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Francesco Savelli Speaker at CANADA MANUFACTURING CONFERENCE 2014 in Mississauga

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Francesco Savelli represented FEDERMACCHINE, AMAFOND and SAVELLI S.p.A. at the CANADA MANUFACTURING CONFERENCE 2014 (May 8) in Mississauga, Toronto.

This event, promoted by ICE, is one of the projects MACHINES ITALIA.

  • 8:15 am – 8:20 am, Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • 8:20 am – 9:20 am, Breakfast and Keynote Presentations—Policy, trade and investment opportunities Speakers: Gary Goodyear

The Honourable Gary Goodyear - Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario

John Whitehead – Principal, Senior Consultant at The Earnscliffe Strategy Group

  • 9:20 am – 10:15 Plenary: Leveraging Big Data for an Efficient Shop Floor

David McPhail President & CEO, Astrix Networks/ Memex Automation

Eric Paradis - Consulting IT Specialist, IBM Canada

  • 10: 15 am – 10:35 am Networking Break
  • 10:35 am – 11:35 am Session A: Manufacturing Agility

Mid-sized manufacturing companies share strategies for overcoming hurdles to growth, diversifying into new markets, and responding to market shifts.
Moderator: Michael Ouellette
Editor, Canadian Manufacturing
Dennis Dussin
President, Alps Welding
Luis Ruivo
Owner, FenceArmor; President, CAM Solutions

  • 10:35 am – 11:35, am Session B: Energy Solutions

Cost-saving and sustainable strategies from Canadian manufacturers. Moderator: Matt Powell, Assistant Editor, PLANT magazine
Andrew J. Hejnar - Energy Manager, 3M Canada Company
Mark Sheffer - Director of Operations, MAPEI

  • 11:45 am – 1:30 pm, Lunch and Keynote Presentation

Joseph Doria, President & CEO, Lincoln Electric Company of Canada (100+ Years of Culture That Drives Operational Excellence Made in Canada)

Allan Cosman, Vice President-Ferrero International and President & Chief Executive Officer of Ferrero Canada Ltd. Thinking Globally, Acting Locally

  • 1:30 pm – 1:50 pm, Networking Break
  • 1:50 pm – 2:50 pm, Plenary: Competitive Manufacturing

Canadian manufacturing case studies on operating cost effectively, boosting quality and investing in technology

Sergio Sottile - Vice-President & General Manager, Teknion Furniture Systems, Manufacturing Group

Jean-Claude Perreault - Vice President of Sales—North America, PRINOTH Ltée
Robert Hattin - Chairman, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters; President, ProVantage Automation

  • 2:50 pm – 3:10 pm, The Technology Edge

Francesco Savelli - Director Sales and Marketing SAVELLI S.p.A, President of AMAFOND and Board Member of FEDERMACCHINE