2021 Competitiveness Forum & WiM Recognition Luncheon

2021 Virginia Competitiveness Forum
WiM-Virginia Leadership Conference: Day of Empowerment

November 16-17 – Virtual Event

Tuesday, November 16 – Virginia Competitiveness Forum

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. Check back later for session information!

Wednesday, November 17 – WiM-Virginia Leadership Conference: Day of Empowerment

Join the VMA as we focus on the importance that women play in keeping manufacturing competitive in Virginia

This conference will include professional development sessions, roundtable discussions on important topics, and inspiring keynotes.  This year’s featured keynote speaker is Jodi Keller, Executive Vice President, United Scrap Metal.   We will also recognize STEP Ahead and Emerging Leader Award nominees from Virginia.  The STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Awards recognize women in manufacturing who exemplify leadership within their companies and recognizes the widespread impact women have on shaping the industry, whether they are running the company, designing the next big product or testing innovations that help make Virginia more competitive. Check back later for session information!


Thanks to this year’s sponsors!

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