GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- The tenth anniversary Executive Briefing Conference will be held March 4-6, 2012 in Charlotte, NC, adjacent to the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Given the location, the theme of the conference will focus on speed, specifically tactical ways to match the speed-to-market while staying ahead of the speed at which the market is changing.

The conference will open with a keynote address “Manufacturing at the Speed of Change” by Robert Stevenson, a widely recognized professional speaker and author of the bestselling book, “How to Soar like an Eagle in a World Full of Turkeys.”

Stevenson’s presentation will explore change: the successes, the failures, and the reasons behind both. Great companies understand the first step to success is embracing change. As  Stevenson asserts, if you don’t like change, then you are going to hate extinction. You can either choose to embrace change or watch as your business disintegrates before your eyes. In today’s tenuous economy, everyone is standing on shaky ground and today’s King of the Mountain could be tomorrow’s case study on failure. Since the future cannot be avoided, it must be dealt with. Attendees will learn that by embracing the concept of change, one embraces the future.

Visit for more information and to access the online registration. The conference rate of $995 includes hotel accommodations for two nights at the Embassy Suites, meals, airport transportation, access to the conference sessions, and participation in the plant tours.

About Stiles Machinery Inc.:

For over 45 years, Stiles has been helping manufacturers succeed. More than the largest supplier of quality machinery, Stiles provides a Total Production Solutions approach by also offering equipment integration, financial services, education, service and parts. By having a wealth of solutions whether defined as people, products or services, Stiles merges the best thinking and the best ideas in a solution that works best for their customers. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Stiles has regional offices in High Point and Gastonia, NC; Coppell, TX; and Rancho Cucamonga, CA. For more information, contact Steve Waltman, vice president of Sales & Marketing.

Source: Stiles Machinery Inc.

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