SOUTH-TEC Brings Manufacturing Experts and Advanced Technology to South Carolina October 11, 2017 by SME Communications Three days of keynotes and panels expand opportunities available to attendees beyond the show floor GREENVILLE, S.C – Hands-on access to today’s most advanced technologies isn’t the only thing attendees of the SOUTH-TEC manufacturing show, produced by SME and AMT, will have at their fingertips. Representatives from Deloitte Services, GE Power, the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte are just a handful of the experts who will be sharing lessons, insights and future predictions over three days of keynotes and panels. Running Oct. 24-26, at the TD Convention Center in Greenville, South Carolina, SOUTH-TEC provides manufacturers in the South the chance to see and touch the latest technologies while learning about the issues and opportunities facing the industry. Each day will open with a keynote speech, with panel discussions held throughout the first two days. As the show progresses, a variety of free educational sessions will take place in the event’s main theater. “Manufacturing is a dynamic and rapidly changing industry critical to South Carolina and neighboring states,” said Cathy Kowalewicz, SOUTH-TEC show manager at SME. “We’ve focused on bringing in a variety of experts, participating in more than 20 educational sessions, who can provide manufacturers with actionable insights and lessons to improve their operations.” Hot Topics Deloitte Services’ Patricia Buckley, managing director of Economic Policy and Analysis, will open the show on Tuesday with a keynote exploring economic trends impacting manufacturers in Southeastern U.S. Wednesday’s keynote by Scott Geller, CEO, PartWorks, tackles all things 3D – from laser scanning to 3D printing to 3D CAD technologies – and how they can benefit manufacturers today. Julia Crews, former head of training and development for Panasonic Automotive, will take the stage on Thursday to discuss women in manufacturing and how to empower women leaders while bridging the gender gap. Panel topics on Tuesday and Wednesday include: Smart Manufacturing: The Next Industrial Revolution Workforce Development: Champions of Tomorrow Future of Manufacturing To register, or see the full listing of educational presentations and special activities, visit southteconline.com. About SME SME connects manufacturing professionals, academia and communities, sharing knowledge and resources to build inspired, educated and prosperous manufacturers and enterprises. With more than 85 years of experience and expertise in events, media, membership, training and development, and also through an education foundation, SME is committed to promoting manufacturing technology, developing a skilled workforce and attracting future generations to advance manufacturing. Learn more at sme.org, follow @SME_MFG on Twitter or facebook.com/SMEmfg. About AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology AMT represents U.S.-based builders and distributors of manufacturing technology – the advanced machinery, devices, and digital equipment that U.S. manufacturing relies on to be productive, innovative, and competitive. Located in McLean, VA, near the nation’s capital, AMT acts as the industry’s voice to speed the pace of innovation, increase global competitiveness and develop manufacturing’s advanced workforce of tomorrow. With extensive expertise in industry data and intelligence, as well as a full complement of international business operations, AMT offers its members an unparalleled level of support. AMT also produces IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show, the premier manufacturing technology event in North America. ### If you have questions about the press release or need additional information, please contact SME Public Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org.