AMBA offers a variety of strategic networking opportunities for both members and non-members, all of which drive high-impact takeaways that manufacturers can take back and implement in their businesses. 

To see the wide variety of strategic networking opportunities offered, read below.


AMBA Conference 2020

Each year, the AMBA Conference provides insights on industry trends, operational improvements, leadership strategies and benchmarks that impact the bottom line. 

Taking place in at the Hyatt Regency Downtown April 29 - May 1, AMBA Conference 2020 will feature game-changing breakouts, inspirational keynotes and multiple opportunities to connect and share best practices with mold building peers. Throughout the conference, attendees will take the 2020 theme, "Ready, fire, TEAM!" to hear as they focus not just on building a team, but on how building the right team the right way can lead to consistent success.

Registration will open in early February 2020. To get more information on AMBA Conference 2020, visit the AMBA Events Calendar.


AMBA Leadership Summit

The biennial AMBA Leadership Summit allows mold building executives the opportunity to reflect on their current business situations while providing activities and engagements that challenge each leader to establish new robust plans for an improved business model.

Details on registering for the 2022 AMBA Leadership Summit will be shared in early 2022. 


Plant Tour Workshops

Mold manufacturing executives are aggressively looking for ways to improve their operations through automation, lights-out machining, job reporting and more. It seems that everyone has a different approach, but the end goal is to increase profits by maximizing efficiencies.   

AMBA hosts EXCLUSIVE plant tours at member plants on a quarterly basis. These plant tours focus on key strategies top member companies have in a variety of areas such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), assessments, business preparedness, employee involvement, best practices within the industry and much more.      

Each plant tour event has something for everyone so management teams of all sizes are welcome to attend. Attendees have the opportunity to:

  • Tour the manufacturing operations of other members
  • Examine the innovative processes used on the production floor to maximize quality
  • Learn about business systems and approaches to serving the customer
  • Engage in cross-discussion with other senior manufacturing professionals about approaches to continuous improvement

The Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Summit

Executives who run best-in-class companies understand the importance of comprehensive EHS management; it not only makes good business sense; it also significantly impacts the bottom line. The new Environmental Health and Safety Summit provides executives with different approaches to optimizing the management of EHS areas in the workplace in order to minimize incidents and maximize return on investment.  

The next EHS Summit will be held in May 20-21, 2020. For more details, visit the AMBA Events Calendar.


Webinars

Webinars - Industry-Related Topics

AMBA hosts a wide array of webinars annually on industry-related topics to help members run their operations more efficiently and with greater sustainability. These short learning opportunities (30 – 45 minutes) are a great way to engage additional team members within the organization. 

Webinar topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • ERP/MRP in Mold Shops
  • Advanced Hot Runner Technologies
  • Cyber Threats in the Workplace
  • OSHA Inspections
  • GHS Compliance
  • Succession Planning
  • R&D Tax Credits
  • Behavior-Based Safety

Webinars - Peer Networking

New this year, AMBA will provide the opportunity for professionals in different functional areas to reach out for help from their peers. By having such an expansive and energized group of professionals, AMBA’s Peer Networking Webinars allow AMBA members to solve problems and find new and more efficient ways of doing business. 

These groups consist of member professionals who work in common positions such as Human Resources, Sales and Marketing, EHS and Senior Leaders. The purpose of these webinars is to eliminate “re-inventing the wheel.” Learning from one another is one of the best professional development tools! 

For more details and to register for the next peer networking session, visit the AMBA Events Calendar.


Find a Mold Builder

Known as one of the best “search and find” engines on the web, AMBA’s Find a Mold Builder enables OEMs and end users who are in need of new mold manufacturing sources to apply a number of different criteria in AMBA’s search engine to locate the exact supplier to meet their manufacturing needs. Mold manufacturers may be searched by machine size, geographic location, mold type and size, quality certifications and more.

To use the Find a Mold Builder tool, click here.



AMBA Discussion Forum for Members

Continuous exchange of information, ideas and resources between members is the purpose of AMBA’s member forum. Valuable dialogues have been archived on the AMBA forum pages for immediate recall by AMBA members.  All AMBA members are strongly encouraged to visit AMBA’s member forum several times a week to post opinions, ideas, strategies and lessons learned to those asking for input and help.  

To visit the AMBA Discussion Forum, click here.