Upcoming Events


10th annual Southern Automotive Conference | Oct 4-6 | Birmingham, AL


To view the Agenda, to sponsor or to register, click here.

Innovation Zone: Applications due July 31

The Southern Automotive Conference is excited to announce its first-ever Innovation Zone! Designed to showcase innovation revolutionizing automotive manufacturing, the high-tech, interactive Innovation Zone will feature the most creative & cutting-edge technologies and enhanced solutions driving disruptive transformation across the industry.

Are you a visionary leading the way in vehicle intelligence & technology, robotics, virtual reality, 3D printing, sensor technology, digital imaging or autonomous processes?

New to the SAC, companies and individuals have the opportunity to demo breakthrough ideas and innovations. Applications due by July 31.  To learn more and to apply, click here.


SC Automotive Council/SC Aerospace Council Meeting | Oct 9 | Greenville


Agenda and details coming soon. In cooperation with the Composites Suppliers (Matchmaker) Meetings Oct 9-11 @ TD Center, Greenville, SC.


Composites Suppliers Meetings | Oct 9 – 11 | TD Center, Greenville


Greenville has been selected for the inaugural Composites Suppliers Meetings coming October 0-11.  The event organizer, advanced business events (ABE), is a leading European organizer of business conventions or One-to-One meetings events, conferences, congresses dedicated to professionals in the industry.

ABE is proudly recognized in the industry as a key player whose business is to connect OEMs and suppliers through pre-arranged and business focused meetings and conferences.  Because of their international reach, they will be bringing in companies from across the globe, presenting a great opportunity for South Carolina companies to begin or expand their international business.

ABE’s meeting platform enables companies to identify the best possible candidates for new business, generating a pre-arranged meeting schedule based on the customer prioritization.  We are excited for the exposure this will bring to the region and to our great South Carolina companies, with the intent to establish this as a bi-annual event for years to come.

Supplier Matchmaker Meetings are supported by BMW and Toray, organized by Abe and SC Department of Commerce, in partnership with Upstate SC Alliance, CUICAR, USC, SC Aerospace Council and SC Automotive Council.     

Registration Grants are available for qualified South Carolina companies.  To review the grant application, click here.

To learn more about eligibility to participate in the Composites Suppliers Meetings, click here.

To register for this event, click here.


Save the Date for the 7th annual SC Automotive Summit | Feb 28 – Mar 2 | Greenville


To see highlights from the 2017 Auto Summit, click here.