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Upcoming MPMA Events

Everyone's business network is big enough until they discover it isn't. Start working on yours today and take advantage of the many opportunities MPMA gives you to learn from, meet and get to know other industry professionals.

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September 14, 2015

Government Relations Program
Featuring Congressman Tom Emmer

Join us to hear Congressman Tom Emmer, representing Minnesota’s 6th District, as he talks about what the 2015 legislative session means for you as a Minnesota manufacturing business owner. Congressman Emmer will give MPMA members and guests an update on what was accomplished at a state and federal level in the last session relative to manufacturing, and what that means for manufacturers in Minnesota moving into 2016.

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October 8-9, 2015

1st Annual Minnesota Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Conference with MPMA

Thursday, October 8, 2015
Best Western Plus Kelly Inn
100 4th Ave S
 St. Cloud, MN 56301

Friday, October 9, 2015
St. Cloud State University, Brown Hall
151 8th St S
St. Cloud, MN 56301

This combined conference for educators and manufacturers is a result of the partnership between the two groups. The purpose of this event is to build education and industry partnerships that will create, foster, and strengthen many opportunities for our future workforce by education and industry working together.

There will be sessions for educators and for manufacturers, as well as combined sessions. We will also provide the opportunity for manufacturers to talk to educators, and educators to talk to manufacturers in a “speed networking” activity. Networking to build relationships and partnerships is the path to success.

MPMA continues to support and partnered with secondary and post-secondary education to further joint efforts to build programs and encourage educators to promote careers in manufacturing and to strive to develop life-long learners.

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October 1-10, 2015

Statewide Tour of Manufacturing Week

Let’s change the perception of manufacturing! Host a tour to:

  • • Inspire a new generation of manufacturers!
  • • Tell your company’s story!
  • • Show the need for skilled workers!
  • • Share exciting career opportunities at your company!

Show students, parents, and your community what modern manufacturing is all about – a great career opportunity in an important economic and high-tech field.

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October 2, 2015

National Manufacturing Day

Like the Statewide Tour of Manufacturing, National Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturing. Host a tour on National Manufacturing Day, or any day during the Statewide Tour of Manufacturing!

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October 5, 2015

Minnesota Manufacturers’ Summit 2015, sponsored by MPMA

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The Saint Paul Hotel
350 Market Street
St. Paul, MN 55102

The Summit kicks off a month-long celebration of manufacturing as we recognize the contributions of manufacturing. Join us to explore the steps necessary to keep Minnesota manufacturers competitive in today’s global economy. Keynote Speaker Victoria Holt, president and CEO of Proto Labs, Inc., will share what has earned her company the No. 4 ranking on Forbes list of America’s Best Small Companies.

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Save The date

October 22, 2015

MPMA Annual Meeting

Minneapolis Marriott Northwest
7025 Northland Dr. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. – Registration & Reception
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. – Dinner & Annual Meeting
8:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Keynote Presentation

More details coming soon.

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