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SOUTHTEC Technology Exhibits

Technology Exhibits

Discover new technologies and innovative solutions. SOUTHTEC showcases the people and technologies leading Southeastern manufacturing.

SOUTHTEC Keynote Presentation

Keynote Presentations

Exclusive insight from industry experts including Ford, Stellantis, GM, Gartner, UCLA, South Carolina MEP, MFG USA and more.

CESMII The Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute logo

CESMII – The Smart Manufacturing Institute

CESMII's involvement at SOUTHTEC for the Smart Manufacturing Experience is a testament to its pioneering role in advancing the landscape of smart manufacturing. As a prominent participant in the industry, CESMII brings to the event its expertise in transformative technologies and innovative solutions that are reshaping manufacturing processes.

Manufacturing USA

Manufacturing USA

Manufacturing USA was created in 2014 to secure U.S. global leadership in advanced manufacturing by connecting people, ideas, and technology. Manufacturing USA institutes convene business competitors, academic institutions, and other stakeholders to test applications of new technology, create new products, reduce cost and risk, and enable the manufacturing workforce with the skills of the future.
SMART Manufacturing Experience Pavilion

SMART Manufacturing Experience Pavilion

SMART Manufacturing Experience Pavilion, powered by CESMII – the Smart Manufacturing Institute, is where you’ll find the latest in innovative strategies, cutting-edge technologies and actionable insights that will revolutionize production processes, enhance supply chain management and optimize resource utilization.

Featured Speaker

Featured Speakers/Panels

Industry leaders go into detail on critical manufacturing topics, sharing expertise and experience to help your business grow and compete globally. This year’s SOUTHTEC will feature a concentration on workforce development, SMART Manufacturing and Manufacturing USA’s impactful innovators.

Digital Solution Showcase

Digital Solution Showcase

Brought to you by the MT Series and MSC Metalworking Innovations, the Digital Solution Showcase demonstrates the latest innovations closing the gap on digital technologies that aim to improve profitability, throughput and productivity in your shop.

Smart Zone Theater Presentations

Smart Manufacturing Theater

The theater is where you’ll gain the latest knowledge on the critical factors moving manufacturing forward. Learn the latest regarding applied technologies and their successes.



The SME ZONE is the focal point for all things SME. Major attractions like the latest in AR/VR training tools will be in the SME ZONE. While you're there learn how SME can help your business and advance your career.

Virtual Labs at MT Series events

Tooling U-SME Virtual Labs

Tooling U-SME’s hands on AR/VR demonstrations in the SME ZONE will show you how to optimize training by leveraging technology. Virtual Labs packages provide a structured way to set up and integrate Virtual Reality into your training program and support the blended learning approach of Learn. Practice. Perform.

Networking Receptions

Event Floor Happy Hour

A daily opportunity to meet your next customer, business partner, solutions provider or friend right on the event floor.
SOUTHTEC Student Summit

Bright Minds Student Summit

High School Students get their first taste of manufacturing with keynote speakers and guided show-floor tours of exhibiting manufacturing companies.