2017 Virginia Industry Forum

2017 Virginia Industry Forum


The Virginia Industry Forum is our premiere event of the year.  It is an opportunity for manufacturers from across the Commonwealth to discuss topics centered on world-class automation, productivity, value chain and technology solutions for industry.  It also provides our members with an opportunity to network with peers, participate in professional development and celebrate Virginia manufacturing.  The 2017 Virginia Industry Forum will be held on November 2-3, 2017 at the fabulous Marriott Newport News at City Center.  Bookmark this page and check back often for updates.


Forum registration is now open for attendees and exhibitors.  You can register here.

Program Highlights:
  • Ken Eisner, Amazon Web Services will discuss their utilization of Cloud Technology for Workforce Education
  • Dr. Gary Lynn – Professor at the Stevens Institute of Technology and best-selling author will explain a major research program funded by the Undersecretary of Defense and over 500 companies (1,500 programs) to uncover how best-in-breed companies innovate better and faster.
  • The VMAPAC will announce the Industrial Strength Leadership Award
  • Tour of Newport News Shipyard
  • Supply Chain Interviews to include women owned, minority and small manufactures
  • View complete program outline.

Hotel Reservations
Please call the Marriott reservation system at 866-329-1758 and ask for the VMA Industry Forum group block to secure a room at the guaranteed group rate of $119 per night.  Reservations must be made by October 12th, 2017.  

You can also make your reservation online here.

Event Sponsorship
Sponsoring a VMA event provides you with the unique opportunity to connect with industry and government leaders to build brand awareness, make key contacts, and show your company’s support for Virginia manufacturers.  Please take a moment to review sponsorship opportunities  for this event.