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Past Events

Cobots: Solving the Manufacturing Labor Challenge

Fusion OEM 6951 High Grove Blvd, Burr Ridge

Join Fusion & IMEC to learn how cobots are solving the labor challenge in manufacturing, through educational sessions & shop tour with cobots in action.

The Productivity Journey: TOCICO International Conference

Eaglewood Resort & Spa 1401 Nordic Road, Itasca

The 2019 TOCICO International Conference is your chance to share the results of your “Productivity Journey” with the global TOC community, and to learn more about which TOC solution is the natural next step for you and your corporate team as you continue on your path to “The Goal” and ultimate success.

ERP Summit: Unleash the Power of Your ERP System

NIU Conference Center - Naperville 1120 E. Diehl Rd, Naperville

IMEC and Salesforce team up to bring you thought leaders focused on how to optimize your current or future ERP system to increase efficiency and productivity, plus an ERP Vendor Showcase to get your questions answered.

IMIN Network Event – July 2019

Danville Area Community College 2000 East Main St, Bremer Conference Center Room 109, Danville

The IMIN Network is a forum for leaders to collaborate and exchange knowledge and experiences in continuous improvement, with a featured topic each month.

Peer Group Lunch & Learn – Rockford

NIU Rockford 8500 E. State St, Rockford

Join IMEC & BreakThrough Results for an informational session about the IMEC BreakThrough Peer Group, a year-long focus on personal development, professional growth, & high-level industry networking.

Tools for Efficiency Workshop: Value Stream Mapping

John Wood Community College - Workforce Development Center 4220 Kochs Lane, Room W112, Quincy

Learn how to use a VSM to "See the flow" of processes. Create a blueprint for your Future State Map based on value-added and wastes in your work systems.

Safety and Health in Southern Illinois

John A. Logan College - Conference Center 700 Logan College Rd, Carterville

Learn best practices for creating a safe and healthy workplace for your team, as we celebrate Safe & Sound Week across Southern Illinois.

IMIN Network Event – Breakfast with the Bots

Danville Area Community College 2000 East Main St, Bremer Conference Center Room 109, Danville

The IMIN Network is a forum for leaders to collaborate and exchange knowledge and experiences in continuous improvement, with a featured topic each month.

Using Google AdWords to Boost Your Business

Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center 1740 Innovation Dr., Carbondale

Learn how Google AdWords can boost the online presence of your company, increasing awareness of your business and leading to more sales.

What’s Cooking in Automation?

RR Floody 5065 27th Ave., Rockford

RR Floody and IMEC host an open house featuring live demos of manufacturing automation equipment, educational sessions plus networking and refreshments.

Manufacturing and Supply Chain Forum

Gateway Building 200 NE Water Street, Peoria

Local resources & companies share solutions for sustainability, diversification, & workforce for manufacturers in Illinois, plus a local resource fair.

OSHA 10-Hour Training

Illinois College 1101 West College Avenue, Jacksonville

The OSHA 10-Hour Training teaches general industry workers about their rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint as well as how to identify, abate, avoid and prevent job related hazards

Fundamentals of Continuous Improvement – 6 Training Sessions – Danville

Danville Area Community College 2000 East Main St, Bremer Conference Center Room 109, Danville

By experiencing the six course simulations in the Continuous Improvement Series, participants will have the knowledge, tools and application examples required to begin a Lean transformation.

HTE Technologies 60th Anniversary Open House

HTE Technologies - STL 2021 Congressional Dr., St. Louis

Learn about new technologies in automation and industrial internet of things (IIoT) while celebrating 60 years of HTE Technologies service to manufacturing to accelerate production, enhance product quality, lower operating costs, and raise overall equipment effectiveness.

ManufacturED (3-Day Summit)

Morgan Manufacturing 401 North Morgan Street, Chicago

The global manufacturing marketplace is growing faster than ever. ManufacturED is a 3-day program to discuss the many industry changes through educational sessions, ED talks and networking.

Basecamp for Manufacturing: Digital Transformation

Hilton Chicago 720 S Michigan Ave., Chicago

Training from Salesforce on the benefits of digital transformation for manufacturers, featuring stories from manufacturing leaders.

CANCELLED – IMIN Network Event

Danville Area Community College 2000 East Main St, Bremer Conference Center Room 109, Danville

The IMIN Network is a forum for leaders to collaborate and exchange knowledge and experiences in continuous improvement, with a featured topic each month. This month's focus: Employee Incentives. Hear creative strategies to recharge and retain employees, to adpating to the needs of employees?

Annual Employment Law Update

Par-a-Dice #7 Blackjack Blvd, East Peoria

This half-day session will provide HR professionals and business owners with the latest news and updates in employment law, along with practical guidance in responding to day-to-day employee situations.

Sustainable Food and Beverage Manufacturing Workshop

Thatcher Woods Pavilion 8030 Chicago Avenue, River Forest

Learn about the latest sustainability technologies and efficiency opportunities in the food and beverage industry to take your facility to the next level of sustainability, efficiency and energy savings.

