Exhibitor & Attendee Registration


  • 9:30am to 10:00am Registration and Breakfast Tacos, Sponsored by TRI Solutions
  • 10:00am to 10:45am Grand Challenges in Manufacturing Keynote: Travis Hessman, Editor in Chief at IndustryWeek
  • 10:45am to 11:30am Industry 4.0 Now | Opportunities in Advanced Operations
    • Moderator: Travis Hessman, Editor in Chief - IndustryWeek
    • Michael Raiford, Corporate VP - Samsung Austin Semiconductor
    • Shon Sandifar, Manufacturing Engineer Manager - Caterpillar
    • Ron Bergman, Director of Engineering - Flex
    • Rafael Gomex, Director of Product Strategy - Bright Machines
  • 11:30am to 12:00pm Advanced Robotics Capabilties through Open-Source Software Matt Robinson, Program Manager ROS-Industrial Consortium Americas, Southwest Research Institute
  • 12:00pm to 12:30pm Lunch (for conference attendees)
  • 12:30pm to 1:00pm Manufacturing Workforce Talent, Garrett Groves, VP of Business & Industry Partnerships, Austin Community College
  • 1:00pm to 2:00pm Overcoming Workforce Challenges
    • Moderator: Garrett Groves VP of Business & Industry Partnerships - ACC
    • Tom Hibbs, Director of Operations - TECO Westinghouse
    • Dave Stewart, VP of Operations - HID Global
    • John Paul Daly, Director of Operations - NXP
  • 2:00pm to 3:00pm Innovating in Central Texas: Cutting Edge Companies Making Cutting Edge Products
    • Moderator: Robb Misso Global VP - UCT
    • Marsha Osborn, COO – Briggo
    • Adam Oaks, Director of Production - Firefly Aerospace
    • Vikram Iyengar, President & CTO - Yotta Solar
  • 3:30pm to 5:00pm Happy Hour, appetizers, open bar, and raffle winners announced. Sponsored by Austin Pallet Company.


  • It’s the biggest manufacturing event in Central Texas!
  • Our conference pulls together some of the most innovative thinkers and leaders from cutting edge companies in the region. This years topics will address the grand challenges in manufacturing, especially around implementing technology and recruiting people. You will walk away with new ideas that can impact your operation.
  • Meet over 100 exhibitors, including leading manufacturers and supporting companies.
  • Network with key executives and industry leaders.
  • Find solutions to your company’s needs.
  • Check out the competition
  • Free drinks at 3:30PM!
  • Awesome raffle prizes including Samsung Tablet, GoPro Hero, and more.
  • It’s Free!
  • 2018 Program


  • Generate quality leads
  • Build your brand
  • Make high level contacts
  • Meet peers
  • Be a part of the community
  • 2019 Exhibitor information

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