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July 12, 2018

Von Braun Center North Halls
700 Monroe Street
Huntsville, Alabama 35801

The inaugural Supplier Diversity Conference, presented by the Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association and J.F. Drake State Community & Technical College, will bring together top automotive and aerospace industry experts to discuss the current status of their respective industries and define procurement opportunities for Alabama's diverse supplier base.

The purpose of the Supplier Diversity Conference is to educate attendees on important topics and challenges impacting supplier diversity in automotive and aerospace manufacturing and workforce. Minority/women-owned and operated manufacturers and suppliers will also have the opportunity to connect with major automotive and aerospace manufacturers and Tier suppliers during two Speed Dating sessions.


Attendee Registration: $100

Agenda At-A-Glance
Programming subject to change.

All event activities hosted in the Von Braun Center North Halls.

6:30 - 7:30 a.m.
Exhibitor Check-in

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Registration, Networking and Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 8:45 a.m.
Welcome -
Ron Davis, President, AAMA / Chris Lewis, Interim President, J.F. Drake State Community & Technical College

8:45 - 9:30 a.m.
Automotive Industry Discussion - David Fernandes, President, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama

9:30 - 10:15 a.m.
Roundtable Discussion - Aerospace & Automotive
Sylvester Hester, ARD Logistics
Alicia Ryan, LSINC
Eric Glenn, Corporate Supplier Diversity Manager, PPG

10:15 - 11:30 a.m.
Speed Dating

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Networking Break

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

1:00 - 1:45 p.m.
Aerospace Update - Robert Lightfoot, President, LSINC

1:45 - 3:00 p.m.
Speed Dating

3:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Networking Break

3:30 - 4:15 p.m.
State Resources Available - ATN/AIDT/Alabama Department of Commerce, TBD

4:15 - 4:30 p.m.
Closing Comments - Ron Davis, President, AAMA / Chris Lewis, Interim President, J.F. Drake State Community & Technical College 

Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities

Sponsorship Opportunities
Download our full Sponsorship Prospectus for more details!

Sponsorship Levels
Presenting Sponsor - $5,000
Platinum Sponsor - $2,500
Gold Sponsor - $1,000

Exhibit Opportunities
Tabletop exhibits (8' unskirted table with two chairs) are available for $750. Exhibit registration includes one complimentary registration. Exhibitors may add additional attendees for $100. To register for an exhibit, click HERE!
View the current exhibit hall map HERE.

Venue Information

For Von Braun Center directions and parking information, please click HERE. North Halls and parking are located off of Clinton Avenue.

For more information, please contact:
Lynsey Delane
[email protected]

Thank You To Our Sponsors


Thank You To Our Exhibitors