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NEPIRC is excited to host Manufacturing Day 2021 as an in-person event on Friday, May 6th, 2022 at the Mohegan Sun Pocono Convention Center in Wilkes-Barre, PA! Back by popular demand is keynote speaker David Beurle, CEO of Future iQ, along with several breakout sessions and panel discussions.

Questions? Please email Chelsey Coslett, NEPIRC’s Manager of Marketing & Stakeholder Engagement, at

*Was previously rescheduled from October 2021 to May 2022

Event Sponsorships

Receive recognition of your company throughout the entire event!

Breakout Sessions

Choose from four unique sessions and learn from NEPIRC’s team of subject matter experts!

Keynote Speaker

David Beurle
Founder and CEO of Future-iQ

Exhibitor Booths

Showcase your company & get leads during the Manufacturing Tradeshow. Setup begins at 7 a.m.

Manufacturing Tradeshow

Network the day away!
Doors open at 8 a.m.!

Panel Discussion

Automation Integration: Three Company Journeys, Lessons Learned & Outcomes

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Contact Chelsey Coslett, Manager of Marketing & Stakeholder Engagement, at or 570-704-0018
to confirm your sponsorship for Manufacturing Day 2021!

Breakout Sessions

Solving Today’s Workforce Challenges Through Automation & Continuous Improvement

Brian Matyjevich, NEPIRC’s Lean Enterprise Consultant

Creative Problem-Solving Methods for Teams & Team Leaders

Mark Morgis, NEPIRC’s Mechanical Engineer

Design Thinking & High Performance Teams

Leo Gilroy, NEPIRC’s Director of Strategy & Innovation


The State of Manufacturing

Eric Joseph Esoda, NEPIRC’s President & CEO

Panel Discussions

Automation Integration: Three Company Journeys, Lessons Learned & Outcomes

Moderated by Mike McHale, PSA

Panelists: Garry Hartman, Cheetah Chassis; Peter Rafalko, J&J Snacks; and Mike Menta, Dorman Products


Best Practices in Manufacturing Workforce Attraction & Retention

Moderated by Amy Luyster, The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce

Panelists: Julian Beck, NEPA SHRM; Brooke Lipperini, CANPACK; Jose Delosrios, P&G; and Denise Truesdale, Pride Mobility Products

David Beurle

Founder and CEO of Future iQ

Keynote Speaker

David Beurle is a world-renowned expert on community, regional and organizational economic revitalization. His work extends from the local and regional, through to Corporate and Governmental levels with a focus on ‘future thinking’ and long term planning.

He specializes in creating innovative future planning approaches for use in regional and organizational settings. He developed the groundbreaking Future Game as a widely used planning and workshop tool, which has been successfully used across the world in community, regional, industry, corporate and governmental settings. He pioneered the application of Scenario Planning to regions and rural industries around the world. Having worked in the field of regional and community planning/ revitalization for over 20 years, he is a leader in the field of regional and organizational development







Mohegan Sun Pocono

1280 PA-315, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

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