Building a Collaborative Manufacturing Ecosystem In Support of the Department of Defense
April 27 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
April 27, 2023, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Congdon Yards, 400 W. English Street, High Point, North Carolina 27262
No cost to attend. Plan to arrive early for parking, building access, coffee, pastries and NETWORKING! Program begins promptly at 9:30AM.
***NOTE: parking will be in lot in front of the Factory. Meeting will located on the 3rd floor.
This event is co-hosted by the Defense Alliance of North Carolina (DANC) and NC State University Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) Defense Industry Initiatives in partnership with Business High Point Chamber of Commerce, Visit High Point and Heroes Center Veterans Support Camp.
The focus of the event is to provide resources for growth, innovation and opportunity for North Carolina manufacturers, through the North Carolina Defense Manufacturing Community Support Program (DMCSP) grant.
8:00am-9:00am – VENDORS SETUP
8:00am-12:30pm – CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST – hosted by the Defense Alliance of North Carolina and catered by Lil’s Coffee Bar; fiji & perrier bottled water, orange juice & apple juice, freshly brewed coffee, hot tea – assorted flavors, assortment of seasonal pastries
9:00am-9:30am – ARRIVALS, CHECK-IN & NETWORKING
9:30am-9:50am – WELCOME
Visit High Point – Melody Burnett, CATP, President, Heroes Center of High Point – Patrick Davis, MBA, Executive Director, Business High Point-Chamber of Commerce – Brian Norris, IOM, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives
9:50am-10:10am – OPENING REMARKS & RECOGNITION OF DISTINGUISHED GUESTS
Why DANC? – Tammy Everett, Executive Director, Defense Alliance of North Carolina
10:10am-12:10pm – INFORMATIONAL BRIEFINGS
Summary of the Department of Defense (DoD) Defense Manufacturing Community Program (DMCSP) – Michael Mullins, Director, North Carolina Defense Industry Initiatives Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) at NC State University
Overview of the North Carolina State University, Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) – Kami Baggett, Regional Manager, North Carolina Defense Industry Initiatives Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) at NC State University
“Workforce Development in a Growing State: players, opportunities, challenges, and resources you may not know about” – Dominick Stephenson, Director of Evaluation Services NC State University Industry Expansion Solutions
NC Frontline of the Future – Denny Lewis, Business Development Manager, Defense Industry, Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC)
North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) – Rick Gilmore, Federal Business Development, Greensboro
Office of Science, Technology & Innovation (OSTI One North Carolina Small Business Program) – John Hardin or Dave Kaiser, North Carolina Department of Commerce
12:10pm-12:30pm – NETWORKING BREAK
12:30pm-1:30pm – LUNCHEON – Sponsored lunch catered by Kitchenology
Keynote speaker will be announced soon!
1:30pm-2:10pm – “Veterans Supporting Manufacturing”
Panel Moderator: Patrick Davis, MBA, Executive Director, The Heroes Center of High Point
- Veterans Bridge Home – Aaron Harper
- Recruit Military – Lucas Waniewski
- Hire Our Heroes US Chamber of Commerce – Craig Wymer (virtual)
2:10pm-2:15pm – QUICK BREAK
2:15pm-2:50pm – “Growing North Carolina Manufacturers Through Defense Contracting”
Panel Moderator: Michael Mullins, Director, North Carolina Defense Industry Initiatives Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) at NC State University
- Richard Childress Racing – Michael Brown
- Emerging Technology Institute (ETI) – James Freeman
- Burlington Industries – Ashley Bullock
2:50pm-3:00pm – CLOSING REMARKS
Business High Point-Chamber of Commerce – Brian Norris, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives Business
3:00pm-3:30pm – NETWORKING
3:30pm – ADJOURN