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South Carolina Manufacturing Conference & Expo

The most significant manufacturing event of the year.

October 29th – 30th, 2020 | 9am – 4pm Eastern Standard Time

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About the Event

The SC Manufacturing Conference & Expo, the state’s most significant manufacturing event of the year, is going virtual! The two-day conference will stream on October 29th-30th. The conference will include 14 hours of streamed content, including such events as: Manufacturing Excellence Awards, Future of Aerospace, Industry 4.0: The Next Revolution, Economic Outlook for Auto and Aero Industries, Women in Manufacturing and Building the Workforce of the Future. You’ll also be able to watch several keynote speakers and conversation with manufacturing CEOs about hot topics, such as Industry 4.0 and workforce challenges.

In addition, more than a dozen training courses will be available for manufacturing employees and HR professionals. AND…the technology backing our virtual live Expo is amazing. If you’ve never seen a virtual Expo before, be sure to check it out.

Interested in Exhibiting?

There are virtual expos, and then there are VIRTUAL EXPOS! What we have planned for our exhibitors definitely fits into that latter category. The technologically-advanced format is intuitive, engaging and conducive to networking. AND, it looks fabulous. At a live event, you can network for two days. This virtual expo will stay live for an entire month, allowing you 30 days to network, market and build relationships. You will have the opportunity to:

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Design your booth virtually

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Network for 30 days

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Upload unlimited videos

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Get registration contact list

Contact Melissa Tomberg at mtomberg@scbiznews.com for more information.

Presented by:


Conference Partners:

2020 MANUFACTURING CONFERENCE AGENDA


DAY 1

9:00

PROVEN RESOURCES FOR MANUFACTURERS

Chuck Spangler
CEO, SC Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Susie Shannon
CEO, SC Council on Competitiveness

Bob Quinn
CEO, SCRA

Tim Hardee
CEO, SC Technical College System

9:15

OPENING KEYNOTE

Smart Manufacturing: Just How Intelligent ARE Factories Today?

TBD
TBD

9:50

LIVE FROM A SMART FACTORY

10:00

A PROVEN RESOURCE: SCMEP DELIVERS SOLUTIONS

Chuck Spangler
CEO, SCMEP

Overview: Training for Manufacturing Employees

Overview: Manufacturing Excellence Awards

10:20

LEADERSHIP TRAINING: HR BRIDGING

Nancy McCartney
Owner, HR Bridging

Overview: Leadership Training

10:30

A PROVEN RESOURCE: SCRA FUELS THE INNOVATION ECONOMY

Bob Quinn
CEO, SCRA

10:35

INDUSTRY 4.0 TECHNOLOGY: From Robots to Digital Twins

Predictive Maintenance: TBA
Robotics in Advanced Manuf.: Nephron Pharmaceuticals
Industry 4.0 Maturity and Roadmap: TBA

11:15

INDUSTRY 4.0: Diving into the Future

KEYNOTE: Minds and Machines – The Digital Twin

TBA


11:35

KEYNOTE: Advanced Automation and the Factory of the Future

Representative from Volvo Cars


12:00

A PROVEN RESOURCE: THE COUNCIL ON COMPETITIVENESS FOSTERS VARIETY OF INDUSTRY CLUSTERS

Susie, Shannon
CEO, The Council

12:10

AEROSPACE ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY

Joey Von Nessen
Research Economist, Darla Moore School of Business

INDUSTRY REACTION

1:00

THE COUNCIL’S CLUSTER MODEL: Collaboration Produces Innovation

Representatives from SC Aerospace, SC Logistics, Tech SC, SC Fraunhofer USA Alliance


1:30

INDUSTRY 4.0: Trending Topics

3:00

ECONOMIC OUTLOOK: Auto Industry

DAY 2

9:00

PROVEN RESOURCES FOR MANUFACTURERS

Chuck Spangler
CEO, SC Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Susie Shannon
CEO, SC Council on Competitiveness

ob Quinn
CEO, SCRA

Tim Hardee
CEO, SC Technical College System

9:15

OPENING KEYNOTE

High-Tech Jobs: Available, High-Paying…and Waiting

Jonathan Weiss
VP of Emerging Technologies, Software AG

9:45

A PROVEN RESOURCE: SC Technical College System Apprenticeship Supporting Manufacturers

Dr. Amy Firestone
Vice President, Apprenticeship Carolina

10:00

SMART MANUFACTURING: Skills Needed for Data-Driven Environment

Melanie McLane
HR Manager, Arthrex

avid Taylor
New Indy

Arjonetta Gaillard
Apprenticeship Coordinator, MTU America

10:30

LOGISTICS ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY

Taylor Jackson
Director, SC Logistics

Overview: Leadership Training

11:00

KEYNOTE: Trends and Outlook

Bobby Hitt
SC Secretary of Commerce

11:30

LOOKING AHEAD: Building the Workforce of the Future

KEYNOTE: Trends and Outlook

Dr. Tim Hardee
President, SC Technical College System

12:00

MANUFACTURING EXCELLENCE AWARDS

KEYNOTE: Minds and Machines – The Digital Twin

Chuck Spangler
CEO, SC Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Award Presentations
Lifetime Achievement Winner

1:00

WORKFORCE CHALLENGES: Fighting the Skills Gap

2:00

WOMEN IN MANUFACTURING: Breaking the Glass Ceiling

3:00

CLOSING KEYNOTE

The Future of Manufacturing

Henry McMaster
SC Gov.

Frequently Asked Questions

The most significant manufacturing of the year in South Carolina has gone virtual! The two-day conference will stream on October 29th-30th. Will it be as informative and all-encompassing as the traditional live event? We absolutely think it will!
  • Learn about exhibitors.
  • Interact (via instant message) with exhibitors.
  • Explore information in the booths and auditorium.
Contact Melissa Tomberg at mtomberg@scbiznews.com for more information.
No. You do not need to download or install any software to participate. You only need to have access to the internet.
No. Some exhibitors may have the ability to request a video chat, it is not required in order to participate.
Your login information is the email address and password you provided during registration.
This is an online event. You do not have to travel to any specific location. You can participate anywhere that you have Internet access. The event is accessible from desktop, mobile and tablet devices.
Yes. Like any physical event, we will have a swag bag for you! You can add documents provided by each exhibitors to your online swag bag and then email them to yourself or share items with friends and family by simply entering their email.
Absolutely. We are counting on you to invite others! Help us spread the word. You can simply share the link to this page and they can register at their convenience.
We understand your schedule may not allow you to attend the event. If this is the case, please let us know and we are happy to connect with you individually. This platform is also available on-demand after the event is over.
If you still have a question that wasn’t answered above, drop us a line here, and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.