South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (SCMA)

The South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance is the only statewide organization dedicated exclusively to the interests of manufacturers. Its mission is to strengthen and advance South Carolina manufacturing by advocating for our members, fostering a world-class workforce, and bringing together manufacturers to connect, share, and solve industry challenges. The SCMA membership is comprised of more than 200 manufacturing companies that represent more than 100,000 associates in South Carolina.

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Experience the 13th Annual SC Automotive Summit this February 13-15th at the Hyatt Regency Greenville. The SC Automotive Summit brings together C-level executives, managers, and other top decision-makers of OEMs, Tier 1, 2, and 3 suppliers, leading research institutions, test facilities, logistics, and other service providers and organizations directly tied to the automotive industry to provide valuable insights and strategies for businesses and individuals looking to navigate and succeed in the ever-evolving automotive industry. Session topics include but are not limited to electric and autonomous vehicles, supply chain and logistics management, workforce development, and sustainability. Additionally, there will be keynote speakers and networking opportunities for attendees to connect with industry leaders and experts.


Join us as we discuss the future of the industry and celebrate South Carolina's automotive success!


Our agenda includes the following:


  • Compelling presentations and panels featuring industry executives and thought leaders
  • Global trends and regional industry highlights
  • Trade and policy updates
  • Connections to industry peers, suppliers, and service providers
  • Additional topics include forecasting, infrastructure, workforce, and MORE!

Agenda

  • February 13, 2024

  • February 14, 2024

  • February 15, 2024

February 13, 2024

B2B

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
B2B Matchmaker Sign-In
Studio 220 Prefunction (2nd floor Hyatt Regency Greenville)
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
B2B Matchmaker Appointments
Studio 220 (2nd floor Hyatt Regency Greenville)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
B2B Networking Lunch
Regency Ballroom A-C (B2B Participants & Exhibitors Exclusive Event)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
B2B Education Session
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
B2B Matchmaker Appointments
Studio 220 (2nd floor Hyatt Regency Greenville)

SC Automotive Summit

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Exhibitor Set-Up
Regency Ballroom A-C
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
B2B Attendee-Exhibitor/ Sponsor Networking Lunch
Regency Ballroom A-C
B2B Participants & SC Auto Summit Exhibitors and Sponsors
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Registration
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Welcome Reception
Sponsored by Duke Energy

Regency Ballroom A-C

B2B Participants & SC Auto Summit Registrants

Hotel Information

Hotel Reservations: Hyatt Regency Greenville, 220 N. Main Street, Greenville, SC 29601

Room Rate $173. Book your room by January 5, 2024, for the discounted SC Automotive Summit room rate.


CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR ROOM

SCMA Member Registration

If paying by check, please use the discount code "paybycheck"

Member Price$450

General Registration

If paying by check, please use the discount code "paybycheck"

Public Price$575
Door Price$575

Registration - Faculty

Individuals must be currently employed by an educational institution.

If paying by check, please use the discount code "paybycheck"

Public Price$250

Registration - Student

Individuals must be currently enrolled as a student.

If paying by check, please use the discount code "paybycheck"

Public Price$75

Sponsors

Please click the link below to sign up to be a sponsor of the 13th Annual SC Automotive Summit.  


Sponsor Registration Form

Exhibitors

Exhibitors

Apprenticeship Carolina

Credo Software

Sarah Curnow

Cerulean Commercial Aviation GSP Airport

Lexon Corporation

Aaron Buschor

SC Vocational Rehabilitation Department

Edibar Systems, Inc.

Lean Factory America

SC Future Makers

Prototyping Solutions

R&E Automated

Hahn Automation Group

DSV Global Transport and Logistics

Alloy Group USA

Hubbard-Hall, Inc.

Cargo Partner Network Inc.

Hinduja Tech, Inc.

Southern Industrial Contractors, Inc.

Watson Sales Co LLC

Cobbs Allen

Maritime Association of South Carolina

Synesis International

ECPI University

Applied Technical Services

AFI Systems LLC

ForceOne

Allied Universal

Assembly Tool Specialists, Inc.

