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Global Manufacturer Town Hall Addresses International Changes on August 15th in Duluth, Georgia at AGCO Corporation


Discussions on important issues such as: Cyber Security & Data Privacy, Market Diversification & Export, Purchasing and Resource Planning, Logistics and Trade Tariffs.

ATLANTA (PRWEB) August 09, 2018

While there is discussion among policy makers over international business, executives and manufacturers are having to make critical decisions to mitigate risk while continuing to boost their global commerce. The Georgia Manufacturing Alliance will hold a Global Manufacturer Town Hall on August 15th that will address these issues.

Held at AGCO Corporate headquarters in Duluth, GA from 10 am-1 pm, this educational platform will allow attendees to learn from international executives who are navigating privacy policies, trade tariffs, and supplier diversification to stay competitive in today's global marketplace. The format will be in Town Hall style with open discussions on important issues such as: Cyber Security & Data Privacy, Market Diversification & Export, Purchasing and Resource Planning, Logistics and Trade Tariffs.

Top manufacturers and leading global executives from across the state will be available for questions including:

  • Rich Cavagnaro – Adedge Water Technologies, CEO
  • Stuart Countess – KIA Motors, Chief Administrative Officer
  • Bruce Hagenau – METCAM Sheet Metal Fabricator, President
  • Susanne Laude – AGCO Corporation, Director of Advanced Manufacturing
  • Mark Prehar – AGCO Corporation, Purchasing Manager
  • Joanne Sanders – EWISE Communications, President and International Liaison for the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance
  • Phyllis Sumner – King & Spaulding, Chief Privacy Officer
  • Mary Waters – Georgia Dept. of Economic Development, Deputy Commissioner of International Trade

For more details and to register visit, click here. Press and media contacts are welcome to attend and may register complimentary using the PRESS promo code.

"Whether you are sourcing, producing, or selling in overseas markets, international changes impact the marketing and operational activities of thousands of manufacturing companies who depend on global commerce," said Joanne Sanders, President of EWISE Communications and International Liaison for the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance. "Open dialogue like this Global Town Hall is critical to fostering business continuity and helping manufacturing companies thrive."

"This Global Executive Town Hall represents a wide variety of industry leaders that will be address key issues affecting the manufacturers in our state," said Jason Moss, CEO of the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance. "This event will lead us into the International Manufacturing Educational Session that will be held in conjunction with our Georgia Manufacturing Summit."

Held October 10th at the Cobb Galleria, the 2018 Summit is expected to attract over 800 attendees from across the Southeast and will be focused on the Aerospace Industry, the number one export for the state of Georgia. Mark Burns, President of Gulfstream, and Eric Rojek, V.P. of Sales & Marketing for Thrush Aviation will be this year's Keynote Speakers. It is Georgia's manufacturing event of the year and allows attendees to make face-to-face connections with other manufacturers, customers, service providers, and suppliers. In addition to the Keynote presentations, this event will have over 30 of the top industry leaders provide educational workshops to discuss Disruptive Technologies, Financial Perspectives, International Manufacturing, Sales & Marketing, Supply Chain Trends, and Workforce Development. To learn more and to register:

About the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance:
The Georgia Manufacturing Alliance (GMA) is a membership-based industry organization founded in 2008 to support Georgia's manufacturing community. GMA provides monthly plant tours, educational sessions, tradeshows, and unique networking opportunities designed to help make profitable business connections for its members. The Georgia Manufacturing Directory, Georgia Manufacturing Summit, Georgia Manufacturing Calendar, and are additional resources produced by GMA. To learn more about the organization, membership, and upcoming events, please call 770-338-0051 or visit their website

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