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 22 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!

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Expand Your Business 

Participate in Fast Pitch matchmaking sessions and One-on-One meetings 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.

Agenda

 

 

DAY 1: Intentional Networking and reception, August 5, 2018

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.

Time Event
6:00pm Opening Reception
 

Day 2: National MBE Manufacturers Summit 2018, August 6, 2018

Georgia Tech Global Learning Center

Time Event

8:00am


9:00am

 

Registration, Networking Breakfast 

Poster Walk Featuring MBE Manufacturers


Networking with a Purpose

9:45am Break
10:00am 

Opening Remarks

Donna Ennis, Project Director

Atlanta MBDA Advanced Manufacturing Center

Welcome

Chris Downing, Vice President

Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute

Opening Keynote – Sourcing the Future; Manufacturing with a Purpose

Josh Ghiam, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer,

Johnson & Johnson

11:00am 

Education:

-Financing for Growth: Five Tips in Five Minutes-

Join industry experts to learn key finance tips through this “firehose style” tip session!

  • New Market Tax Credit Financing – Enhanced Capital
  • Traditional Banking (Manufacturing focused)
  • Perspective from an MBE
  • Site Selection/ Expansion – T. Dallas & Company
  • How Investors Can Scale Your Manufacturing Operation
  • Update on Tax Reform – Aprios
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

2:00pm 

Fast Pitch One-on-One Meetings

Innovation Pods featuring the Latest Trends in Innovation and Technology

5:00pm 

Adjourn

Day 3: Georgia Tech Manufacturing Technology Tour, August 7, 2018

 Time Event
9:00am 

Georgia Tech Manufacturing Technology Tour (lunch included)

Sponsors

Center Level

Bridge Builder

Summit Level

Contact Us

Donna M. Ennis
Phone: (404) 385-6466
Donna.Ennis@innovate.gatech.edu

Ieasha M. Jones

Special Events and Logistics Coordinator
Office: (404) 385-6215
Ieasha.jones@innovate.gatech.edu