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October 13 – 15, 2021

The Southern Automotive Conference (SAC) hosts top level content and discussion, introducing and exploring the latest innovations and issues related to automotive manufacturing. It brings together key industries including manufacturing, safety, logistics, government, and energy as they relate to automotive manufacturing.

 

SAC is in its 14th year of gathering together automotive manufacturers, suppliers, and service providers from all over the world, with a special focus on those based in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. The conference has grown over the years to become the largest event of its kind in the South, attracting global participants.

 

SAC is expected to attract 1,200 attendees and feature 200+ exhibitors. This international event is the go-to place to get inspired by the industry’s best and brightest, gain valuable resources to amp up your game, and—of course—have fun!

NEW FOR SAC 2021

Matchmaking Session

SAC 2021 kicks off with a dedicated VIP Matchmaking event on Wednesday, October 13 from 1-5 p.m.

Welcome Reception

The Wednesday night Welcome Reception is now open to ALL conference attendees.

Interactive Event App

Maximize your conference experience and keep up on-the-go with SAC’s new event app, Whova.

SCHEDULE

Explore the agenda for this year’s conference.

VIP Matchmaking

Including Sponsors, Exhibitors, Tier 1 Suppliers, OEMs, and Special Matchmaking Registrants.

4 hrs

Exhibit Hall Floor

Joint Board Meeting

Open to all SAMA board members

2 hrs

East Hall Meeting Rooms A & B

SAC Welcome Reception

Entertainment by Iron Horse Bluegrass

2 hrs

Exhibit Hall Floor

Welcome Remarks and President’s Video

15 min

Main Stage

Keynote Speakers

1 hr 45 min

Main Stage

Breakout Sessions & Exhibit Hall

Breakout A: Supervisor Leadership with Integrity Solutions

  • Speaker: Johnny Walker
  • Meeting Rooms D-O
  Breakout B: Innovation Test Track
  • Speaker: Mike Stonecipher
  • Meeting Rooms N-O

1 hr 30 min

Exhibit Hall Floor, East Meeting Rooms

Stars of Southern Manufacturing Awards Luncheon

1 hr

Exhibit Hall Floor

The End Game: Silicon Valley vs Traditional OEMs

Speaker: Dr. Bharat Balasubramanian  

45 min

Main Stage

Breakout Sessions & Exhibit Hall

Breakout A: Quality with AIAG

  • Speaker: Tony Walker
  • Meeting Rooms D-M
  Breakout B: Future Vehicle Infrastructure with Clean Fuel Coalition
  • Speaker: TBD
  • Meeting Rooms N-O

1 hr

Exhibit Hall Floor, East Meeting Rooms

Breakout Sessions & Exhibit Hall

Breakout A: Young Professional Engagement with Environmental Initiative

  • Speaker: TBD
  • Meeting Rooms D-M
Breakout B: OEM Statewide Collaboration for Success
  • OEM Panel: Rick Clements, Larry Deutscher, Donny Jones, Robert Burns, Michael Gaines 
  • Meeting Rooms N-O

45 min

Exhibit Hall Floor, East Meeting Rooms

Exhibit Hall & Prize Drawings

1 hr

Exhibit Hall Floor

Appreciation Reception

Entertainment Featuring the Muscle Shoals Allstar Band

2.5 hrs

Barber Museum

Exhibit Hall

1.5 hrs

Exhibit Hall Floor

The Future Forecast of the Automotive Industry

Speaker: TBD Moderated by Lindsay Chappell, Automotive News

50 minutes

Main Stage

Innovation Test Track Winner Announcement/SAMA Hall of Fame Awards Presentation

30 minutes

Conference Adjourns

SPEAKERS

Coming soon! Stay tuned for this year’s incredible lineup of guest speakers.

MATCHMAKING

Kick off this year’s conference with our VIP Matchmaking Event on Wednesday, October 13th from 1-5 pm.

How it Works

  • View a list of OEM and Strategic Tier Supplier needs in advance.
  • Schedule up to 4 one-on-one meetings, approximately 5 minutes each.
  • Access the Exhibit Hall and break area for duration of event.

How to Register

  • Sponsors and Exhibitors: Confirmed sponsors and exhibitors will receive a link to register for Matchmaking at a special, discounted rate.
  • Attendees: Attendees can select to register for matchmaking on the attendee registration form.

REGISTER

Click below to register for the conference or purchase an exhibit booth.

Attendee Registration

Super Early Bird Registration (ends April 30, 2021)

Non-member – $400

Member – $300

Student – $100

REGISTER NOW
Exhibit Booth Registration

Exhibit Booth Options

Standard Exhibit Booth – $1,950

Double Exhibit Booth – $3,500

Exhibit Showcase – $7,000

REGISTER NOW
prospectus

Explore new opportunities to sponsor!

Download our sponsorship prospectus to learn more about the new features available at this year’s conference and how your company can get involved.

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SPONSORS

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sheila Wardy at swardy@pmtpublishing.com.

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Appreciation Reception at Barber Motorsports Museum

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Platinum Sponsor

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Conference Bag Sponsor

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Platinum Sponsor

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Bronze Sponsor

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Bronze & Charging Station Sponsor

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Gold Sponsor

EXHIBIT HALL

Coming soon! Stay tuned for this year’s list of exhibitors.

VENUE

Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex

VIEW A MAP OF THE COMPLEX

1 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N
Birmingham, AL 35203

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Accommodations

Each hotel is conveniently located adjacent to the SAC 2021 conference center, with the Sheraton directly connected via Skywalk and the Westin only steps away.

EVENT APP

We’re excited to use Whova as our official event platform! Once you have registered for SAC, please download the Whova event app to access all of its exciting capabilities.

  • NAVIGATE the event agenda and logistics, even without Wi-Fi or data.
  • ACCESS useful information like ridesharing and local attractions through the Community Board
  • NETWORK effectively. Plan whom to meet by exploring attendee profiles and sending out messages
  • PARTICIPATE in event activities through session likes, comments, ratings, live polling, tweeting, and more
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SAC is presented jointly each year by the automotive manufacturers associations of Alabama (AAMA), Georgia (GAMA), Mississippi (MAMA) and Tennessee (TAMA). The South Carolina Automotive Council (SCAC), Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM), Texas Automotive Manufacturing Association (TXAMA), and Southern Automotive Women's Forum (SAWF) are affiliate members of SAC.