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SC Logistics Tech Talk

How To Do Business With FEMA

South Carolina Economic Update - Past, Present and Future

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SC Logistics Tech Talk

April 20 | 9:00 am–2:00 pm

Join the SC Council on Competitiveness initiative SC Logistics for 2021 Tech Talk on April 20 at the Trident Tech Aeronautical Training Center in Charleston.

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How To Do Business With FEMA

April 20 | 10:00 am–12:00 pm

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South Carolina Economic Update - Past, Present and Future

April 21 | 11:00 am–12:00 pm

When and how businesses will get back to pre-pandemic levels is still unknown.  However, we know that to succeed you must anticipate and prepare for challenges.

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May 4
10:00 am – 11:00 am

What to Know Before You Go to the SC Automotive Summit B2B Supplier Matchmaker

The South Carolina Department of Commerce in conjunction with the South Carolina Automotive Council is pleased to present the webinar "What to Know Before You Go".  This is an opportunity for "South Carolina Automotive Summit B2B Supplier Matchmaker" attendees and interested parties to learn how to navigate the virtual platform and sign on for scheduled meetings.  

In addition, OEM/Tier 1 representatives from BMW, Continental Tire, JTEKT, and Proterra will share best practices on how to make the most of the upcoming experience. 

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May 11–May 13
8:00 am – 1:00 pm

2021 SC Automotive Summit

Join the first-ever virtual SC Automotive Summit!  New format.  Same great content and connections. 

The SC Automotive Summit draws C-level executives, managers and other top decision makers of OEMs, Tier 1, 2, and 3 suppliers, leading research institutions, test facilities, logistics and other service providers and organizations directly tied to the automotive industry. 

The agenda includes:

  • Compelling presentations and panels featuring industry executives and thought leaders
  • Global trends and regional industry highlights
  • Trade and policy updates
  • Connections to industry peers, suppliers, and service providers
  • Additional topics including:  forecasting, COVID-19 recovery, workforce and MORE!
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May 11
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

South Carolina Automotive B2B Supplier Matchmaker

The South Carolina Automotive Council is pleased to host the 10th annual Automotive B2B supplier Matchmaker in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Commerce. 

The South Carolina Automotive B2B Supplier Matchmaker event is an opportunity for automotive suppliers to connect with OEMs and Tier 1 manufacturers statewide.  Join us on May 11th and meet your match virtually!


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May 13
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

When Should Business Owners Prepare for Disaster? NOW!

Emergencies can strike any time and at any place.  Emergencies vary from a fire in a business to a major hurricane even a worldwide pandemic.  With an active hurricane season on the horizon, business owners should be prepared.  Join this webinar to have your questions answered:

  • What steps should you take to prepare your business before a disaster strikes?  
  • How has COVID-19 affected your business and your disaster plans?
  • What training do your employees need so that your business will survive a disaster?
  • How should you communicate with your customers before and after a disaster?
  • How can the SBDC help a small business owner recover from a disaster?
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May 20
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Do you maintain the necessary business documents?

Are you prepared for a bank loan?  What about disaster?  Do you have the materials necessary for applying for funding?  Proper documentation can make or break a business.  Topics to be covered inclue:

  • Balance sheet
  • Profit and loss statement
  • Proof of citizenship
  • Payroll records
  • Tax returns
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June 16
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

GAP 101 & SC Market Opportunities

Join this full day workshop on food safety and market opportunities.  Workshop topics include:

  • Gap 101 and step-by-step approach to farm food safety & certification
  • Understanding FSMA - Are you covered or exempt?
  • Business planning for start-up expansion, cost-share and funding programs
  • Extension programs for farm and community

Enjoy lunch and conclude the day with a farm tour of Saltcatcher Farms.

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September 2
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

2021 BMW Supplier Diversity Conference- Registration for BMW Suppliers Now Open

Your participation in this event will benefit the growth of minority, women, and veteran-owned companies through partnership.  

The event will be held on Thursday, September 2, 2021.  The deadline for Booth Commitments is Monday July 26th.  

PLEASE NOTE:  Booth spaces are only open to current BMW Tier 1 Suppliers and Community Partners.

There is NO CHARGE for a booth space at the event.  BMW will handle the fees associated with your booth space.  However, companies that commit to exhibit and do not attend to man the booth will be subject to a $1,000 penalty fee for the production of items related to the booth space. 

Booth Questions?  Contact bmw@exhibitssouth.com or call 678-225-5230

Event Questions?  Contact guestservices@sterlingevents.com or call 336-778-0101

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