AME Announces Keynote Speakers for 2017 International Conference

The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) is pleased to reveal the keynote speakers who will present at the AME 2017 International Conference, taking place Oct. 9-13 in Boston, Massachusetts. The conference offers attendees the opportunity to gain new insights on best-in-class industry practices, as well as the opportunity to learn directly from world-renowned lean leaders and thinkers.

Those interested in attending the AME 2017 International Conference can register online. Complete details about the conference and further registration information can be found on the conference website. Follow news about the conference on Twitter using hashtag #AMEBoston.

Each of the following keynote speakers will offer a unique take on the conference theme, “Get Engaged.”

Paul Akers is the founder and president of FastCap, an international product development company specializing in woodworking tools and hardware for the professional builder. Akers has thousands of followers on his weekly broadcast, “The American Innovator,” where he teaches about the power of innovation and lean thinking.

Daniel Gilbert is the Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. He has won numerous awards for his research and teaching, including the American Psychological Association’s Distinguished Scientific Award. His 2007 book, “Stumbling on Happiness,” spent six months on the New York Times bestseller list.

Wilbert (Wil) James is the president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. He leads Toyota’s largest automotive manufacturing plant in the world, which produces the Camry, America’s best-selling car; the Avalon; and the ES 350, the only U.S.-produced Lexus. Additionally, James champions quality initiatives for Toyota’s 14 North American manufacturing plants.

Max Major is a world-renowned mentalist. His performances, which combine magic, mentalism and hypnosis, are featured at corporate events across the country. In addition to his studies as a magician, Major relies heavily on his skills at reading body language, which he has honed over the course of 2,000 live shows.

David Marquet is a former submarine commander and author of “Turn the Ship Around! A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders,” which Fortune magazine named…

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