Advanced Manufacturing Minneapolis Highlights Mayo Clinic’s Mark Wehde and Futurist John Ellis as Exclusive Keynotes

Wehde will speak to advancements in medical devices that further the future of healthcare while Ellis will detail how emerging transport technology is affecting public spaces.

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#discoverengineerbuildAdvanced Manufacturing Minneapolis, the only Midwest annual end-to-end design and manufacturing event bringing together Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M), Automation Technology Expo (ATX), Design & Manufacturing (D&M), MinnPack, and Plastec under one roof, today announces confirmation of its featured agenda speakers. Mark Wehde, chair of the Mayo Clinic Division of Engineering, and John Ellis, futurist and former global technologist with Ford Motor Company, are confirmed to keynote at Advanced Manufacturing Minneapolis Nov. 2-3 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Each keynote will focus on the future of manufacturing in different verticals such as medical and transportation and will be available in-person only at the event. .

“As we aim to continuously provide the best expertise and industry insight in manufacturing innovation, featuring content from renowned global thought leaders such as Wehde and Ellis will provide perspective to the future of possibilities across various markets,” says Suzanne Deffree, Group Event Director. “With the intense disruptions and changes that the manufacturing markets are facing, it’s pertinent to explore how different businesses are tapping into the latest technologies surrounding artificial intelligence, sensing, cardiovascular, robotics, 3D printing, and more.”

Wehde’s presentation, The Future of Healthcare is Happening Now, is slated for Nov. 2 at 12:30 p.m. at the Engineering Theater at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Focused on the transition from in-person medical care to virtual care, Wehde will review current reactive disruptive medical environments while focusing on proactive product discovery and solutions that can aid healthcare providers and customers.

Automotive engineering expert Ellis will present Driving the Next Phase in Automotive Manufacturing, on Nov. 3 at 12:30 p.m. in the Engineering Theater. Ellis will discuss how engineers use manufacturing technologies to advance sustainability and connectivity in the automotive world. This keynote will review tools such as additive manufacturing, 3D printing, sensors, and IoT to stay ahead of the curve with automotive advancements.

In addition to bringing together MD&M, ATX, Design & Manufacturing, MinnPack, and Plastec together, Advanced Manufacturing Minneapolis is partnering with multiple global engineering and manufacturing organizations to ensure this November’s event truly provides a comprehensive view of the product lifecycle — from prototype to production. Welcoming partners SMTA International, AM Medical Summit, and Minnesota Quality all will deliver sponsored keynotes detailing EV fast-charging infrastructure, 3D printing, and innovative medical applications. Full keynote information can be found here.

Register here to attend Advance Manufacturing Minneapolis and all five keynote presentations, as well as other sessions, and gain access to more than 515 exhibitors and their products.

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