2019 Georgia Manufacturing Summit (Archive)

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2019 Georgia Manufacturing Summit Keynote Speakers

The 2019 Georgia Manufacturing Summit is expected to attract over 1,000 industry professionals from across the Southeast to discuss the issues most important to Georgia manufacturers. Business leaders have the unique opportunity to network with their peers, share their insights, and learn from top-level manufacturing experts and keynote speakers at the 5th annual Summit.

Over 30 Industry Experts from leading manufacturing companies will address important issues impacting the manufacturing industry.

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Disruptive Technologies  *  Financial Perspectives  *  International Manufacturing 
Sales & Marketing  *  Supply Chain Trends  *  Workforce Development

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Why should you attend?

  • Connect with Industry Leaders
  • Learn the Manufacturing Trends to Track
  • Make Strategic Alliances to Build your Business
  • See innovative Products and Services and Find New Suppliers


7:00                     Registration Opens
7:30     -   8:30   Exhibit Hall & Breakfast Buffet Opens
8:30     - 10:00   Morning General Session / Breakfast Keynote / Awards Program (Grand Ballroom)
10:00  -  12:00  Exhibit Hall Open
10:30  -  12:00    Morning Educational Sessions
11:30  -  12:30   Lunch Buffet Open
12:30  -   2:00    Afternoon General Session / Lunch Keynote (Grand Ballroom)
2:00    -   4:00    Exhibit Hall Open
2:30    -   4:00   Afternoon Educational Sessions
4:00    -    4:30   Closing Remarks

Educational Sessions


Morning  Educational Sessions 10:30 - Noon

• Manufacturing A Better Bottom Line - Room 103
- CEO / CFO / HR
Moderator - Richard Warner
Session SponsorSalesforce

Trends To Track in Supply Chain - Room 104
-Purchasing / Engineering/ Operations / Logistics
Moderator - Scott Luton
Session Sponsor - Supply Chain Now Radio

• Workforce Development  - Room 105
- CEO / HR
Moderator - Jamey Jackson
Session Sponsor -  Southwire

• Safety  - Room 114
- EH&S and HR
Moderator - Kate Badey
Session Sponsor -  Bermac Safety

Afternoon Educational Sessions 2:30 - 4:00

• Operational Excellence  - Room 103
- Operations - Lean - Six Sigma
Moderator - Beau Groover

Sales and Marketing Secrets for Manufacturers  - Room 104
- Sales / Marketing
Moderator - Danny Gonzales
Session Sponsor - Industrial Sage

International Manufacturing -  Room 105
Building Domestic Growth and a Competitive Edge Through Exports
- Sales / Marketing / Export
Moderator - Albert Sorto
Session Sponsor

• Smart Factory  - Room 114
- Automation - IT - Plant Manager
Moderator - Richard Phillips
Session Sponsor - Polytron

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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 Past Award Winners.

PAST Georgia Manufacturing Awards

Highlights from Past Summits 

Each year we highlight a specific industry segment with Keynote Speakers that are leaders in their fields.

2015 - Transportation Industry

The keynote speakers were Randy Jackson, CAO of Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia and Phil Horlock, CEO of Blue Bird Corporation.  

2016 - Construction Industry

The keynote speakers were Kathleen Edge, COO of Southwire and Steve Hillis, CEO of Beaulieu Carpets.

2017  - Food & Beverage Industry

The keynote speakers were Debra Shankle, Vice President of Supply Chain of Coca-Cola North America and Rob Dugas, Vice President, Chief Procurement Officer of Chick-fil-A, Inc.

2018 - Aerospace Industry

The keynote speakers were Mark Burns, CEO of Gulfstream and Eric Rojek, Vice President of Thrush Aircraft. 


ABSOLUTELY NO SOLICITING OF EXHIBITORS OR ATTENDEES.  You may NOT bring flyers to hand out at the event unless you are an exhibitor.  

Is there a minimum age requirement to enter the event?

This conference is an adult event -- ages 18 and up.   

What can I bring into the event?

Outside food or drinks are not permitted inside the facility. Feel free to bring business cards for networking, note pad, phone,  etc.   

What's the refund policy?

We are unable to refund purchased tickets.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, you do not need a printed ticket to be admitted to the conference.  Your badge will be available at the registration desk under your last name.

Can I update my registration information?

Please send any registration information changes to admin@georgiamanufacturing.com

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

You may choose to give/sell your ticket to another individual. If you do so, you must notify us of the attendee's name, company, and email. NO CHANGES WILL BE MADE AFTER 10/3/2019. Please send this information to admin@georgiamanufacturing.com

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Please notify us and provide the attendee’s name, company and email if you choose to give your ticket to another individual. NO CHANGES WILL BE MADE AFTER 10/3/2019. Please send email to admin@georgiamanufacturing.com

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Event parking is not included in the event ticket price.  

Are meals provided during the conference?

Breakfast, lunch, and beverages will be served and are included in the ticket price.

Can I get a list of attendees?

Due to the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance privacy policy, attendees and exhibitors will not be provided with attendee contact information. If you receive an email suggesting that this information is available, rest assured that it is SPAM - We have never and will never share your contact information. We hate spam as much as you do.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email the event coordinator at support@georgiamanufacturing.com

Conference Call for Attendees - Summit Update - Registered attendees for the Georgia Manufacturing Summit will hear an update on the event and get insights on what to expect. 


“The Georgia Manufacturing Summit creates local connections and builds a strong sense of community in this industry. By supporting each other, manufacturers are growing their businesses and positioning Georgia as the leader in the re-birth of manufacturing in our country."

   Jason Moss, CEO, Georgia Manufacturing Alliance

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Annual Developer Sponsors

Registration Sponsor
Lanyard Sponsor

Summit Bag Sponsor
Fulfillment Strategies International

Program and Printing Sponsor
TRC Staffing

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