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2-DAY CONFERENCE AND EXPO

SEPTEMBER 11-12.2018

TD CONVENTION CENTER // GREENVILLE, SC // EXHIBIT HALL 1

The most recent SC Manufacturing Conference and Expo turned out to be South Carolina’s most significant manufacturing event in recent memory. The event included: the Salute to Manufacturing Awards Luncheon, the Workforce Development Breakfast, 30+ speakers and 250+ exhibitors from across the country, several panel discussions on topics of interest to the manufacturing community, tours of manufacturing facilities, a B2B matchmaking event pairing OEMs and 1st tier suppliers with our exhibitors, VIP cocktail receptions and VIP dinners.

More than 4,000 people attended! WERE YOU ONE OF THEM?

If not, be sure to register for the 2018 Conference, which is quickly shaping up to be even bigger and better. Join manufacturing professionals from across the Southeastern U.S. to discuss the latest manufacturing trends and topics, share their vision, become inspired and immerse yourself in manufacturing culture. Over the coming months, this website will be updated frequently to reflect new speakers and new topics. The countdown to the 2018 conference has begun!

Agenda

11
Sep 2018

FEATURE EVENT: Workforce Development Breakfast (Meeting the Needs of the Manufacturing Community)

A continental breakfast will be served prior to a moderated panel discussion. Top-level manufacturing executives and state educators will discuss workforce development issues critical to the state’s manufacturing community. Tackling the skills gap issue has been a top-priority for years, if not decades. South Carolina’s continued emergence as a manufacturing hub requires a solution. Individual ticket: $35. Corporate table: $295. Seating limited. Tuesday, Sept. 11th, 7:30 a.m. 

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11
Sep 2018

FEATURE EVENT: Toyota Kata Practitioner Day

Manufacturing executives worldwide are utilizing Toyota Kata techniques to address process, people and communication issues. This day-long course will provide a forum for sharing first-hand experiences and lessons learned from on-the-job practice of the Improvement Kata and Coaching Kata patterns. Master Toyota Kata coach and lean instructor Brandon Brown will facilitate. Brown has 25 years of continuous improvement experience and has been a keynote speaker at Kata summits around the world. Tuesday, Sept. 11th, 9 a.m. Only 150 seats available.

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12
Sep 2018

EXCEPTIONAL EXECUTIVES: Women Who are Leading the Way

One of the anchor events of the upcoming SC Manufacturing Conference and Expo will feature a quartet of female business executives discussing their path to the top.  The number of female executives continues to rise in the competitive manufacturing industry, and it’s no different in other business verticals. You’ll hear from a group of real movers and shakers. Wednesday, Sept. 12th, 9 a.m. Limited seating.

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12
Sep 2018

FEATURE EVENT: 3D Printing for Lean, IoT Wearables and Hackathons

This course will demonstrate how conformal 3D-printed and embedded sensor applications create situational awareness at the human, machine and component levels to drive workflow, resource and quality efficiencies for both public and private sector end-users. Instructor Joseph Razum, a value engineer at 3D Systems, has presented at numerous national conferences on a variety of additive manufacturing and internet of things topics. Wednesday, Sept., 12th, 10:30 a.m.

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12
Sep 2018

FEATURE EVENT: 20th Annual Salute to Manufacturing Awards Luncheon

Ten excellence awards will be handed out to South Carolina manufacturers at this annual luncheon, including the Lifetime Service and Innovator of the Year awards. Keynote speakers to be announced soon. Individual ticket: $65. Corporate table: $495. Seating limited. Wednesday, Sept., 12th, 12:15 p.m. 

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SALUTE TO MANUFACTURING AWARDS LUNCHEON

Thirty award finalists to be honored

The 20th Salute to Manufacturing Awards Luncheon is the anchor event of the SC Manufacturing Conference and Expo. Thirty finalists will vie for 10 excellence awards, including awards for lifetime service, innovation, operational excellence and community outreach. For a list of all awards and information about each, click on "Award Info."

EXPOSITION

EXPO FLOOR EXPANDED DUE TO DEMAND

More than 250 exhibitors from across the country are expected to exhibit at the conference. The conference and exposition sets up on four football fields of space at the TD Convention Center. All meeting rooms are built directly on the floor among the exhibit booths to maximize traffic. At the last conference, exhibitors from 19 different states participated. For additional details, click on MORE INFO.

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BREAKFAST

Meeting the Needs of the Manufacturing Community

A continental breakfast will be served prior to a moderated panel discussion. Top-level manufacturing executives and state educators will discuss workforce development issues critical to the state’s manufacturing community. Tackling the skills gap issue has been a top-priority for years, if not decades. South Carolina’s continued emergence as a manufacturing hub requires a solution. Speakers announced soon.

CONFERENCE'S PREFERRED HOTEL

Book Your Room Today at the Greenville Hilton

The Greenville Hilton is located at 45 West Orchard Park Dr. close to the Haywood Rd. exit on I-385. The hotel has reserved a significant block of rooms for conference attendees and will provide a 25% discount off the standard room rate. The hotel is approximately two miles from the TD Convention Center, the conference venue. It is also centrally located, providing easy access to numerous eating establishments. Downtown Greenville is a 10-minute interstate drive.

SC's Most Significant Manufacturing Event

Media Coverage and Photos

The South Carolina Manufacturing Conference and Expo has quickly become the can't-miss manufacturing event of the year and state media outlets have covered it significantly. The most recent conference had 4,000+ attendees, 250+ exhibitors and 30+ speakers. See photos and read what all the fuss was about.

SC Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Helping Manufacturers Achieve Success

The South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (SCMEP) is a private, non-profit group that serves as a proven resource to South Carolina manufacturers, providing them with a range of innovative strategies and solutions. They exist to help small and mid-size manufacturing companies compete, grow and win. SCMEP is also the title sponsor of this year's SC Manufacturing Conference and Expo.

SC BIZ NEWS

South Carolina's Media Engine for Economic Growth

SC Biz News publishes a family of award-winning bi-weekly business journals serving senior-level business decision-makers throughout South Carolina. Subscribers receive a bi-weekly journal and daily digital business news updates.

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