CANCELED - 6th Annual Georgia Manufacturing Summit
September 15th,  Cobb Galleria

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The 2020 Georgia Manufacturing Summit has been canceled.

Attendees and exhibitors will have the choice of receiving a refund or transferring their registration fees to the 2021 Georgia Manufacturing Summit.

Contact our office to learn more at 770-338-0051 or email 

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The Georgia Manufacturing Summit is expected to attract over 1000 industry professionals from across the Southeast 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 manufacturing experts and keynote speakers at the 6th annual Summit.

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

2020 Georgia Manufacturing Summit Keynote Speakers

Marty and Cindy Daniel CEO and COO of Daniel Defense will share their insights as industry leaders in Georgia's manufacturing community. They will address a wide variety of topics including Faith, Family, and Firearms.

Lt. Col. Waldo Waldman. Hall of Fame Keynote Speaker, Executive Leadership Coach,
New York Times Bestselling Author will cover One Team, One Mission - Building Cultures of Courage, Teamwork & Trust.

See Who Is Exhibiting

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


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

Morning  Educational Sessions 10:30 - Noon

• Manufacturing A Better Bottom Line - Salon A
- CEO / CFO / HR
Moderator - Richard Warner
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Trends To Track in Supply Chain - Salon B
-Purchasing / Engineering/ Operations / Logistics
Moderator - Scott Luton
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• Workforce Development  - Salon E
- CEO / HR
Moderator - Jamey Jackson
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Afternoon Educational Sessions 2:30 - 4:00

• Operational Excellence  - Salon A
- Operations - Lean - Six Sigma
Moderator - Beau Groover

Sales and Marketing Secrets for Manufacturers  - Salon B
- Sales / Marketing
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• Legal  - Salon E
-  Patents and Intellectual Property Strategy
Moderator - Russell Dunlap - Partner at Taylor English Duma LLP 
Session Sponsor - Taylor | English

• GMA MEMBERS ONLY - Leadership Deep Dive with "Waldo" - Grand Ballroom
- In-depth training on leadership skills that you can develop for more success with your organization
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See Who Is Exhibiting

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. 

Take a look at some of the photos from the 2019 Georgia Manufacturing Summit

Click HERE or on the image below.


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

How to prepare? Will it be COLD or HOT?

Please note that the meeting room is usually cold so please dress in layers and bring a sweater or jacket.

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

Is my registration fee or ticket transferable?

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 9/1/2020. Please send this information to

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

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.

What is your Cancelation Policy?

If you have registered for the Summit but can't attend, this event is like all other events we host, and the cancelation policy is the same. Read Here

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email the event coordinator at

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 Producer Sponsors

People of Manufacturing
Awards Sponsor


Annual Developer Sponsors

Lanyard Sponsor

Summit Bag Sponsor
Fulfillment Strategies International

Program and Printing Sponsor
TRC Staffing

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