Strategic Planning and Development Council Meeting Fall 2017
Loews Chicago O'Hare
5300 N River Rd.
Rosemont, IL 60018
Member registration fee: $695 per person
Arrival cocktail hour on 9/11 from 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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A special hotel rate of $209++ per night has been secured by MAPI for members staying at the Loews Chicago O'Hare. For reservations click Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel.
By leveraging the experiences of their peers, members use the MAPI Strategic Planning and Development Council to make their enterprises more competitive and to increase their personal effectiveness. The Council provides senior strategic planning and business development executives with first-class opportunities for sharing best practices around a variety of issues focusing on topics critical to formulating and implementing strategic plans; managing acquisitions, divestitures, and joint ventures; and dividing responsibilities between corporate headquarters and SBUs.
Who should attend?
Attendees are typically members of the MAPI Strategic Planning and Development Council. If you are a member and cannot attend, please contact us about having a senior member of your team attend in your place. If you are not a member but are interested in attending, please let us know. All attendees must work for a manufacturing company or industrial distributor.
What makes MAPI council meetings different?
- Roundtable discussions: Rich dialogue on the issues you care about, moderated to keep discussions focused on the “so what.”
- Peer to peer sharing: There are no talking heads. Almost all of the content is delivered by your peers at global manufacturers, sharing experiences candidly.
- No death by PowerPoint: While our presenters deliver outstanding content, we schedule ample time for interaction and Q&A, so that you can dig deep on the topics that matter.
- No pitches: Our council meetings are not sponsored, and there are no sales pitches. None.
- Balance of strategy and utility: Our council meetings deliver great content around strategy and peer-tested frameworks for putting those strategies into action.
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is already transforming how manufacturers develop and produce products -- and enabling them to be digitally connected to those products long after they leave the factory floor. As IIoT adoption crosses the threshold of a “hype-cycle” phase into one of mainstream application, some manufacturers are wondering why and how they ought to build an IIoT strategy. For such companies, top-of-mind questions could include: What are the most practical applications I ought to consider first? Which IIoT business models are best for my organization? How do I monetize the IIoT to create a strategic advantage? What’s the ROI on IIoT technology?
Companies looking to adopt IIoT technologies can leverage the swiftly falling barriers to entry. The hard work behind a successful IIoT strategy lies, however, in ensuring it complements existing and desired future business models and responds to what customers want—and are willing to pay for.
As part of their regular business portfolio review, Kaman evaluates changes in market dynamics and develops strategies to maintain the long term health of their businesses. One strategy that Kaman has deployed is business diversification through acquisition. During this session, Council member Bryan Larson will discuss the strategic process Kaman is using to develop a business diversification plan that builds on existing core competencies and invite attendees to weigh-in with lessons learned from their own similar projects or feedback to enhance Kaman’s.
There are a lot of different ways in which organizations and leaders pick-up strategy. Unfortunately, even with best intentions many miss the mark. How many times have you seen that the strategy turns out to be too tactical or too broad and fluffy? The purpose of this interactive session is to have a dialog about what is good strategy, how to develop one and how to move from strategy to action.