2019 Competitiveness Forum & VMA STEP Ahead Recognition Luncheon

Virginia Competitiveness Forum
VMA STEP Ahead Recognition Luncheon

Tuesday, November 19
Williamsburg Lodge Conference Center
310 S England St.
Williamsburg, VA

8:30AM – 12PM: Virginia Competitiveness Forum
12PM – 1:30PM: STEP Ahead & Emerging Leader Recognition Luncheon

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 2019 National STEP Ahead and Emerging Leader Awards.  This year’s Keynote Speaker is Kristin Cavallo, CEO, The Martin Agency.  Help us celebrate women in manufacturing and support our goal of building the next generation of leaders that will assure the competitiveness of Virginia’s 6,000 manufacturers.

Kristen Cavallo , CEO, The Martin Agency

Kristen is a national know speaker. She brought over 25 years’ experience hacking growth for high-octane brands, and in her first year at The Martin Agency eradicated the gender wage gap; tackled invisibility by making diversity a priority; and pulled culture-quaking ideas right out of the shadows for clients like GEICO, UPS and Buffalo Wild Wings.

Room Block Information

A block of rooms have been secured at the Williamsburg Lodge for a rate of $169 per night.  Guests can contact the reservation line at 1-800-261-9530 to make reservations by phone or online at https://book.passkey.com/go/1810952.   Please mention that you are with the Competitiveness Forum and Women in MFG when making your reservation to receive the discounted rate. The conference reservations office is open Monday-Friday, 8:30-5:00. The cut-off date for room reservations is October 18.


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