First Annual Supply Chain Summit -

includes Bus Tour of Georgia Ports Authority and World-Class Speakers

on the recent OEM and Tier 1 announcements, among other topics


 Tuesday-Wednesday, August 22-23, 2023

Embassy Suites Savannah Airport Hotel
145 W. Mulberry Blvd.
Savannah (Pooler), Georgia 31407


Please join GAMA in partnership with the Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA) at GAMA's First Annual Supply Chain Summit.

Programming includes:

  • A tour of the Georgia Ports Authority Garden City Terminal,
  • In addition, various keynote speakers and panels will provide key insights as to:
  • Supply Chain Solutions,
  • Recent OEM and Tier 1 announcements, 
  • Workforce development and retention, 
  • Learning how manufacturers can successfully become part suppliers in the global automotive parts and components market,
  • and more.


The meeting's overall schedule (subject to change) is expected to include:


Tuesday, August 22, 2023:

  • 12:30pm-Leave Embassy Suites Savannah Airport Hotel via Bus for Tour of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) Garden City Terminal - includes a presentation at the GPA facility
  • 4:00pm-Return to Embassy Suites Savannah Airport Hotel
  • 4:30pm- Update on Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America - Eric Johnson FAIA, Local Project Director for Construction of the Hyundai EV plant in Bryan County, Georgia
  • 5:30pm- Networking Reception


Wednesday, August 23, 2023:

  • 9:00am - Morning Speakers including:
  • Cliff Pyron - Chief Commercial Officer, Georgia Ports Authority
  • David Eyes CMILT - VP/GM of Automotive Solutions, TrueCommerce; and Chair of the GAMA Supply Chain Management Committee
  • Update on Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America
  • Jesse Dillon - Chief Operating Officer of the Savannah Economic Development Authority
  • Maria Whitfield - Director of Workforce, Savannah Harbor Interstate 16 Corridor Joint Development Authority
  • 12:00 noon - Lunch and Networking
  • 1:00pm - Afternoon Speakers include:
  • Janet Rivera Jones - Founder and President, 5 Star Recruitment - "HR Solutions"
  • Supply Chain Panel - moderated by David Eyes
  • Supplier Opportunities Panel - moderated by Rick Walker, President & CEO of GAMA
  • 4:00pm - Adjourn



Embassy Suites Savannah Airport Hotel
145 W. Mulberry Blvd.
Savannah (Pooler), Georgia 31407


Room Block: A limited number of rooms have been reserved at a reduced rate at the Embassy Suites Savannah Airport Hotel (first-come, first served). Please use the following GAMA Booking Link for your reduced rate:   Embassy Suites Book Link


Space for both the Bus Tour and Meetings will be limited, so we urge you to sign up early. Previous GAMA Tours have sold out in just days.

Please be aware and abide by the following:

  • All registrants will be transported from the Embassy Suites Savannah Airport Hotel to the Georgia Ports Authority via Charter Buses provided by GAMA.
  • You must report to the Hotel for for sign-in, preliminary security check, and instructions. No exceptions, sorry, due to security reasons.
  • Registrants must be a minimum 18 years of age.
  • No smoking. No weapons.
  • Registrants must follow all safety and security requirements as established by the Georgia Ports Authority.
  • There is security monitoring of the Georgia Ports Authority facilities on the bus tour.
  • Georgia Ports Authority may, in its sole and absolute discretion, exclude attendees from the bus tour.


We look forward to seeing you on this tour and at the meeting.

Please note that in order to register, you will have to log in as an Existing User or New User. This is for website security purposes.


For security reasons, registration closes August 17, 2023 at 4:00pm ET.

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