Record Breaking 2018 Benchmarking and Best Practices Conference Held in Indianapolis

Record Breaking 2018 Benchmarking and Best Practices Conference Held in Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN – The Manufacturers Association for Plastics Processors (MAPP) brought nearly 600 manufacturing professionals to Indianapolis October 10-12. 

MAPP held the record-breaking 2018 Benchmarking and Best Practices Conference at the Indianapolis Downtown Marriott in Indianapolis, IN, on October 11 and 12, 2018 with pre-conference sessions taking place on Wednesday, October 10. The theme for the 2018 event was Be Extraordinary.

The lineup of general session speakers included author David Horsager, Alan Hobson and General (ret.) Stanley McChrystal. Keynote David Horsager, MA, CSP, is the CEO of the Trust Edge Leadership Institute, a national bestselling author of The Trust Edge, inventor of the Enterprise Trust Index™, and director of one of the nation’s foremost trust studies: The Trust Outlook™. 

This year’s event was highlighted by the new BC LABS, which featured a series of parallel presentation sessions or learning tracks suggested for over seven functional areas including owners, human resources and safety, operations and engineering and more. Each of the 35 BC LABS were designed to equip attendees with indispensable insights, advice and tools to achieve the mission-critical priorities of today and build the successful organizations of tomorrow.
In addition to three keynote speakers, there were 82 industry leaders from member companies who presented during the new BC LAB sessions, a record number for this event.

The annual conference addressed issues affecting all aspects of running a successful manufacturing business, including leadership, operational best practices, financial benchmarks, sales and marketing and more.

 “This conference is our flagship event of the year,” said Letha Keslar, Conference Director. “We could not host this impactful event without the support of our 48 corporate sponsors, for whom we are grateful! This conference is a tremendous opportunity for industry leaders to gather valuable information to help their businesses and we are already looking forward to 2019’s event!” 

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