The industry's only Benchmarking and Best Practices Conference for processors!

October 11-12 | Indianapolis Downtown Marriott | Indianapolis, IN

This year's theme — BE EXTRAORDINARY — is designed to inspire, motivate, and educate processors on how to positively influence the people around them. Becoming better is not something that just happens; good leaders continually work to make themselves better, and the 2018 Benchmarking & Best Practices Conference will do just that!

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The goal of the Benchmarking and Best Practices Conference is to help plastics companies improve their operations and tactics in order to impact bottom-line profits. The conference is anchored with best practices and leading benchmark presentations derived from the industry’s best-known sources of statistical information. Known as the absolute best benchmarks in the industry, these presentations identify and correlate profitability to operational behaviors, market choices and more.

The ability to quickly adjust to marketplace conditions and continually improve operational efficiencies is a must in manufacturing. The core of this year’s Benchmarking and Best Practices conference will address leadership, operational best practices, the latest financial benchmarks, sales and marketing, and the impact of employees on the bottom-line. With over 600 plastics professionals expected to meet in Indianapolis, IN, on October 10-12, the Conference staff has created a schedule packed with best practices, leading-edge benchmarks, expert presentations and the best networking opportunities in the industry.

This year's theme - BE EXTRAORDINARY - is designed to inspire, motivate and educate processors on how to continuously improve every day. Becoming better is not something that just happens; good leaders continually work to make themselves better, and the 2018 Benchmarking & Best Practices Conference will do just that! 

YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS EVENT!

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PRICES

MAPP MEMBERS:

$825 per attendee

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Lunch and Learn: $45

NON-MAPP MEMBERS (PROCESSORS ONLY):

$1045 per attendee

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Lunch and Learn $45


*Industry Service Providers (Or SPONSORS)

If you are a company that provides a service to the plastics industry please contact Letha Keslar about attending this event. You can reach Letha at  317-913-2440  or lkeslar@mappinc.com


GROUPS OF 4 OR MORE:

$775 per attendee after August 17th

$975 per attendee after August 17th

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WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Lunch on Thursday 
  • Breakfast for two days and all Coffee breaks.
  • Invitation to the Pre-Conference reception on Wednesday, October 10th, including beverages and hors d’oeuvres.
  • Free access to the annual "Member's Choice" Networking Reception on Thursday evening!
  • Access to the best networking opportunities in the plastics industry. 

*Industry Service Providers

If you are a company that provides a service to the plastics industry please contact Letha Keslar to discuss attending this event. You can reach Letha at  317-913-2440  or lkeslar@mappinc.com


*Groups

The 2018 Benchmarking Conference is a tremendous opportunity for team building, so if your company wants to bring more than 4 people we are offering a group discount. See above.

*Cancellations received by 9/27/18 will receive a refund minus a $75 per person cancellation fee. Cancellations received after 9/27/18 are non-refundable (substitutions are allowed). No refunds for conference day no-shows.

AGENDA

Please note, this agenda is subject to change.

Wednesday, October 10

1 PM                MAPP Young Professionals Pre-Con Session:

For the second year, MAPP’s Young Professionals Network is excited to host a YP pre-conference session for those attendees 40 and under. This session will provide industry up and coming leaders with an educational leadership session, peer-to-peer networking and the opportunity to meet plastic industry leaders.

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2:00 PM EST       A Blueprint for Strategic Leadership with Ryan Krupa

Most companies have leaders with the strong operational skills needed to maintain the status quo. But they face a critical deficit: They lack people in positions of power with the know-how, experience and confidence required to tackle to take their organization to the next level. These issues can’t be solved by a single command, they have causes that seem incomprehensible and solutions that seem uncertain, and they often require companies to transform the way they do business. Every enterprise faces these kinds of challenges today.

This workshop provides a blueprint to strategic leadership which involves nontraditional but highly effective approaches. Participants will sketch their own unique leadership archetype and become armed with leadership skills necessary to overcome a current leadership challenge.

Participants will leave the session distilled the essence of strategic leadership as virtue, excellence and wisdom in the performance of actions.

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2:30 PM EST       IQMS Users Group Pre-Con Session:

MAPP Members across the United States have expressed the need to engage with one another in order to maximize the use of ERP & MES systems to improve manufacturing processes and support future growth.  To provide its members with this opportunity, MAPP has partnered with IQMS to host a 90-minute interactive session at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, on Wednesday, October 10thth from 2:30-4 pm directly before the annual Benchmarking and Best Practices Conference.

