Thomas R. Cutler announced the Manufacturing Media Consortium will meet on April 30, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The meeting with several hundred members of the members of the Manufacturing Media Consortium will address increasing global trends in e-commerce and robotic automation. The professional organization includes journalists, editors, economists, and other industrial leaders worldwide. Members write about trends, data, case studies, and profiles, in the manufacturing, industrial, and distribution sectors. Cutler works with thousands of media outlets to expand manufacturing media coverage.