EBeat: AMBA Monthly News

The AMBA EBeat is a periodic e-newsletter that broadcasts relevant and timely information to mold manufacturers and other industry professionals. Various areas of interest are addressed, including: 

  • AMBA-specific and industry-wide events
  • Available benchmarking surveys and publications
  • Workforce development opportunities, including such available resources as internal professional development, recruitment strategies and timely grant and scholarship details and deadlines
  • Advocacy updates and calls-to-action
  • Available partner resources

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December EBeat

Published Dec. 15, 2021

AMBA Launches Annual Business Forecast Survey

Deadline: January 14, 2022

Good business leaders always stay in tune with the state of their industry. By understanding current conditions, executives can make better tactical decisions and validate the status of their own operations.

Data gathered in this year’s survey will cover topics related to:

  • Market optimism and sales projections
  • The effects of tariffs on imported Chinese molds
  • Year-end impact of COVID-19 on mold manufacturers
  • Current and anticipated operating capacities
  • Supply chain, trade and workforce development trends and challenges

Results of this survey are free to participating AMBA members; participating non-members will have the option to receive the final report at a discounted rate.

Participate Here

Rescheduled: AMBA Hiring and Screening Workshop 

January 27, 2022 | 10am-3pm EST

Kick off the New Year with AMBA’s upcoming workshop on Hiring and Screening to Your Culture. Participate alongside peers in this facilitated session to address and develop real solutions to the ongoing workforce development problem. 

With the guidance provided during this half-day event, attendees will be able to: 

  • attract new labor that reflects the priorities of the organization
  • leverage and empower existing high-performing employees
  • address broken processes and explore new solutions in recruitment and onboarding 
  • build a high-producing and adaptable workforce, capable of managing change and unexpected obstacles

Members: $89. This is a members-only event.

Register Here

Save the Date for AMBA Conference 2022!

May 11-13, 2022 | Itasca, IL

Don’t forget to mark the calendar for AMBA Conference 2022, May 11-13, Itasca, IL. Attendees will embrace the conference theme of “Shifting the View” by taking a fresh look at how seemingly persistent challenges can become opportunities for growth and positive change. 

Set to take place at the Westin Chicago Northwest, AMBA Conference 2022 will flip the script on expectations by embracing a variety of breakout formats, paradigm-shifting keynote presentations and numerous opportunities to connect and share best practices with mold building peers.

Visit ambaconference.com for more details. 

Kick Off 2022 with AMBA Roundtable Discussions

January 25 and February 2 | Noon EST

AMBA members will continue meeting in 2022 to discuss new and recurring challenges related to management, sales and marketing. These roundtable discussions are no-cost, members-only opportunities to discuss the immediate problems department heads face day-to-day and to brainstorm real, peer-oriented solutions. 

Upcoming Roundtable Opportunities

  • Sales and Marketing Roundtable Discussion: January 25, 2021 | Register Here
  • Management Roundtable Discussion: February 2, 2021 | Register Here

Roundtable discussions are a members-only opportunities.

Registration Now Open for PTXPO

March 29-31, 2022 | Rosemont, IL

Registration is now open for the Plastics Technology Expo (PTXPO). Set to take place March 29-31, 2022, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, this tradeshow connects the entire North American plastics market under one roof.

In addition to numerous networking and free educational opportunities, attendees will be able to access the newest processing equipment and technologies, processing education, supply chain solutions and more. 

Learn More and Register Here

AMBA State of the Industry Webinar and Annual Assembly Scheduled

February 16, 2022 | 11am-1pm EST

Join AMBA Executive Director Troy Nix as he breaks down the findings of the AMBA 2022 Business Forecast Report during AMBA's annual State of the Industry webinar. The presentation will provide invaluable data, including:

  • Industry performance
  • 12-month forecast for sales
  • Capital expenditures
  • Employment levels and profitability
  • Supply chain and trade trends and challenges

Following Nix, Omar Nashashibi of The Franklin Partnership, AMBA's lobbying firm in Washington, D.C., will provide an update on current policies in Washington, D.C. and the anticipated challenges and opportunities that could affect the U.S. mold manufacturing industry. Nashashibi also will review the approach and execution of AMBA's strategy as it relates to the protection of U.S. mold building interests. 

The event will conclude with the AMBA's 2022 Annual Assembly, which will provide details such as a financial overview, membership status and corporate governance.

Members: No Cost. This is a members-only event. 

Register Here

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