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OCTOBER 28-30, 2020


SC Biz News is committed to bringing business professionals together to recognize leaders and build business relationships, but we are also committed to achieving this in a safe environment.  We will continue to follow CDC regulations for all in-person events.


The 5th annual SC Manufacturing Conference and Expo has quickly become one of the largest manufacturing events in the Southeast. The most significant manufacturing event of the year in South Carolina will include anchor events such as: the 23rd annual Salute to Manufacturing Awards Luncheon, State of the Aerospace Industry Luncheon and the 2021 Automobile and Aerospace Economic Forecasts. Additional events include: Industry 4.0 Ted Talks, Building the Workforce of the Future, Executive Women in Manufacturing, 20 training courses for manufacturing employees, SHRM-accredited training for HR execs, and much more. THERE TRULY IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!


An exposition runs concurrently with the Manufacturing Conference. In 2019, more than 280 companies from across the Southeast set up exhibit booths to show their wares to 3,000+ conference attendees. The show floor is the equivalent size of three football fields and includes house exhibits such as: The Industry 4.0 Pavilion, Lockheed Martin’s F16 simulator (left), OEM Vendor Training Center, the Robot Wars Grandstand, networking lounges, coffee shops, and more. Join manufacturing professionals from across the Southeast to discuss the latest manufacturing trends and topics, share their vision, become inspired and IMMERSE YOURSELF IN MANUFACTURING CULTURE!


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Sponsors and Partners

Title Sponsors

SCMEP: Providing Solutions for South Carolina Manufacturers

Operating under the US Dept. of Commerce, the South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (SCMEP) is a private, non-profit group that exists to help small and mid-size manufacturing companies compete, grow and win.

SC BIZ: South Carolina's Media Engine for Economic Growth

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

The Council: Driving Economic Success Through Collaboration

The South Carolina Council on Competitiveness (The Council) is a non-partisan, business-led, non-profit driving long-term economic growth by managing the state’s industry clusters and providing research and resources industry clusters require to thrive.

Conference Partners

SC Tech College System

Comprised of 16 colleges located strategically across the state and two internationally-renowned statewide programs: readySC and Apprenticeship Carolina, the SC Technical College System is dedicated to furthering economic and workforce development in the state. It serves more than a quarter million South Carolinians each year.

SC Research Authority

By working in close alignment with academic institutions, entrepreneurs and industry, SCRA has defined three areas of focus: Advanced Manufacturing & Materials, Information Technology and Life Sciences. These sectors align with the strengths of the state’s workforce, institutional research and existing companies, and are drivers of innovation.

SC Dept. of Commerce

From assisting with the location of new sites and buildings to offering grants for community development and infrastructure improvement, the South Carolina Department of Commerce helps grow new and existing businesses. SC Commerce promotes economic opportunity for individuals and business through initiatives like workforce training.

Skyline Exhibit and Design

Skyline Exhibit and Design works closely with conference exhibitors to help with expo booth design ideas and inspiration. They help companies transform their brand into a larger-than-life event for conference attendees. They create exhibits with creative architecture, bold graphics and interactive elements.

Presenting Sponsors

Conference Sponsors