SC Aerospace Joins 2019 SC Manufacturing Conference and Expo

SC Council on Competitiveness’ SC Aerospace Cluster Partners with SC Biz News and SCMEP on State’s Most Significant Manufacturing Event

SC Aerospace, an industry cluster supported by the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness, has partnered with SC Biz and SCMEP to present the 2019 SC Manufacturing Conference and Expo.  This two-day event will be held October 29 – 30 at the Charleston Area Convention Center in North Charleston, SC and is expected to draw more than 3,000 attendees from across the Southeast.

The partnership between these three organization demonstrates growing collaboration in state-wide efforts to keep South Carolina’s industrial communities connected and at the forefront of advanced technology and emerging trends.

“The Council’s core mission is to advance South Carolina’s long-term, economic growth,” said Susie Shannon, president, and CEO of the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness.  “As stewards of the state’s aerospace and logistics clusters, it is a natural fit for us to form a partnership with the South Carolina Manufacturing Conference and Expo.”

Adrianne Beasley, director of aerospace initiatives for the Council, said that South Carolina’s aerospace industry has experienced exponential growth over the past several years and this partnership comes at an ideal time. “The unique needs of the state’s aerospace industry continue to evolve and SC Aerospace is developing and strengthening a number of relationships this year to bring additional value to our stakeholders. We’re excited to be a part of the 2019 manufacturing conference and provide another opportunity for our aerospace leaders to come together, make business connections, and work collectively to make South Carolina’s aerospace and manufacturing industries as competitive as possible.”

This is the fourth annual SC Manufacturing Conference and Expo and it has become one of the largest manufacturing events in the Southeast.  Rick Jenkins, SC Biz News publisher, and conference director, said that the Council and SC Aerospace will bring a new energy to the event.  “We always want to take a look at how we can provide a value add to the attendees and expand on the subject matter covered during the two days of the conference.  With the Council and SC Aerospace on hand as aerospace subject-matter experts, this partnership allows us to more deeply explore the aerospace industry particularly as it relates to aircraft and aerospace manufacturing.”


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