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May 19, 2021

Opening Keynote at 1:00pm EDT

Kevin Bailey, CEO at Design 1st

Get Educated on the Manufacturing Process:

Why Integrating Manufacturing Early in the Product Design Lifecycle is so Important

70% of product design teams require major product redesign to one or more components when their product reaches the manufacturer review stage. This statistic could be cut down significantly if teams not only had a better understanding of the manufacturing processes, but integrated specialist advisors and direct supplier review on the risky parts early in the product design process. Not engaging the deep manufacturing knowledge early in the design selection process leads to longer, more costly iterations by the time product is transferred to the selected contract manufacturer. With over 30 years of experience helping organizations turn ideas into successful, commercialized products, Kevin Bailey, CEO at Design 1st, will discuss the importance of integrating manufacturing thinking early into all areas of the product development lifecycle, how to identify risks and potential challenges early, make smarter decisions, and avoid less churn that delays time to market and adds to the development costs.

In addition…

Two Topics: CEM Design & Manufacturing / Production Equipment and Coatings

Virtual EPTECH is Canada’s national electronics industry trade show, operated by EP&T Magazine, Canada’s information leader for electronics engineers and designers.

The tradeshow, and all on-demand content, runs continuously for visitors, giving them plenty of time to work their way through the show, at whatever time of day they choose.



2pm – 2:30pm Dynamic Source Manufacturing Inc.

2:30pm – 3pm Interpower Corp.

3:20pm – 3:50pm Comtree Inc.

4:30pm – 5pm JBC Tools



  • Electronic engineers, designers
  • OEMs, R&D, MRO
  • CEMs / EMS service providers
  • Purchasers / buyers
  • Manufacturers’ representatives, distributors, brokers
  • Project managers, consultants
  • Component manufacturers

At the core of every event is the content. Virtual EPTECH will continue to provide top-notch sessions, led by industry experts, to help attendees stay on trend and grow their business.
And you can still drop in on exhibitors “booths” and chat about your project and find solutions, partners or new suppliers.

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