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November 10

Exhibitor Check-in

Exhibitors may check in and set up their booths from 8 am – 5 pm. Check-in instructions will be sent out prior to the conference. For questions, please contact Melissa Tomberg at

2021-09-02T17:54:22-04:008:00 am|

November 11

Manufacturing Expo

Visit the Manufacturing Expo to have access to our Exhibitors. The Expo Floor spans approximately three football fields in size and attendees are encouraged to explore the entire space. The Manufacturing Expo will be open to the public from 8 am - 5 pm.

2021-09-02T17:13:12-04:008:00 am|

Implementing Industry 4.0 Technology

Manufacturers are in a race to adopt and implement new manufacturing systems and technologies. The market defines whether a company remains competitive or not, and brands that adopt Industry 4.0 have a much better chance at success than their competitors. But keeping up with technology isn’t an easy task. And […]

2021-10-20T11:10:53-04:008:00 am| Speaker(s): Topic 1: Chris Reid, President, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Boeing
Topic 2: Brandon Flexsenhar, Co-Founder, Dynamic Flow Systems and VP Operations, KION North America
Topic 3: Dr. Mo Abuali, Managing Partner, IoTco

Driving Change: The Future of Electric Vehicles in South Carolina

The era of the electrified vehicle (EV) has arrived. The EV landscape is changing rapidly, from infrastructure and utilities to consumer vehicles and logistics carriers. What will EV mean for South Carolina, in terms of fleet electrification, sustainability, and economic development? How are South Carolina manufacturers, utilities, and supply […]

2021-11-05T13:20:42-04:0011:30 am| Speaker(s): Volvo Trucks: Brett Pope, Director of Electric Vehicles
Benore Logistics: Dennis Kunz, VP of Revenue Strategy& Operations Development
Duke Energy: Jim Poch, Electric Transportation Manager
Proterra: Dale Hill, Founder
Arrival: Suzanne Merkelson, Policy & Government Affairs
Dominion Energy South Carolina: Westy Westmoreland, Manager – Contracts & Franchises
Border States: Jimmy Woods, Product Manager | Utility
Panel Moderator: Taylor Jackson

November 12

Manufacturing Expo

Visit the Manufacturing Expo to have access to our Exhibitors. The Expo Floor spans approximately three football fields in size and attendees are encouraged to explore the entire space. The Manufacturing Expo will be open to the public from 8 am – 1 pm.

2021-09-02T17:12:55-04:008:00 am|

Women in Manufacturing: Leaders and Influencers

Women make up only 29% of the manufacturing workforce. However, the industry’s attitude toward recruiting and promoting women has been changing and the gender gap is narrowing. Executive women will share their past experiences and their hope for the future.

You may register for this breakfast as an add-on event to […]

2021-11-10T15:54:53-05:008:30 am| Speaker(s): SC Lieutenant Governor Pamela Evette will facilitate a panel discussion.|

SCMEP Manufacturing Excellence Awards

Awards winners will be honored at 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. You may register for this […]

2021-11-03T14:58:32-04:0012:00 pm| Speaker(s): SC Governor Henry McMaster will address the crowd and present the manufacturing awards.|

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