2023 State of Manufacturing Conference & Expo | Presented by PNC Bank

September 19, 2023 -

Join us on September 19, 2023, for our State of Manufacturing Conference & Expo at the AT&T Hotel & Conference Center, sponsored by PNC Bank! An all-star lineup of panels and presentations will explore the pressing issues and opportunities created by the incredible economic development in Central Texas. Topics include:

  • Rapid growth: The companies and initiatives that are propelling expansions.
  • National and Global trends impacting local business.
  • Energy, Labor, and Housing
  • Bold projections for the future
  • Regional Infrastructure, and much more

    And don’t forget the FREE Headshot Station, drinks, and door prizes!
    Special thank you to our Headline Sponsor, PNC Bank!

PNC BANK, Headline Sponsor
ASTUTE ELECTRONICS, Conference Sponsor
JACOBS, Conference Sponsor
SAMSUNG, Conference Sponsor
BRAVENT, Conference Sponsor
TMAC, Conference Sponsor
CELLINK, Conference Sponsor
INSURICA, Sustaining Sponsor
NETWORK BUILDERS IT, Sustaining Sponsor
VERSACOR, Sustaining Sponsor
TSTC, Headshot Station Sponsor
REGIONS BANK, Breakfast Taco Sponsor
ABM, Happy Hour Sponsor
BTX GLOBAL, Logistics Sponsor
CANGSHAN CUTLERY, Donating Sponsor

EVENT DETAILS Tuesday, September 19th 9:00AM to 4:00PM

AT&T Hotel and Conference Center 1900 University Ave Austin, TX 78705

Conference Ticket (Member) | $165
Conference Ticket (Non-Member) | $225
Conference Table Sponsor (10 seats) | $2000
Expo Attendee (view exhibitors) | FREE

Expo Attendees Tickets to walk the expo floor and view exhibitor tables are FREE, but still requires registration. Expo Attendee tickets include admission to walk the trade show floor and view all exhibitor tables, as well as attend the Happy Hour at the end of the event.
Conference Attendees Conference tickets include admission to the conference portion of the event taking place from 9:30am-3pm, plated lunch, admission to walk the expo floor, and admission to the Happy Hour taking place after the event.
Table sponsor tickets include 10 of the Conference Tickets listed above, plus logo recognition on reserved table.


See all our great exhibitors!

View the full line-up! Check out our show website for more information.

8:00 am | Exhibitor Breakfast in the Expo Hall
Special thank you to our Breakfast Sponsor, Regions Bank

8:45 am | Conference Registration Opens

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | Expo Floor Open!
Come see all our great exhibitors and walk the show floor. Attendance to the expo portion of our event is FREE. Special thank you to our Sustaining Sponsors, INSURICA, East West Manufacturing, Network Builders IT, and Versacor

9:30 am | Welcome Address from our Headline Sponsor, PNC Bank and special political guest

9:45 am | KEYNOTE: Jason Shawhan, Director of Manufacturing for Tesla.
Special thank you to our Conference Sponsor, Jacobs Engineering

10:00 am to 1:00 pm | FREE Headshot Station Open!
Come get your free professional headshots at the ARMA Expo. Special thank you to our Sponsor, Texas State Technical College
10:15 am | Drivers of Growth—An industry panel featuring companies and sectors that are leading expansions in the region. Panelists include: Cory Engen (Flex), Eric Salwan (Firefly), and Jon Taylor (Samsung). Moderated by Kristie Gonzales with KVUE.
Special thank you to our Conference Sponsor, Astute Electronics

11:15 am | Break —Network and visit the expo. FREE Headshot Bar will be open.
Special thank you to our Sustaining Sponsors, INSURICA, Network Builders IT, and East/West Manufacturing!

12:00 pm | Exhibitors Lunch
Boxed lunches will be available for all exhibitors and volunteers in the back of the expo hall. We have 2 available per vendor.
12:15 pm | Lunch Address from Pablo Vegas, CEO of ERCOT
A plated lunch will be available for Conference Attendees Special thank you to our Conference Sponsor, Samsung Austin Semiconductor
12:30 pm | KEYNOTE: The Myth of Globalization and the Rise of Regional Economies, Shannon O’Neil, VP of Council on Foreign Relations
Special thank you to our Sponsor, PNC Bank

1:00 pm | The State of Business - What’s the Operating Environment: Industry Panel with key companies. Panelists include: Rajesh Purushothaman (VP, NI), Mike Seeley (Director of Ops, Dover Fueling), Nicole Budworth (CEO, Senox). Moderated by Stacy Schmitt (SVP Communications, Opportunity Austin)
Special thank you to our Conference Sponsor, TMAC

1:45pm | Special Message: Incoming Chancellor for Austin Community College, Dr. Lowery-Hart
Special thank you to our Conference Sponsor, Bravent

2:00pm | Closing Remarks and Raffle

3:00pm | Happy Hour in the Exhibitor Hall!
Special thank you to our Happy Hour Sponsor, ABM



Minutes + Agendas