This year's theme — BE EXTRAORDINARY — is designed to inspire, motivate, and educate processors on how to positively influence the people around them. Becoming better is not something that just happens; good leaders continually work to make themselves better, and the 2018 Benchmarking & Best Practices Conference will do just that!
The goal of the Benchmarking and Best Practices Conference is to help rubber and plastics companies improve their operations and tactics in order to impact bottomline profits. The conference is anchored with best practices and leading benchmark presentations derived from the industry’s best known sources of statistical information. Known as the absolute best benchmarks in the industry, these presentations identify and correlate profitability to operational behaviors, market choices and more.
The ability to quickly adjust to marketplace conditions and continually improve operational efficiencies is a must in manufacturing. The core of this year’s Benchmarking and Best Practices conference will address leadership, operational best practices, the latest financial benchmarks, sales and marketing, and the impact of employees on the bottom-line. With over 600 rubber and plastics professionals expected to meet in Indianapolis, IN, on October 10-12, the Conference staff has created a schedule packed full of best practices, leading-edge benchmarks, expert presentations and the best networking opportunities in the industry.
This year's theme - BE EXTRAORDINARY - is designed to inspire, motivate and educate processors on how to continuously improve every day. Becoming better is not something that just happens; good leaders continually work to make themselves better, and the 2018 Benchmarking & Best Practices Conference will do just that!
$775 (Early Bird Rate)
$825 after August 17th
Lunch and Learn: $45
$998 (Early Bird Rate)
$1045 after August 17
Lunch and Learn $45
*Industry Service Providers (Or SPONSORS)
If you are a company that provides a service to the rubber or plastics industry please contact Letha Keslar about attending this event. You can reach Letha at 317-913-2440 or email@example.com
$675 Member (per attendee, Early Bird rate)
$775 per attendee after August 17th
$875 Non-member (per attendee, Early Bird rate)
$975 per attendee after August 17th
*Industry Service Providers
If you are a company that provides a service to the rubber or plastics industry please contact Letha Keslar to discuss attending this event. You can reach Letha at 317-913-2440 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2018 Benchmarking Conference is a tremendous opportunity for team building, so if your company wants to bring more than 4 people we are offering a group discount. See above.
*Cancellations received by 9/27/18 will receive a refund minus a $75 per person cancellation fee. Cancellations received after 9/27/18 are non-refundable (substitutions are allowed). No refunds for conference day no-shows.
Please note, this agenda is subject to change.
Wednesday, October 10th
5:30 Industry Welcome Reception
Thursday, October 11th
8:00 A.M. Defining Your Why Troy Nix
8:30 A.M. The Trust Edge: Driving Business Results through Trust
David Horsager, Trust Edge Leadership Institute
Trust is a fundamental, bottom line issue. Without it, leaders lose teams, salespeople lose sales, and organizations lose reputation, retention of good people, relationships and revenue. But with trust, individuals and organizations enjoy greater creativity, productivity, freedom and results. Through academic research and firsthand experience, David Horsager has learned what it takes to gain – and keep – The Trust Edge. Through a captivating presentation, Horsager combines humor and illustrations with business insight and analysis. He will demonstrate how the little things, done consistently, add up to huge results. Attendees will walk away with concrete steps they can immediately use to improve their lives and careers.
The Trust Edge: How Top Leaders Drive Business Results through Trust
David Horsager, MA, CSP, is the CEO of Trust Edge Leadership Institute, national bestselling author of The Trust Edge, inventor of the Enterprise Trust Index™, and director of one of the nation’s foremost trust studies: The Trust Outlook™. His work has been featured in prominent publications such as Fast Company, Forbes, The Huffington Post and The Wall Street Journal. David has delivered life-changing presentations on six continents, with audiences ranging everywhere from FedEx, Toyota and global governments to the New York Yankees and the Department of Homeland Security. Get free resources and more at www.DavidHorsager.com and www.TrustEdge.com
Alan Hobson was a member of three self-guided, self-organized and corporately sponsored $500,000 expeditions to the world’s tallest peak, Mt. Everest. His first expedition missed the summit by 3,000 vertical feet and his second by just two city blocks. Finally, on his third expedition, Hobson and almost half his team made it safely to and from the top of the world. But Mt. Everest was not his toughest climb. Three years after standing on the highest physical point on Earth, he was diagnosed with the very aggressive blood cancer, acute leukemia, and given less than a year to live. Today, he is one of a scant dozen survivors in the world ever to have regained an elite level of fitness after an adult blood stem cell transplant for the treatment of leukemia. That’s a tiny fraction of the number of people who have climbed Mt. Everest.
Troy Nix is the executive director of MAPP and serves as the Master of Ceremonies for the Benchmarking and Best Practices Conference. Known for his spirit, enthusiasm and belief in American manufacturing, Nix will deliver an opening address that will focus on lessons in leadership and motivation. Professionals over the last decade who have heard Troy Nix deliver his opening address know that the first 30 minutes of the Benchmarking Conference will spark emotion in each attendee’s inner core. This year’s message will focus on the importance of aggressively pursuing the endeavors of becoming a better leader, a better manager and better organizational contributor. Nix’s tag line “America Is What America Makes” is an essential ideal that motivates those attending the conference to strive for excellence.
The MAPP Conference team is delighted to welcome to the Conference stage a transformational leader with a remarkable record of achievement, General Stanley A. McChrystal. A one-of-a-kind commander with remarkable record of achievement, General Stanley McChrystal is widely praised for creating a revolution in warfare that fused intelligence and operations. He is also known known for developing and implementing the counter-insurgency strategy in Afghanistan and for creating a comprehensive counter-terrorism organization that revolutionized the way military agencies interact and operate.
A dynamic, powerful speaker, McChrystal impresses audiences with field-tested leadership lessons, stressing a uniquely inclusive model that focuses on building teams capable of relentlessly pursuing results. When old systems fall short, he believes true leaders must look for ways to innovate and change. Citing stories from his career, McChrystal reveals a four-star management strategy, concentrating on openness, teamwork, and forward-thinking.
Indianapolis is the premier convention and show city for major national and international events. Known for its cutting-edge amenities with the small town hospitality, Indianapolis offers culture, art, sports and more for the business conference attendee.
The Benchmarking Conference will be held at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown
350 West Maryland Street
Indianapolis, IN 46225
We have room blocks at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown and the JW Marriott Indianapolis which are both sold out.
Currently, reservations can be made at
Courtyard by Marriott Indianapolis Downtown
601 W. Washington Street,
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Please note all 3 hotels are within 1 block of each other.
Cancellation Policy Any reservation canceled within (24) hours of the arrival date, will be charged for one (1) night’s room and tax
No Show Policy If a guest does not show up to the hotel and check into their guestroom the day of their arrival as noted on the confirmed reservation, they forfeit their room for the remainder of the stay. The guest will be charged a No Show fee equivalent to (1) night of room and tax. Based on the hotel’s availability, the hotel may reinstate a reservation the following day but this is not guaranteed.
Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with each other through the Benchmarking and Bestpractices Conference Mobile App. Attendees can link with fellow attendees before, during and after the conference, check the agenda, learn more about the speakers, programming, exhibitors and so much more.