Made in Elk Grove Manufacturing & Technology Expo 2019

Elk Grove High School 500 W Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove Village

The annual Made in Elk Grove Expo provides OEMs, manufacturers, and future manufacturers a unique opportunity to Connect, Collaborate, and Cultivate relationships. Industries represented include precision machining, plastics, electronics, food, industrial services, and more.

5 Keys to Launching a Skilled Trade Career

Facebook Live Facebook.com/CrainsChicago

Join the interactive Facebook Live session for information and advice on every step of your journey to finding the perfect skilled trade career.

Organizational Excellence Lunch & Learn – Normal

Radisson Hotel Normal 8 Traders Circle, Normal

The Organizational Excellence Lunch & Learn helps leaders get a 360-degree view of their organization, and identify how your strategic plan allows your company to respond to the ever-changing competitive landscape. You can’t get better if you don’t know where you are now.

2019 Ameren Illinois Business Symposium

Crowne Plaza 3000 S. Dirksen Pkwy, Springfield

Join IMEC at the 2019 Ameren Illinois Business Symposium to learn how your organization can save on energy-efficient lighting, heating, cooling and more.

2019 Baldrige Fall Conference: Tune into Excellence!

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center 2800 Opryland Dr., Nashville

Performance excellence enthusiasts will gather to share best practices for the pursuit of excellence through the Baldrige Performance Excellence Framework.

Training & Technology to Upskill Your Workforce

NIU Rockford 8500 E. State St, Rockford

The Training & Technology to Upskill Your Workforce event features technologies, tools and training available to expand the productivity of your workforce, including collaborative robotics, training within industry, visual work instruction, and the employee engagement survey.

Lean Manufacturing 101 with Simulation – Nashville

Kaskaskia College - Nashville Education Center 17869 Exchange Ave, Nashville

This interactive workshop combines comprehensive classroom instruction with the manufacturing simulation of a production facility.

Lean Manufacturing 101 with Simulation – Decatur

Richland Community College - National Sequestration Education Center 3357 N. President Howard Brown Blvd, Decatur

This interactive workshop combines comprehensive classroom instruction with the manufacturing simulation of a production facility.

Manufacturing Operations Peer Group Lunch & Learn – Rockford

NIU Rockford 8500 E. State St, Rockford

Join IMEC & BreakThrough Results for an informational session about the IMEC BreakThrough Peer Group, a year-long focus on personal development, professional growth, & high-level industry networking.

Problem Solving & Root Cause Workshop 2-Day Training

Danville Area Community College 2000 East Main St, Bremer Conference Center Room 109, Danville

In this interactive workshop, participants will learn how to define a problem and use root cause analysis tools and techniques to solve the problem.

Lean Manufacturing 101 with Simulation – Geneva

Valley Industrial Association 2000 S. Batavia Ave, Suite 110, Geneva

This interactive workshop combines comprehensive classroom instruction with the manufacturing simulation of a production facility.

Training within Industry: Job Instruction

Danville Area Community College 2000 East Main St, Bremer Conference Center Room 109, Danville

Training within Industry: Job Instruction training prepares supervisors to quickly train employees to do a job correctly, safely, and conscientiously to develop a well trained workforce.

IMIN Network Event: Introduction to Kata

Danville Area Community College 2000 East Main St, Bremer Conference Center Room 109, Danville

The IMIN Network is a forum for leaders to collaborate and exchange knowledge and experiences in continuous improvement, with a featured topic each month. This month's focus: Kata for continuous improvement. Participants will learn the 4 steps to continuous improvement using Improvement Kata as well as giving the learner procedural guidance - not solutions - so they can overcome obstacles using Coaching Kata.

ISO 9001:2015 Training Series

Fairfield Inn and Suites 700 National Parkway, Schaumburg

The ISO 9001:2015 Training Series combines 4 group training sessions and 5 individualized, on-site company training visits to make companies informed about ISO 9001:2015 Standard for Quality Management Systems.

IMA Environmental Compliance Conference

South Suburban College | Oak Forest Center 16333 S. Kilbourn Ave., Oak Forest

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and environmental legal professionals regarding Land, Water, and Air Environmental Issues.

Effective Leadership Development Series (November 2019 – April 2020)

LMI Chicago Inc. 27475 Ferry Road, Warrenville

Through the LMI Chicago Effective Leadership Development series you are empowered to achieve real, measurable improvement in productivity, performance and results. You'll also learn to develop their people by equipping them with the skills necessary to build a high-performance team.

Rethinking your Design Process: 3D Printing – Hannibal

Hannibal Regional Medical Center 6000 Medical Dr., Hannibal

Learn how small & mid-sized manufacturers can benefit from 3D printing, and how it can be an affordable product development tool, with the right equipment.

Training within Industry: Job Instruction

NIU Rockford 8500 E. State St, Rockford

Training within Industry: Job Instruction training prepares supervisors to quickly train employees to do a job correctly, safely, and conscientiously to develop a well trained workforce.

Rethinking your Design Process: 3D Printing – Cape Girardeau

Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce 220 N. Fountain, Cape Girardeau

Learn how small & mid-sized manufacturers can benefit from 3D printing, and how it can be an affordable product development tool, with the right equipment.

