MAPP Virtual Learning Summit 2020 - Day 1

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MAPP's Virtual Learning Summit brings together people, companies and ideas to help plastics companies strategize and innovate.

Join this event online from wherever you are. 

This event is offered at no cost to MAPP members.

What is the Virtual Learning Summit?

Times are uncertain, but one thing remains constant: knowledge is power. And there is power in bringing together industry leaders and partners to share best practices, new ideas and strategies.

Over the course of two days, attendees will participate from wherever they are, live streaming educational talks from industry experts. From technical opportunities in automation and 3D printing, to understanding impacts to your supply chain and tax relief for organizations - participants will gain knowledge and ideas to help their company. 

During this event, participants can choose to participate in as many or as few sessions as they like - and all participants will receive access to the presentations and recordings. 


Day 1: April 1, 2020

  • 11:00am - Additive Manufacturing: Vision for Molders
    • Presented by Bob Gafvert, Carbon
    • It takes a team to deliver great products, with vision and collaboration among leadership, engineers, sales, operations, marketing, and manufacturing partners. In this session, Bob will share his perspective on what it takes to build out an additive approach, challenges, and opportunities to consider.  Building out your vision will encompass all aspects of your business, and it can have a significant impact on your business and how you differentiate your company from the thousands of other molders in North America.
  • 1:00pm - Working Remote? Add visibility to your current ERP system
    • Presented by Sujit Sheth, Progressive Components
    • Sujit will present three ways that a company’s key managers can gain visibility of production status and ensure proper mold maintenance is in place, with a system that is compatible with a molder’s current ERP system (IQMS, SAP, JD Edwards, etc.).

  • 3:00pm - Tax Implications as a Result of COVID-19
    • Presented by Mike Devereux, Mueller Prost
    • COVID-19, or Coronavirus, has upended all our lives.  The U.S. Treasury, the IRS and other government agencies have recently announced relief in the form of time extensions to file income tax returns or pay 2019 income tax liabilities, provide capital to impacted businesses, and more.

      Mike Devereux, Partner and Director of Plastics Industry Services with Mueller Prost, will provide MAPP members with the most up-to-date information impacting your tax filings and other relief that may be available to you as a result of this pandemic.

      Mike will address the following areas:

      • Extension of time to make tax payments due now on July 15, 2020

      • Extension of time to file tax returns due now on July 15, 200

      • Stimulus impacting individuals and business owners

      • Legislation aimed at easing tax burdens of the manufacturing sector

      • Other IRS guidance on filing of returns, etc.

      • Other resources available to taxpayers, such as SBA loans, etc.

      • Other tax-related items included in relief legislation that impacts plastics processors.

Register and join the Summit here:

Day 2: April 2, 2020 (Register and more info for Day 2 Here)

  • 11:00am - IoT and Industry 4.0
    • Presented by Steve Bieszczat of IQMS & Scott Rogers of Noble Plastics  
  • 1:00pm - Resolving Processing and Part Performance Issues by Changing Materials
    • Presented by Dr. Cliff Watkins and Jeremy Bland, Polysource
  • 3:00pm - Getting the most out of your top entry injection molding robot; think “inside” the box plus so much more
    • Presented by Joe Varone, Wittman Battenfeld 

Register for Day 1 of Programming Below

A link to participate in this programming will be sent to participants after registering below.


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