Compete Smart 2016
This is a draft agenda and is subject to change. Additional details will be added as they become available.

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016
1:00 pm - 5:30 pmPre-Conference Golf Tournament [More Info]
6:00 pm - 8:00 pmPre-Conference Reception [More Info]

Thursday, October 6th, 2016
7:15 amOn-site CHECK-IN & Registration [More Info]
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast [More Info]
8:00 am - 11:20 amOption A - Port & Uptown Butte:  Montana Precision Products, Butte Sheltered Workshop [More Info]Option B - Mansfield Center & Port: Headframe Spirits Manufacturing, Montana Precision Products [More Info]Option C - Anaconda & Deer Lodge: Montana Correctional Enterprises, AFFCO *LEAVES FAIRMONT AT 7:45 [More Info]
8:30 am - 11:30 amPre-Session I: Supply Chain Optimization [More Info]Pre-session II: Ownership Transition Planning [More Info]
10:30 am - 12:00 pmNetwork/Refreshments/Visit Exhibitors
12:00 pm - 1:15 pmOpening KEYNOTE Luncheon - Janyce Fadden [More Info]
1:15 pm - 1:45 pmNetwork/Visit Exhibitors/Break
1:45 pm - 2:45 pmA-1 Maximizing Business Value [More Info]A-2 Robotic Palletizing [More Info]A-3 Modern Marketing Isn't Rocket Science [More Info]A-4 REVISED: Cyber-security for small businesses [More Info]A-5 Navigating the rules and regulations from Montana DEQ and EPA to your benefit [More Info]
2:45 pm - 3:00 pmNetwork/Visit Exhibitors/Break
3:00 pm - 4:00 pmB-1 Exit Options: What are the Pros & Cons? [More Info]B-2 Innovate Now! Through Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation [More Info]B-3 How Competitive is Your Supply Chain? [More Info]B-4 Developing Your Most Valuable Asset: Talent [More Info]B-5 The Beginning of Safe Food, and How Not to Go To Jail [More Info]
4:00 pm - 4:15 pmNetwork/Visit Exhibitors/Break
4:15 pm - 5:15 pmC-1 Access to Private Capital - What's Out There, & What Is It Looking For? [More Info]C-2 Harnessing the Power of Intellectual Property [More Info]C-3 Innovations in Economic Development; Actionable Insights for Manufacturers and Economic Developers [More Info]C-4 Getting the Most Bang for Your Workforce Buck [More Info]C-5 Public Financing and Grant Options for Montana’s manufacturers (Duplicate Session E-1) [More Info]
5:15 pm - 6:00 pmBreak
6:00 pm - 8:00 pmCELEBRATE MMEC'S 20TH ANNIVERSARY in the Exhibitor Hall [More Info]

Friday, October 7th, 2016
7:00 am - 8:00 amBreakfast with Peers & Allies in the Ballroom [More Info]
8:00 am - 9:15 amMontana Company Leaders Panel Discussion - The Future of Manufacturing in Montana: a State of Excellence? [More Info]
9:15 am - 9:45 amNetwork/Visit Exhibitors
9:45 am - 10:45 amD-1 Optimizing Financial Performance [More Info]D-2 New and Improved: Product Development as Growth Engine [More Info]D-3 From Entrepreneur to Operator [More Info]D-4 OSHA’s Ten Top Standards Violated in Manufacturing [More Info]D-5 Modern Marketing Isn't Rocket Science [More Info]
10:45 am - 11:00 amNetwork/Visit Exhibitors/Break
11:00 am - 12:00 pmE-1 Public Financing and Grant Options for Montana’s manufacturers (Duplicate Session C-5)) [More Info]E-2 ISO and AS Quality Management: Recent Changes and Why They Are Important To You [More Info]E-3 Finding and Reaching Your Target Market [More Info]E-4 Montana Legislative Issues Relevant to Montana Manufacturers [More Info]E-5 SCADA: Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition. It’s Everywhere and You Should Know What It Is. [More Info]
12:00 pm - 12:15 pmBreak
12:15 pm - 1:30 pmWRAP UP & Closing Luncheon (Don’t Miss It!)