Annual Manufacturing Executives Conference

Registration Closes on Wednesday, May 3rd

Join DVIRC and special guests for our Annual Manufacturers Executive Conference. Attendees will learn about the region’s importance to the U.S. Navy, building the next-generation workforce, strengthening the supply chain, and adopting new technologies to support strategic submarines. Attendees will also gain insights into the national and regional economic forecast to better plan and execute business strategies.

Attendees will learn about workforce initiatives to source a supply of skilled employees. The audience will learn about best practices to engage, empower, and upskill employees, and ways to create accountability up and down the organization. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain a competitive advantage while networking with a vibrant manufacturing community!


  • Doors open at 7:00 AM
  • Breakfast: 7:00 – 8:00 AM
  • Conference: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Lunch: 12:00 – 1:00 PM
  • Shotgun Start: 1:00 PM

Not a member of a DVIRC Executive Network Group?
Spend the morning with us and experience the benefits of connecting with your peers, and our unique community of manufacturing leaders!

DVIRC’s network groups provide a unique opportunity for business leaders from various industries to come together in a confidential setting to share and solve common challenges, adopt best practices, and gain new leadership skills. Members obtain a network of trusted business advisors, business development opportunities, and industry resources.

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Keynote: Matthew D. Sermon
Executive Director, Program Executive Office Strategic Submarines, U.S. Navy

Mr. Sermon is the executive leader of the Columbia Class Submarine acquisition program; he is also responsible for the revitalization of the Submarine Industrial Base.

He provides enterprise leadership for more than 250 acquisition personnel and approximately $130 Billion in acquisition and sustainment programs.

Scott Clemons
Partner, Chief Investment Strategist, Brown Brothers Harriman

What Lies Ahead: The State of Manufacturing & Industry

Brian Clapp

President/CEO, CCI Consulting

The Top 2023 Workforce Trends – Mitigate the risks through effective Workforce Strategy & Management

JR McGee

J.R. McGee
Master Black Belt, Founder and CEO, X-Stream Leadership Group

Achieving Accountability

Jeff Kopenitz
Advanced Manufacturing Lean Master, Shingijutsu Japan

Why Driving Engagement Creates the Drive to Succeed

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received up to 5 business days prior to class start date will not be charged the training fee, or will be refunded if payment has already been submitted. Cancellations 1-3 business days prior to class will be charged the training fee. As a courtesy, we will allow you to apply 50% of your payment towards a future training course within one year of the cancellation date. No refund will be provided for same-day cancellations and no-shows; customer is responsible for full payment without future training credit. Registrant substitutions may be made at any time. Cancellations must be submitted via email to or by phone at 215-552-3827.

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