SAC 2023 Agenda

Wednesday, Oct. 18
Registration/Exhibitor Set Up8 a.m. – 5 p.m.Exhibit Halls
VIP Matchmaking (Presented by Elwood Staffing/NAOS and Siemens)
Including OEMs, Suppliers and Registrants
*Check-In10:30 a.m.Outside of Azalea Ballroom
*Schedule Appointments11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.Azalea Ballroom
*Matchmaking Introduction & Rules12:45 p.m.Azalea Ballroom
*Appointments1 p.m. – 5 p.m.Azalea Ballroom
Joint Board Meeting3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.Biloxi Visitor’s Center
Welcome Reception (Presented by Malone Workforce Solutions)
Light hors d’oeuvres, beer & wine provided; Entertainment provided by Thomas Jackson
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.Exhibit Halls
Thursday, Oct. 19
Breakfast – Exhibitor Focus (Presented by Nissan Canton)7:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.Exhibit Halls
Welcome Remarks & President’s Video9:30 a.m.Theater
Keynote Speaker: Peter Ricchiuti, Tulane University (Presented by Malone Workforce Solutions)9:45 a.m.Theater
Keynote Speaker 2: Joseph McCabe, AutoForecast Solutions LLC (Presented by Surgere)10:30 a.m.Theater
Everyone will enjoy the same buffet lunch, served in one of three fine dining Beau Rivage restaurants
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.BR Prime, Stalla, Jia
Exhibitor Focus & Dessert12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.Exhibit Halls
Stars of Southern Manufacturing Awards2 p.m.Theater
Sponsor Remarks: Elwood Staffing/NAOS2:45 p.m.Theater
OEM Panel (Presented by Mighty Mississippi)
Panelists: Victor Taylor (Nissan Canton), Lex Lemmers (PACCAR), Erik Skaggs (Toyota MS)
Moderated by: Bill Cork (MDA)
3 p.m.Theater
Passing of the Torch3:45 p.m.Theater
Refreshment Break (Presented by Bank of America)4 p.m.Exhibit Halls
MAGNET EV Workforce Town Hall (Presented by The Magnet Group)
Panelists: Mike Oatridge (UA), Clay Walden (MS State)
4:15 p.m.Azalea Ballroom
Exhibitor Focus4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.Exhibit Halls
Auto Industry Celebration Reception (Presented by Nissan Canton & Toyota MS)
Entertainment by Big A and the All Stars
Dinner and drinks provided
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.Ground Zero Blues Club

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.