Marketing Workshop

Event Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 to Thursday, September 19, 2019

FIA is proud to announce the 2019 FIA Marketing Workshop will take place this September 18-19 at Amada Solution Center in Schaumburg (Metro-Chicago), IL. This 2-day program provides attendees with sales and marketing strategies to help promote and grow their businesses.


Expert speakers will provide market overviews of:


*Sales reps may attend at the member rate when accompanied by an FIA member principal.


Wednesday, September 18, 2019 

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.         Marketing Committee Meeting (Invite only)


12-12:15 p.m.                   Registration/Check-in

12:20-1 p.m.                     Lunch and FIA O&S Survey Presentation by:

Ian Stringer, AMT-The Association for Manufacturing Technology


1:05-2:25 p.m.                  Sales & Marketing Keynote

James Soto, Industrial Strength Marketing


2:30-2:45 p.m.                  Refreshment Break


3-4 p.m.                            Automotive Market Overview

Bernard Swiecki, CAR (Center for Automotive Research)


4:15-5:15 p.m.                  Economic Update

Dr. Chris Kuehl, Armada Corporate Intelligence


5:30-6:30 p.m.                   Networking Cocktail Reception


Thursday, September 19, 2019

7:30-8:30 a.m.                  Breakfast & Tour of Amada Solution Center (Schaumburg, IL)


8:45-9:45 a.m.                  Construction Market Overview

Lorne Day, Caterpillar


10- 11 a.m.                        Aerospace Market Overview

Weston Gillfillan, Weber Metals


11:15-12:30 p.m.               Energy Sector Overview

Dr. Bernard Weinstein, Maguire Energy Institute


12:45 p.m.                         Workshop conclusion



Registration is now closed. If you have questions please contact FIA Manager of Events, Angela Gibian at



Amada Solution Center has provided a list of local hotels that will offer Marketing Workshop attendees their corporate rate. Please mention “Amada” when you call to make your reservations.


If you have questions about this program, please contact Jen Christian at