2-DAY CONFERENCE AND EXPO
CHARLESTON AREA CONVENTION CENTER // NORTH CHARLESTON, SC
Don’t miss the annual SC Manufacturing Conference and Expo, which has quickly become one of the largest manufacturing events in the Southeast. The most significant manufacturing event of the year will include: the Salute to Manufacturing Awards Luncheon, the Aerospace Luncheon, 2020 Auto, Aerospace and Tire Economic Forecasts, Workforce Development Breakfast, Executive Women’s Panel, Manufacturing Apprenticeship Breakfast, 16 courses for manufacturing executives, VIP cocktail receptions, VIP dinners and MUCH more!
The conference also includes an exposition large enough to set up on two football fields of space. Exhibitors, which traditionally come from more than a dozen states, will have the opportunity to meet individually with 20+ OEMs and 1st tier suppliers from across South Carolina. This B2B event is coordinated by the SC Dept. of Commerce and SC Aerospace.
Join manufacturing professionals from across the Southeast to discuss the latest manufacturing trends and topics, share their vision, become inspired and immerse yourself in manufacturing culture.
Keynote Speakers & Panel Discussions
More than 20 Speakers Slated for October’s Manufacturing Conference
Although a complete agenda is still coming together, a full roster of community leaders and industry experts will be on hand. Keynote speakers will include SC Gov. Henry McMaster, Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt and top execs from BMW, Boeing, Bosch, GKN Aerospace and the SC Ports Authority.
From Robotics to Cyber Security to Kata to AI. There’s Something for Everyone
Manufacturers can choose from 16 training courses, presented by the South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership. Courses will be held in meeting rooms close to the expo floor. Instructors include business owners, c-level execs and world-renowned speakers. There is a small fee for each course.
Manufacturers Compete for Excellence Awards in Innovation, Transformation, Community Outreach
The 22nd annual Salute to Manufacturing Awards Luncheon is the anchor event of the SC Manufacturing Conference. Join 500+ manufacturing execs to see who takes home the top prizes, including the Lifetime Achievement Award. SC Governor Henry McMaster will give a keynote and present awards to the winners.
Apply for 2019 Awards
2018 Award Winners
Register for Luncheon