SAFE AND SOUND: Safety and Health in Southern Illinois

Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center 1740 Innovation Dr., Carbondale, IL

Learn best practices for creating a safe and healthy workplace for your team, as we celebrate Safe & Sound Week across Southern Illinois.

HR Brainstorming Zoom Session

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Join IMEC and the Greater Northwest Chicago Development Corporation to learn from other HR professionals and share experiences and knowledge while supporting one another’s challenges and successes.

Illinois Energy Market Update Webinar

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Join us to get updates on factors affecting energy prices, and hear answers to energy questions from businesses like yours.

Preparing for and Managing an OSHA Investigation Webinar

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Discover the tools you need in your toolkit to effectively prepare, assert your rights, and manage the flow of information during OSHA inspections.

MxD Cybersecurity Roadshow: Securing the Manufacturing Supply Chain

Northern Illinois University Holmes Student Center 340 Carroll Avenue, DeKalb, IL, United States

Attend to learn deployable tactics that SMMs can use to reduce cyber risk in their organization, including a live demonstration of multiple cyber-attacks that are common in an industrial environment and actions to take to appropriately respond.

Moving Makers Forward: Manufacturing Workforce Solutions Summit

Illinois State University Bone Student Center 200 N University St, Normal, IL

This one-day summit invites attendees to take a deep dive into creative and effective solutions to help manufacturers access quality talent and build their workforce.

Business Accounting Training: Build Your Financial Literacy to Grow Your Business Webinar Series – Session 2: Business Accounting 201 – Concepts into Action

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This session will explore the three core financial statements of a business and how these statements provide clues about the financial well-being of the company, as well as ways these statements can be used to improve the cash flow and profitability of the business.

Unlock the Mysteries of OSHA’s Lockout/Tagout Rule Webinar

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This webinar will highlight the most frequently cited aspects of the LOTO rule, explain some of the most misunderstood provisions of the rule, and review some simple steps you can take to improve your LOTO program.

South Central Regional Roundtable

AM Transport Services 1903 Miller Dr., Olney, IL62450

Join your fellow manufacturers at this fun and festive gathering to greet each other, share our stories and honor the resiliency that got us and manufacturing through the last two years.

Manufacturing X.0 Midwest

Swissotel Chicago 323 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL

The event for Industry X.0 leaders – hear from Midwestern and national manufacturing leaders teaching peers, in detail, how to take advantage of the competitive edge that technology offers, and advance digital transformation journeys.

OSHA Workplace Safety & Enforcement Update

Peoria Innovation Hub 801 W Main St., Peoria, IL

Hear the latest updates from OSHA including current enforcement priorities, compliance assistance opportunities and an overview of national, regional, and local emphasis programs.

Executive Forum – Building Your Talent Pipeline Webinar

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How can industrial companies educate the next generation on the opportunities in manufacturing and build a robust talent pool to be well-positioned for the future? This forum will discuss creative strategies and provide practical applications to build and engage a sustainable talent pipeline for long-term success.

OPEN NEW DOORS: Supplier Diversity Virtual Panel Discussion

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A panel of female experts will define supplier diversity and share how companies are implementing supplier diversity practices to expand their markets, drive competition between existing and potential suppliers, and attract new talent.

BUILD YOUR TEAM: Career Pathways in Manufacturing Lunch and Learn

John Wood Community College – Workforce Development Center 4220 Kochs Lane, Room W112, Quincy, IL

Join IMEC and John Wood Community College Workforce Development center for a lunch and learn that explains how to solve training challenges and build a workforce of the future with Career Pathways.

2022 Southern Illinois Made Expo

The Pavilion 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL

This expo is an opportunity for Southern Illinois Manufacturers to showcase products made and found here in Southern Illinois.

INNOVATION FORWARD: Made in Elk Grove Manufacturing & Technology Expo 2022

Elk Grove High School 500 W Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove Village, IL, United States

The annual Made in Elk Grove Expo provides OEMs, manufacturers, and future manufacturers a unique opportunity to meet potential partners, expand your network, and localize your supply chain.

13th Annual Midwest Government Contracting Symposium

Vibrant Arena at The Mark 1201 River Drive, Moline, IL, United States

The IA-IL Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) is hosting the 13th Annual Midwest Government Contracting Symposium.

Data Integrated Manufacturing Workshop Webinar

University of Illinois Chicago Webinar

Illinois manufacturers and other interested parties are invited to attend a half-day workshop at University of Illinois at Chicago to learn how machine learning Artificial Intelligence can support a manufacturing businesses.


Webinar Webinar link will be provided after registration

Be part of the IMA’S HR forum will provide you with the guidance and support to help you not only do your job well, but to provide you the tools to excel as an HR professional. 

Bootcamp: Goal Setting to Grow Your Business

Custom Direct 715 E. Irving Park Rd, Roselle, IL, United States

Join a roundtable discussion of manufacturers and growth-oriented strategy experts to begin your path to successful goal setting, and business strategy development.

IMA Annual Environmental Conference

South Suburban College | Oak Forest Center 16333 S. Kilbourn Ave., Oak Forest, IL

Join us for an overview of the rapid electrification taking place in the automotive industry in Illinois and learn how to minimize the risks and maximize the growth opportunities.


Embassy Suites RiverFront Peoria Embassy Suites East Peoria Conference Center, Peoria, IL

Join us in Peoria for a thought provoking discussion on building your brand and a chance to build your network with women in manufacturing.


Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Apply for the SIOSH and SafetyCon award by December 31, 2022 and save the date for the SIOSH/ SafetyCon Day Conference on January 30, 2023 to hear from keynote speaker, Shae Birkey of Caterpillar, participate in breakout sessions, and enjoy the awards ceremony!

FUTURE OF WORKFORCE: Training and Retaining Symposium

John Wood Community College – Main Campus 1301 S 48th St., Quincy, IL

Attend this event as we will investigate solutions to the impending worker shortage and skills gaps for manufacturers through innovative approaches to help manufacturers train and retain as well as tour of Knapheide’s facilities.

HR Online Forum: What Employers Need to Know Now

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Join Scott Cruz, Labor and Employment attorney as he answers your HR related questions and discusses an array of legal issues affecting manufacturers.


The DBE (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise) Certification Process

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The DBE Program, administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), provides minorities, women, and other eligible small businesses an opportunity to participate in highway, mass transit, and airport contracts that are federal AND state funded.

IMA 2023 Business Day

President Abraham Lincoln Springfield Hotel 701 E Adams St., Springfield, IL, United States

IMA’s 2023 Business Day is a unique opportunity to hear from leading policymakers in Illinois, help the IMA deliver our message of job growth and prosperity, and help legislators understand the impact of their actions on Illinois manufacturing.

Cook County Manufacturing Reinvented: A Lunch and Learn

Precision Zone 100 Chaddick Drive, Wheeling, IL, United States

Join Commissioner Scott Britton, The Greater Wheeling Area Chamber, IMEC, and the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development to learn about this grant opportunity for qualifying suburban Cook County manufacturers.

$25 – $35

COB Thought Leadership Series

Governors State University 1 University Pkwy, University Park, IL, United States

This event will bring policy makers, private sector leaders, and other stakeholders to share progresses, discuss opportunities and challenges they are still facing in galvanizing towards this bold vision.