Palm Desert, CA. The MFG Meeting brings top leaders together in manufacturing to discuss the latest industry trends. The topics in 2016 include the future of technology, disruptive technology, educational issues and today's Smartforce. The opening keynote presentation is "What Happens When the Things We Design, Wake Up?" with Mickey McManus, chairman and principal, MAYA Design. The closing keynote address is on "Leadership" by Mel Robbins, motivational speaker, TV personality, coach and author. General assembly sessions will discuss business strategies, cyber security and economics. This joint venture is hosted by the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) and the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA).