IN-PERSON EVENT   |   Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014   |   7:30 a.m. – Registration and breakfast   |   8-1:30 p.m. – Program
Innovate to grow:
2014 Manufacturing & Distribution Executive Summit

Join us at the 2014 McGladrey Manufacturing & Distribution Executive Summit on Tuesday, Nov. 18, where industry leaders will explore the challenges and opportunities facing Illinois-based companies like yours today.

7:30 a.m.   Registration and breakfast
8:00 a.m.   Welcome and opening remarks
Pete Mulvey, Partner, McGladrey LLP
8:05 a.m.   What the election means for business
Mike Flannery, Political Editor
FOX 32 News
8:30 a.m.   CEO panel discussion on highlights from the 2014 McGladrey Manufacturing & Distribution Monitor
Moderated by Karen L. Kurek, National Industrial Products Practice Leader, McGladrey LLP
Panel members:
  • Kurt Penn, Founder and CEO, Good Foods Group LLC
  • John Hartmann, CEO, True Value
  • Joseph Slawek, Chairman and CEO, FONA International Inc.
  • Randal Levy, President and CFO, Gold Eagle Operations
9:30 a.m.   Break
9:45 a.m.   Breakout session #1
Click to read descriptions of each topic:
10:45 a.m.   Break
11:00 a.m.   Breakout session #2 (Same sessions offered as above)
Noon   Lunch, including:
Presentation of McGladrey Lifetime Achievement Award
Keynote: Innovate like Edison
Sarah Miller Caldicott, CEO, Power Patterns of Innovation and great-grandniece of Thomas Edison

Sponsored by:

McGladrey LLP is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

Advanced preparation: None | Program level: Basic | Prerequisites: None | Field of study: Business Management and Organization | CPE credit: Up to 4
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Event details
Tuesday, Nov. 18
7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Hyatt Regency O’Hare
9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue
Rosemont, IL 60018


Who should attend?
Manufacturing and distribution industry executives and business leaders.

Contact Susan Grebinec at 312.634.4611.

CPE credit available
McGladrey LLP is pleased to offer up to 4.0 CPE credits for attending this event.

Thank you for your interest.

This event has already occurred.