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Montreal – September 26-27, 2005

Future Manufacturing Forum and Live Webcast

Canadian NanoBusiness Alliance (CNBA)

September 16, 2005

The Canadian NanoBusiness Alliance is pleased to participate in an international forum and live webcast on the future of manufacturing to be held in Montreal on September 26-27, 2005. Designed to provide a comprehensive education for progressive manufacturers, the Future Manufacturing Forum encompasses all aspects of manufacturing - from factory location and layout to addressing the next advances in the delivery of product, from streamlining the manufacturing process to predicting product development, and from economic prosperity to environmental quality and social equity. Each of these factors are imperative to becoming a world class organization as they exist not just nationally but internationally. Future Manufacturing Forum will be broadcast live via the internet to a global audience.

A world class program features some of the leading speakers in the industry including:

Monday, September 26

Featured Speakers
  • Stephen Gold, Vice President, National Association of Manufacturers
  • Dragan Filipovic, Associate Principal Scientist, Kraft Foods
  • Jens Heitmann, Head of Systems Standardization, Airbus
  • Kenneth Porad, Head of Auto-ID Program, Boeing
  • Jeff Drust, VP Business Development, Lattice 3D
  • Lawrence M.Dietzler, Vice President Operations, L-3 Communications
  • Anil Chitkara, Vice President, Global Product Development
  • Pat King, Global Electronics Specialist, Michelin

Nanotechnology Panel

  • Neil Gordon, President, Canadian NanoBusiness Alliance and President, NIL Fab (Panel Moderator)
  • Keith Blakely, Chief Executive Officer, NanoDynamics
  • Christopher Foster, Chief Technology Officer, State of Maryland
  • Marc Chason, Direcotr and Fellow of Technical Staff, Motorola Physical Realization Research Center
  • Mike Postek, Nanometer Scale Metrology Group, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Tuesday, September 27

Featured Speakers

  • Eric Mittelstadt, Chief Executive Officer, National Council for Advanced Manufacturing
  • Johnathan Macy, VP Global Manufacturing Operations, Becton, Dickinson and Company
  • Tom Luallen, VP Applied Science and Support, Cargill
  • Rod Recker, Executive Director, Advanced Integrated Technologies Group
  • Gilles Jean, Director General, Natural Resources Canada
  • Kent Statler, SVP Operations, Rockwell Collins
  • Jack Purchase, Head of Delegation, Intelligent Manufacturing Systems

Automotive Industry Panel

  • David Gonsalvez, Director of Global Supply Chain, General Motors
  • Dan Spellman, Vice President Logistics, Caterpillar
  • Krish Mantripragada, Director RFID Solutions, SAP
  • Michael Ryan, Vice President Operations, Ingersoll Rand

Centre Mont-Royal
2200 Mansfield
Montreal, Quebec

For further information or to reserve a place, please contact:
Nadia Fazioli
Events Director
Virtus International Group
Tel: (514) 989-9111 ext. 207

Additional information on the forum can be found at:


About The Canadian NanoBusiness Alliance:
The Canadian NanoBusiness Alliance (CNBA) is involved in developing major nanotechnology initiatives throughout the world. With an extensive network of nanotechnology leaders in business, science, finance and politics, the CNBA offers leadership and know-how for establishing commercial-oriented nanotechnology programs. With its headquarters in Canada, CNBA is committed to establishing nanotechnology activity in Canada and promoting Canadian capabilities worldwide.

For more information, please visit


Neil Gordon P.Eng, MBA
President, Canadian NanoBusiness Alliance
407 St. Laurent Boulevard, Suite 500
Montréal, Québec, Canada H2Y 2Y5
Tel: (514) 351-7878 ext 299
Cell: (514) 813-7936
Fax: (514) 351-7545

Dr. Uri Sagman, MD, FRCP(C)
Executive Director
Canadian NanoBusiness Alliance
446 Spadina Road, Suite 310
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5P 3M2
Tel: 416-351-0208
Cell: 416-436-6640
Fax: 416-351-0410

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