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The Future Of Manufacturing: Navigating Key Influences – Workforce, Automation, and Innovation

May 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


The Greater Peoria Economic Development Council (GPEDC) and the IMEC invites you to join us on May 19, 2022, in a forum to learn about and discuss the future of manufacturing in Illinois as we navigate new key influences after the pandemic.

To better understand the industrial landscape of today and plan for the future of Illinois manufacturing, David Boulay , President of IMEC will lead the audience to explore possible outcomes of key influencers like workforce changes, automation adaption, and increased innovation.

He will address the following topics:

  • Insights from the pandemic
  • Productivity the looming crisis
  • Longer trends for the future of manufacturing
  • Made in Illinois – best practice sharing among manufacturing leaders (lightly facilitated discussions)

The forum will utilize real-time data, from the recently release Strategic Foresight Report, to track current and long-term trends.

This event has been designed so you will not only leave with a better understanding of the potential of Illinois manufacturing, but the beginnings of a roadmap to help you and your businesses get there.

There will be light food and drinks available during the networking session. We hope to see you there!
David Bouley | President, IMEC

David Boulay’s leadership has developed from diverse settings that extend from a family-owned business to manufacturing, universities, and non-profits. These various experiences help guide his public-private partnership’s strategic direction to serve as a catalyst for small and mid-sized company competitiveness. David grew up in a family-owned business where he learned first-hand about the trial, challenges, and pride that he sees in the owners and leaders of companies IMEC works with today. He has also worked in various manufacturing roles from food plant sanitation to maintenance supervision to production, plant manager, and business unit manager in companies such as Frito-Lay and Pillsbury. Through these experiences, he learned how company success is reliant on the skills and talents of its workforce. This has driven his passion for human resource development.



Contact Name: Greater Peoria EDC
Contact Phone: 309-495-5910
Contact Email: info@greaterpeoriaedc.org


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2029 W Townline Rd.
Peoria, IL 61615 United States
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