**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE** Release Date: 07/20/2023
Tampa, Florida – The American Made Conference, a premier networking event for the U.S. manufacturing industry, is set to take place on November 9th and 10th in the vibrant city of Tampa. This monumental gathering will bring together industrial leaders, supply chain directors, C-level executives, engineers, and innovators to advance domestic production and foster collaborations that drive American manufacturing to new heights.
Kicking off the American Made Conference will be the esteemed entrepreneur, inventor, and founder of General Welding & Fabricating, Inc., Mark Andol of Western New York. From his early years as a young innovator to the establishment of his first welding shop, Mark’s journey has been characterized by unwavering dedication and passion for fixing and inventing products. Today, General Welding & Fabricating, Inc. boasts multiple large locations, serving major industrial, commercial, and residential projects. Notably, the company also launched the Made in America Store, a brick & mortar retail outlet that has grown exponentially, showcasing over 11,000 products from 500 different 100% American Made suppliers.
The American Made Conference will take a momentous turn as it features the broadcast of the captivating documentary, “American Made,” which spotlights the extraordinary story of Mark Andol and his remarkable contributions to the U.S. manufacturing landscape. This inspiring documentary, originally released in 2013, offers an insight into the challenges and triumphs faced by American manufacturers. The conference will exclusively showcase updates from the last two seconds of the documentary’s trailer, providing attendees with a nostalgic look back while highlighting the progress made in the last decade.
The event’s agenda is power-packed, comprising a diverse array of sessions, keynote speeches, and panel discussions. Industry experts and thought leaders will share insights into the latest trends, innovations, and best practices in manufacturing operations, supply chain management, marketing strategies, and talent development. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with like-minded peers, foster meaningful connections, and explore potential collaborations that can accelerate growth in the American manufacturing sector.
The conference is proud to announce that the grand finale will feature a spectacular showcase of the “Most American Made Vehicles of 2023.” Attendees will witness a breathtaking display of cutting-edge automotive engineering, reflecting the spirit of American craftsmanship and ingenuity. This thrilling finale aims to celebrate the excellence of the U.S. automotive industry and its contributions to the nation’s economic growth.
The American Made Conference is committed to creating an inclusive platform that welcomes industrial and military metal fabricators, product manufacturers, parts manufacturers, machine shops, textiles manufacturers, and other key stakeholders within the manufacturing ecosystem. Together, they will work towards strengthening the domestic production landscape and securing a prosperous future for U.S. manufacturing.
To participate in this remarkable event and be a part of the thriving American manufacturing community, interested individuals can register and find more information at https://AmericanMadeConference.com
The American Made Conference is a major networking event for the U.S. manufacturing industry, dedicated to advancing domestic production and fostering collaborations. With a focus on industry trends, innovation, and best practices, the conference aims to empower participants to strengthen the American manufacturing landscape.
Jason Blount, Co-Host
American Made Conference Agenda
Date: November 10th
Location: Westshore Grand, Tampa, FL
Morning Session: Inspiration and Insights
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Registration and Networking Breakfast
9:00 AM – 9:15 AM: Welcome Address and Conference Overview
Session 1: A Story of Innovation and Dedication
9:15 AM – 10:00 AM: Documentary Speech by Mark Andol: “From Invention to Industry: A Journey in American Manufacturing”
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM: Q&A Session with Mark Andol
Coffee Break & Networking
10:15 AM – 10:45 AM
Session 2: Fostering Growth Through Strategic Trade Relations
10:45 AM – 11:30 AM: Panel Discussion – “International Trade Partnerships: Strategies for Manufacturing Growth”
11:30 AM – 11:45 AM: Q&A Session with Panelists
Session 3: Insights into Manufacturing Success
11:45 AM – 12:30 PM: Presentation – “Lessons from Thriving Machine Shops and Military Manufacturers”
12:30 PM – 12:45 PM: Q&A Session with the Speaker
Lunch Break & Networking
12:45 PM – 2:00 PM
Session 4: Empowering Manufacturers Through Targeted Marketing
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM: Presentation – “Micro-Targeting Audiences for Manufacturing Success”
2:45 PM – 3:00 PM: Q&A Session with Jason Blount
Session 5: Building Resilient Supply Chains
3:00 PM – 3:45 PM: Panel Discussion – “Strengthening Supply Chains for American Manufacturers”
3:45 PM – 4:00 PM: Q&A Session with Panelists including Special Guest
Afternoon Break & Networking
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Session 6: American Innovation Showcase
4:30 PM – 5:15 PM: Presentation – “Unveiling the Top 4 Most American Made Cars: Celebrating Domestic Innovation”
5:15 PM – 5:30 PM: Closing Remarks and Conference Wrap-Up
Evening Networking Event
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Join us for a networking reception and dinner, offering the opportunity to connect with fellow attendees, speakers, and industry experts.
Note: The agenda is subject to updates, and attendees will receive the latest information as it becomes available. This conference aims to offer valuable networking opportunities, industry insights, and strategies for enhancing domestic production in the U.S. manufacturing sector.
Request to be a forum sponsor and speaker: https://AmericanMadeConference.com