About the Summit

Held at Georgia Tech’s Global Learning Center, this two-day event has grown into a hub for leading Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) manufacturers to convene. More than 200 attendees from the manufacturing community from 19 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C. attended last year’s summit and that number is expected to increase at this year’s event.

See last year's Summit video below


The MBDA Atlanta Advanced Manufacturing Center is proud to WELCOME you to the 2nd Annual National MBE Manufacturers Summit 2017. We have curated exciting activities just for you.

DAY 1: Social & Networking Reception - August 15, 2017

Be a part of the industry’s most powerful gathering of MBE manufacturers, innovators, leaders, and entrepreneurs shaping and transforming manufacturing through technology today. Share stories, recognize and celebrate your peers – form valuable connections that will last a lifetime. Come join your colleagues for cocktails, networking and thought leadership.

  • The Gathering Spot: 384 Northyards Boulevard, NW; Building 100, Atlanta, GA 30313
  • Reception Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Day 2: National MBE Manufacturers Summit 2017, August 16, 2017

Georgia Tech Global Learning Center 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

Registraion/Networking and Breakfast


  • Chris Downing, Vice President, Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute

Opening Keynote

  • Theresa Carrington, CEO of The Blessing Basket Project ®

Relationship Building Sessions

Session #1

  • Connecting MBE Manufacturers Together for Opportunities

Session #2

  • Building a Smart Factory through Industry 4.0 – Presented by

Luncheon Keynote

  • Steve Voorhees, CEO, WestRock
    Preparation Meets Opportunity

Innovation Pods

  • Featuring the Latest Trends in Innovation and Technology

Fast Pitch One-On-One Meetings

  • With Corporations and OEMs

Poster Walk

  • Featuring MBE Manufacturers

Register Now

Book now for early-bird pricing; your next transaction could be here!

NaTional MBE Manufacturers Summit 2016 videos

Contact Info

Donna M. Ennis
Phone: (404) 385-6466

Ieasha M. Jones
Special Events and Logistics Coordinator
Office: (404) 385-6215, Mobile: (404) 483-2926