Virtual Trade Show & Conference

May 12 & 13, 2021

As the world adapts to a “new normal” with COVID-19, SAMA has been taking proactive steps to implement virtual opportunities to continue our mission to our members.

This year the Trade Show and Conference will be a two-day event using the virtual world of Virbela. All you need to do is go to the website download the software and create your avatar and join. Once your avatar is created, you can visit the online campus and walk around a bit. You can visit rooms, see the halls, and hear others visiting as well. The whole download process and avatar creation will only take about 10 minutes.

Why Exhibit?

Join us as an exhibitor, together with top manufacturing companies. This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your products and services in a convenient online setting.

As an exhibitor, you will be provided a fully customized virtual booth to promote your brand to an expanded audience, in addition to other features such as attending presentations, and access to audio, video and text-based chat features to easily spark conversations with your target market.

Prices for online trade show is much more cost effective without requiring travel, setup, or handouts.
Your entire trade show experience will be at your computer where you will be able to gather contact information for new business and new venders.

2021 Speakers

Harry Moser

Founder & President: Reshoring Initiative
Topic: Buy American: Supply Chain Wake-Up Calls for Reshoring Now

Biography

Harry founded the Reshoring Initiative to bring five million manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. after working for high end machine tool supplier GF AgieCharmilles, starting as President in 1985 and retiring 12/31/10 as Chairman Emeritus. Largely due to the success of the Reshoring Initiative, Harry was inducted into the Industry Week Manufacturing Hall of Fame 2010 and was named Quality Magazine’s 2012 Quality Professional of the year and FAB Shop Magazine’s Manufacturing Person of the year.   Harry participated actively in President Obama’s 1/11/12 Insourcing Forum at the White House, won The Economist debate on outsourcing and offshoring, received the Manufacturing Leadership Council’s Industry Advocacy Award in 2014 and the Made in America 2019 Reshoring Award. He was recognized by Sue Helper, then Commerce Department Chief Economist, as the driving force in founding the reshoring trend and named to the Commerce Department Investment Advisory Council in August 2019.

Harry is frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal, NYT, Forbes, Financial Times, New Yorker, Washington Post and USA Today and seen on Fox Business, MarketWatch, PRI, NPR, Manufacturing Talk Radio and other national TV and radio programs.  He received a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MS in Engineering at MIT in 1967 and an MBA from U. of Chicago in 1981. 

Biography

Harry founded the Reshoring Initiative to bring five million manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. after working for high end machine tool supplier GF AgieCharmilles, starting as President in 1985 and retiring 12/31/10 as Chairman Emeritus. Largely due to the success of the Reshoring Initiative, Harry was inducted into the Industry Week Manufacturing Hall of Fame 2010 and was named Quality Magazine’s 2012 Quality Professional of the year and FAB Shop Magazine’s Manufacturing Person of the year.   Harry participated actively in President Obama’s 1/11/12 Insourcing Forum at the White House, won The Economist debate on outsourcing and offshoring, received the Manufacturing Leadership Council’s Industry Advocacy Award in 2014 and the Made in America 2019 Reshoring Award. He was recognized by Sue Helper, then Commerce Department Chief Economist, as the driving force in founding the reshoring trend and named to the Commerce Department Investment Advisory Council in August 2019.

Harry is frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal, NYT, Forbes, Financial Times, New Yorker, Washington Post and USA Today and seen on Fox Business, MarketWatch, PRI, NPR, Manufacturing Talk Radio and other national TV and radio programs.  He received a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MS in Engineering at MIT in 1967 and an MBA from U. of Chicago in 1981. 

James “Jay” Hawreluk

CEO & Executive Consultant: AcuMax Index
Topic: Topic – Developing Your Workforce
Book Author: Unraveling the Mystery of People

Biography

James “Jay” Hawreluk has a BBA in Business Management from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the University of Detroit.  From his involvement in a youth organization, to his first full time position at a bank, as a business owner and involved in sales and consulting, people have always fascinated him.

Over the years, Jay has tried to figure people out and address the issue of why they do the things they do.  This culminated when he become a Senior Management Consultant in late 2000 and for over 10 years worked with all size organizations to provide recruiting, hiring, management, team building and strategic planning expertise.  During this time period, Jay also explored personal relationships on all levels and discovered many commonalities in business relationships and personal relationships – which can all impact stress, happiness and goal achievement.

