Learn Swiss Turning at FRCC @ FRCC Advanced Technology Center
Feb 10 – Apr 14 all-day
Learn Swiss Turning at FRCC @ FRCC Advanced Technology Center | Niles | Michigan | United States

Date: 9-Week Class Begins February 10, 2015
Event Location: FRCC Advanced Technology Center
Address: 2120 Miller Dr, Longmont, CO 80501
Tuition: $2,495
For More Details or To Register:Email Jennifer Fyhrie

Learn Swiss Turning at FRCC
9-Week Specialized and Multi-Axis Machining/Swiss Class Starts February 10
Small Class-6 Students Max-Individualized Hands-On Instruction
Citizen A20 Swiss Turning Center with Bar Feeder
Alkart CNC Wizard Programming Software

Class Includes:
· 1-week Intro to 5-Axis Milling (Hardinge GX 250)
· 1-week Intro to C-Axis Lathe (Hardinge GS 200 with live tooling)
· 7-week In-depth Training on Citizen A20
· Tuition: $2,495

Class Meets at FRCC Advanced Technology Center
2120 Miller Drive
Longmont, CO 80501

2015 CAMA West Manufacturing Summit @ Two Rivers Convention Center
Apr 15 @ 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
2015 CAMA West Manufacturing Summit @ Two Rivers Convention Center | Grand Junction | Colorado | United States

2015 CAMA West Manufacturing Summit
Date: April 15, 2015
Event Location: Two Rivers Convention Center
Address: 159 Main Street, Grand Junction, CO 81501
Event Register Link:
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The Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Alliance (CAMA) West Chapter is excited to present the 2015 Annual Western Colorado Manufacturing Summit. This one day program is filled with opportunities to learn, connect, and grow. With an overarching theme of Workforce Development as it pertains to manufacturers in Western Colorado, this year’s Summit is sure to be informative and inspiring.

8:30am-9:00am: Registration
9:15am-10:00am: Keynote Presentation
10:15am-11:15am: Keynote Presentation
11:20am-12:00pm: Ignite Session
12:15pm-1:15pm: Lunch
1:30pm-2:15pm: Breakout Session 1
2:30pm-3:15pm: Breakout Session 2
3:30pm-4:15pm: Breakout Session 3
4:30pm-6:00pm: B2B Lounge

For those attendees traveling from out of town, CAMA West has setup a discounted room rate at SpringHill Suites for $119.95. To book a room, call (970) 424-5777 and ask for the CAMA West Special Rate.

Colorado Experience @ Keystone Resort & Conference Center
Apr 16 @ 8:00 am – Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm
Colorado Experience @ Keystone Resort & Conference Center | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

Colorado Experience: A Program of the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation
Date: April 16 – 17, 2015
Event Location: Keystone Resort & Conference Center
Address: 21966 Highway 6, Dillon, CO 80435
Event Register Link:
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Join us for this two-day, one-night leadership immersion trip to learn more about how Colorado’s sectors and industries are coming together to tackle statewide challenges.

The Colorado Experience program provides an opportunity for emerging and executive leaders to explore Colorado’s statewide issues and to strengthen collective vision and collaboration in our communities.

Principles of Lean with Live Simulation @ Colo Northwestern Community College
Apr 22 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Principles of Lean with Live Simulation @ Colo Northwestern Community College | Craig | Colorado | United States

Principles of Lean with Live Simulation
Date: April 22, 2015
Event Location: Colo Northwestern Community College
Address: 2801 West 9th Street, Craig, CO 81625
Event Register Link:
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In this interactive eight-hour training, your team will learn how to apply the key principles of Lean to your manufacturing processes. High-retention learning is accomplished through both classroom time and four rounds of simulation. Each round of simulation is followed by classroom learning focused on the basic building blocks of Lean Manufacturing; participants then work as a group to modify their simulation work environment based upon their newly-acquired knowledge. Metrics are calculated between rounds to quantitatively measure incremental results of the improvements as the group evolves into a Lean organization.

Project Objectives:

* The basic principles of Lean

* How to identify and eliminate waste

* How to begin implementing Lean practices

* How to modify the organization of your workplace to streamline the flow of people, products, and information

AME Denver 2015
Apr 27 all-day
AME Denver 2015 @ Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

AME Denver 2015
Date: April 27 & 28, 2015
Event Register Link:
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The Denver 2015 conference is one of AME’s more intimate events, offering two days of intense learning which complements our world-renowned annual international conference. The purpose of this event is to provide manufacturers, service, health care and educational professionals with practitioner-based best practice examples about how to achieve peak performance. Our goal is to provide you and your organization with lean knowledge and inspirational learning that is guaranteed to help you grow your true potential.

Over the two days you will hear from 3 enlightened keynote speakers, including “the ROOKIE” Jim Morris; truly an amazing story you just don’t want to miss. Choose from 8 continuous improvement, best practice presentations. These are given by practitioners, just like you, who struggle everyday with their capabilities to improve their processes and achieve peak performance. These practitioners will share their determination and their successes and failures that ultimately led to amazing accomplishments. Choose a tour from 2 unique best-in-class facilities in the Denver area that will provide you with eye opening examples of how others have applied lean thinking and continuous improvement into their facilities. Participate in any of our 5 in-depth interactive workshops, such as the Toyota Kata that will provide you with a half-day of solid, lean, practical thinking.

Denver provides a wide range of continuous improvement, best practice examples given by real world practitioners, who are passionate about sharing, learning and growing their peoples’ knowledge and “leaning out” their processes.