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5:30                  Industry Welcome Reception

Thursday, October 11

8:00 A.M.          Defining Your Why              Troy Nix

8:30 A.M.          The Trust Edge: Driving Business Results through Trust

                         David Horsager, Trust Edge Leadership Institute

Trust is a fundamental, bottom line issue. Without it, leaders lose teams, salespeople lose sales, and organizations lose reputation, retention of good people, relationships and revenue. But with trust, individuals and organizations enjoy greater creativity, productivity, freedom and results. Through academic research and firsthand experience, David Horsager has learned what it takes to gain – and keep – The Trust Edge. Through a captivating presentation, Horsager combines humor and illustrations with business insight and analysis. He will demonstrate how the little things, done consistently, add up to huge results. Attendees will walk away with concrete steps they can immediately use to improve their lives and careers.

Read the rest of Thursday's agenda here.

 

12:00 P.M.         Lunch and Learn:

Join Keynote David Horsager for a lunchtime deep dive where he will answer burning questions attendees might have on the effects of trust within the organization and more. Attendees will not want to miss this amazing opportunity.

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Networking Lunch: 

Take a break from the educational sessions to catch up with your peers and meet new benchmarking conference attendees. 

1:15 P.M.           2018 BC LAB (part 1)     
NEW THIS YEAR – THE BC LAB

The BC LAB is comprised of a series of parallel presentation sessions or learning tracks. The BC Lab is designed to equip attendees with indispensable insights, advice and tools to achieve their mission-critical priorities of today and build the successful organizations of tomorrow. Read about all the BC Labs here.

Below are the functional areas for the 2018 Benchmarking and Best Practices Conference LAB.  

  • Executive Stakeholders/Owners
  • Leadership
  • Senior Leaders (Presidents/VPs)
  • Human Resources/Safety
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Operations/Engineering
  • CFOs/Finance/IT

Since the theory is different than practical implementation, this year the BC Labs will be presented by processor representation. Attendees will be learning from their peers. Below is a listing of topics that are being secured. Please note that any topic could be attended by anyone. 

Read about all the BC Lab sessions here.

Friday, October 12th

8:00 A.M.     2018 BC LAB (part 2) Read about the BC Lab sessions here.

Read about Friday's agenda here.

10:40 A.M.   Transformational Leadership        General (ret.) Stanley A. McChrystal

A one-of-a-kind commander with a remarkable record of achievement, General Stan McChrystal is widely praised for creating a revolution in warfare that fused intelligence and operations. He is also known for developing and implementing the counter-insurgency strategy in Afghanistan and for creating a comprehensive counter-terrorism organization that revolutionized the way military agencies interact and operate. A dynamic, powerful speaker, McChrystal impresses audiences with field-tested leadership lessons, stressing a uniquely inclusive model that focuses on building teams capable of relentlessly pursuing results. When old systems fall short, he believes true leaders must look for ways to innovate and change. Citing stories from his career, McChrystal reveals a four-star management strategy, concentrating on openness, teamwork, and forward-thinking. Few can speak about leadership, teamwork, and transformational change with as much insight.

11:40 A.M.    What's Next?

12:00 P.M.     Conference Adjourned 

Featured Speakers

Keynote: David Horsager, Trust Edge Leadership Institute

The Trust Edge: How Top Leaders Drive Business Results through Trust
David Horsager, MA, CSP, is the CEO of Trust Edge Leadership Institute, 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™. His work has been featured in prominent publications such as Fast Company, Forbes, The Huffington Post and The Wall Street Journal. David has delivered life-changing presentations on six continents, with audiences ranging everywhere from FedEx, Toyota and global governments to the New York Yankees and the Department of Homeland Security. Get free resources and more at www.DavidHorsager.com and www.TrustEdge.com

Alan Hobson, Climb Back Inc.

