Business conference for executives & leaders

Smart Manufacturing Meetup started in 2017 and has grown in volume and quality. We focus on delivering value to business executives. Inspiration, exchange of experience and business contacts are the core of Smart Manufacturing Meetup.
 
This year’s event will focus on leadership & strategy – fundamental part of every successful enterprise. Participants benefit from networking and educational talks from successful business leaders from all over the world.
 
This year we have partnered with JCI World Congress that will host around 5000 participants all over the world. Smart Manufacturing Meetup is an official part of JCI World Congress program.
 
Testimonial – Smart Manufacturing Meetup is packed with very good speakers and topics matched expectations. Conference involved a lot of business sectors and new contacts add value to the whole experience.

Speakers

Jay Johnson
JCI Vice-President, CEO at Coeus Creative Group (USA)
Jay Johnson
JCI Vice-President, CEO at Coeus Creative Group (USA)

Jay Johnson is an internationally renowned speaker specializing in behavior and organizational development. Jay has given keynotes and workshops in 19 countries across 4 continents, empowering audiences with a unique perspective of behavioral intelligence.

Jay has delivered a TEDx talk with more than 380K views demonstrating a new approach to dealing with difficult people. His delivery style is engaging and fun, all while giving audiences immediately usable skills to build stronger relationships, enhance influence, and lead effectively.

Jay works with Fortune 100 companies and national organizations such as Ford Motor Company, United Way, Consumers Energy, Keller Williams, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Crain Communication, Junior Chamber International, UM Health Systems, the Detroit Chamber, and AmeriCorps. Jay’s style makes him a crowd favorite and a remarkably motivating speaker.

Jay holds a Master’s Degree in communication, is a designated Master Trainer from the ATD, and was twice honored with the Excellence in Training Award by the APCC. He has served in government as well as an International Vice President for a global NGO. Jay was named “Top Trainer” in 2017 by ATD Detroit. His passion for speaking comes through in every engagement and he is sure to inspire and empower your organization or group.

Francesco Grillo
Economist, Managing Director of Vision & Value (ITA)
Francesco Grillo
Economist, Managing Director of Vision & Value (ITA)

Francesco Grillo has been Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute and Academic Visitor at St. Antony’s College (University of Oxford), as well as Advisor to the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research. Currently, he is Associate at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna of Pisa and teaches and at the University of International Business Economics in Beijing. Managing Director of Vision and Value, the management consulting firm, advising strategies to major institutions (including the European Commission and Italian Ministry of Economy) and multinationals. He is also columnist for Corriere della Sera, Linkiesta, and The Guardian, and a regular guest on La7, SkyTG24 and RaiNews24.

Johanna Pystynen
Vincit, HR Director (FIN)
Johanna Pystynen
Vincit, HR Director (FIN)

Johanna Pystynen, who was included on the Workforce Game Changers list in 2015, has been a key figure in building Vincit’s successful corporate culture where self-direction, significance of work, and employee involvement are of crucial importance. At the moment, Johanna is working on making Vincit better than ever in the midst of merger activities, and exploring leadership from a whole new perspective – as a customized service.

IT Company Vincit’s HR director Johanna Pystynen joined the crew in 2012. She was given the task of creating a human resource management model that meets the needs of a modern specialist organization in the best possible way.

To date, Vincit has journeyed through bold experiments into becoming a software development and ICT service house with 500 employees and a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. Vincit has won a number of HR awards, including the Best Staff Act award. Moreover, Vincit is a three-time winner of the Best Workplace in Finland Award (2014-2016) and awarded with Best Workplace in Europe in 2016.

"This conference provided a bird eye view on the Smart Manufacturing in Estonia and Nordic, as well created an exciting opportunity to meet with the huge amount of leaders and innovators from different sectors of manufacturing."
- Aleksandr Miina (Lean, CEO)
"Smart Manufacturing Meetup is best event to meet people with vision, experience and inner-drive to reshape the industry."
- Mihkel Tedremaa (Ericsson, Head of Product Technology)
"Smart Manufacturing Meetup conference is excellent. Practical and interesting case studies from inspiring speakers. Looking forward to next SMM conference."
- Karin Rex (Conectra, Sales Manager)
"The perfect place to meet with other business leaders, listen their stories and to learn from other's experiences. The positive vibe of Tartu gives extra value to the event."
- Eveli Opmann (Estiko-Plastar, CEO)
"Speakers were very good and topics covered were spot on. Conference covered a lot of sectors and potential business contacts add a tremendous value to SMM."
- Silver Rõõmussaar (UPM Kymmene, Member of the Board)

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