Why Attend

The South Carolina Manufacturing Conference & Expo is the must- attend event for innovation in the manufacturing industry.

The South Carolina Manufacturing Conference & Expo is the must- attend event for innovation in the manufacturing industry.

Top Reasons to Attend SCMCE:


Captivating Content

The Manufacturing Conference & Expo is packed with insightful content driven by SC BIZ News—the #1 source of authoritative news & intelligence in economic & industry trends. We have trusted relationships across the industry that have been built over many, many decades. We’ve used this intel to craft a compelling agenda that will inspire innovative thinking. From thought-provoking discussion autonomous technology & AI’s role in manufacturing to insights on driving sustainability, to the unveiling of impressive new methods of packaging, this year’s lineup includes moguls in the industry that are shaping the future of manufacturing!


Top-to-Top Connections with More Manufacturers Than Ever!

We are expecting a historical number of manufacturing attendees vs prior years—20% more! Last year, we had attendees from Siemens, BMW, Electrotech International, Michelin, and more! Join your peers and attend this power packed event. 1400+ executives, with top titles including CEO, CMO, COO, CFO, CMO, CRO, SVP, EVP of sales and business development—all focused on the manufacturing industry and looking for ways to improve & grow their business. This is your opportunity to network with peers and learn how they are tackling the big issues you face.


New experiences

We’re constantly evaluating and adjusting our conference to meet the demands and needs of manufacturing attendees. This year, we are thrilled to introduce Best Places to Work in Manufacturing, where we will recognize workplace excellence among in the industry.


Stay ahead of the curve

The top manufacturing companies in the country will be at the Conference, learning the latest & building meaningful business relationships. You do NOT want to miss out.


We’re bringing back the Manufacturing Mavens

Last year’s inaugural Manufacturing Mavens event, which recognizes women making an impact on South Carolina’s manufacturing sector, was a huge hit. This year’s will be even bigger and better, with more honorees and a keynote speaker.


South Carolina is WHERE manufacturing magic happens

South Carolina has been proudly hailed as the #1 destination for manufacturing in the nation. As the hub of the industry’s innovation, we plan to live up to the hype.


Unsurpassed networking with companies that matter to you

The efficiency and quality of networking you can accomplish when you are in one place, uninterrupted, all there for the same reason—is really priceless. There is nowhere else where you build relationships with attendees and exhibitors in Technology, Consruction, Third-Party Logistics, Motor Freight, AEC and Business Services, Hospitality & Healthcare, and much, much more.


Even more value. Parking will be FREE

That’s right. Enough said.

Don’t miss out on the premier event of the year! Secure your spot at the 2024 South Carolina Manufacturing Conference & Expo and be part of the future of manufacturing!