Alan Hobson was a member of three self-guided, self-organized and corporately sponsored $500,000 expeditions to the world’s tallest peak, Mt. Everest. His first expedition missed the summit by 3,000 vertical feet and his second by just two city blocks. Finally, on his third expedition, Hobson and almost half his team made it safely to and from the top of the world. But Mt. Everest was not his toughest climb. Three years after standing on the highest physical point on Earth, he was diagnosed with the very aggressive blood cancer, acute leukemia, and given less than a year to live. Today, he is one of a scant dozen survivors in the world ever to have regained an elite level of fitness after an adult blood stem cell transplant for the treatment of leukemia. That’s a tiny fraction of the number of people who have climbed Mt. Everest.

Troy Nix, Executive Director, MAPP

Troy Nix is the executive director of MAPP and serves as the Master of Ceremonies for the Benchmarking and Best Practices Conference. Known for his spirit, enthusiasm and belief in American manufacturing, Nix will deliver an opening address that will focus on lessons in leadership and motivation. Professionals over the last decade who have heard Troy Nix deliver his opening address know that the first 30 minutes of the Benchmarking Conference will spark emotion in each attendee’s inner core. This year’s message will focus on the importance of aggressively pursuing the endeavors of becoming a better leader, a better manager and better organizational contributor. Nix’s tag line “America Is What America Makes” is an essential ideal that motivates those attending the conference to strive for excellence.

General (ret.) Stanley A. McChrystal

The MAPP Conference team is delighted to welcome to the Conference stage a transformational leader with a remarkable record of achievement, General Stanley A. McChrystal. A one-of-a-kind commander with remarkable record of achievement, General Stanley McChrystal is widely praised for creating a revolution in warfare that fused intelligence and operations. He is also known known for developing and implementing the counter-insurgency strategy in Afghanistan and for creating a comprehensive counter-terrorism organization that revolutionized the way military agencies interact and operate.

A dynamic, powerful speaker, McChrystal impresses audiences with field-tested leadership lessons, stressing a uniquely inclusive model that focuses on building teams capable of relentlessly pursuing results. When old systems fall short, he believes true leaders must look for ways to innovate and change. Citing stories from his career, McChrystal reveals a four-star management strategy, concentrating on openness, teamwork, and forward-thinking.


To check out the bios of our additional speakers, click here.

SPONSORS

Key sponsors:

                     

RJG From training and consulting to a diverse line of hardware, software, and sensors, RJG works with plastic injection molders to help them supply absolute quality parts to their customers. We have been helping molders build an overall strategy for productivity and process improvement for over 30 years. Our mission is to assist our customers in becoming the most sought-after molders in the industry by providing the tools needed to make that possible, backed with the best support in the industry. Our commitment doesn’t stop with the sale—we work with customers to design a solution and continue to work alongside them throughout the implementation process. By utilizing automated abnormal part segregation, our customers are able to greatly reduce labor costs associated with manual part inspection and take comfort in knowing they won’t ship out another bad part. RJG: Helping molders succeed.

HOTEL

This year's 2018 Benchmarking And Best Practices Conference will be held at the Indianapolis Downtown Marriott.

Indianapolis is the premier convention and show city for major national and international events. Known for its cutting-edge amenities with the small town hospitality, Indianapolis offers culture, art, sports and more for the business conference attendee. 

Click here to reserve your room: https://book.passkey.com/go/MAPP2018Conference

Or call 877-640-7666 and mention the MAPP event in October to receive the special group rate of $195 plus tax.

Cancellation Policy Any reservation canceled within (24) hours of the arrival date, will be charged for one (1) night’s room and tax

No Show Policy If a guest does not show up to the hotel and check into their guestroom the day of their arrival as noted on the confirmed reservation, they forfeit their room for the remainder of the stay. The guest will be charged a No Show fee equivalent to (1) night of room and tax. Based on the hotel’s availability, the hotel may reinstate a reservation the following day but this is not guaranteed.

Indianapolis Marriott Downtown
350 West Maryland Street
Indianapolis, IN 46225
Address link

JW Marriott Indianapolis - OVERFLOW HOTEL

JW Marriott Indianapolis

10 S. West St

Indianapolis, IN 46204

Click here to reserve your room: JW Marriott Indianapolis - OVERFLOW HOTEL

Or call 877-640-7666 and mention the MAPP event in October to receive the special group rate of $219 plus tax.

Event App

Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with each other through the Benchmarking and Best practices Conference Mobile App. Attendees can connect with fellow attendees before, during and after the conference, check the agenda, learn more about the speakers, programming, exhibitors and so much more. Search 2018 Benchmark Conference in your moble app store and download the conference app today. 

 

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