Canon Business Process Services

Doctors Care

Buckeye Corrugated

Sankyo Automation

Lufthansa Industry Solutions

B2B Supplier Matchmaker

South Carolina Automotive B2B Supplier Matchamaker

The South Carolina Automotive Council is pleased to host the 9th Annual Automotive B2B Supplier Matchmaker in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Commerce on February 13, 2024, at the Hyatt Regency Greenville. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m., with appointments starting at 9:00 a.m. and running until 4:00 p.m. 


The following manufacturers have confirmed participation as buyers: AESC•  BMW • JTEKT • Mergon • Oshkosh Defense • Phoenix Motorcars(formerly Proterra)• Schaeffler • Scout Motors • Van Hool • Volvo Cars – others to be added


OEM/Tier 1 Suppliers, please contact Tammie Greene, tgreene@sccommerce.com, to register to participate.  


Supplier registration is $105 and is now open. Register here. 

Speakers

Blair Anderson (VP, Government and Regulatory Affairs at Scout Motors)

Blair Anderson

VP, Government and Regulatory Affairs at Scout Motors

Rob Bedenbaugh (Director, Office of Engineering Support at SC DOT)

Rob Bedenbaugh

Director, Office of Engineering Support at SC DOT

David Clayton (Executive Director, CU ICAR of Clemson University - International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR))

David Clayton

Executive Director, CU ICAR of Clemson University - International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR)

David Crews (Director of Manufacturing and Engineering Fuel Cell at Robert Bosch LLC)

David Crews

Director of Manufacturing and Engineering Fuel Cell at Robert Bosch LLC

Rich Everly (Vice President, BMW Group Battery Line at BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC)

Rich Everly

Vice President, BMW Group Battery Line at BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC

Katie Gambrell (HR Generalist at SAGE Automotive Interiors)

Katie Gambrell

HR Generalist at SAGE Automotive Interiors

Wes Garber (Treasurer & Head of Corporate Finance Functions at Continental Rubber of America)

Wes Garber

Treasurer & Head of Corporate Finance Functions at Continental Rubber of America

Sara Hazzard (President & CEO of SC Manufacturers Alliance)

Sara Hazzard

President & CEO of SC Manufacturers Alliance

Harry Husted (Vice President & Chief Technology Officer at BorgWarner Inc.)

Harry Husted

Vice President & Chief Technology Officer at BorgWarner Inc.

Amy Klinkenberger (Director, Safety Fuels and Regulatory Affairs of Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, Inc.)

Amy Klinkenberger

Director, Safety Fuels and Regulatory Affairs of Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, Inc.

Elisabeth Kovacs (Executive Director of SC Future Makers)

Elisabeth Kovacs

Executive Director of SC Future Makers

Thomas Leidert (Purchasing & Supplier Network,  E-Mobility Americas at BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC)

Thomas Leidert

Purchasing & Supplier Network, E-Mobility Americas at BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC

Harry Lightsey III (Secretary of Commerce at South Carolina Department of Commerce)

Harry Lightsey III

Secretary of Commerce at South Carolina Department of Commerce

Henry McMaster (Governor at South Carolina)

Henry McMaster

Governor at South Carolina

Pete Mento (Commercial Director of Customs and International Trade at DSV Global Transport and Logistics)

Pete Mento

Commercial Director of Customs and International Trade at DSV Global Transport and Logistics

Andi Rawl (Executive Director of Industry Councils at SC Manufacturers Alliance)

Andi Rawl

Executive Director of Industry Councils at SC Manufacturers Alliance

Bill Rinna (Director, Americas Vehicle Forecasts of GlobalData)

Bill Rinna

Director, Americas Vehicle Forecasts of GlobalData

Gary Silberg (Partner, Global Automotive Sector Leader at KPMG LLP)

Gary Silberg

Partner, Global Automotive Sector Leader at KPMG LLP

Paul Sinanian (Manager, Talent Programs at BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC)

Paul Sinanian

Manager, Talent Programs at BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC

Joseph Von Nessen, Ph.D. (Research Economist at Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina)

Joseph Von Nessen, Ph.D.

Research Economist at Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina

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