South-Tec, a showcase of manufacturing innovation, knowledge and relationships, is set Oct. 29-31 at the TD Convention Center. Along with more than 200 exhibitors, the biennial show includes interactive demonstrations, new product presentations, panel discussions and networking events.
“The Southeast is experiencing exceptional growth in areas critical to the economy, such as aerospace and automotive manufacturing,” said Cathy Kowalewicz, South-Tec event manager. “Five Southeastern states – Kentucky, Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia and North Carolina—rank among the top 16 states in new growth of manufacturing jobs. South-Tec is designed to give manufacturers the technology and knowledge to leverage that growth into new business for their companies.”
South Carolina Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt, a former BMW spokesman, said South-Tec recognizes South Carolina’s growing reputation for technology advances.
“South Carolina is leading the Southeast in manufacturing growth,” Hitt said. “The state is a model for the world in automotive, aviation, transportation and advanced materials by advancing quality, efficiency and workforce productivity. SME is showcasing current knowledge and the latest technology, demonstrating one more reason that South Carolina is just right for manufacturing.”
More than 4,000 expected attendees at the SME-presented event will have an opportunity to hear manufacturing leaders assess trends. Some sessions will feature student research, products and innovations. Dearborn, Mich.-based SME creates opportunities for people to showcase innovation. Share knowledge and grow their businesses and relationships.
“South-Tec is one of the most important and influential trade events in the advanced manufacturing world,”Greenville Mayor Knox White said. “For SME to have chosen Greenville as the location for its 2013 expo makes a powerful statement about how the Upstate is perceived nationally and globally and how it is appreciated not only as a manufacturing leader but also as a great place to visit and enjoy.”
More information and registration is available here.