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"Georgia's Manufacturing Event of the Year"

2018 Georgia Manufacturing Summit

The fourth annual Georgia Manufacturing Summit is expected to be a HUGE success. Over 800 industry professionals will gather to discuss the issues most important to Georgia manufacturers.  Business leaders will have the unique opportunity to network with their peers, share their insights, and learn from top level keynote speakers and over 30 top industry experts. 

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Why should you attend?

  • Connect with Industry Leaders
  • Learn the Manufacturing Trends to Track
  • Build Valuable Relationships

The theme for 2018 is "Georgia Manufacturing - Flying High". The keynote speakers will be from Georgia's booming aerospace industry, but it is important to note that leaders from every industry will benefit from attending.  We are finalizing the speakers and educational sessions for the 2018 Summit and they will be posted here soon.

Highlights from Past Summits ....

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. In 2017 we highlighted the food and beverage industry.  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.


Recap from the 2017 Summit

Keynote Speakers

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

We are excited to announce that Cloud and Wire is a new sponsor for the 2018 Summit and will be providing industry leaders unique training in the area of technology. Cloud and Wire has extended the Distuptive Technology Tour into the Georgia Manufacturing Summit. All attendees will have a unique opportunity to network with the CEOs and meet founders of the world’s leading companies, top speakers, exciting startups and influential tech investors.

Speakers and topics for these four session will be announced soon.

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


“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 county."

Jason Moss, CEO
Georgia Manufacturing Alliance (GMA)

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