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
    • Cory Engen, VP of Operations - Flex
    • Mark Stratton, General Manager - Caterpillar Inc.
  • 11:30am to 12:30pm Lunch
  • 12:30pm to 1:00pm Manufacturing Workforce Talent (speaker TBA)
  • 1:00pm to 2:00pm Overcoming Workforce Challenges
    • Moderator: Garrett Groves, VP of Business & Industry Partnerships – Austin Community College
    • Tom Hibbs, Director of Operations - TECO Westinghouse
    • Dave Stewart, VP of Operations - HID Global
    • Carl Rounds, Director of Operations – Applied Materials
    • more panelists TBA
  • 2:00pm to 3:00pm Innovating in Central Texas: Cutting Edge Companies Making Cutting Edge Products
    • Moderator: Mark Sanders, Director/Mentor – Austin Technology Incubators
    • Marsha Osborn, COO – Briggo
    • Tom Markusic, CEO – Firefly Aerospace
    • more panelists TBA
  • 3:30pm to 5:00pm Happy Hour, Sponsored by Austin Pallet Company - appetizers, open bar, and raffle winners announced.


  • 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

Event Sponsors

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