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CPA Spring Meeting This Weekend; Meeting Materials Available

The 2018 CPA Spring Meeting begins this weekend with nearly 300 attendees, guests and spouses representing over 115 companies.

The Spring Meeting program features a strong slate of speakers. On Monday, April 23, Frank Goecke, Senior Principal at Pöyry Management Consulting, will provide an in-depth economic analysis of the evolving North American composite panel industry, including an examination of the “integrated model” of panel manufacturing.  On Tuesday, April 24, Michael Steep, Executive Director, Stanford Engineering Center for Disruptive Technology and Digital Cities, will deliver a presentation, titled “How to Get Ahead of Disruptive Technology Now,” on leveraging new technology to advance innovative ideas in manufacturing. Steep advises clients including Airbus, BMW and Google and is a contributing editor to Forbes.

Our final presentation will be held during lunch on Tuesday and will feature a panel of experts to discuss new and emerging technologies related to the manufacturing and distribution of industry products and leveraging technology for marketing and branding.  The three panelists include: Scott Cruickshank, Director of Software Solutions, Stiles Machinery; Mike Kinder, CEO/Co-founder, Veryable Inc.; and Scott Lawrence, COO, Tekzenit, Inc.   Tim Young, a Professor at the University of Tennessee will be the moderator.

Committee and Board of Directors meeting agendas and supporting documentation have been posted online. Attendees are encouraged to download materials from CPA’s website prior to attending the meeting.  Meeting presentations will be available online by April 30. Complete meeting details including a current attendee list and schedule are available online.  See 2018 CPA Spring Meeting. More Info: Madi del Rio

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