October 5 – 7, 2022
Non-member – $649
Member – $549
October 5 – 7, 2022
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Prices subject to increases due to inflation and ongoing geopolitical factors. Book now for best pricing.
This year’s SAC offers several optional excursions on Tuesday, October 4th and one great option for Friday, October 7th at the close of the conference.
Before the start of the conference, you can explore the appeal of the surrounding area and discover interesting places and things to do.
Spending a day/evening with other SAC attendees gives you the opportunity to enjoy shared experiences and create relationships that will continue throughout the conference and last long after the conference is over.
Attendees may also register their spouse for these excursions even if they are not registered for the conference. If you would like to register your spouse, please contact email@example.com for more details.
Buses load in the Gas South District’s roundabout.
Gwinnett County’s “Seoul of the South” Food Tour ($100) Limit of 23 per tour; SAC may add more tours if necessary
From traditional Korean restaurants and markets to karaoke, there’s not much you can experience in Korea that you can’t also do in Gwinnett. Through our immersive Seoul of the South™ Korean restaurant tour, you’ll learn all about the rise of this unique (and delicious) culture in Gwinnett.
The Seoul of the South™ Korean restaurant tour takes place at three local restaurants and bakeries. Throughout the tour, you’ll be given information about Korean culture in Gwinnett, as well as details about the food you try.
Tour includes transportation to each restaurant, a special swag bag, and ample food provided by restaurants at each stop (almost 3 full meals per person). Includes non-alcoholic beverages only.
Our tour guide is someone who loves food. Your guide works closely with Explore Gwinnett to bridge the gap between Gwinnett’s hospitality industry and the local Korean community.
TIMELINE FOR TOUR 1: Tuesday, October 4, 11am ET – 2:30pm ET
TIMELINE FOR TOUR 2: Tuesday, October 4, 3:30pm ET – 7:00pm ET
TIMELINE FOR TOUR 3: Friday, October 7, 11am ET – 2:30pm ET
Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta is situated on 750 acres in Hall County. There are 600,000+ square feet of paved team paddock space, as well as approximately 130,000 square feet of paved Fan Zone at the track. As one of the top entertainment centers in Georgia and one of the most iconic racetracks in the world, Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta offers individuals, families and large corporate groups a fun and family-friendly environment, as well as the chance to witness motorsports history being made on race weekends.
Please note that the Agenda is subject to change.
In October 2022, senior executives from OEMs across the Southeast and all over the world will showcase their latest developments and emerging technologies, and will discuss efforts to increase their competitive advantage.
Attendees include OEMs; Tier 1, 2, and 3 suppliers; government agencies; educational institutions; and professional service organizations that have specialized expertise in automotive, and related industrial and aerospace industries.
The SAC has an International reputation for attracting top industry executives and thought leaders – including those from various parts of Europe; Asia; Central, South, and North America; and the Nordic countries.
The SAC has consistently attracted top-level decision makers including those responsible for vehicle components, site selection, construction, plant and equipment, production processes, quality, transportation, logistics and supply chain matters, HR/benefit issues, accounting and finance, and legal solutions such as OSHA, product liability, and intellectual property.
With creative changes and continued improvements, the 2022 conference promises to be an unforgettable experience. Following the huge success last year, ALL attendees will be invited to attend the Wednesday evening Welcome Reception, allowing focused networking opportunities with Joint Board members, OESA, SAWF, WIM, OEM Purchasing representatives, VIP guests, and others. In addition, in response to overwhelming requests for the same, the Exhibit Hall is integrated with our main stage area again, with an improved layout to increase traffic flow to exhibit booths and high-priority breakout sessions to take attendee education to the next level. Join us for SAC 2022 in Georgia!
SAC 2022 will mark the 15th year for the conference that serves the automotive industry associations and companies based in the southern region, namely Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas, as well as the Southern Automotive Women’s Forum (SAWF).
The conference rotates between four states each year, from Alabama to Georgia to Mississippi and Tennessee, and then repeats the rotation. The hosts of SAC represent a governing group called the Southern Automotive Manufacturing Alliance (SAMA) which exists to promote the automotive manufacturing industry across the South and to foster growth.
The SAC has grown in stature and attendance every year mirroring the phenomenal rise in companies locating their facilities in the region including recent game-changers like Mazda Toyota, Rivian, Ford (Blue Oval), and Tesla.
The southeastern United States continues to boast the fastest-growing automotive industry in North America. Known for its world-class automotive production and sound business environment, the region’s supply base has thrived while OEMs and major suppliers continue to invest.
The Southern Automotive Conference (SAC) selected the Gas South District Convention Center in the close-in Atlanta suburb of Duluth, GA for the 2022 event.
For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sheila Wardy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stars of Southern Manufacturing/Registration 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.
Kick off this year’s conference with our VIP Matchmaking Event on Wednesday, October 5th from 1-5 p.m.
(Sponsors & Exhibitors: $85; Attendees: $125)
(Final meeting number is dependent on registration numbers)
The following hotels are considered to be “on campus” and within walking distance to the Convention Center. Keep checking our website for information on discounted group rates and additional hotel options.
IMPORTANT NOTICEIf you choose one of the above hotels, we recommend that you book your hotel directly using the links above (which have been provided to us by the hotel), or book directly with the hotel. No convention or booking agencies have been authorized by SAC. We recommend that you be careful in securing your reservation with only firms you know and trust