great event!  Well organized and enjoyable.  Great networking opportunities with quality folks in the industry.  Low pressure and collaborative in atmosphere and structure.”

Manager, Process Improvement Engineering, SWRI


“The staff was awesome, the venue great, the sponsors/suppliers were friendly and accommodating, food was great and several of the sessions I attended gave me some new ideas.”

Sr. Director of Supply Chain Optimization, Philips Home Healthcare


“Overall, very good and a good investment of my time, and, in all honesty, I was not anticipating that this would be the case.”

Principal Quality Engineer, Residential Business Unit, Lennox Industries


“The educational program was excellent I understand that not every delegate can attend every session, so I appreciate that the presentations are at least available on line. The Alamo Event was a nice touch.”

Operations Manager, AMCOL International


“Great staff... very upbeat and made this a wonderful experience for me.”

Director of Operations, Goodheart Brand Specialty Foods


“In general, I very much enjoyed getting to know the other attendees and the quick intro format for meeting potential suppliers was effective and not hard sell.”

Quality Manager, RealD Inc.


“My experience with accommodations, venue, content, and people made this event exceeded my expectations.”

Quality Assurance Manager, Sub-Zero Group, Inc.


“The event is well organized to allow you to attend presentations on a specific track of interest to your while still allowing you the opportunity to meet with service providers.”

Division Manager of Performance Excellence, Emerson


“It's interesting the areas and subjects we run into at these meetings that give us a different perspective on how we view the way we operate. Intec Solutions Good contacts with suppliers.”

Director Supplier Management, Cummins


"The speed dating aspect of the vendor meetings was very helpful. We had each other's undivided attention, and much more collaborative conversations took place in these timed meetings than any conference I have ever attended. It's a very productive format."

Director of Logistics, Best Buy Canada


"Loved the networking opportunities. The staff were pleasant, helpful and very professional. I heard from people that had attended many times, that this is the best event there is and I agree."

Frontline & Manufacturing Team Lead - IT, Pepsi


"The event was VERY well organized. I’ve been to several of these types of events (not SCOPE) and I thought this was outstanding."

Business Process Manager, Caterpillar


"I felt the format of having scheduled one-on-one time with the suppliers was well thought out. There was sufficient time to see if there was some ability to add value, and pursue further discussion. Some of the pairings provided some unexpected directions that could be investigated. I encourage you to retain this format for next year."

Director of Supply Chain, Sherwin-Williams


“Great way to meet potential partners...”

Director of Operations, Southern Imperial, Inc.


“It was a great event and I have expanded my network of business connections because of it.”

Vice President of Operations Excellence, Acuity Brands Lighting


“Excellent organization, friendly staff, great venue, excellent food and meals... overall excellent event!”

Operations Manager, Ingersoll Rand


“My first one but not my last for sure. Very comfortable atmosphere and industry leaders sharing their knowledge and experience without expecting any gain. Loved it and can't wait to attend another one!”

VP of Regulatory, Quality & Procurement, Edlong Dairy Flavors


“Quartz Events staff was amazing and always right there when I needed something - Format was good.”

Sr. Director of Supply Chain Optimization, Philips Healthcare


“Very efficient and well organized event. Great output for 1 1/2 days!”

President, Grundfos


“Very well organized and seamless transition between sessions. Very easy to register and Kat is awesome!”

Director of Equipment Operations, Brewer Science