Jay has years of hands on experience in dealing with the many complex issues that occur in today’s business environment.  After orchestrating the buyout of his company in the early 1990’s, Jay has continued to work with executives of small to Fortune 500 companies offering realistic and attainable solutions to the challenges of our dynamic business world.  The hallmark of Jay’s career has been his ability to consistently deliver new approaches that generate quality results to his clientele at the highest levels of customer satisfaction.

The information Jay has acquired over many years of working with companies is now available to all in his new book and presentation seminar- Unraveling the Mystery of People – which now enables all people to improve their relationships, job satisfaction and overall life enjoyment!  From this book the AcuMax Index® Survey has been developed which accurately assesses an individual’s natural wiring and tells us how they are best motivated, process thought, preferred work style, how risk decisions are made and one’s communication style.  The additional value is the AcuMax Index® scientifically informs us of the environment that a person can best flourish in and is the only assessment that not only measures, but reports on a person’s natural wiring!  The AcuMax Index® is a statistically valid, EEOC compliant assessment that enables any type of organization to improve quality of hiring, performance of their workforce and job satisfaction for all.  In addition, the AcuMax Index® can be used to help in all sorts of personal relationships – spouses, significant others, children, family and friends!  All of this clarity on people and relationships with a simple 5 minute Survey!

Jay’s educational and entertaining presentation style has led to speaking engagements with numerous business organizations, not-for-profit events, conferences and professional organizations!  Unraveling the Mystery of People live presentation is consistently rated as one of the best presentations audiences have seen on human interactions!

Justin Roff-Marsh

Founder: Ballistix
Topic: How to Create a Sales & Marketing Machine
Book Author: The Machine: A radical approach to the design of the sales function.

Biography


Justin Roff-Marsh is the founder of Ballistix and the developer of Sales Process Engineering. Ballistix builds highly efficient sales functions for organizations in North America, Australia, and the United Kingdom. Sales Process Engineering is a radical approach to the design and management of sales functions. Roff-Marsh propagates his (generally controversial) ideas via his popular blog (www.salesprocessengineering.net) and via a busy international speaking schedule.

Register to Attend

We are pleased to announce that our much-awaited Trade Show and Conference is right around the corner; We have realized that we must adopt a more efficient, virtual, distanced engagement strategies and accompanying services to best support our manufacturing audience. This has become our “new normal”. With this in mind, SAMA and the Trade Show Committee is over-hauling its annual Trade Show and Conference to be a virtual event which will deliver uncompromised opportunities through proactive engagement aligned with SAMA’s continued message to COME and MAKE IT IN TEXAS!

I would like to encourage you to go to the website, download the software and create your avatar. Once your avatar is created, you can visit the online campus and walk around a bit. You can visit rooms, see the halls, and hear others visiting as well. The whole download process and avatar creation will only take about 10 minutes.

Past Exhibitors Share their Experiences

Rick Moon

Franks Manufacturing

Mona Helmy

Helmy Plastics

Bill Cox

Cox Manufacturing

We were extremely pleased to have participated in the SAMA Trade Show. From my personal perspective, I was astounded at both the quantity and quality of the show’s attendees most of which were decision makers. We obtained, minimally, 10 very high-quality contacts with which we are currently engaged. Historically we participate in 10-12 trade shows every year, SAMA’s was the best, WE WILL BE BACK!!!

Randy Holford, Sales Manager, SupplyWorksy

Past Years

2020

Zack Hicks

Chief Executive Officer,
Toyota Connected North America

PRESENTING

CONFERENCE

SOCIAL HOUR

GOLDEN

2019 Speakers

2019 Recap

WF Strong

Texas Historian

Jeannine Kunz

Vice President,
Tooling U-SME

Michael Addo-Yobo

Cyber Security,
BDO Global Accounting Company

2018 Speakers

2018 Recap

Andy Car

KFC Technologies

Matt Robinson

Southwest Research Institute

David Rojas

Automation Station, LLC

Russ Hughes

North America Customer Center, Desoutter Tools

Jason McLaurin

Jcore Systems

Sam Wegehaupt

Assembly Shop,
Toyota Motor

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