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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 mtomberg@scbiznews.com.

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

Leadership Event

Explore different facets of strategic challenges, while identifying options for a successful outcome whether managing processes, procedures or people. 4.5 SHRM/HRCI credits offered. Lunch is included with this event, along with an invitation to the Welcome Cocktail Reception that includes 2 drink tickets. Pre-registration is required.

2021-09-16T15:54:59-04:0011:30 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 is not an easy task. […]

2021-09-13T15:26:03-04:008:00 am|

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. How are South Carolina auto manufacturing giants BMW, Volvo and Daimler capitalizing on the EV movement and what impact might that have on the state’s supply […]
2021-09-02T16:51:59-04:0011:30 am| Speaker(s): Proterra: Dale Hill, Founder
Dale will speak about Proterra’s operations and EV Bus Future

Arrival: Suzanne Merkelson, Policy & Government Affairs
Suzanne will speak on Arrival’s vans & buses as well as their micro factory concept

Dominion Energy South Carolina: Westy Westmoreland, Manager – Contracts & Franchises
Wesley will speak to infrastructure and power grid

Border States: Jimmy Woods, Product Manager | Utility
Jimmy will provide a non-bias viewpoint for the charging station company interest. Border States is a distributor for several manufacturers of EV charging stations. Jimmy will also discuss most of Level 2 and DC Fast Charging topics. Reps multiple lines including ABB & Siemans

2022 Economic Outlook: Auto, Aerospace, Biotech

How much have these industries been impacted because of recent events and shutdowns? Are they rebounding? What does the future hold? Industry experts will present the economic outlook for the Automotive, Aerospace and BioTech Industries.

2021-08-23T14:33:20-04:003:00 pm| Speaker(s): The BioTech Economic Forecast will be presented by Erin Ford, Interim CEO of SCBIO. |

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.

2021-09-02T16:47:22-04:008:30 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 […]

2021-09-09T10:53:19-04:0012:00 pm| Speaker(s): SC Governor Henry McMaster will address the crowd and present the manufacturing awards.|

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.


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