Our sector's multiplier effect is vast: a dollar of goods made here generates twice that level of economic activity across society. Manufacturers contribute more to innovation than other sectors, our productivity far outshines all other sectors, and living standards grow because of manufacturing. We are proud to partner with a select group of organizations who are every bit as passionate about supporting manufacturers. We work with our partners to bring world-class thought leadership to our members, both through best practice sharing events and research collaborations. At the core of our partnerships program is one fundamental goal: delivering high quality insights and information to senior manufacturing executives. By creating value for our members (and your clients), we elevate both of our brands, and solidify your position as a trusted partner to the industry.
Promote your firm's deep content knowledge of best practices on key business challenges
Forum & Summit Sponsorships
Showcase your expertise and connect face to face with manufacturing's leaders
Q: Why should my organization partner with MAPI?
A: We are manufacturing's largest professional society, with unmatched access to senior functional leaders like CFOs, CHROs, and marketing leaders. Our members turn to us for insight on their toughest management challenges, and we work with our partners to provide our members (and your clients) with great insights, both through collaborative research and thought leadership presentations at our forums and the Executive Summit.
Q: What opportunities are there to showcase my firm's expertise at MAPI events?
A: We hold approximately 20 forums each year, where we bring together executives and their teams from manufacturing companies for best practice sharing and dialogue on challenging issues such as cybersecurity, digital marketing, or talent development. Our forum sponsors tell us that they receive enormous value both from the opportunity to present thought leadership and content to the attendees, and also the networking opportunities. To ensure that the content presented is useful, educational, and focused on providing clear take aways to the attendees, we work closely to ensure that our forum sponsors are positioned as experts, rather than delivering a sales pitch.
Q: How do partner research projects work?
A: It all starts with a great idea. Some of our collaborations look at management practices, in which case we sometimes incorporate a member survey to identify current and best practices, and our partner will provide recommendations on closing that gap. In other projects we bring in our team of outstanding economists so analyze a particularly difficult issue, such as why capital investment is lagging. Before starting any research collaboration, we work with our partners to ensure that the proposed topic is of great interest to manufacturing's leaders, and that the partner has a unique viewpoint to share. When we collaboratively produce research that provides members with unique insights, we've successfully positioned our partner as a leading provider.
Recent Research Collaborations
Drive Faster Growth With Better Channel Partner Collaboration (with Zift Solutions)
Productivity Dynamics in U.S. Manufacturing: A Series of Reports (with Rockwell Automation)
Best Practices for Navigating Today's M&A Market (with RBC Capital Markets)
Manufacturing Footprint 2020 (with Deloitte)
Why Is Capital Investment Lagging? (with Aspen Institute)
U.S. Needs a More Competitive Corporate Tax System (with the National Association of Manufacturers)
Understanding Risk Assessment Practices at Manufacturing Companies (with Deloitte)
B2B Marketing in the Digital Age (with Oracle Marketing Cloud)
Lifting the Crude Oil Export Ban: The Impact on U.S. Manufacturing (with Aspen Institute)
Strategic Pricing at B2B Manufacturers (with Blue Canyon Partners)
Tax Technology: Creating A Strategic Asset (with PwC)
Advanced Manufacturing in the American South (with the Southern Governors Association)
Q: What is the Executive Summit?
A: The Summit is our highly-rated annual meeting, in which executive teams (CEOs and their direct report) listen to forward thinking case studies and participate in interactive workshops on the most difficult, high stakes, and cross functional challenges facing manufacturers. The Summit is a tremendous opportunity for our partners to showcase their latest thinking on critical issues, and to connect with the best and brightest leaders in manufacturing.
Q: My company is a service provider. Can I join a council?
A: Only manufacturing companies can join our councils, and we don't offer sponsorships of council meetings.
ABOUT OUR MEMBERS
500 member organizations
2,300 senior executives
10,000 direct reports
Medium/large global manufacturers