Call for Presentations

Do you want to impact people in your industry?

The Virtual Benchmarking and Best Practices Conference, planned for Oct 19-23, 2020, will bring together more than 1,000 manufacturers from around the United States for a week of programs and activities. 

The programming sub-committee for the Benchmarking and Best Practices Conference, comprised of your industry peers, is interested in providing a wide range of topics that will meet the needs of all conference attendees.  To achieve this goal, we are looking to the membership (you or a member of your team) to share with and educate one another. Presenters are encouraged to provide programs that fall under at least one of the conference tracks (BC LABS), ultimately addressing the issues that are keeping our members up at night. 


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

While we encourage presentations applicable to one of these focus areas, the committee will review and consider alternate program submittals related to the conference theme: Opportunity is Knocking. 

Presentation Format: 
Sessions are educational presentations, including panel discussions.  The presentations will be 20-30 minutes.


  • June 15, 2020  Call for Presentations
  • June 30, 2020   Proposals must be received by EOB
  • July 15, 2020    Final Selection results sent to all proposal entrants
  • July 22, 2020    Headshot, Bio and Presentation Blurb due to MAPP Office
  • August 20, 2020 Presentations due to MAPP Office
  • October 19-20, 2020   Benchmarking and Best Practices Conference

Selection Criteria: Your proposal will be evaluated by members of the Virtual Benchmarking and Best Practices Programming Subcommittee, against the following criteria:

  • A well-defined program, focus, and clarity of the proposal
  • The overall quality and potential to contribute to a well-balanced convention program
  • Singular and dynamic approaches to the subject materials
  • Relevance to the profession and to manufacturing
  • Practical applications of materials or ideas
  • Level of interaction
  • Speaker's experience.

Proposed programs must be educational, generic in nature and not sell or promote any specific product or service. The content must contribute to the needs of MAPP and ARPM members and be relevant to the conference theme and contribute to the body of knowledge for manufacturing.

The Conference Staff have no control over the number of attendees to each particular presentation.

To submit your presentation: Click here!