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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.

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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
Mayor Tommy Battle, Mayor of Huntsville
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
Moderator: Sylvester Hester, President & CEO, ARD Logistics
Eric Glenn, Corporate Supplier Diversity Manager, PPG

Larry Melton, Purchasing/MRO Department Manager, Honda Manufacturing of Alabama
Leon Richardson, Founder & President, ChemicoMays, LLC
Alicia Ryan, CEO, LSINC

10:15  - 11:30 a.m.
Matchmaking Session & Exhibit Hall Break
Confirmed: Aerojet, Alabama Safety Products, Boeing, Bocar, Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, Magna International, Marshall Space Flight Center, Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama

Doing Business with Marshall Space Flight Center (alternate to Matchmaking Session)
David Brock, Small Business Specialist, Marshall Space Flight Center

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

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch

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

1:45 - 3:00 p.m.
Matchmaking Session & Exhibit Hall Break
Confirmed: Aerojet, Alabama Safety Products, Boeing, Bocar, Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, Magna International, Marshall Space Flight Center, Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama

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

3:30 - 4:15 p.m.
State Resources Available
Kristi Bain, Assistant Director of North Alabama, AIDT
Gregg Bennett, Center Director - Gadsden, Alabama Technology Network
Brooks Kracke - President & CEO, NAIDA
Stephanie McCulloch, Assistant Director, North AlabamaWorks

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
256.824.6407
[email protected]


Thank You To Our Sponsors








 

 









Thank You To Our Exhibitors