LPPDE In-Person Conference

North America 2023
Creating a Culture of Innovation

Ann Arbor, Michigan

October 2-5, 2023

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LPPDE North America

Join leading thinkers pioneering lean product and process development!

October 2-5, 2023

Creating a Culture of Innovation

The ability for companies to innovate has become the defining factor for a firm’s competitiveness and directly determines their prosperity. Innovation is the life-blood of an organization.

The methods embodied in Lean Product and Process Development practices consistently enable organizations to deliver more product in less time with greater market impact. For those companies wanting to control their own destiny, excelling at innovation is a crucial factor and Lean Development is seen as an enabler.

The theme for the 2023 North America LPPDE conference is ‘Creating a Culture of Innovation’. Our focus will be on creating an environment where people are inspired & thrive in introducing a continuous flow of new innovative products and services that customers love and in turn help their business grow and prosper. Naturally, this will be within the framework of Lean Product and Process Development.

The ‘E’ in LPPDE is for exchange. Please join me in learning from thought leaders and practitioners alike. Come network with people who are in your shoes, join one of the workshops to learn and improve your skills, listen to success stories to motivate you on your journey. Come, be a part of the ‘exchange’.

I hope you’ll join me in Ann Arbor, Michigan October 2-5, 2023.

Dantar Oosterwal

2023 North America Conference Chair

See Registration for Pricing

Super early-bird, register and pay by July 1st, 2023:

1 person eligible for 20% off. Use discount code ONESUPER
Group of 2 persons eligible for 30% off. Use discount code TWOSUPER
Group of 3 persons or more eligible for 40% off (up to $2,750 savings!). Use discount code THREESUPER

Dantar Oosterwal

Dantar Oosterwal

Conference Chair

Conference Chair

Innovation Powers Performance

Studies show that as manufacturing capacity has become globally available at low cost, its competitive value has declined and competitiveness has shifted to innovation.

Competitiveness Index: Where America Stands Council on Competitiveness

There is a strong association between R&D intensity (R&D expenditure per dollar of sales) and subsequent growth in sales. Industries which have greater intensity grow at a faster rate over a sustained period of time. Companies which invest a larger percentage of sales in R&D benefited with a greater growth rate in sales than their competitors, irrespective of industry.

Morbey & Reithner

A study published in the Journal of Financial Economics concludes  “… firms that are more efficient in innovation on average have higher contemporaneous market valuations and superior future operating performance, market valuation, and stock returns”.

Hirshleifer, Hsu, & Li

Together with:

Menlo Innovations

Tour on Oct 3rd

Hosting in conjunction with SPARK …


Why Attend

Learn how to

Create an environment where people are inspired & thrive

Introduce a continuous flow of new innovative products

Develop products & services that customers love

Drive business growth and prosperity

Learn from Practitioners and Thought leaders alike

Develop new connections & Network with others in your shoes

Share your experiences with others to gain new insights

Learning Workshops

Lean Product Development Basics

Innovation Flow

Creating Visible Knowledge

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LPPDE events have an impressive gathering of lean product and process development practitioners. We’ve assembled an impressive lineup of keynote speakers.

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