GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – This weekend Stiles Machinery, Inc. will host one of the the industry’s most forward thinking events of the year, the Executive Briefing Conference. Taking place Sunday, April 23 through Tuesday, April 25 in Detroit, Michigan, the EBC inspires company leaders through knowledge, strategies and best practices from the industry’s top thought leaders and innovators.

This year’s event will include issues in workforce development, surviving in a digital world, economic forecasting for our industry and reinventing strategies to help leaders keep up with the fast-paced changes in business.

Attendees will be immersed in trends, technologies and opportunities to remain competitive and profitable. Keynote speakers include New York Times best-selling author Josh Linkner, speaking on inspiring, disruptive innovation, Alan Beaulieu sharing his popular economic forecast and advice on managing current economic cycles and Jennifer McNelly addressing the skills gap and offering tools on how to overcome it.

Plant tours through Ford’s River Rouge Complex, Fanuc America and JB Cutting will give attendees a behind-the-scenes showcase of some of the most progressive manufacturing facilities. Case studies and seminars with industry peers and experts will discuss how to capitalize on data management, trends in automation and smart manufacturing providing strategic and practical information aimed at solving manufacturing challenges for the current and future shop.

This is the 14th year the Executive Briefing Conference has been bringing company leaders together for intentional inspiration on succeeding in today’s manufacturing landscape. This conference welcomes sponsors Blum, Siemens Corp. and Schuler Consulting to EBC 2017.

For additional information, or last minute registration please contact Christina Elsenbroek, Stiles Machinery, at 616.648-2135 or

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