Meeting/Event Information

November SMPS Palmetto Event - The Continued Growth of the Upstate Industrial Powerhouse

November 29, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

The Crowne Plaza Hotel
851 Congaree Road
Greenville, SC 29607

UPSTATE PROGRAM: "The Continued Growth of the Upstate Industrial Powerhouse"
The Continued Growth of the Upstate Industrial Powerhouse: Join SMPS in Greenville for a panel discussion on anticipated development in the industrial and manufacturing sector and how your company can be well positioned to support growth trends in 2019!

ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS
Panelists will include Trey Pennington of CBRE, Mark Farris of Greenville Area Development Corporation, and George Acker of SC Department of Commerce. More information to come. 

Trey Pennington, SIOR, Senior Vice President, CBRE

Trey joined CBRE in April 2007, from KPMG where he advised multinational corporations in interna­tional tax compliance and valuation of corporate assets for business combinations. Prior to working with KPMG, Trey worked for COPA Airlines in Panama as a process management consultant. While earning his post graduate degrees in both International Business and Law, Trey had the opportu­nity to work at two Columbia, South Carolina law firms performing real estate legal analysis and at the SC Department of Commerce assisting in tax incentive consulting.

Mark Farris, President/CEO, Greenville Area Development Corporation

Bio and photo coming soon!

George Acker, Manager, Existing Industry, SC Department of Commerce

George has worked for SC Commerce since 2016 to call on existing industry in Greenville, Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union Counties. In his current role, he has visited over 120 Upstate manufacturers on behalf of SC Commerce to assist on a variety of manufacturing issues. Prior to this position, he was the SC VP of External Relations for Duke Energy but retired after 35 years.

George has been the Chairman of a number of regional/statewide organizations including the Upstate Alliance, the Clemson University Research Foundation, SC Independent Colleges and Universities, and the Greenville Chamber. George has also been an involved Board member on many organizations throughout South Carolina.       

ABOUT OUR MODERATOR

Jacob Hickman, Director of Business Recruitment

Jacob Hickman serves as the Director of Business Recruitment for the Upstate SC Alliance, in which he is responsible for the creation and implementation of the organization's global recruitment strategy. He works closely with the entire team to integrate all departments in order to enhance the Upstate’s brand. Jacob also works closely with partners at the state and local level to position and market the Upstate region as the best choice for global investment.  
 
Jacob joined the Upstate SC Alliance in 2010, having previously held other business development positions in the private sector. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Randolph-Macon College in Virginia where he was a two-sport athlete. Jacob and his wife, April, are proud parents to their two daughters, Emma Lynn and Blakely Ann. His hobbies include all things outdoors, with running at the top of that list.                                                             

PROGRAM SPONSORS
A special thank you to our November Program Sponsors!

Would your firm like to sponsor this program? Through the generous donations of our sponsors, our chapter is able to continue to provide high quality programs in Charleston, Columbia and Greenville. Additional program sponsorship opportunities for this program are available. If you would like to become a program sponsor, please contact Danielle Shealy or Lawson Still  Program sponsorships are $250 and limited to non-competing firms.

REGISTRATION DETAILS & CANCELLATION POLICY FOR ALL SMPS PROGRAMS
The ticket price for members and non-members includes lunch.  Due to limited seating, online registration is highly encouraged. A $10 late fee will be incurred for all walk-in registrations. Payment via cash or check is only accepted when paying at the door, and all checks should be made out to: SMPS Palmetto

Refunds will only be granted if cancellation is made within 48 hours of the start time and will only be provided in the form of a credit to another program. No refunds will be made for no-shows. Email info@smpspalmetto.org for substitution or refund requests.


Tickets

$25.00 SMPS Members Only
$35.00 after 5:00 pm November 26
$20.00 Earlybird rate before November 21

$40.00 Non-SMPS Members
$50.00 after 5:00 pm November 26
$35.00 Earlybird rate before November 21

$250.00 Event Sponsorship

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