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August Membership Meeting

August 24, 2023

Join us for the 2023 SCEDA Member Meeting on August 24, 2023 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

Location: Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln Street, Columbia, SC

The Agenda:

1:30pm – Registration & Networking

2:00 – 2:05pm – Opening Remarks
Sandy Steele, SCEDA President

2:05 – 2:10pm – Upcoming Event Details
John Truluck, SCEDA Secretary

2:10 – 2:20pm – SCCED Presentation, Sara Hazzard, Professional Development Co-Chair and Andrena Powell-Baker, Professional Development Co-Chair

2:30 – 3:00pm – International Economic Update with the SC Department of Commerce

Moderated by Jon Baggett, SC Department of Commerce
Christope Bezou, Deputy Director of South Carolina’s Europe Office
Sam Leng, Director of South Carolina’s Taiwan Office
David Royer, Director of South Carolina’s Japan Office
Jonathan Cleave, Director of South Carolina’s Korea Office
The panel will discuss FDI trends for South Carolina in markets around the globe, and provide an update on their marketing efforts in these markets and project trends.

3:05 – 3:35pm – Legislative Update
Representative Jay West
House Assistant Majority Leader and Chair of the House Economic Development and Utility Modernization Ad Hoc Committee, Representative Jay West (R-Anderson), will provide our members an update on the work of the committee, discuss other economic development legislation and initiatives, and take questions or feedback from our membership.

3:40 – 4:00pm
– Connex Marketplace Resource
Miranda Craig and Tammie Greene

CONNEX South Carolina is an industry platform that connects all U.S. manufacturers and suppliers into a single, accurate, searchable supply-chain database. Manufacturers can quickly post and respond to needs, visualize supply chain risk, search for qualified suppliers, and instantly discover new business opportunities. The South Carolina Department of Commerce has provided funding for manufacturers in South Carolina to access the statewide database for free, and the South Carolina Manufacturer Extension Partnership is administering the platform. Learn more about SCMEP’s Supply Chain Connectivity Program and CONNEX SC!

4:00pm – Reception