Conference Center – Horseshoe Casino Baltimore
1525 Russell Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21230
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Maryland Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford will give welcoming remarks. He is an accomplished attorney with a lifetime of experience in both the public and private sectors. In addition to his public service, Lt. Governor Rutherford has extensive legal and business experience, including service in business and government law, information technology sales, and small and minority business development.
Andra Rush CEO and President, Detroit Manufacturing Systems, Chair and CEO, Rush Trucking Corporation, CEO and President, Dakkota Integrated Systems, is our keynote speaker. Andra, a native American, will share her amazing success story of how she became a nationally recognized business leader who started with a $5,000 investment using her credit card.
Full List of SPEAKERS & AGENDA:
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Opening & Welcome
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon Connecting to the Future – New Digital Technologies and How They Are Changing Our World of Work – Panelists will discuss Industry 4.0, the 4th Industrial Revolution and the advanced technologies shaping our future. You will get a new understanding how technology is shaping our business models and how to connect with key resources to be competitive.
Moderator: Dr. Michael Galiazzo, President, Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland
12:15 p.m. – 12:40 p.m. Lunch
12:40 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker
Andra Rush, CEO and President, Detroit Manufacturing Systems; Chair and CEO, Rush Trucking Corporation; CEO and President, Dakkota Integrated Systems
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Thought Leaders Discussion: Connecting to Industry & Policy Leaders to Grow Minority Manufacturing- OEM and resource organization “thought leaders” will discuss how to grow and sustain minority-owned manufacturing companies. Audience will be included in the discussion on “How to grow minority manufacturing in the Mid-Atlantic Region.”
OEM Thought Leaders:
Resource Organization Thought Leaders:
ADJOURNMENT 2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
RECEPTION 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.