The International Finishing & Coatings Summit (IFCS) has joined the International ThermProcess Summit (ITPS) to bring together a diverse group of business speakers from July 30 – August 1, 2018.The conjoined event will be held at the InterContinental Hotel Buckhead, Atlanta, GA. Two joint general sessions will feature presentations that appeal to all manufacturing executives, while two breakout sessions will focus on topics specific to the industrial finishing and coating, and industrial heating segments. These sessions combine with an array of social and networking activities. Featured general session presentation topics include:Factories of the Future: What Does the Future Workforce Look Like?Cybersecurity: Keeping Your Business SecureManaging in an Unpredictable EconomyManufacturing USA Initiatives: What They Are and How You Can BenefitTrump’s Washington: The New Normal?Driving Consistent Performance ExcellenceOEM Manufacturing PerspectiveTrends in Additive ManufacturingTransitioning Your Business to the Next Generation.Speakers come from Intel Corp., John Deere, General Electric,  AGCO, Mercury Marine, Honeywell Thermal Solutions, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Trane,the Georgia Institute of Technology, CareerWise Colorado and The Brainzooming Group. ITPS/IFCS offers a discount rate of US$189 available for attendees. The deadline to take advantage of the hotel group rate is July 11. Registration discounts are available for PCI, IHEA, CCAI, MTI, CECOF, JIFMA, VDMA, Electrocoat Association and WiM members.