Drive Manufacturing Summit Most Important Industry Event of 2017

OTTO Motors presents manufacturing conference to gather industry leaders for immersive learning and planning for the future

(Kitchener, ON, Canada – May 11, 2017) Continuous improvement is no longer enough, which is why OTTO Motors is bringing together leaders from Fortune 500 companies to the first annual Drive Manufacturing Summit. This unconventional conference convenes champions of industrial innovation to facilitate meaningful discussion and develop dynamic action plans for the future of manufacturing in North America. Drive Manufacturing Summit will be held October 2-4, 2017, at the historic Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, WI.

Matt Rendall, CEO of OTTO Motors, and widely respected thought-leader explained, “Drive Manufacturing Summit is an unconventional conference. It’s for top level decision makers who think differently, inspire change, and adopt emerging trends and technologies into their processes because they understand the ramifications that will occur if they don’t adapt."

Leaders attending Drive Manufacturing Summit will address ways to over overcome key challenges facing industry today, while pragmatically improving facility operations and manufacturing strategies across North America. This years’ theme is Unlock the Hidden Potential of Your Facility and will include immersive learning sessions spanning three tracks: Process & Design, Connectivity, and Emerging Technology.

Keynote and session speakers will feature executives from Fortune 500 companies, including General Electric’s Leader of the Global Research Automation Center, Roland Menassa. Roland has a multi-decade tenure in the manufacturing sector and leverages his experience to evaluate new processes and technologies ensuring GE’s manufacturing sector operates lean and is always prepared to handle operational changes in the future.

Adding to the excitement of the inaugural Drive Manufacturing Summit, attendees and members of the press will experience an interactive, connected factory display: The Innovation Showcase. More details will be revealed in the coming months.

Opening with a welcome reception at the renowned Kimpton Journeyman Hotel Rooftop Patio, the remaining two days will permit attendees to enjoy all-inclusive breakfasts and lunches, as well as a social gathering at Milwaukee’s homegrown Best Place Pabst Brewery. Early-bird pricing of $975/person is available now until June 1, 2017. Group rates are also available.

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About Drive Manufacturing Summit

Drive Manufacturing Summit is the definitive event for future-focused manufacturing leaders. This unconventional conference is designed to improve facility operations and manufacturing strategies across North America, while addressing ways to overcome key challenges facing industry today. The summit will offer three tracks of immersive learning and offer active discussions for future planning. Drive Manufacturing Summit is held October 2-4, 2017, at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, WI. Visit

About OTTO Motors

OTTO Motors, a division of Clearpath Robotics Inc., designs, manufactures and operates self-driving vehicles to automate material movement inside busy factories and warehouses. Using self-driving technology much like the Google Car, the easy-to-use OTTO vehicles move inventory in a safe and flexible manner throughout the indoor supply chain. Customers include Fortune 100 brands like General Electric, John Deere, and Toyota. For more information, visit

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