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Every year, the North Carolina manufacturing industry gathers to showcase the latest innovations, cutting-edge technologies, and invaluable networking opportunities. MFGCON, the state manufacturing conference, brings together business and industry leaders, product experts, and managers to create an ideal knowledge-sharing environment. From informative sessions to vendor showcases and time for networking, MFGCON serves as a platform to celebrate North Carolina manufacturing and propel the industry forward.

“In a time of expanding manufacturing opportunities in North Carolina, the role of MFGCON becomes increasingly crucial. As we navigate the future of manufacturing, the integration of workforce and technology takes center stage. Our event will feature expert speakers discussing AI, automation, technology deployment and future innovation,” stated North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership director Phil Mintz.

Manufacturing today is different so it’s hard for companies to change from traditional ways of doing things. That’s why it’s beneficial for manufacturers to connect with their peers, and build a North Carolina manufacturing ecosystem. MFGCON allows manufacturers to do that.

A Convergence of Industry Minds

Hosted by the North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP) and Business NC Magazine, MFGCON draws attendees from across the state and beyond, representing a diverse array of manufacturing disciplines. Whether you’re in aerospace, automotive, textiles or biotechnology, MFGCON offers something for everyone.

Empowering Workshops and Informative Sessions

Informative sessions dive deep into the latest trends and best practices in manufacturing. Various topics to enhance efficiency, productivity and competitiveness include:

  • Supply Chain Programs for Resiliency
  • Workforce Resources
  • Implementing AI in Manufacturing
  • Cybersecurity Strategies
  • Continuous Improvement Programs
  • Process Optimization
  • Digital Transformation
  • Circular Economy and Sustainability


Showcasing Innovation on the Exhibition Floor

One of the highlights of MFGCON is the exhibition floor, where innovation takes center stage. Here, attendees can explore the latest technologies, equipment and services offered.. It’s not just about seeing the latest gadgets; it’s about understanding how these innovations can revolutionize manufacturing processes and drive growth.

Networking Opportunities That Spark Collaboration

The conference provides networking opportunities for attendees to connect with peers, industry leaders and potential partners. Whether during coffee breaks, luncheons or dedicated networking sessions, MFGCON fosters an environment where meaningful connections are made. These interactions lead to collaborations, partnerships and the exchange of ideas that can shape the future of manufacturing in North Carolina.

“As the manufacturing landscape evolves, it can be challenging for companies to transition from traditional practices. That’s why it’s invaluable for manufacturers to engage with their peers and gain insights into how they fit into the North Carolina manufacturing ecosystem. MFGCON provides the perfect platform for manufacturers to connect, learn, and navigate this evolving landscape together,” stated Mintz.

Celebrating Excellence with the NCMEP Manufacturing Leadership Awards

NCMEP Manufacturing Leadership Awards honors outstanding manufacturers for their achievements. From innovation and sustainability to workforce development and community impact, these awards highlight the diverse contributions of manufacturers across the state. It’s a moment to celebrate success, inspire others and showcase the incredible work happening in North Carolina’s manufacturing sector.


MFGCON is a celebration of manufacturing excellence, innovation hub and growth catalyst. It’s where industry leaders gather to share knowledge, forge partnerships, and shape the future of manufacturing in North Carolina. If you’re passionate about manufacturing, MFGCON is an event not to be missed. Mark your calendars, connect with peers and get ready to uncover the essence of MFGCON – North Carolina’s premier manufacturing event.

May 13-14, 2024

Durham Convention Center
300 West Morgan Street
Durham, NC 27701