Explosive growth in the Southeastern United States is creating a hotbed for manufacturing innovation in aerospace, automotive, advanced materials, and workforce development. Manufacturing suppliers, distributors, and OEMs from across North America can learn more about specific technologies for business opportunities in that region by attending SOUTHTEC, Oct. 24-26, in Greenville, South Carolina. Register here.
Produced by AMT – The Association for Manufacturing Technology and SME, SOUTHTEC is the single best source to discover the next evolution of the manufacturing industry in the U.S. Southeast. Nearly 300 companies will display new technologies and demonstrations to help manufacturers grow their businesses. These exhibitors include BIG DAISHOWA, Heidenhain, Jergens, Mazak, Renishaw, and Yaskawa America.
Attendees will be immersed in the world of manufacturing, with daily keynote speakers, panel discussions, and networking opportunities. Presentations at SOUTHTEC will feature a concentration on workforce development, smart manufacturing, and Manufacturing USA’s impactful innovators.
The Digital Solution Showcase gives visitors the chance to interact with new innovations that improve profitability, throughput, and productivity. The Bright Minds Student Summit provides high school students and staff with a taste of manufacturing through keynote speakers and guided show-floor tours.
Keynote Presentations Industry experts, who will share their exclusive insights, at the Smart Manufacturing Theater include:
Raymond L. James, assistant dean at Greenville Technical College, and Deb Volzer, Ph.D., director of government and workforce partnerships at SME, will discuss how the school has collaborated closely with local employers to provide students with skills that secure good jobs and propel careers in manufacturing.
William Floyd, executive director of the South Carolina Department of Employment & Workforce Development, shares ways that South Carolina manufacturers across a variety of industries are successfully embracing and deploying innovative solutions to overcome workforce challenges.
A panel of leaders from the U.S. Department of Energy, the CESMII – The Smart Manufacturing Institute, and Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, highlight how national smart manufacturing strategies and priorities can align to accelerate the realization of sustainable and competitive manufacturing supply chains.
Experts from Ford, General Motors, Stellantis, and the United States Council for Automotive Research will launch the highly anticipated Smart Manufacturing Roadmap for the Automotive Industry, a groundbreaking initiative that promises to reshape the future of the automotive industry.
John Dyck, chief executive officer of CESMII; Howard Grimes, chief executive officer of the Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CyManII); and representatives from Manufacturing USA will outline opportunities to partner with Manufacturing USA.