NMMS 2017 Highlights
ABOUT THE SUMMIT
The National MBE Manufacturers Summit 2018 provides leading Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) manufacturers the opportunity to assemble, build connections and create new business opportunities. Over 400 attendees from 28 states, Puerto Rico, Canada and Washington, D.C. have experienced the significant impact of participating in this national gathering of the manufacturing community. You won’t want to miss this opportunity!
Expand Your Business
Participate in Fast Pitch one-on-one matchmaking sessions with corporations and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).
Experience Innovative Technology
Learn about the latest technology through our Innovation Pods and the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Technology Tour.
Expose Your Company to a National Audience
- Highlight your company through the Annual Poster Walk Competition.
- Network at the Opening Reception on August 5th.
- Leverage your knowledge and contacts at the Summit on August 6th.
- Take the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Technology Tour on August 7th.
|Registration, Networking Breakfast
Poster Walk Featuring MBE Manufacturers
Opening Remarks Donna Ennis, Project Director Atlanta MBDA Advanced Manufacturing Center Networking with a Purpose Break the ice and network with like-minded thinkers in your industry, your next partnership is just a conversation away!
|9:45am||Break Poster Walk Featuring MBE Manufacturers|
|10:00am||Welcome Chris Downing, Vice President Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute Opening Keynote John Evans, Vice President, Global Procurement Ingersoll Rand Sourcing the Future: Manufacturing with a Purpose|
|11:00am||Financing for Growth: Five Tips in Five Minutes
Join industry experts to learn key finance tips through this “firehose style” tip session!
|11:45am||Break Poster Walk Featuring MBE Manufacturers|
|12:00pm||Networking Lunch Keynote Jim Warfield, Global Segment Manager Caterpillar, Inc Awards Ceremony & Poster Walk Awards|
|1:30pm||Networking with a Purpose “Intentional Networking” is the name of the game! Vet out potential clients and set appointments with future partners, the first person to secure an opportunity wins!|
|2:00pm||Fast Pitch One-on-One Meetings Innovation Pods Featuring the Latest Trends in Innovation and Technology|
Day 3: Georgia Tech Manufacturing Technology Tour August 7, 2018
|9:00am||Georgia Tech Manufacturing Technology Tour Explore the latest trends and innovations launching from Georgia Tech’s campus on this guided tour. (Lunch included)|