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.
If you missed the summit and would like to watch any of the educational sessions, you can purchase access to the video library.
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
• Workforce Development
- CEO / HR
Moderator - Jamey Jackson
Session Sponsor - Southwire
• Manufacturing A Better Bottom Line
- CEO / CFO / HR
Session Sponsor - Salesforce
Session Sponsor - TBA
• Sales and Marketing Secrets for Manufacturers
- Sales / Marketing
Moderator - Danny Gonzales
Session Sponsor - TBA
• Operational Excellence
- Operations - Lean - Six Sigma
Moderator - Beau Groover
Session Sponsor - TBA
• Smart Factory
- Automation - IT - Plant Manager
Moderator - Richard Phillips
Session Sponsor - Polytron
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.
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?
The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 with the attendee's name, company, and email. Please send this information to email@example.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. Please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please email the event coordinator at email@example.com
“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