SC Auto Week
February 20-25, 2017 | Statewide Locations
As proclaimed by Governor Nikki Haley, SC Auto Week is a public celebration of South Carolina’s innovative automotive industry. For the week surrounding the 6th Annual SC Automotive Summit, business professionals will have several extraordinary opportunities for one-on-one business prospecting events, access to future innovations never before revealed and exposure to robust solutions from nationally recognized speakers. With commitment to draw new talent to automotive manufacturing, students, parents, teachers, and counselors will have opportunities to tour plants and to gain insight to best practices, innovations and career opportunities afforded by this industry. Held Feb. 20-25, 2017, SC Auto Week will clearly demonstrate South Carolina’s bright future in mobility.
AUTO WEEK EVENTS
Automotive B2B Matchmaker Event
For more information contact:
Chuck Bundy, Cbundy@sccommerce.com, (803)737-1336
Catherine Hayes, Catherine@myscma.com, (864) 283-7109
2017 Power Event Series Presented by GSA Business Report
The following workshops will be offered on Feb. 22, from 1 – 3:30 p.m., as a part of Auto Week:
Lunch & Learn: Future of Automotive Core Tools | Center for Manufacturing | Greenville, SC
As the automotive industry evolves toward more connected and autonomous technology, the tools used for planning the design and manufacture of vehicles must also evolve. Join us for an informative update, led by Quistem President Cathy Fisher, on how the Automotive Core Tools are being re-imagined to support emerging technologies, and how your organization can get directly involved in shaping the future of Automotive Core Tools.
Industry 4.0: Digesting the End to End Supply Chain Business and Financial Process | The Hyatt | Greenville, SC
Industry 4.0 is not the predictive view of things to come; it’s an insight of what’s already happening across multiple global sectors. The digital changes across the manufacturing landscape are putting an ever increasing demand on an already struggling supply chain and financial process. Join us as David Eyes, head of business development at Data Interchange, leads us in discovering how to maximize your internal and external risks.
Preparing the Supply Chain for Export to Mexico | The Hyatt | Greenville, SC
In 2015, Mexico was ranked as the largest export market for U.S. auto parts. The size of its market and the shared border provides and excellent market for U.S. companies. The South Carolina Department of Commerce, in partnership with the U.S. Commercial Service is leading an automotive trade mission to Mexico, Aug. 27-31, 2017. Come learn about opportunities available to grow your business in Mexico. The session will be led by Shannon Christenbury and Monica Martinez with the U.S. Commercial Service, and Anita Patel with the South Carolina Department of Commerce.
SCMA Roundtable: Best Practices for Indirect Purchasing | The Hyatt | Greenville, SC (By Invitation Only to SCMA Members)
Roger Stone with Minority Sales will lead an exclusive workshop, by invitation only, focusing on best practice for indirect purchasing and localization. Participants will describe diversity efforts and their benefits, as well as challenges that have been faced. Participants are encouraged to share what has worked and not worked in their companies’ efforts to find effective solutions facing the industry.
For more information and to register, click here.
SC Auto Week Plant Tour for Industry Professionals | VTL Precision and IFA Rotorion | Ladson, SC | Feb. 24
Date: Friday, Feb 24
Time: 8:00 – 11:00 am
Location: Meet at VTL Precision, 9551 Palmetto Commerce Pkwy, Ladson, SC 29456
Cost: $55.00/person; Light Breakfast and Bus Transportation provided.
Capacity limited to 20 participants – registration first come/first served.
Join us for coffee and networking with your industry colleagues, followed by high-tech plant tours at VTL Precision and IFA Rotorion facilities on Friday, Feb. 24 from 8-11 a.m.
- Steel toed shoes and safety glasses required and must be provided by Participants.
- Manufactures reserve the right to restrict access to participants based on company affiliations.
VTL Precision Tour
View the Manufacturing Assembly of Turbo Charger Components at VTL Precision manufacturing facility. VTL Group provides expertise in the design, manufacture and supply of complex steel components and sub-assemblies, and the machining of precision castings for turbo and brake applications.
IFA Rotorion Tour
Tour the Drive Shaft Assembly Process including Friction Welding, CV Joint Assembly and Balancing, and Finishing with Paint.
To register, go to myscma.com/events.
To learn more about the 2017 SC Auto Summit, the capstone event of Auto Week, click here.