Join us in Biloxi, Mississippi October 18-19!
"Matchmaking was an amazing addition to past conferences. 5 minutes of face time invaluable."

-SAC 2021 Attendee

"Well run, and all the tables I visited were friendly and engaging."

-SAC 2022 Attendee
The VIP Matchmaking Event is returning to SAC 2023 in Mississippi in the same successful format. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with buyers from top OEMs and Tier 1 Suppliers all over the Southeast and beyond and showcase what your company has to offer!
VIP Matchmaking Schedule
Wednesday, October 18th

  • 10:30 am            

  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • 1:00 - 5:00 pm

Registration in Azalea ballroom
*All participants must report to registration.

Schedule your appointments with OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers. Sellers may walk through the room to observe layout and view a list of OEM and Tier 1 Supplier needs.

Sellers will attend preselected meetings. *Sellers MUST schedule meetings during the 11:00 scheduling hour.

How to Make Your Match:

We have partnered with Supplier Development Systems again this year to bring you this prestigious event in the same successful format you have enjoyed in years past. Check out the video below as Jean Marie Thrower explains how it works.
How Do I Sign Up?

  • Sponsors: After your sponsorship is confirmed, you will receive a link to register for matchmaking at the discounted rate of $100.            

  • Exhibitors: An option to add Matchmaking to your exhibit booth registration at the discounted rate of $100 will be present on your registration form. Separate Matchmaking registration forms for any additional attendees at this rate are available to you upon request.

  • Attendees: Attendees can select to register for Matchmaking on the attendee registration form at the rate of $150.

Keep checking our website for updates on committed OEMs and Tier 1 Suppliers!
Sponsor Profile:
The Magnolia State has been a key player in the automobile manufacturing industry since Nissan established its 5 million-square-foot assembly plant in Canton in 2003. Nissan has invested significantly in the facility since its opening, and now, the company is gearing up to begin production of electric vehicles at the plant. In 2022, the automotive giant announced it was investing $500 million to partially convert the plant to begin production of two all-new, all-electric vehicles – positioning Mississippi to welcome more EV manufacturers to shovel-ready sites throughout the state.
Since the opening of Nissan Canton nearly 20 years ago, other industry-leading automotive companies have established operations in the state. Toyota and PACCAR have locations in Mississippi, along with a host of automobile suppliers. Mississippi also is home to three of the nation’s largest tire makers, Continental Tire, Yokohama Tire and Cooper Tire.
Over half a million vehicles are produced in-state annually, including nine globally recognized models. Mississippi is also a right-to-work state, with a low cost of living and other incentives available for manufacturers.
More than 200 employers in the auto industry employ more than 15,000 Mighty Mississippians. Pair that with Mississippi State University’s Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems, University of Mississippi’s Haley Barbour Center for Manufacturing Excellence and several technical colleges that offer customized training to meet companies’ needs, and you have a winning combination for advanced automobile manufacturing.

Visit for more information and a full list of our sponsors.
SAC 2023 is presented by the Mississippi Automotive Manufacturers Association (MAMA)

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