WELCOME TO GAMA! 

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Speakers Added for the 2nd Annual South Supply Chain Summit August 20-21, 2024 (see below) include:

Cory Sewell - Senior Manager/Head of Department- Procurement, Kia Georgia

Jesse Dillon - Chief Operating Officer, Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA)

Jason Hong - Parts Development Manager, Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America (HMGMA)

Yoonie Kim - Director of Business Development | Foreign Direct Investment & Economic Development, AtkinsRéalis

Eric Cooperman - President & Founder, Bottle Titan

Laura Watkins - Purchasing Senior Manager, Propulsion Procurement, Gulfstream Aerospace

Jennifer Coulter-Lissman - Chief Executive Officer/President, NTG Supply Chain Solutions

Janet Rivera Jones - Founder & President, 5 Star an Executive Search Firm

Mercedes M. Hernandez - Foreign trade Zone Consultant, QAD Precision Software

Courtney Rawlins - President/CEO, Pooler Chamber of Commerce

Flavio Batista - Chief Commercial Officer, Georgia Ports Authority

Reed Handabaka - Manager of Sales - Automotive, Georgia Ports Authority

David Eyes - VP/GM Automotive Solutions, True Commerce

Rick Walker - President & CEO, GAMA 

 

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  GAMA’s UPCOMING EVENTS / MEETINGS (some dates / content tentative if in planning stage):

  • August 20-21, 2024 - Second Annual Southern Supply Chain Summit and Tour - Savannah, Georgia - Registration Now Open!
  • September 19, 2024 - Special Meeting at WTC-Savannah - "What OEMs Expect from their Suppliers" - Details to follow. 
  • November, 2024 - Issues Update Meeting - Planning is underway.
  • April 29, 2025 - Annual Golf Tournament Benefiting the Southern Automotive Women's Forum (SAWF) - Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, Georgia
  • October 6-8, 2026 - Southern Automotive Conference (SAC) - Gas South Convention Center in Atlanta - Planning is underway.  Plan to be a Sponsor, Exhibitor, or Speaker now. 

 

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We have now had record attendance at our last venue, as well as 

three sold-out meetings in a row before that.

 

GAMA's RECENT PAST MEETINGS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED:

  • June 11-12, 2024 - Southern Technology and Supply Chain Conference and Tour - Cartersville, Georgia 
  • April 25, 2024 Annual Golf Tournament Benefiting the Southern Automotive Women's Forum (SAWF) - Callaway Gardens; Pine Mountain, Georgia
  • March 7, 2024 - Joint Georgia Regional Meeting with MEMA - University of Georgia College of Engineering - Athens, Georgia.
  • February 7, 2024 - Industry 4.0 and Circularity/Sustainability - Douglasville, Georgia
  • November 2, 2023 - Joint Meeting with the SEUSKCC - Workforce Development Updates and Forum - West Point, Georgia
  • August 22-23, 2023 - GAMA - First Annual Supply Chain Summit - Savannah, GeorgiaAugust 2, 2023 - GAMA - Kia Meeting and Tour - West Point, Georgia
  • April 27, 2023 - Annual Golf Tournament Benefiting the Southern Automotive Women's Forum (SAWF) - Callaway Gardens; Pine Mountain, Georgia
  • March 29, 2023 - Pirelli Tire Plant Tour and The 3 P's of Supplier Success™- Rome, Georgia
  • March 9, 2023 - Georgia Automotive Supplier Regional Meeting with MEMA - Athens, Georgia
  • January 31, 2023The 3P's of Supplier Success™ - Savannah, Georgia
  • PLUS:  October 5-7, 2022 - Southern Automotive ConferenceWe are very pleased to report that the 2022 Southern Automotive Conference (SAC) held in Atlanta was a huge success.  Please refer to the following YouTube link https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5BlIOntpyFVSFMkJz2TlqQ for the following:
    • Link to the Presidents' Video that opened the event.
    • Links to videos and some PowerPoints for many of our Keynote presentations.

     

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UPDATES:

Here is a map showing just some of the current major activity relating to the Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America (HMGMA) near and around Savannah, Georgia:

           

           

 

Here is some update information:

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On June 27, 2024, Rick Walker, President & CEO of GAMA, was a speaker at the Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain, Digital Strategies, North America, Conference held in Nashville, June 26-27, 2024.

 

 

In January 2023, Rick Walker, President & CEO of GAMA, was a speaker at the 29th Annual U.S. Federal Reserve Bank Automotive Insights Symposium.   

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WHAT IS GAMA?

GAMA is a non-profit trade association which passionately promotes growth, profitability, and workforce development in Georgia’s and the region's automotive and ground transportation industry. GAMA is a community of businesses, both domestic and international, with common interests and goals, which provides a highly interactive forum to help members achieve the following:

  • higher levels of innovation, quality, and profitability
  • professional success through unique educational opportunities
  • successful networking among customers and peers
  • solutions to workforce development issues

Check out our 7 Reasons Why You Should Join GAMA video below!

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Some Important GAMA Membership Benefits At-A-Glance:

Also, please be sure to follow #GAMACarGuy on X for some of the latest news in our and related industries. We also invite you to join the GAMA LInkedIn Group at https://www.linkedin.com/groups/3659600/, and visit our company page at https://www.linkedin.com/company/1431155/admin/.
 

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TO JOIN THE GAMA MAILING LIST FOR:
- LATEST INFO AND TRENDS,
- POSSIBLE BUSINESS LEADS, 
- NEWSLETTER, AND
- EVENTS, 

CLICK HERE.

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 PARTNER EVENTS  

  • September 30 - October 1, 2024 - 2024 Southern Automotive Conference "Charging Forward" - Chattanooga, Tennessee - Register at www.southernautocon.com

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DIVERSITY STATEMENT 

GAMA fosters and promotes an inclusive environment that leverages the unique contributions of diverse individuals to improve the lives of its members.  We respect, value, and celebrate the unique attributes, characteristics, and perspectives that make each person who they are.  GAMA believes that differences in age, race, gender, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, physical ability, thinking style, and background bring richness to our organization.  By bringing diverse individuals together, we can collectively and more effectively accomplish our mission of workforce development, networking, education, and connectivity.  GAMA strives to develop programs and opportunities that reflect these core values, and thereby, educate, empower, and enlighten its members.

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* "GAMA", "GEORGIA AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION", AND "DRIVING THE GROWTH OF GEORGIA'S AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY" ARE FEDERALLY REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF GAMA.