Recruiting, Training & Retaining Tomorrow’s Top Talent
AUGUST 13-15, 2023
Georgia Tech Global Learning Center in Atlanta, GA
The Sixth National MBE Manufacturers Summit returns in person this year, August 13-15, 2023, at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
Don’t miss this national once-a-year event that brings leading Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) manufacturers together from around the country to acquire new knowledge, analyze global market trends and meet one-on-one with corporations and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). View the Summit Highlights.
Space is Limited!
Over 900 manufacturers, corporations, and organizations from 28 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Washington, D.C. have attended!
This year’s Summit theme, “Workforce: Recruiting, Training and Retaining Tomorrow’s Top Talent”, will uncover the implications and advantages of tomorrow’s evolving workforce to help MBE manufacturers compete and prosper on a global stage.
Convene, connect, and collaborate with thought leaders and with implementing the necessary changes to advance new workforce strategies and stay successfully competitive.
6:00 pm – Opening Reception, Awards Ceremony
Georgia Tech Global Learning Center
8:00 am — Registration, Networking Breakfast, Poster Walk Featuring MBE Manufacturers
8:45 am — David Bridges, Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI2); Donna Ennis, Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI2), Georgia Artificial Intelligence Manufacturing Corridor (Georgia AIM); Jennifer Pasley, Georgia MBDA Business Center
9:05 am — Opening Remarks: Donald R. Cravins Jr., Under Secretary for Minority Business Development, Department of Commerce, MBDA
9:20 am — Keynote: The New Collar Worker, Denise Rice, Smart Factory Institute
9:50 am — Fireside Chat: Solutions to Workforce Disruptions in Manufacturing, Latesa K. Bailey, J.D., M.B.A., Kia Georgia, Inc., Philip Paradice, Economic Development Administration, Donna M. Ennis, C.P.F., Georgia AIM and Georgia MBDA Business Center
10:20 am — Break, Poster Walk Featuring MBE Manufacturers
10:40 am — Panel Session: Building Your Workforce with Innovative Workforce Approaches, Patric H. Stadtfeld, Siemens Corporation, Steven Ferguson, Technical College System of Georgia, Sheila Jordan, Knowledge Architects, Regan Brewer-Johnson, Jane Addams Resource Corporation (JARC), Marcus Sheanshang,
11:25 am — DOE Snapshot: Deploying Resources to Strengthen, Transition, Scale, and Grow the Manufacturing Industrial Supply Chain, Robert Sozanski, U.S. Department of Energy
11:45 am — Networking Lunch
1:30 pm — Fast Pitch One-on-One Meetings
5:00 pm — Adjourn Solutions to Workforce Disruptions in Manufacturing
Manufacturing Bus Tour (Transportation and Lunch Provided)
7:30am – 2:30pm
Tour 1: Curiosity Lab Peachtree Corners
Tour 2: AI Manufacturing Pilot Facility (AIMPF) at Georgia Tech
CEO at Peak Performance, Inc.
Operator of Smart Factory Institute
Keynote: The New Collar Worker
Discover the necessary changes needed to advance new workforce strategies and stay successfully competitive with our Keynote Speaker Denise (Rice) Hall, President & CEO of Peak Performance, Inc. and Operator of the Smart Factory Institute, an exclusive U.S. institute providing manufacturers with connections, collaborative relationships, certifications for improving manufacturing processes, and workforce training. Gain insight, tips, and strategies from Ms. Hall’s wealth of experience in manufacturing workforce development on the first day of the Summit, and put your best foot forward as we begin our in-person Summit for the first time since 2021.
Are you interested in receiving NMMS23 news and event updates? Please complete the form below!
You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. For information about our privacy practices, please visit our website.
We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking above to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp’s privacy practices.