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The 2018 Made in Tampa Bay Expo will be merged with the Manufacturing Association of Florida (MAF) Manufacturing Exchange.         BAMA members are eligible for special pricing.  Please email Holly@bama-fl.org for the PROMO code.

When:  Wednesday September 19th thru Friday, September 21st
Where:  The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club

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New Keynote Speaker Announced


Martin Ford

Martin Ford, futurist and NY Times Best Selling Author, imagines what the accelerating progress in robotics and artificial intelligence may mean for the economy, job market and society of the future.

"Robots have always taken jobs from humans. But this time, it’s different."

We are on the leading edge of a massive disruption and one brought on by relentless advances in artificial intelligence and robotics. Ford offers an overview of some of the key technologies underlying this revolution and what it could mean for the future.


·     Until now, AI has mostly been science fiction. How did we get to the point where it is finally becoming reality?

·     An overview of the key technologies underlying the revolution and how they may evolve going forward, including:

·     Deep learning Neural Networks

·     Robotics

·     Self-Driving Vehicles

·     Software Automation

·     How will AI and robotics impact the future job market and economy?

·     Should we fear advances in AI? AI comes with a number of risks. These include security threats and the potential impact on privacy, as well as the use of autonomous systems in military and security applications. Prominent individuals like Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking have expressed concerns about the advent of super-intelligent machines further in the future that might genuinely threaten us. How worried should we be?



Want a sneak peek of Martin's keynote?

Check him out on the mainstage for his Ted Talk last fall!

Florida's longest running statewide conference for the manufacturing industry is hitting St. Petersburg for a jam-packed event you do not want to miss. This year's conference will focus on a variety of issues our manufacturers are engaged in, including: 

·     Artificial Intelligence & the Future Workforce

·     Blockchain & Hyperledger: It's 2018 and the future of e-commerce looks a lot different than you're used to! Is your bank account ready for what's to come?

·     Autonomous Vehicles: The mechanics, the tech, the policy--what does it look like, how far away is it, and how you can leverage it for your benefit.

·     Plus, don't miss the announcement of the 2018 Manufacturers of the Year and the 2018 Legislators of the Year!

See the Full Schedule of Events

Conference Keynote Kickoff

Ready to Be More?

The Conference Kickoff is scheduled for 3PM on Wednesday, September 19 - If you're ready to be more, do more, and take the industry a level up...

You definitely don't want to miss this! 

Delatoro McNeal, CSP

Delatorro is listed as one of the top professional speakers in the world for the past 15 years and ranks in the top 7% of speakers globally--Get ready to EXCHANGE your level of performance!  

Participants Takeaways: 

    • Develop the emotional muscle to strive of Pe4k Per4mance daily
  • Identify to best peak states to put themselves in to WIN consistently
  • Align their actions and habits with the attributes of top performers
  • Think creatively about how they can improve their performance now
  • Change their attitudes towards their work and infuse more passion
  • Increase their personal commitment to personal excellence
  • Lead within the organization with a greater sense of purpose and certainty

As seen on: FOX, ABC, NBC, BET, TBN, Daystar and Oxygen as well as syndicated radio shows all across America.


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Exhibitor & Attendee Pricing

Attendee Registration

Full access to networking events, the exhibit hall,educational sessions, keynote speakers, the Annual Awards banquet, and more!

BAMA Pricing

All Access Pass:  $295

Please email holly@bama-fl.org for the PROMO Code

Register Now

Exhibitor Application

Choose from Floor Access or All Access Passes to capitalize your investment and maximize your ROI while exhibiting to a statewide audience!

BAMA Pricing

*Exhibit w/ Floor Pass:  $250

*Exhibit w/ an All Access Pass:  $550

Please email holly@bama-fl.org for the PROMO Code



Vinoy Renaissance Resort 

501 5th Avenue NE

St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Group rate: $175/night



Sponsorship Opportunities

Your sponsorship is an investment in a strong, expanding, and in-demand industry! Don't miss out on the opportunity to be part of the movement of Florida's future. As a sponsor of the EXCHANGE, you will have an opportunity to position your organization as a leader and supporter of the manufacturing industry in important markets.

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