2018 Manufacturing Summit

May 15, 2018

 Presented By

“North Carolina: The State of Manufacturing”

The North Carolina Chamber is the exclusive state affiliate for the National Association of Manufacturers, so industry leaders are always in attendance at this event. Topics will address regulatory issues and how employers can assist in creating a job-ready workforce that will provide manufacturers with the talent necessary to compete on the global stage. Structured as a breakfast event, attendees will have ample time to dine, network with fellow guests and connect with exhibitors prior to the morning program, which features high-level industry experts who will discuss current trends, forecasts, and challenges faced by the manufacturing community.


Please email Talisa Hite to be added to the waitlist.

 Get Engaged: #MadeInNC


What: 2018 Manufacturing Summit
When: May 15, 2018 | Time 8:30 a.m. – Noon
Where: Harris Conference Center | 3216 CPCC Harris Campus Dr, Charlotte, NC 28208

Registration Information

EVENT SOLD OUT: Please email Talisa Hite to be added to the waitlist.

Ticket Pricing:

Cornerstone Members: Early-Bird $175 | Regular $200 | Late $225

Members: Early-Bird $200 | Regular $225 | Late $250

Non-Members: Early-Bird $300 | Regular $325 | Late $350

The deadline for early-bird pricing is Tuesday, April 17. Late registration pricing starts on Thursday, May 10.  Registration closes at 5:00 pm on Friday, May 11.

 **We kindly ask that you check with your company to determine your member status prior to registering. Non-members who register at the Member or Cornerstone rate will be required to pay the owed difference prior to the event. 

Sponsorship Information

Click below to view the marketing opportunities for this event.

After each event, sponsors receive a customized ROI Brochure, which recaps their marketing benefits and provides information on the reach of the event. To see results from past sponsors’ investments, view a sample Manufacturing ROI Brochure HERE.

Questions about sponsorship opportunities? Contact Angela Sutton for more details.


Presented By

Gold Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors





Human Technologies, Inc.
Experis Engineering
Marsh & McLennan Agency
Small Business & Technology Development Center
Service Thread
Mid-Atlantic Associates

Draft Agenda

7:30 – 8:20 a.m.
Registration, Breakfast and Networking

8:20 –8:30 a.m.
Opening Remarks
Lew Ebert, NC Chamber

8:30 – 9:15 a.m.
The State of Manufacturing in North Carolina
Tammy Albrecht, Director of Operations, Wilsonart International
Joel Dubs, Senior Vice President for Operations, TE
Carlon Lewis, Vice President of Manufacturing, Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated
John Loyack, VP of Global Business Services, Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina
Erica Shoe, Director, Member & Board Relations, National Association of Manufacturers

9:15 – 10:00 a.m.
Emerging Compounds:  What Manufacturers Need to Know 
Sheila Holman, Assistant Secretary for Environment, North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality
Preston Howard, President, North Carolina Manufacturers Alliance
William Service, Senior Toxicologist, Mid-Atlantic Associates
Sean Sullivan, Partner, Troutman Sanders (Moderator)

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Networking Break

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Improve Your Talent Pipeline
Joy Callahan, Dean of Economic & Workforce Development, Johnston Community College
Roger Collins, Apprenticeship Manager, Siemens
Gary C. Garvey, Vice President, Human Resources, Shurtape Technologies
David Hollars, Executive Director, Centralina Workforce Development Board
Josh Thompson, Director, People and Organization, Novo Nordisk

11:15 – Noon
Federal Update:  The State of Manufacturing
Jay Timmons, President and CEO, National Association of Manufacturers

Closing Remarks
Lew Ebert, NC Chamber

Continuing Education Credit


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