Leading through Excellence & Innovation Conference 2019
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
The AME Leading Through Excellence and Innovation Conference 2019 in Melbourne is the largest lean conference in Australia. With outstanding international keynote speakers, daily practitioner presentations, must-see benchmarking tours, and pre-conference workshops, the learning experience is like no other. World-class, highly successful continuous improvement practitioners provide a source of knowledge that you can rely on to confidently make the changes needed to accelerate growth.
AME is a not-for-profit, volunteer-based organisation. Our sole purpose is to provide a practical and reliable source of continuous improvement learning.
This is your opportunity to connect with key industry leaders and network with like-minded professionals who are on the journey toward enterprise excellence.
Date: 7th and 8th May 2019
Venue: William Angliss Conference Centre, Melbourne
ABOUT THE THEME
At the 2019 conference we will explore the most successful best practice methodologies being used by operational excellence practitioners to promote change at all levels of the organisation. With the theme Empowering Organisational Change and Transformation, Leading through Excellence and Innovation 2019 will help attendees to:
Understand how the magic of Lean and other continuous improvement methodologies can radically improve their business, no matter how diverse the application may seem at first glance.
Understand, identify and overcome barriers to change.
Develop new ways of thinking.
Increase the engagement among their teams.
Develop a thriving continuous improvement culture.
Empower their team members to contribute in ways they never thought possible.
Learn how new innovative, intelligent technologies can be used and leveraged by their enterprise today.
INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
President of FastCap and author of 2 Second Lean
Hear how entrepreneur and LEAN maniac Paul Akers has taken his manufacturing business from the garage to worldwide distribution by pursuing one goal —serve the customer by improving every day; with one ground rule—keep LEAN simple. With a product catalog of over 600 woodworking tools and 2,400 distributors in 40 countries, Paul credits the astounding business growth to a fun, dynamic culture in which each employee puts into practice at least one two-second improvement per day.
Director of Manufacturing at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Back by popular demand! Billy Taylor leads the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company North American Tire operations and is responsible for engineering, supply chain execution and the drive for operational excellence. With experience in all areas of operations management and leadership, Billy has a track record of building high performance self-sustaining teams through employee engagement and empowerment. In his talk, Billy will share his passion that centers on ‘People First’.
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS AND PRACTITIONER PRESENTATIONS INCLUDE:
MICHAEL SCHEMBRI Head of Corporate Services at Fuji Xerox Australia
MATTHEW ROGACION, Continuous Improvement Manager - OSA at Fisher & Paykel Healthcare (NZ)
ANNE KOOPMANN-SCHMIDT, Head of Quality at Bombardier
LOUISE PALMER, Chief Experience Officer at Dental Health Services Victoria
MICHAEL FROMBERG, Director - Corporate Development at Knox City Council
JILL BARNETT, General Manager at Magic Mobility
MITRA BURNS, National Lean Manager at The Australian Red Cross Blood Service
ANDREW SMITH, Factory Performance Manager at NZ Windows
SIMON FLACK, Business Improvement Manager at Darwalla Group
BETSY KUO, Executive Director ANZ Supply Chain and APAC Engineering at Sealed Air
BARRY MCCARTHY, Past Manager Manufacturing Systems at Toyota Australia
MORE SPEAKERS TO BE ANNOUNCED!
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