Southern Automotive Conference October 5 - 7 Atlanta, GA Southern Automotive Conference October 5 - 7 Atlanta, GA

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October 5 – 7, 2022

About SAC

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!!

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A Brief History of SAC

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.

Images from past SACs


Gas South Convention Center


6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy
Duluth, GA 30097



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.

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.