Events

2019 Events Calendar

May
2
Thu
VA/TN MFG Town Hall Meeting @ Bristol Motor Speedway @ Bristol Motor Speedway
May 2 @ 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM

VA/TN MFG Town Hall Meeting

Please join us for the 2019 Virginia & Tennessee Town Hall Meeting at Bristol Motor Speedway.   This meeting will bring together businesses, community partners and regional leaders from two states to highlight workforce solutions, international trade opportunities, and Southeast U.S. transportation efficiency and safety all without converting I-81 into a truck-only tolling corridor.  This will be a joint meeting between the Bristol Chamber of Commerce, VMA, Virginia Trucking Association, Tennessee Manufacturers Association and Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Thursday, May 2nd
1pm-7pm

Bristol Motor Speedway
O. Bruton Building
3rd Floor Banquet Room

The meeting will start at 1pm and end at 5pm.  Attendees will tour Bristol Motor Speedway from 5pm-7pm and enjoy a cocktail reception to include appetizers and Virginia Craft Beer in the Bristol Club Suite.  This meeting is free to all VMA members however you must register your attendance.  A detailed agenda will be posted on this website in the coming weeks.  This event is not to be missed!  

Click here for more information!

May
8
Wed
Virginia Chemistry Council Meeting @ VMA Large Conference Room
May 8 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

VMA Virginia Chemistry Council Meeting

The next Virginia Chemistry Council Committee meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 8th.   Lunch will be provided at the meeting so please register your attendance using the link below and mark your calendar with this date and time.  A copy of the draft agenda will be distributed prior to the meeting

Virginia Chemistry Council Meeting 

Time/Date:              10am – 1:00pm

                                   May 8, 2019 

Location:                VMA Large Conference Room

                                    2104 West Laburnum Avenue

                                    Richmond, VA 23227 

Click here to register for this meeting.

VMA EHS&S Committee Meeting @ VMA Large Conference Room
May 8 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

VMA EHS&S Committee Meeting

Mark your calendar!  The next VMA EHS&S Committee Meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 8th from 1pm – 4pm.  The meeting details are listed below.  Please register your attendance to this meeting by end of day on Tuesday, 5/6.  A copy of the agenda will be distributed prior to the meeting.

 

EHS&S Committee Meeting 

Time/Date:              1pm – 4pm

                                   May 8, 2019 

Location:                  VMA Large Conference Room

                                    2104 West Laburnum Avenue

                                    Richmond, VA 23227 

Click here to register for this meeting. 

If you are unable to attend the meeting in person, webinar information is available by request.  Don’t hesitate to contact me with questions.  A complete list of all upcoming committee meetings is available on our VMA website.

May
10
Fri
Metro Richmond Exports Initiative Lunch and Learn @ The Bank of America Building, Bank of America Conference Room, 18th Floor
May 10 @ 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Metro Richmond Exports Initiative Lunch and Learn – May 10, 2019

Looking for new avenues of sales growth or higher profits? Trying to smooth out seasonal sale fluctuations? Searching for ways to extend product lifecycles? Looking for a less fierce competitive landscape?
Join the Greater Richmond Partnership, the Virginia Economic Development Partnership and Bank of America for lunch to learn about, prepare for or expand your global venture. The Metro Richmond Exports Initiative (MREI) is a non-profit program that’s here to help central Virginia businesses export their goods and services. This is done through educational and networking programs, grants and scholarships for export-related activities, and by connecting businesses with the resources they need to go global or increase their current export program.

Please join us for a relaxed Friday lunch and introductory overview presentations to learn about potential opportunities or next steps, and connect with the speakers and like-minded companies.

When: Friday, May 10th 2019, 11:30 – 1:00

Where: Bank of America Conference Room, The Bank of America Building, 18th Floor, 1111 E. Main St., Richmond, VA 23219

Speakers:
Olga Molnar
Global Investment
Greater Richmond Partnership
Lee Sanderson
International Trade Manager, International Trade
Virginia Economic Development Partnership
Stephanie King
Global Treasury Solutions Officer
Bank of America

Sponsored By: The Greater Richmond Partnership

Event Parking: On street or in the BofA parking deck at 1110 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23219, available on a first come basis. BofA deck parking vouchers will be provided at lunch.

RSVP by Tuesday, May 7th or email neha.karanwal@baml.com or call 804-489-5053

May
16
Thu
VMA Commerce Committee Meeting @ Volvo Penta
May 16 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

VMA Commerce Committee Meeting

Mark your calendar!  The next VMA Commerce Committee Meeting will be held on May 16 from 11am-1pm at Volvo Penta in Chesapeake, Virginia.  The Commerce Committee is focused on creating supply-chain opportunities and removing barriers for Virginia manufacturers and their suppliers, to increase domestic business opportunities, expand international trade and share best practices.

The next meeting will focus on the Trade Act benefits to your company, the value of VITAL export assistance resources, the value of US Commercial Service export assistance resources, a review of the state’s draft international trade plan, a discussion about a bilateral trade promotion agreement with the Manufacturers’ Association of Israel, and an expert panel to answer questions pertaining to tariffs, export financing and trade compliance regulations. Attendees will also tour the Volvo Penta facility after the program.  Lunch will be provided at this meeting.

Click here to register

 

Aug
8
Thu
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.

 

Sep
18
Wed
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.

Nov
19
Tue
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.