Next Wave in Manufacturing Leadership Kickoff

Vanee Foods Company 2750 S. 25th Avenue, Broadview

Next Wave is a new offering from the IMA in partnership with IMEC. It will provide a forum for new and future leaders in manufacturing to network with one another; share best practices and challenges; and, learn from industry experts on topics unique to this group.

Effective Personal Productivity Leadership Series (January – May)

LMI Chicago Inc. 27475 Ferry Road, Warrenville

Through the Chicago Effective Personal Productivity Series, facilitated by LMI Chicago, Inc. over 4 months, you develop more productive behaviors and will increase your personal and team effectiveness.

Genesis Report Community Learning Session

Chicago Community Trust 225 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 2200, Chicago

IMEC launched the Genesis initiative to improve both business success and job quality at small and medium-sized manufacturing firms in the Chicago region. Learn the results from the Genesis report from the Aspen Institute and participating manufacturers.

Your Leadership Journey Workshop

Missouri Enterprise 12125 Woodcrest Executive Dr, Suite 215, St. Louis

Calling all new and prospective leaders to learn the knowledge and skills you need to confront the challenges you face early in you leader career.

SIOSH/SafetyCon 2020

Morris University Center @ SIU Edwardsville 1 Hairpin Dr, Edwardsville

SIOSH/SafetyCon brings together experts & practitioners in the fields of construction and industry, highlighting best practices to create a safe workplace.

Next Wave in Manufacturing Leadership Kickoff

Peoria Next Innovation Center 801 W. Main St., Peoria

Next Wave is a new offering from the IMA in partnership with IMEC. It will provide a forum for new and future leaders in manufacturing to network with one another; share best practices and challenges; and, learn from industry experts on topics unique to this group.

Problem Solving & Root Cause Workshop 2-Day Training

Danville Area Community College 2000 East Main St, Bremer Conference Center Room 109, Danville

In this interactive workshop, participants will learn how to define a problem and use root cause analysis tools and techniques to solve the problem.

Communicating for Leadership Success Workshop

Missouri Enterprise 12125 Woodcrest Executive Dr, Suite 215, St. Louis

Prepare new & prospective leaders with essential interpersonal skills to handle daily leadership challenges & opportunities to mobilize & engage a team.

mHUB Pre-Seed Venture Challenge Night

mHUB 965 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago

Come watch 5 finalists pitch to win more than $20,000 in cash and in-kind gifts through mHUB’s exclusive pitch
competition for early-stage members.

2020 Pre-Conference Sessions on Performance Excellence

NIU Conference Center - Naperville 1120 E. Diehl Rd, Naperville

Spend the morning getting acquainted with the basics of performance excellence. In the afternoon, learn how to define your approach to the pursuit of excellence.

2020 IMEC Conference on Enterprise Excellence, presented by ACHE

NIU Conference Center - Naperville 1120 E. Diehl Rd, Naperville

The 2020 IMEC Conference on Enterprise Excellence features recognized leaders who drive high performance leadership, strategy, customer, operations, workforce, and technology.

IMEC Awards for Excellence Celebration

NIU Conference Center - Naperville 1120 E. Diehl Rd, Naperville

Celebrating the five 2019 IMEC Awards for Excellence recipients and the volunteers who share their time and talents to support the IMEC Recognition Program.

Southern Illinois Healthcare Workers’ Compensation Symposium

Kokopelli Golf Club 1527 Champions Dr., Marion

The annual SIH Workers' Compensation Symposium offers human resources professionals, safety professionals, employers, insurers and healthcare providers with best practices from experts in Implementing Strategies for Success.

Fundamentals of Continuous Improvement Series

TBD - Dixon, IL Dixon

By experiencing the six course simulations in the Continuous Improvement Series, participants will have the knowledge, tools and application examples required to begin a Lean transformation.

Fundamentals of Maintenance Excellence Series

Chicago Area TBD IL

The Maintenance Excellence Series equips participants with strategies and tactics to elevate the reliability of their plant equipment and facilities in such a way that it drives improved business performance.

Coronavirus / COVID-19 Webinar: Risk Mitigation Efforts

Webinar Webinar link will be provided after registration

This 30-minute webinar addresses issues and initiatives associated with effective risk mitigation efforts of the novel coronavirus/COVID-19.

COVID-19 Conference Call with the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association

Conference Call

IMA president & CEO Mark Denzler will welcome public health leaders in Illinois and the City of Chicago, along with private sector experts, to give employers the latest factual information about the novel coronavirus so that they can continue to prepare and respond to the pandemic.

Baldrige 2020 Quest for Excellence Conference (postponed to April 2021)

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor

COME. LEARN. NETWORK. ENGAGE. Attend and engage with current and former Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipients and take home solutions to help your organization achieve breakthrough performance and results.

ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor 2-Day Training (postponed)

Valley Industrial Association 2000 S. Batavia Ave, Suite 110, Geneva

Internal auditor training equips your company with ISO 9001:2015 Standard-required trained auditors to conduct audits & determine effectiveness of your QMS, while providing company management with feedback on QMS improvements.

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