Supply Summit & Showcase: Registration Now Open

This week we opened registration for our 2023 Supply Summit & Showcase Conference in sunny Sandestin, FL with a waiting list of members eager to engage and learn from each other.

With beautiful beaches, world-class golf courses, marinas, shopping and the vibrant Village of Baytowne Wharf, we can’t think of a better place or a better time to step back from daily manufacturing operations and take a fresh look at the opportunities that lie ahead.

Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin, FL

We know that making the right choices depends greatly on having the best industry and economic information available. Our total focus is providing that critical industry knowledge to help you shape your decision making on the topics you tell us matter most: succession planning, product liability, international trade and more.

Join us at Hotel Effie Sandestin, a luxury resort at Miramar Beach, for a three-day immersion in understanding the issues, connecting with suppliers, and learning from one another. The Summit brings you together in a beautiful setting, and it strikes a balance in providing educational sessions, networking opportunities, social time, and business meetings.

Hotel Effie Sandestin Rooftop Pool

“The message we hear from members is consistent,” said Vernon Schmidt, the Association’s executive vice president. “They want to hear from the experts—the economists, the trade pros, but they want to hear from each other, too. And, there are those “aha moments” that happen in the hallway when something they just heard from a speaker brings up an issue at their plants, and they mention it to another member, and a conversation begins.”

At the centerpiece of each Supply Summit is the Supplier Product Showcase, which is March 23. Early response, combined with limited showcase space, suggests that this year will sell out, so we encourage suppliers to register early. Summit attendees characterize this as an excellent opportunity to connect with current supply partners and explore the possibilities of new partnerships that will ultimately help grow their businesses.

The Association is finalizing speaker details. Sessions on Idea Generation and Innovation, Economic Outlook, and a workshop for Emerging Owners are in the works. Look for more information coming soon. We appreciate your input on future session topics or speakers. Feel free to contact with your ideas.

Raven Golf Club in Sandestin, FL

Stay tuned for details about a visit to a state-of the-art manufacturing facility, an outing planned for spouses/guests, and networking events: golf tournament, fishing excursion and a sampling of night life. Learn more about the Supply Summit online at or call us at (314) 878-2304.