Golden Jubilee Customer Appreciation Day

August 7, 2024 | Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center

in 2024, Shibaura Machine Company America is thrilled to celebrate a momentous milestone: our 50th Anniversary in the United States. This golden jubilee is not just a celebration of our past achievements but a beacon for future innovation and growth in the machinery industry. Over the past five decades, we have proudly built a legacy of excellence, innovation, and unwavering commitment to our customers. Our journey has been marked by continuous advancements and enduring partnerships, positioning us as a leader in the industry.

In recognition of this significant occasion, we are hosting a customer appreciation event on August 7, 2024, at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center. This invitation-only event will be a gathering of valued customers and business partners, reflecting on our storied journey and looking ahead to the opportunities of the future.


11:30 a.m.  

Registration, Hors d'oeuvres and Refreshments

12:30 p.m.

Welcoming Remarks:



Hiroshi Azuma, President, Shibaura Machine Company, America

Shigetomo Sakamoto, President, Shibaura Machine Company, Japan

1:00 p.m.

Keynote Speech:



Glenn Anderson, COO, Plastics Industry Association

1:30 p.m.

Lunch Buffet

2:00 p.m.

Keynote Speech:



Chris Chidzik, Principal Economist, AMT

2:30 p.m.   

Industry Panel Discussions:



Topic 1: Leveraging All-Electric Injection Molding Technology to Optimize Profitability and Attain Sustainable Development Goals



Topic 2: How has the competitiveness of your Shibaura Machine Tool improved your plant operations?



Topic 3: How Industrial IoT Can Improve the Overall Equipment Effectiveness of Your Plant

3:30 p.m.


3:45 p.m.   

Partner Presentations

4:30 p.m.       

Network and Socialize

Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center

Address: 1551 N. Thoreau Dr., Schaumburg, IL 60173


From Chicago O'Hare International Airport: Take I-190 E and merge onto I-90 W. Continue on I-90 W for about 10 miles, then take exit 67 for Meacham Rd. Turn right onto N Meacham Rd and make two more right turns. The Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel will be on your right. The trip takes about 18 minutes and covers approximately 14.4 miles.

From Chicago Midway International Airport: Take S Cicero Ave to I-290 W. Follow I-290 W for about 23 miles and take exit 1B for IL-72/Higgins Rd. Turn left onto IL-72 W, then right onto N Meacham Rd. After 1.6 miles, turn right twice to reach the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel. The trip takes about 54 minutes and covers approximately 32 miles.

Parking: Complimentary parking is available at the venue.

Accommodation: For those requiring accommodation, a special business rate is available at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel. Please mention the event when booking.

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Keynote Speakers

Glenn Anderson | Chief Operating Officer, Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS)

Glenn Anderson is a seasoned plastics industry veteran with more than 40 years of operations, P&L management, commercial, and sales/marketing management experience. As a member of the executive leadership team at PLASTICS, Glenn is responsible for leading the largest industry tradeshow in the America’s, the National Plastics Exposition (NPE). Glenn has extensive experience in the manufacture, distribution, and service of highly engineered and customized systems within the plastic technology and processing industry, including hot runner systems/controls, injection molding, mold components, blow molding and extrusion equipment. Before joining PLASTICS in April 2020, Glenn was an at-large officer of the board of directors of PLASTICS and was the Chairman of the successful NPE2018 tradeshow. In addition, Glenn has been a member of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) since 1984 and of the Plastics Pioneers Association (PPA) since 2010.

Christopher Chidzik | Principal Economist, The Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT)

Chris is the Principal Economist at AMT – The Association for Manufacturing Technology where he examines trends in the overall economy that affect the demand for manufacturing technology. Since he started at AMT in 2018, Chris has managed surveys which compile the data necessary to get a full picture of the U.S. manufacturing landscape. Prior to AMT, Chris held varied roles in data analytics, research, sales, and marketing in an array of industries and settings. Chris holds a master’s degree in economics from The American University.

Pannel Discussions

Leveraging All-Electric Injection Molding Technology to Optimize Profitability and Attain Sustainable Development Goals

In today's manufacturing landscape, the integration of sustainability and profitability is becoming increasingly essential. All-electric injection molding machines (IMMs) present a significant advancement in this context, offering numerous benefits over traditional hydraulic systems. These benefits not only enhance profitability but also align with sustainable development goals (SDGs). This discussion aims to explore the dual advantages of adopting all-electric IMMs, focusing on both economic and environmental impacts.

How has the competitiveness of your Shibaura Machine Tool improved your plant operations?

In this panel discussion, we will explore how the advanced features of Shibaura Machine Tools have contributed to an overall increase in plant productivity. By integrating cutting-edge technology, Shibaura has enhanced precision, efficiency, and reliability in manufacturing processes. We will discuss specific examples of how these machine tools have reduced downtime, increased throughput, and optimized production quality. The panel will also share insight into the role of Shibaura's innovative solutions in driving cost savings and improving overall plant competitiveness. 

Join us to learn how Shibaura Machine Tools are transforming operations and helping businesses stay ahead in a competitive market. Don't miss this opportunity to understand how these advancements can be applied to your operations for enhanced productivity and success.

How Industrial IoT Can Improve the Overall Equipment Effectiveness of Your Plant

In today's rapidly evolving industrial landscape, maximizing productivity and efficiency is more critical than ever. Our upcoming panel discussion will explore how Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology is revolutionizing plant operations by significantly enhancing Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE).

Join industry experts as they delve into the transformative impact of IIoT on OEE, encompassing availability, performance, and quality. Learn how real-time data collection and analysis can lead to proactive maintenance strategies, reducing downtime and extending equipment life. Discover how IIoT-enabled predictive analytics can optimize production processes, ensuring higher output and superior quality.

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