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Sept 20, 2018

Countdown to the Southern Automotive Conference 

We are excited to be part of the Southern Automotive Conference https://www.southernautocon.com/ taking place Oct. 3 – 5, 2018 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta.

The internationally-recognized event will bring together thought leaders, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), suppliers and service providers to discuss the latest innovations driving the industry forward.  In its 11th year, the annual conference is presented by the automotive manufacturing associations of Alabama (AAMA), Georgia (GAMA), Mississippi (MAMA) and Tennessee (TAMA), rotating venues amongst the states each year; with support from Kentucky (KAIA), South Carolina (SCAC), and the Southern Automotive Women’s Forum (SAWF). The region is the fastest-growing in the country for automobile manufacturing and has the third largest gross domestic product in the world.  With more cars being made in the South than anywhere in the country, Atlanta is the perfect home for this event. 

The conference is estimating more than 1,800 attendees, 300 exhibitors and several foreign manufacturer pavilions. The action-packed agenda features keynotes, panels and breakouts including speakers from Kia, SEMA, KPMG, Siemens, Cox Automotive, MHP Americas – A Porsche Company, and more. The content will cover a range of insights into the automotive world, including industry 4.0, autonomous vehicles, emerging tech and workforce development.

You can register for the conference at: https://www.southernautocon.com/attendee-registration/.

Map of the Tennessee Valley

The Tennessee Valley region is home to six major automotive manufacturers with a supply chain of over 900 mostly small- and medium-sized businesses, employing more than 100,000 people.

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