Countdown to SAC 2023


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Attendee Registration

Attendee Registration

Early Bird Pricing available until 07/11/23

Non-member – $575

Member – $475

Exhibit Booth Registration

Exhibit Booth Options

Super Early Bird pricing does NOT apply to exhibit booths.

Standard Exhibit Booth – $1,995

Double Exhibit Booth – $3,850


Matchmaking Session

Kick off this year’s conference with our VIP Matchmaking Event on Wednesday, October 18!

Cost: Sponsors & Exhibitors – $100; Attendees – $150

Confirmed sponsors and exhibitors will receive a link to register at a special discounted rate.
Attendees can select to register on the attendee registration form.


  • 10:30 – Registration in Azalea ballroom.*
  • 11:00 – Schedule appointments with OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers.
  • 1:00-5:00 – Appointments in Azalea ballroom.

*All sellers must report for registration in order to guarantee four appointment slots with buyers.

How it Works

  • Sign in at Matchmaking registration to receive a wristband, appointment card, and voucher.
  • View a list of OEMs and Strategic Tier 1 Suppliers and sign up for appointments with your target buyers.
  • Schedule a minimum of 4 one-on-one meetings, five minutes each
  • Extra time? Report to the bullpen for opportunities to schedule with additional OEMs and Tier 1s.

How to Register

  • Confirmed sponsors and exhibitors will receive a link to register at a special discounted rate.
  • Attendees can select to register on the attendee registration form.

VIP Matchmaking Past Participants


  • Blue Bird
  • Daimler Truck NA
  • Fisker
  • KIA Georgia
  • Honda
  • Hyundai
  • Mazda NAO
  • Mazda Toyota
  • Toyota NA
  • Volkswagen

Tier 1 Suppliers:

  • Ascorium
  • Draexlmaier Group USA
  • DNUS
  • E&E Manufacturing
  • Eissmann Group Automotive
  • Gerhardi
  • Honda Lock
  • Kasai
  • Mahle
  • Marelli
  • Mobis
  • Montaplast
  • SMP
  • WKW
  • ZF

Keep checking our website to see our growing list of committed OEMs and Tier 1 Suppliers.

A Brief History of SAC

SAC 2023 will mark the 16th 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 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 Beau Rivage Resort in Biloxi, Mississippi for the 2023 event.

Images from past SACs


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

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sheila Wardy at


Thank You to our 2023 Sponsors!

Book Your Stay

Book your stay at the Beau Rivage, the premier destination of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Offering sweeping views of the coast and historic downtown Biloxi, the Beau Rivage offers the perfect blend of southern hospitality and luxury.

We recommend that you book your hotel directly using the link above (which has 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.
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 affiliates of SAC.