March 9, 2023 - MEMA (OESA) / University of Georgia - Regional Meeting - Athens, Georgia - Registration now open at 


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Tour of the Pirelli Tire Plant in Rome, Georgia
Presentation on "The 3P's of Supplier Success™"
Wednesday, March 29, 2023 | 9:30a.m. - 3 p.m.
Pirelli Tire Plant
100 Pirelli Drive

Rome (Lindale), Georgia 30161

Registration - GAMA Members: $95 early bird, $125 on or after March 21

Non-members of GAMA: $150 early bird, $180 on or after March 21

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We invite you to join us for a tour of the Pirelli Tire Plant in Rome, Georgia. In addition to the tour,
we will also hear a presentation by Pirelli Executives.
Also, as part of the program, GAMA faculty will present key concepts of GAMA's new "3P's of Supplier Success™"
program. This program, which has been very-well received to date, is based on GAMA's Supplier Essentials
Course®, and will equip component suppliers with key concepts and industry practices.
  • Manufacturers in related industries can learn key concepts and industry practices to successfully become part suppliers in the growing global automotive parts and components industry, and
  • Current automotive part suppliers can learn about new practices and trends to improve their position in the industry.
The key concepts to be presented will include:
  • Parts - identifying required parts, dealing with the complex issues in the supply chain impacting incoming supplies and outgoing products, best practices, key industry terminology, and more.
  • People - engaging state and local resources, internal and external hiring resources, best practices in workforce  development; workforce retention; diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI); certifications, and more.
  • Process - understanding the purchasing process, expectations of OEMs, intellectual property (IP), green/clean energy considerations, and more.
Space is limited, so we urge you to sign up early.
Guest speakers will include True Commerce Vice President and General Manager of Automotive Solutions David Eyes;
5 Star Global Recruitment Partners President Janet Rivera Jones; and Georgia Automotive Manufacturers Association President & CEO Rick Walker.
The Proposed Agenda is a follows (subject to change):
  • 9:30am - Registration and Networking
  • 10:00am - Introductory Remarks and Presentation by Pirelli
  • 10:30am - 1:30pm - Attendees will be arranged into tour groups. The groups will all see the same tour and hear the same presentations, but in a different order. Lunch will be provided during this time.
  • 1:30pm - Presentation by GAMA faculty on the "3P's of Supplier Success™"
  • 3:00pm - Meeting adjourned
Safety and other guidelines and requirements:
  • Registrants should bring their own safety shoes.  Only a limited number of safety shoes will be available at the plant, so if you have safety shoes, wear them.
  • In any event, shoes that enclose the foot (closed-toed) are required (i.e. no open-toed shoes, clogs, sandals, etc.).
  • Long pants are required for men and women.
  • Registrants must be a minimum 18 years of age.
  • Registrants may not use cameras, recording devices, nor cell phones in the plant. No photography of any kind is allowed in plant.
  • No smoking. No weapons.
  • Registrants must follow all safety and security requirements as established by Pirelli.
  • Pirelli, in its sole and absolute discretion, may exclude attendees from the tour of its plant.


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