The Midwest manufacturing conference is on track to be the largest gathering of American manufacturers since the Great Recession, and it will include some of the largest companies in the nation.

Here are some of what you need to know to prepare for the event, which is scheduled to begin Friday.

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The Midwest is the largest manufacturing region in the country.

The conference will bring together some of America’s largest corporations in a series of two-day sessions.

The first is scheduled for Feb. 11 and will take place at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

The second is scheduled Feb. 14 at the University of Chicago.

The companies that will be attending the conference include Boeing, General Electric, Ford Motor Co., Ford Motor Company, General Motors Co., General Motors Corp., General Electric Co., Hewlett Packard Co., Intel Corp., Lockheed Martin Corp., Microsoft Corp., Pfizer Inc., RJR Nabisco Inc., Reynolds American Inc., Samsung Electronics Co., Samsung Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Sony Corp., and Walmart.

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The event will feature a wide array of speakers.

According to a press release from the convention organizers, more than 80 speakers are expected to speak.

Some of the speakers include: * General Motors CEO Mary Barra; * Boeing CEO Mary Jo White; * General Electric CEO Brian Krzanich; * Apple CEO Tim Cook; * Google CEO Sundar Pichai; * Disney CEO Bob Iger; * Walmart CEO Doug McMillon; * JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon; * IBM CEO Ginni Rometty; * and IBM CEO Satya Nadella.

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There will be plenty of big-name speakers.

The biggest names in the automotive industry, for example, are expected in attendance.

The auto industry is booming.

According the American Automobile Association, there are now more than 11 million vehicles on American roads.

The industry employs more than 2.3 million people.

A number of big companies, including General Motors, Ford, General Mills, Johnson & Johnson, Kimberly-Clark, McDonalds, Procter &amp) and Starbucks, will be in attendance, as will other automakers including Chrysler Group, Dodge, Ford and General Motors.

The Detroit auto assembly plant will also be at the conference.

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The speakers will be there for a reason.

Many of the companies that attend the conference will be investing in new manufacturing facilities.

This includes Boeing, which announced plans in May to build a new facility in Detroit to create 1,000 jobs.

Other manufacturers are also investing in plants in the Midwest, as well as expanding manufacturing in Mexico.

These companies will be able to make a big impact on the region, as these new factories will allow them to build new products faster and more efficiently.

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There’s more than one speaker at the Midwest Manufacturing conference.

There are several different kinds of speakers who will be appearing.

The speaker lineup includes: * CEO Mary Ann Miller of General Motors; * CEOs of Ford Motor, General Motor Co. and Ford Motor Group; * CEO of Hewlett-Packard Co. Meg Whitman of HP; * Vice President of Human Resources for the United States; * President of Intel Corporation Jim Cramer; * Co-Founder and Chairman of Apple Inc. Steve Jobs; * Former President and CEO of Microsoft; * Executive Chairman of the American Society of Civil Engineers; * Chief Executive Officer of McDonalds Restaurants Inc. Jim Skinner of McDonald’s; and * Vice Chairman of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Tim Walz of Walmart.

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The keynote speakers will discuss the state of the U.S. economy, and how they plan to create more jobs and generate more wealth.

They will also discuss how their companies can create a more prosperous, more productive future for the region.

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The American Automotive Association is the trade association for automotive manufacturers in the United State.

The association has long been a voice for auto manufacturers and other American manufacturers.

The Association has endorsed policies like the auto bailout and is also actively lobbying lawmakers on behalf of American manufacturing.

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The United States has a manufacturing sector that’s making some big gains.

The average annual wage for American workers has risen by more than 12 percent since the year 2000, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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The Conference of Presidents of Major Industrial Organizations is the most influential conference in the U, with more than 1,300 attendees.

The National Association of Manufacturers is a member of the conference, which focuses on how to strengthen manufacturing.

The organization also supports a number of policies to boost the U’s manufacturing sector, including increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, extending unemployment benefits and creating a tax credit for manufacturers.

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The U.N. Conference of Parties is the main event of the World Economic Forum, the world’s largest economic conference.

It is hosted by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

The meeting will take the U.’s leaders to China and India