Educational Sessions for the Manufacturing Community Focused on Building Growth and Success

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Georgia Manufacturing Alliance educational series highlights hot topics addressed by well-known and respected industry experts.

"Our educational series provides a variety of topics for each segment of the manufacturing industry," said Jason Moss, CEO of the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance.

With the ever-changing environment in the manufacturing industry, the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance (GMA) delivers educational workshops that provide valuable content for each employee level. The upcoming educational series highlights hot topics addressed by well-known and respected industry experts. Some of the sessions for this year include:

Disruptive Technologies Lunch & Learn • February 28 • Sandy Springs
Designed specifically for IT Directors, CIO & COO’s
The Disruptive Technologies Tour has become one of the most important technology meetings in the South and will address IT issues facing businesses of all sizes. This is a unique opportunity to gain experience and insight in the latest technology trends affecting every area of the manufacturing sector. Learn more about: Adoption of Blockchain platforms • Managing Dispersed Global networks and data centers • Newest technologies unique to the manufacturing vertical.

Manufacturer's Guide to Tax Reform Breakfast • March 1 • Atlanta
Designed specifically for CEO’s and CFO’s of Manufacturing Facilities
While the reduction in the corporate tax rate adds to the manufacturing sector's momentum, there's more to the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act than just a tax cut rate. Join us for a presentation on what manufacturers need to know about the recently enacted tax relief legislation. From pass-through treatment and corporate AMT to the elimination of the Domestic Activities Production Deduction and limitations on interest deductibility, there is much to plan for 2018 and beyond.

International Manufacturing Lunch & Learn • March 27 • Alpharetta
Wondering how to start planning and tapping into international opportunities? Coordinating an international product launch or outreach effort? Ready to jumpstart in-country distributors and/or maximize existing global activity? Join us for our international manufacturing group lunch & learn to discuss best practices, common pitfalls, and local resources to help you open doors and/or expand your global efforts. Lead by Joanne Sanders, our International Manufacturing Liaison, this session will provide practical advice to help you EXPLORE GLOBAL.

Manufacturing Safety: Building a Safety Culture • April 26 • Roswell
Safety Culture is both a journey and a destination. How do you know if you have arrived? What practices can you implement to help in your journey? What assessment tools are most effective in determining if your program is on the right path? We will address all this plus: Safety Climate vs Safety Culture • How to measure your safety culture • Ways to start or improve safety culture • When have you arrived • Continuous improvement • 2018 OSHA update

ABOUT GMA: The Georgia Manufacturing Alliance (GMA) is a membership-based industry organization founded in 2008 to support Georgia’s manufacturing community. GMA provides monthly plant tours, educational sessions, tradeshows, and unique networking opportunities designed to help make profitable business connections for its members. The Georgia Manufacturing Directory, Georgia Manufacturing Summit, Georgia Manufacturing Calendar, and BuyFromGa website are additional resources produced by GMA. To learn more about the organization, membership, and upcoming events, please call 770-338-0051 or visit their website

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