The Premier Automotive Event of the South is celebrating its tenth anniversary with new and improved networking opportunities, best-in-class speakers and an unbeatable line-up of breakout sessions.

We’re also introducing the Innovation Zone, an all-new area dedicated to breakthrough ideas in automotive manufacturing with live demos on the latest in robotics, autonomous processes, augmented reality and more.

It’s the must-attend automotive conference of the year and it just got way better.

Make sure you’re there.

See below for details on the 2016 Southern Automotive Conference, which was hosted in Biloxi, MS. This event is one that grows each year and we look forward to working with AAMA to make this a huge success!

OCTOBER 5-7, 2016 | BILOXI, MS


2016 SAC promotional video, featuring Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant.

The southeast United States continues to boast the fastest growing automotive industry in North America. Known for its world‐class automotive production and sound business environment, the region’s supply‐base has thrived while OEMs and major suppliers continue to invest.

During the 2016 Southern Automotive Conference, senior executives from OEMs from across the southeast will showcase their plants’ latest developments and key elected officials from southern states will discuss efforts to increase the region’s competitive advantage. OEMs and suppliers will talk about supplier best practices to ensure that, as an industry, we continue to meet the growing challenges of the global market.

The innovative programming, cutting-edge trade show, attractive venue and fun social activities will make the 2016 conference the best SAC yet. This year’s conference coincides with Cruisin’ the Coast, an event that annually draws more than 10,000 car enthusiasts to Biloxi. For more information on Cruisin’ the Coast, please click the logo to the right.

Casual attire is encouraged this year so plan to pack light, dress comfortable and enjoy the relaxed environment of the Mississippi Gulf Coast! We hope to see you in Biloxi, October 5-7.

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The Southern Automotive Conference is presented jointly each year by the automotive manufacturing associations of Alabama (AAMA), Mississippi (MAMA) and Tennessee (TAMA). The automotive manufacturing association of Georgia (GAMA) is an affiliate member of SAC.