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Lehigh Valley Manufacturing Forum

Lehigh Valley Manufacturing Forum

Event Start Date:

October 3, 2023

Event Start Time:

8:30 AM

Event Location:

The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Manufacturers Resource Center and Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation present the 2023 Lehigh Valley Manufacturing Forum on Tuesday, October 3 at Wind Creek Bethlehem.

Learn how you can become an “employer of choice” and attract world class talent to your business! Hear from leading experts in the industry on topic’s ranging from AI automation and HR trends, workforce development, iTEC Apprenticeship Consortium, reshoring, the importance of manufacturing to the Lehigh Valley, and more! If you want to remain competitive and thrive in the 21st century, you shouldn’t miss this! 


  • Keynote: Former President and CEO of OraSure Technologies, Stephen Tang – “The Next Normal” Winning Strategies for Manufacturers
  • iTEC – Industrial Training & Education Consortium of the Lehigh Valley Announcement
  • LVEDC President and CEO Don Cunningham on Manufacturing Trends in the Lehigh Valley
  • Workforce Board LV Director of Community Planning, Gina Kormanik – Workforce Update
  • Legislative Update: U.S. Congresswoman Susan Wild (PA-7)
  • AI and HR Trends in Manufacturing, Shawn Furman Advanced Manufacturing Technology Strategy Manager at MRC


Plus: The 2023 Lehigh Valley Manufacturer of the Year Award presentation – Kitchen Magic

Visit the exhibit tables and get your Passport card stamped to be entered to win an overnight, dinner and spa package at Wind Creek Bethlehem! 

Date:  Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Registration, Networking, Breakfast, Exhibits

          9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Program 

Location:      Wind Creek Bethlehem (77 Wind Creek Blvd, Bethlehem, PA 18015)

Presenting Partners – Manufacturers Resource Center and Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation

Single Admission Ticket: $100

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  • October 3, 2023 8:30 AM   -   12:00 PM
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