Annual ConferenceIt’s time.

History and technology are converging. New innovations are maturing, interacting and connecting – all with the promise of a better tomorrow.

Attendees at this year’s AEM Annual Conference – slated for Nov. 18-20 in Marco Island, Florida – will hear from CEOs of three of the association’s most prominent members, learn about the future of connected technologies, discover how to leverage the latest trends to positively impact their business, as well as gain valuable insights on how to attract a more diverse workforce.

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What To Expect

With 2019 marking the association’s 125th anniversary, the AEM Annual Conference will afford attendees with a unique opportunity to celebrate the past and explore the future of their business, their industry and the world.

Among the experts who will present at this year’s conference will be a trio of CEOs from prominent AEM member companies. These executives will share valuable information and insights about how their business is changing with their digital environment, and how this creates value for both themselves and their customers. Topics include:

  • Smart Machines and Smarter Operations, presented by Samuel R. Allen, chairman and CEO of Deere & Company
  • Infrastructure of the Future and its Impact on You, presented by Jim Umpleby, chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of Caterpillar, Inc.
  • Steam to Gasoline to Diesel to…? The Power of Tomorrow, presented by Hubertus M. Mühlhäuser, CEO of CNH Industrial

Attendees will also hear from legendary performer and drummer Mark Schulman, who has shared the stage with the likes of Cher, Billy Idol, Foreigner and P!NK. Schulman will offer attendees insights on practical solutions for merging creativity and productivity, and his real-world examples are packed with immersive audio and visuals that surpass typical lectures and inspire innovation.

An AEMPAC Beach Party and after-party will also be held the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 19, featuring a live auction, food and drink, as well as entertainment.

This year’s AEM Annual Conference will be held at the JW Marriott Marco Island.

Annual Conference Scholarship Initiative

In an effort to help foster opportunities for all demographics to secure a place within the association and the equipment manufacturing industry as a whole, AEM is launching a scholarship initiative in conjunction with its 2019 Annual Conference.

AEM’s scholarship offering aligns with the association’s long-term focus on diversity and inclusion, and it seeks to improve underrepresented attendance at the Annual Conference. Both full and partial scholarships will be awarded to member companies meeting certain criteria related to gender, race/ethnicity and age. The deadline for applications is Sept. 27, 2019.

Submissions should be sent to AEM’s Helen Horner at Additional information regarding submission and selection is available at

For More Information

To learn more about the 2019 AEM Annual Conference and to register, visit

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