2017 Summit Recap

Get ready for the 2018 Georgia Manufacturing Summit

We are getting ready for the fourth annual Georgia Manufacturing Summit!  There was tremendous interest in exhibit space, so we have already opened booth and sponsorship registration. To reserve your booth or to get the best pricing on attending the event on October 10, 2018, Click HERE

About the 2017 Georgia Manufacturing Summit

The third annual Georgia Manufacturing Summit was a HUGE success. Industry professionals gathered to discuss the issues most important to Georgia manufacturers.

Business leaders have the unique opportunity to network with their peers and share their insights, leads, and recommendations. The Summit is designed to support Georgia's entire manufacturing community.

Georgia's Manufacturing Event of the Year!

Industry leaders from around the state attended the third annual Georgia Manufacturing Summit. The speakers and their presentations were carefully selected so that all levels of management can benefit.

  • Connect with Industry Leaders
  • Learn About Important Topics Impacting Georgia Manufacturers
  • Build Valuable Relationships

Each year we highlight a specific industry segment. In 2015 we showcased the transportation sector. The keynote speakers were Randy Jackson, CAO of Kia Motors Manufacturing Georiga and Phil Horlock, CEO of Blue Bird Corporation.   In 2016 our theme was "Building a Stronger Georgia" and the kenote speakers were Kathleen Edge of Southwire and Steve Hillis, CEO of Beaulieu Carpets.

2017 Summit Speakers

Debra Shankle, Vice President of Supply Chain of Coca-Cola North America was the breakfast keynote speaker and Rob Dugas, Vice President, Chief Procurement Officer of Chick-fil-A, Inc. was the lunch keynote speakers at the 2017 Georgia Manufacturing Summit.

The 2017 Summit had a power packed agenda, including several break-out training sessions led by 30 industry professionals addressing the challenges faced by manufacturers in Georgia.

Meet the speakers

Educational Sessions

Manufacturing A Better Bottom Line
- CEO / CFO / HR
Session Sponsor - Smith & Howard

Trends To Track in Supply Chain
- Purchasing / Engineering/ Operations / Logistics
Session Sponsor - TalentStream

International Manufacturing
Building Domestic Growth and a Competitive Edge Through Exports
- Sales / Marketing / Export
Session Sponsor - EWISE Communications

Workforce Development
- CEO / HR
Session Sponsor - JC Malone

Sales and Marketing Secrets for Manufacturers  
- Sales / Marketing
Session Sponsor - FMI

Technology For Manufacturing Today 
- CIO / Automation / IT Team
- Session Sponsor - GlobeRanger, a Fujitsu Company

A special feature of the Summit is our People of Manufacturing Awards which recognizes the people that go over and above in the manufacturing community. 

Click below to see our 2017 Winners.

2017 Georgia Manufacturing Awards

“I believe that the Georgia Manufacturing Summit is exactly what is needed to create local connections and build a strong sense of community in this industry. By supporting each other, Georgia manufacturers are growing their businesses and positioning Georgia as the leader in the re-birth of manufacturing in our county."

Jason Moss, CEO
Georgia Manufacturing Alliance (GMA)

2017 Sponsors & Partners: