2024 Plant Management Conference Agenda

The Annual Plant Management Conference provides a venue for operations and plant management personnel to meet and network with peers from other die casting facilities. Together, attendees can share experiences and gain knowledge and information through round table discussions, topical presentations and facility tours. Benefits derived from the exchange of information include: innovation and product integrity through alternate ways of resolving problems, improved control of processes, reduced costs, increased quality and enhanced productivity.

Conference starts the morning of Tuesday, April 30. It concludes before noon on Thursday, May 2.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS*
MODERATOR: STEPHEN MIDSON, Colorado School of Mines

 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024
7:30 am - 8:30 am Registration / Breakfast
8:30 am - 8:45 am Welcome / Opening Remarks
8:45 am - 9:45 am Collaborative Robots - A Paradigm Shift in Automation
Justin Tanaka
9:45 am - 10:15 am Break
10:15 am - 11:00 am General Discussion on Hot Topics
11:00 am - 12:30 pm Lunch / Travel to Tesla - Lathrop
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm Tesla - Lathrop Tour
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2024
7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 am - 9:45 am General Discussion on Hot Topics
9:45 am - 10:15 am Break
10:15 am - 11:15 am  General Discussion on Hot Topics
11:15 am - 12:00 pm Lunch 
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Travel to Tesla - Fremont
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm Tour of Tesla - Fremont (Including Test Drive)
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Return to Hotel
6:30 pm Dinner
 
Thursday, May 2, 2024
7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 am - 9:45 am Hot Topics Discussion
9:45 am - 10:00 am Break
10:00 am - 11:00 am Hot Topics Discussion
11:00 am - 11:30 am Conference Wrap-up 
11:30 am Adjourn
 *schedule as of 03/19/24