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MFG NXT is an initiative supported by PMA with the mission of attracting, retaining and advancing the next generation of manufacturers.

Our goal is to support and grow the talent in the next generation of metalforming industry leaders. MFG NXT is dedicated to developing industry knowledge and leadership qualities for its members. MFG NXT will provide a community for its members to connect and share best practices.

Meetings & Events

2017 Leadership Learning Series

This networking and education series includes webinars and a three in-person meetings that are designed to help empower the next generation manufacturing leaders to improve profitability, reduce risk, build value and preserve legacy for the businesses. Attendees will hear from industry leaders and knowledge experts, connect with their peers and learn best practices that they can bring back to their companies.

The series will benefit anyone who is in a role, or preparing to take on a role, of leadership in their company.

Attendees will have the opportunity to:

           Network with other industry professionals in their region

           Discuss challenges and opportunities

           Share best practices in the workplace 

2017 Leadership Learning Series In-person Meetings

April 3, 2017
Chicago, IL

Topic: Leadership - Understand what drives value for an organization and how to maximize that value.

July 27, 2017 - Click here to register
Cleveland, OH

Topic: Vision of the Organization - A good vision is one that is understood by all. Understand what is important in helping an organization build culture and drive results.

October 12, 2017 - Click here to register
Greenville, SC

Topic: Managing Results - A vision is only as good as the organization's ability to execute on it. Understand best practices in the marketplace to create an environment where everyone owns the outcome.

Each in-person session is $199 for PMA members and $299 for nonmembers.

Click on the dates above for more information on individual sessions.  You may register for one program or all three.  If you would like to register for the entire three part series, please contact Rosemary David at to receive special pricing. 

2017 Webinar Series

The series of 4 webinars are 60 minutes in length. These webinars will coincide with our 3-part in-person sessions.  Registration will be available shortly.

March 29, 2017
Topic: Leadership

June 28, 2017
Topic: Vision of the Organization

September 20, 2017
Topic: Managing Results

December 13, 2017
Topic: Succession by Design

More information will be available shortly on the webinars.


For more information on the Leadership Learning Series or our MFG NXT initiative, please contact Rosemary David at