2019 Events Calendar

Intellectual Property Seminar @ Williams Mullen Center
Jul 9 @ 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

The Roadshow delivers critically important information about
intellectual property to the audience that needs it most – start-ups,
entrepreneurs, small and medium-sized businesses, independent creators, and
inventors. The information is presented by experts from multiple government
agencies that deal with intellectual property issues. Participants will learn: how
to identify and protect the various intellectual property assets they have; the
mechanisms for obtaining IP protection in overseas markets and strategies for
determining where they should seek protection; how to record their mark with
Customs, with on-site help, in order to exclude counterfeit goods from entering
the United States; how to combat counterfeits on international e-commerce
sites; and about government resources available to help U.S. businesses with
intellectual property issues. In short, participants will learn information vital to
competing in an increasingly global environment.

See the official flyer and information on how to attend

VPP Safety Innovation Hosted by Dominion Energy @ Dominion Energy
Aug 7 @ 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Virginia VPP Safety Innovation Best Practice Day hosted by Dominion Energy

We welcome your attendance at the Virginia Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Safety Innovation Best Practice Day hosted by Dominion Energy at their facility in Glen Allen, VA. This will be an excellent opportunity to meet and benchmark with the “Best of the Best”. Presenters from some of the country’s safest companies will share the key ingredients to their success in achieving and maintaining the coveted VPP STAR, the nation’s highest level of recognition in occupational safety and health excellence.

Virginia VPP Safety Innovation Best Practice Day

August 07, 2019

Agenda at this time:

8:00-9:00A Registration and Networking

9:00-9:15A Welcome by Dominion Energy and Commissioner Ray Davenport with Virginia Department of Labor and Industry

9:15-10:00A Topic -TBD Dominion Energy- WorkPlace Development Team

10:00-10:15A Break & Networking

10:15-11:00A Ergonomics- Kristyn Grow- Cintas Corporation

11:00-11:15A Break & Networking

11:15-12:00P Topic -TBD Dominion Energy Live Safe/Arc Flash Teams

12:00-12:45P Networking Lunch

12:45-1:00P VPP Programs

BEST Program- Jeremias Cruz-Corniel

Virginia Challenge Program- Crystal Main

Virginia DOC Challenge Program- Tracy Fitzpatrick

STAR Program- Milford Stern

1:00-1:15P Distracted Driving– Rich Jacobs- DriveSmart Virginia

1:15-1:30P Recycling & Sustainability – Sonny Beale- University of Virginia

1:30-1:45P Break & Networking

1:45-2:30P Topic TBD -Grant Watson- NASA Langley Research Center

2:30-2:45P Closing by Dominion Energy

Speakers and/or Topics may change

Click here for more details or to register for this event.

MSI Workforce Symposium @ Liberty University School of Business
Aug 8 @ 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

MSI Workforce Symposium

August 8, 2019
9AM – 4:30PM
Liberty University School of Business
Lynchburg, Virginia

Mark your calendar! The 2019 MSI Workforce Symposium will be held at the new School of Business at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.  This 78,000-square-foot building is scheduled for completion later this spring.  It will feature a number of innovative spaces, including stock trading simulation rooms with ticker boards, information technology labs, networking and data centers, a 500-seat auditorium, and the Center of Entrepreneurship, which will serve both the campus and local communities.  Attendees will be the first to tour the new School of Business before it officially opens to students.

This year’s Workforce Symposium program will center around sharing best practices and ideas from manufacturers, agencies and schools designed to get each of these groups to move out of their silos and collaborate with peers in other organizations.  Click here for more information regarding this event.


17th Annual Environmental Health & Safety Conference @ Hilton Hotel & Conference Center
Sep 18 @ 1:00 PM – Sep 19 @ 12:00 PM

17th Annual Environmental Health & Safety Conference

Mark your calendar! The 2019 VEHS Conference will be held on September 18 & 19 at the Hilton Hotel and Spa at 12042 West Broad Street.  The Virginia Environmental Health & Safety (VEHS) Conference is the VMA’s premiere event of the year where Virginia industry environmental leaders, regulators, legislators and allies join together for sharing information, best practices and technology.  Participants also explore the affordability and sustainability of regulations on the Virginia economy.  Click here for additional information.

Virginia Competitiveness Forum & STEP Ahead Recognition Luncheon @ Williamsburg Lodge Conference Center
Nov 19 @ 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Virginia Competitiveness Forum & STEP Ahead Recognition Luncheon

This year’s Competitiveness Forum and VMA STEP Ahead Recognition Luncheon will be held at the Williamsburg Lodge Conference Center in Colonial Williamsburg.  Join Virginia’s top manufacturing executives, industry leaders and service providers to the manufacturing industry, to learn about best-practices, technologies and solutions that drive Virginia’s manufacturing competitiveness in five major areas: Business Climate, Workforce, Innovation, Infrastructure and Economic Strength.  The program will examine the Commonwealth’s competitiveness standing against other US states and explore how to move Virginia forward.  The VMA will also showcase the annual update to the Virginia Manufacturing Competitiveness Index.

During the 2nd Annual VMA STEP Ahead Recognition Luncheon, we will recognize all women from Virginia who are nominated for the 2020 National STEP Award.

Click here for additional information.