The most significant manufacturing event of the year in South Carolina.

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3-DAY CONFERENCE AND EXPO

NOVEMBER 10-12th, 2021

GREENVILLE CONVENTION CENTER // GREENVILLE, SC

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160

Exhibitors

Exhibitors

280

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SCMEP
SC Council on Competitiveness
SC Technical College System

Manufacturing Excellence Awards

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Manufacturing Excellence Awards Available in Five Categories

Awards winners will be honored at the 24th annual Salute to Manufacturing Awards Luncheon, the anchor event of the SC Manufacturing Conference and Expo.

Award categories include: Innovator of Year, Outreach, Operational Excellence, Emerging Manufacturer, and Lifetime Achievement. Judging process coordinated by SC Manufacturing Extension Partnership.

Applications now being accepted. Click a category below to apply.

Emerging Manufacturer of the Year Award
Emerging Manufacturer of the Year Award
Transformational and Operational Excellence Award
Transformational and Operational Excellence Award
Outstanding Manufacturing Lifetime Service Award
Outstanding Manufacturing Lifetime Service Award
Innovator of the Year Award
Innovator of the Year Award
Outreach Award
Outreach Award

An exposition runs concurrently with the conference.

More than 280 companies from across the Southeast exhibited at our most recent live conference in Charleston.

The show floor is the equivalent size of three football fields and all attendees must walk through the show floor to attend all events and training courses, ensuring a high level of traffic throughout the day.

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.

The 6th annual SC Manufacturing Conference & Expo.

With 3,000+ attendees each year, the SC Manufacturing Conference and Expo one of the largest manufacturing events in the Southeast.

The Conference’s anchor event will be the 25th annual Salute to Manufacturing Awards Luncheon, where up to 30 of the state’s manufacturers will be honored with a variety of excellence awards. Other events on the agenda will explore topics such as: Industry 4.0 technologies, aerospace, logistics, supply chain, workforce, and economic forecasts for the auto and aero industries.

SCMEP will present a wide range of training and informational sessions on host topics that are ‘hot’ for South Carolina’s manufacturers.  Sessions will focus on Workforce (Leadership, Recruitment & Retention, Apprenticeships, High Performing Teams, State Workforce Incentives), MFG 4.0 (Artificial intelligence, Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality, Automation, and MFG4.0 in Logistics), Supply Chain, Risk Management, Project Management and Energy Management.

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The SC Manufacturing Conference and Expo is the most significant manufacturing event of the year in South Carolina.

With more than 3,000 attendees each year, the conference is one of the largest manufacturing events in the Southeast.

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The expo floor spans approximately three football fields in size. Attendees are encouraged to explore the entire space.

The expo floor spans approximately three football fields in size. Attendees are encouraged to explore the entire space.

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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.

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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.

SCMEP
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.

SC Council on Competitiveness
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 Technical College System

Presenting Sponsors

SCRA

Supporting Sponsors

Truist