COBiz Magazine’s Made In Colorado Forum
Apr 30 @ 1:00 pm
COBiz Magazine's Made In Colorado Forum @ Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

COBiz Magazine’s Made In Colorado Forum
Date: April 30, 2015 @ 1-6 pm
Event Register Link:
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This half day forum brings together Colorado manufacturers to discuss industry topics in a B2B Lounge, keynote address, panel discussion, Manufacturing Awards, and a reception.

NOCOM 2015 – Manufacturing Tradeshow @ The Ranch Events Complex
May 6 @ 9:00 am
NOCOM 2015 - Manufacturing Tradeshow @ The Ranch Events Complex | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

NOCOM 2015 – Manufacturing Tradeshow
Date: May 6, 2015
Event Location: The Ranch Events Complex, 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland, CO 80538
Event Register Link:
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Join your manufacturing peers to strengthen your local supplier/customer chain!

Event Schedule:

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

  • Exhibitor Set-Up
  • Manufacturer’s Edge “Beers and Gears” preconference kick-off
  • Network with the exhibitors and tour Scion Aviation the evening before the show opens

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Show opens from 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Exhibitor Hall

  • Up to 60 Manufacturing Companies
  • Exhibitor Spotlight Presentations throughout the day

Speaker Hall

  • Procurement/Supplier Qualification Presentations from leading manufacturers
  • These manufacturers will also have booths in the Speaker Hall to answer your questions about joining their supply chain.
  • Emerging Technology – Digital Manufacturing
  • An afternoon panel presentation in the Speaker Hall will present the latest information on Digital Manufacturing

Closing Reception and B2B Lounge

Brought to you by the Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Alliance (CAMA)

Food and drink catering will be available throughout the day

Booth pricing: 10×10 with 5 guest passes $250 10×20 with 10 guest passes $350

Promote your business! With any booth space, you can also purchase a $50, 10-minute Spotlight Presentation to tell your company’s story on one of two stages in the Exhibit Hall

Attendee pricing: $10 preregistration/$15 at the door (includes $5 food/drink coupon)

2015 Colfax Marathon @ Ferril Lake in City Park
May 17 @ 6:00 am
2015 Colfax Marathon @ Ferril Lake in City Park | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

2015 Colfax Marathon
Date: May 17, 2015
Event Location: Beginning at Ferril Lake in City Park
Event Register Link:
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Colorado manufacturers have a chance to demonstrate their “gear speed” by participating in the 2015 Kaiser Permanente Colfax Marathon Corporate Cup Relay. This year, BKD CPAs & Advisors is sponsoring a competition for manufacturers to compete in the relay, with the fastest team claiming the “Golden Gear” traveling trophy for one year.

“BKD understands that workforce development is important for any company, especially manufacturers,” said Jerry Laflen, a BKD managing director who leads the firm’s manufacturing practice in Colorado. “We are proud to support the manufacturing industry and hope that manufacturers from throughout the state will participate in this fun endeavor.”

The Colfax Marathon takes place Sunday, May 17, with a 6 a.m. start in City Park in Denver. For the relay, the 26.2 mile route is divided into five legs – distances of 6.4, 3.7, 6.0, 4.0 and 6.1 miles. The five-member team should consist of five employees, with an exception for two immediate family members.

Participation by manufacturers in the marathon will promote healthy activity, support of the industry, and pride for their company. Team members can enjoy the post-marathon celebration in City Park, as well as a special “Beers & Gears” event that will occur in Summer 2015 in conjunction with Manufacturer’s Edge.

World Trade Day @ Ritz-Carlton Denver
May 19 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
World Trade Day @ Ritz-Carlton Denver | Denver | Colorado | United States

World Trade Day – Advancing Colorado Around the World
Date: May 19, 2015
Event Location: Ritz-Carlton Denver
Address: 1881 Curtis St, Downtown Denver
Event Register Link:
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The planning for the 42nd Annual World Trade Day Conference is well underway, where the Rocky Mountain Region gathers in celebration for a full-day conference exploring international business and investment opportunities.

This year’s theme, “Advancing Colorado around the Globe,” will feature global business opportunities for Colorado’s most innovative and advanced industries in our state – Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Bioscience, Clean Technology/Energy, Electronics, Engineering/ Infrastructure, and Information Technology. While these industries will be featured throughout the day, all industries are welcome. World Trade Day presents the best opportunity of the year to network and learn from all companies doing business internationally.
Highlights will include:

  • Live Simulation: An international supply chain management and finance simulation presented by The Cool Connection. International facilitators will join in on this global, experiential educational tool that takes all of the topics the World Trade Center teaches on an annual basis and lets participants apply topics through a real-life scenario of turning a company around into a profitable, global business.
    Here are things customers are saying about the simulation:

    • The simulation is highly interactive and realistic. Great training tool! – DHL
    • One highlight was experiencing the real-0life dependencies and being able to see the effects of decision-making on the bottom line. – Deutsche Bank
    • This tool highlights how coordination and communication amongst management is the key; not just the performance of any individual department. – Citibank
  • One-on-one business appointments with international delegates attending the conference, including the State of Colorado’s international consultant network representing Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, Scandanavia, South Korea, Taiwan, UAE and the Arab Gulf, UK, and an AM-Cham-led business delegation from Slovenia. To request an appointment, please email us by May 1, 2015 and indicate your country of interest.
  • Presentation of the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting.
  • Keynote speakers showcasing the importance of global business in the advanced industries.
  • Networking reception with the Rocky Mountain Region’s international business community.

For more information, stay tuned to our website or feel free to contact us at 303-393-6198.

Sponsorship opportunities are available at the following levels. To reserve your sponsorship now, please contact us today!