Online 5th Annual National MBE Manufacturers Summit
May 11 – 13, 2021

A Future Forward virtual experience that brings together the current and future state of SMART, IoT, and AI manufacturing innovation with Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) to globally compete and prosper.

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5th Annual National MBE Manufacturers Summit
May 11 – 13, 2021

A Future Forward virtual experience that brings together the current and future state of SMART, IoT, and AI manufacturing innovation with Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) to globally compete and prosper.

The countdown has already ended!

Countdown to Moving Your Future Forward

Celebrating 5 Years of Manufacturing Excellence

Now in its 5th year, the Atlanta MBDA Advanced Manufacturing Center’s Annual National MBE Manufacturers Summit 2021 is for C-Suite, executives, managers, and entrepreneurs within the manufacturing and suppliers’ space.

Bringing Leading MBE Manufacturers Together

We bring leading Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) manufacturers together with the most promising contemporary technology innovators. Summit attendees will acquire new knowledge, analyze the global market trends, and identify breakthrough innovation and its impact on the manufacturing industry. We put your innovation front and center during the Poster “Walk,” and our virtual Matchmaking brings you the best match for potential partnerships and other business alliances. You’ll enjoy an exclusive channel to network with the best and the brightest in SMART, IoT, and AI manufacturing.

SUMMIT EVE – Master the Summit and Your Destiny

Kick-start the event, find your inspiration, and interact with determined, resourceful, and like-minded problem solvers.

DAY 1 - Future
Envision Greater Success

Master your destiny with empowering MBE champions in manufacturing through vision, innovation, and connections.

DAY 2 – Forward
Implement Change

Gain access to knowledge, available resources and insight to move your company forward now for tomorrow.

Join Us Online: May 11 – 13, 2021

Convene, connect, and collaborate virtually with thought leaders and peers to share and discuss invaluable solutions regarding the future of SMART Manufacturing/Factories and moving forward with implementing the necessary changes to conquer these new technologies and stay successfully competitive.

Save the Date:
May 11 – 13, 2021

Convene, connect, and collaborate virtually with thought leaders and peers to share and discuss invaluable solutions regarding the future of SMART Manufacturing/Factories and moving forward with implementing the necessary changes to conquer these new technologies and stay successfully competitive.

Schedule At A Glance

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The National MBE Manufacturers Summit (NMMS) 2021 highlights three days of virtual events that are familiar and celebrated while including a few new additions for your overall event experience.

Tuesday
May 11, 2021
Wednesday
May 12, 2021
Thursday
May 13, 2021
Summit Eve
Location: Online
Day 1: "FUTURE"
Location: Online
Day 2: "FORWARD"
Location: Online
*All times are Eastern Standard Time*All times are Eastern Standard Time*All times are Eastern Standard Time
4:00-4:10pm11:00-11:10am11:00-11:40am
Summit Preview
Making a Difference Award
Summit Welcome
Breaking the Mold Award
Legacy Award Announcement
Opening Keynote
4:10-4:50pm11:10-11:50am11:40am-12:25pm
Keynote and Live Q&A Opening KeynoteFireside Chat
4:50-5:00pm11:50am-12:00pm12:25-12:40pm
Navigating the SummitBreak and Poster WalkBreak and Poster Walk
5:03-6:00pm12:00-2:00pm12:40-1:30pm
NetworkingPoster WalkPlant Tour - Virtual
12:00-1:15pm1:30-1:55pm
Fast Pitch: Round IPoster Walk
2:50-3:30pm2:00-3:30pm

FUTURE:
Industry Breakout Sessions

FORWARD:
Plenary Sessions

3:30-5:15pm3:30-5:00pm
Poster WalkFast Pitch: Round III
3:30-5:15pm5:00-6:00pm
Fast Pitch: Round IINetworking
5:15-6:30pm
Networking

Explore the various Program sessions of both live and recorded events. The learning opportunities are packed with much to consider for your educational enrichment.

Tuesday
May 11, 2021
Wednesday
May 12, 2021
Thursday
May 13, 2021
Summit EveDay 1: "FUTURE"Day 2: "FORWARD"
11:05-11:40am
Keynote
11:10–11:50am11:40am–12:25pm
Keynote - The Transformation of the Global Supply Chain in a Post Pandemic WorldFireside Chat
2:00–3:30pm2:00-2:45pm
repeated 2:50-3:30pm
Industry Breakout Sessions:
Food & Beverage
Healthcare
Retail
Transportation
You Can Achieve Zero-Downtime, Zero-Defect Manufacturing with Industrial IoT and Industry 4.0,
Cybersecurity for Manufacturers: How Protected are Your Products and Factory?

Connect with Summit corporations and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for 15 minutes, obtain information and build new relationships.

The “Fast Pitch” sessions are 15-minute meetings between corporations/OEMs and MBEs. There will be a quick exchange of background information and the sharing of each organization’s business needs. Most importantly, “Fast Pitch” allows MBEs to share their capabilities with sourcing professionals and establish or reinforce relationships.

Tuesday
May 11, 2021
Wednesday
May 12, 2021
Thursday
May 13, 2021
Summit EveDay 1: "FUTURE"Day 2: "FORWARD"
12:00-1:15pm3:30-5:00pm
Fast Pitch: Round IFast Pitch: Round III
3:30-5:15pm
Fast Pitch: Round II

Learn what groundbreaking innovation and technologies companies are implementing today and their impact on future business.

Experience the Innovation Pods through a virtual experience unlike no other. Enter virtual rooms to meet companies and their emerging technologies.

Tuesday
May 11, 2021
Wednesday
May 12, 2021
Thursday
May 13, 2021
Summit EveDay 1: "FUTURE"Day 2: "FORWARD"
12:00-2:00pm 1:30-1:55pm
Technology Showcase OpensTechnology Showcase Opens

Join us live for a birds-eye view along with commentary of our manufacturing technology plant tour.

Tuesday
May 11, 2021
Wednesday
May 12, 2021
Thursday
May 13, 2021
Summit EveDay 1: "FUTURE"Day 2: "FORWARD"
12:40-1:30pm
Live Plant Tour

Engage and connect with leaders at the forefront of innovation in the global marketplace.

Tuesday
May 11, 2021
Wednesday
May 12, 2021
Thursday
May 13, 2021
Summit EveSummit EveSummit Eve
*All times are Eastern Standard Time*All times are Eastern Standard Time*All times are Eastern Standard Time
5:03–6:00pm5:15–6:00pm5:00–6:00pm
NetworkingNetworkingNetworking

Gain your business 1 year in promotions.

Get exposure for your company with participation in the traditional Poster Walk now seen virtually to an expanded audience. Participating MBEs display submitted details of one project that their company completed in the area of the Summit’s theme, Future Forward. Your poster should focus on how your company implemented a Future Forward project and display your innovative processes using three stages of the project. Participation instruction will be available soon.

Tuesday
May 11, 2021
Wednesday
May 12, 2021
Thursday
May 13, 2021
Summit EveDay 1: "FUTURE"Day 2: "FORWARD"
12:00-2:00pm 12:25-12:40pm
Poster WalkPoster Walk
3:30-5:15pm1:30-1:55pm
Poster WalkPoster Walk
5:00-6:00pm
Poster Walk Awards, Closing and Networking

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