With the ever-increasing number of hardware startups and investment opportunities, the future of U.S. manufacturing is on the mind of many an entrepreneur. What is required to manufacture a product in this day and age? How do you take your idea to scale? How do you preserve your company’s ideals, values and vision in the process?
Few know the real-world challenges of manufacturing like Detroit’s Shinola. Maker of fine watches, bikes, leather goods and more, Shinola has taken the “Made in Detroit” movement to new heights and is a key player in the rebirth of the city. Hear their story firsthand, learn the hard-fought lessons, and gain applicable insights in a special keynote interview with Shinola President Jacques Panis.
With over 10 years of experience spanning marketing, branding, and sales, Panis joined Shinola in 2010 to direct the company's product development and strategic direction, becoming President in 2013. Prior to Shinola, Panis served as a founding member of Webosaurs and led the interactive division at the Dallas-based animation studio, Reel FX.
This special keynote interview will take place on Wednesday, July 16, at 10:00am in Belmont 2/3 of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
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