2022 SC Automotive Summit

  • March 1 | 9:30 am–March 3 | 12:00 pm
  • Greenville
  • $100 - $495
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The SC Automotive Summit draws C-level executives, managers and other top decision makers of EOMs, Tier 1,2, and 3 suppliers, leading research institutions, test facilities, logistics and other service providers and organizations directly tied to the automotive industry.  There will be opportunities to connect to industry peers, suppliers and service providers as well.  

Please note:  B2B Matchmaking will take place on March 1st!  Registration is now open!


Tuesday, March 1st

9:30 - 10:00am - B2B Matchmaker Sign-in

10:00 - 11:30am - B2B Matchmaker Appointments

12:00 - 1:00pm - Networking Lunch

1:10 - 2:00pm - Preparing for the EV Supply Chain

2:15 - 4:00pm - B2B Matchmaker Appointments

4:15 - 5:30pm - Meet & Greet Reception @ Hyatt for B2B Participants and SC Auto Summit Registrants


Wednesday, March 2nd

7:30am - Registration / Continental Breakfast / Exhibit Showcase

8:30am - Welcome & Opening Remarks by Sara Hazzard, President & CEO, SC Manufacturers Alliance and Amy Tinsley, Executive Director, SC Automotive Council

8:40am - Supplier Keynote:  Schaeffler Group USA - Patrick Lindemann, President Transmission Systems & E-Mobility, Schaeffler Group USA

9:30am - Industry Keynote

9:50am - Coffee Connections Networking Break and Exhibit Showcase

10:20am - KPMG Feature Presentation - Gary Silberg, Partner, National Automotive Sector Industry Leader, KPMG

11:20am - OEM Keynote

12:00pm - Lunch & Exhibit Showcase

1:00pm - Keynote Address:  South Carolina Secretary of Commerce (invited)

1:20pm - Electric Vehicle Panel

2:00pm - A Reality Check on the Future of Mobility - Sven Beiker, Founder and Managing Director, Silicon Valley Mobility

2:45pm - Coffee Connections Networking Break and Exhibit Showcase

3:15pm - Industry Spotlight

4:15pm - Automotive Partner Spotlight 

4:40 - 6:00pm - 2022 SC Automotive Summit Reception @ Hyatt


Thursday, March 3rd

7:00am - Continental Breakfast / Exhibit Showcase

8:30am - Opening Remarks - Amy Tinsley, Executive Director, SC Automotive Council

8:35am - North American Industry Forecast - Jeff Schuster, President, Global Forecasting, LMC Automotive

9:20am - Trade & Policy Update - Pete Mento, Global Trave, Customs and Finance Consultant, Mento LLC

10:00am - Coffee Connections Networking Break and Exhibit Showcase

10:20am - Industry Keynote:  Oshkosh Defense - Don Bent, COO, Oshkosh Defense

11:10am - Workforce Development Spotlight

11:40am - Governor's Remarks - South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster (invited)

11:55am - Closing Remarks & Adjourn


COVID-19 Information:  A variety of measures will be implemented to ensure the safety of event attendees.  Masks will be available for use and hand sanitizer will be stationed throughout the event.  All guests are encouraged to follow CDC and SC DHEC guidance regarding vaccination status and masks.  All guests are encouraged to practice social distancing where appropriate.  The health and safety of event attendees is the utmost priority.

Presented by:  

South Carolina Automotive Council

South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance

South Carolina Department of Commerce (B2B Matchmaker)


Date & Time:

March 1, 2022 - 9:30am - 5:30pm

March 2, 2022 - 7:30am - 6:00pm

March 3, 2022 - 7:00am - 11:55am