2023 In Person
Trade Show

Save the Date: May 10, 2023

3201 E. Houston St. | Expo Hall B
San Antonio, TX 78219
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Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to showcase your business to the manufacturers across Texas.

From panel discussions, to breakout sessions, to conference talks — all of these avenues can positively impact and boost your business! Come join a conference full of like-minded manufacturers, committed to making it BIGGER in Texas!

BOOTH PRICES AT A GLANCE

6×10 BoothSOLD OUT

10×10 Booth – $1000

10×20 Booth – $2000

20×20 Booth – $4000

SAMA
Member Exhibitor

SAMA
Non-Member Exhibitor

AD PRICES AT A GLANCE

Full Page 8.5″ X 11″  – $600.00 ea.

Full Page Back Cover 8.5″ x 11″ – SOLD OUT

Full Page Front Inside Cover 8.5” X 11″ – SOLD OUT

Full Page Back Inside Cover 8.5” X 11″ – $850.00 ea.

Floor Plan Banner Exhibitor Page 10 ” X 2 ” – SOLD OUT

Category List Page Banner Exhibitor Page 10 ” X 1″ – SOLD OUT

Half Page 7.5″ X 4.875″ – $325.00 ea.

Quarter Page 3.75 ” X 4.875 ” – $175.00 ea.

Business Card 2 ” X 3.5 ” – $100.00 ea.

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GOING LIVE!

The 2022 SAMA “Come and Make It in Texas” Trade Show is a must attend event to interact with the manufacturing exhibitors showcasing the best of the region.

This Trade Show will allow our manufacturing community to engage and meet many new faces, have access to many new products and services, and experience in person presentations from top industry leaders.

After going virtual for 2 years, it is so exciting to hear the words ‘In Person Trade Show and Conference’.

Be prepared to bring your “A” game on May 10th, and be sure to meet the SAMA Board of Directors, who will be on the floor to find out how YOU can become more engaged with SAMA and this community.

The Trade Show Committee looks forward to meeting you and appreciates your attendance and feedback. Covid protocols will be in place allowing for the most enjoyable experience, and still keep everyone safe.

PANEL DISCUSSION

Navigating the Governmental Procurement Mazes to Grow Your Business

Goals and Objectives
Briefly convey manufacturer’s journey on navigating governmental procurement mazes to grow their businesses and highlight how they connected with organizations to help them understand procurement processes. Briefly convey the assistance that can be provided to help businesses understand procurement processes and certifications needed to secure governmental contracts

James Franks
President
Franks Manufacturing Company, Inc

Doug Carlberg
President / CEO
M2 Global

Bill Rafferty
South Central Director
Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center

Curtis Mohler
PTAC Regional Program Manager
UTSA Institute for Economic Development
Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Steve Wyatt
Executive Director
Southwest Trade Adjustment
Assistance Center

4 BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Robotics & Automation for Small & Medium Size Businesses

Join us at the ITM Breakout Session where speakers will be discussing some of the most recent innovations in automation and robotic technology including Machine Vision, Artificial Intelligence, and use of open-source software.

This will be a great opportunity to learn if automation and robotics can help you scale your own business. This is a breakout session you don’t want to miss!

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Jim Lowery
Vice President
Innovation, Technology, Machining (ITM).

CPS Energy: Cost Saving Measures for Your Business

Join us to learn more about the latest rebates and programs CPS Energy is offering to help our customers save energy and money. Our experts will discuss energy efficiency and demand response opportunities available for your business.  

Raul Flores

Tim Stark

FACTUR: Increase Sales for Your Business

Factur is a Manufacturing Sales and Marketing agency. In their Breakout Session they will discuss strategies to help grow your shop’s revenue. This is a great opportunity to learn key details to expand your business such as where you should start with your efforts, what tools and channels you should leverage and how much.

Gabe Draper
CO-Founder
Factur

BridgeHead IT: Cyber Security in the Era of Manufacturing 4.0

Bridgehead IT is a full-service technology firm with dedicated cyber security team. In this Breakout Session learn about the evolution of ransomware to a subscription-based model that enables everyday people to execute attacks on businesses. Bridgehead IT will provide information on incident preparedness, cyber insurance and compliance, plus best practices to protect your business. You won’t want to miss this session!

Reference article with supportive information on this topic:
Why Antivirus Software isn’t enough
Antivirus Software for Business

Others:
Managed Detection & Response
Incident Response – Planning a checklist for your business

Wes Bunch, CEO
Bridgehead IT

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Andrew Evans CISSP
Senior Security Analyst

CONFERENCE TALK

Goal:  Presenters will provide information on attracting, hiring, and retaining employees and help manufacturers understand what some companies have been doing build, or build their workforce.

Mary Batch, Manager
Talent Management, HR
Toyota Manufacturing

Katie Chain
Education & Workforce Program Manager
HEB

PEER GROUP PANEL

Panel Discussion on Getting Sound Advice to Grow Your Business

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Bob Buckley – Moderator
SAMA CEO and Operation Manager
Peer Group Moderator

  1. Retired this year after 40 plus years in manufacturing.
  2. Executive Coach, Manufacturing Consult, Leadership Training and ongoing engagements with SAMA.
  3. On the Board of Directors for both Chosen, and the San Antonio Hope Center.

Eric Peter
President / CEO
Alamo Transformer Supply Company

  1. Managing Conflict, Making the Tough Employee Decisions 
  2. Utilization of Peer Group Colleagues/”SAMA Relationships” in Acquisition Strategy and Execution 
  3. Maintaining Supply Chain 

Michael J. McIver
VP Manufacturing
Pressure Systems International Inc.

  1. Lean Applications and Measurable Successes
  2. Hiring the Right Folks, Mike’s Simple Philosophy
  3. Hiring Challengers, Operating Out of the Box

Mike Postal
President, Executive
Connexa

  1. Lean Applications
  2. Strategic Customer Min/Max FG’s Inventory
  3. Cultural Development

2022 Sponsors

PRESENTING

SUSTAINING SPONSORS

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CONTRIBUTING SPONSORS

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CONFERENCE SPONSOR

SOCIAL HOUR SPONSOR

PRINT SPONSOR

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DIGITAL MEDIA SPONSOR

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EXHIBITOR LUNCHEON SPONSOR

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LOUNGE FURNITURE SPONSOR

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TOTE BAG SPONSOR

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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

2021 Speakers

Harry Moser

Reshoring Initiative

James Hawreluk

AcuMax Index

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Justin Roff-Marsh

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

SAN ANTONIO MANUFACTURING
The manufacturing industry is one of the largest sectors of the San Antonio economy.


This fast-growing sector includes aerospace and motor vehicle manufacturing.
San Antonio companies manufacture machinery, computer components, electrical equipment and more.
From furniture to food and beverage manufacturing, this sector is a major employer in the area.
If it can be made from petroleum, plastic, paper, or just about anything else, there’s a local manufacturer that does it.
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