MSI Workforce Solutions Symposium 
Virginia Industry Forum

Thursday, November 2 
Marriott Newport News at City Center

Mark Your Calendar!  

The MSI Workforce Solutions Symposium at the VMA Industry Forum will be held on November 2-3, 2017 at the fabulous Marriott Newport News at City Center.  It is the VMA's premiere event of the year for manufacturers, the MSI Academic and Workforce Partner Network and all workforce leaders across the Commonwealth to discuss topics centered on workforce, world-class automation, productivity, value chain and technology solutions for industry.  It also provides attendees with an opportunity to network with peers, participate in professional development and celebrate Virginia manufacturing.  

Workforce Symposium Highlights - Day 1 (November 2)
  • MSI and DIDIVA Innovation and Best Practices
  • State of Modern Manufacturing
  • Shared Responsibility: Engaging Industry and Education
  • Academic/Workforce Partner Excellence Showcase
  • Ken Eisner, Amazon Web Services will discuss their utilization of Cloud Technology for Workforce Education
  • Tour of Newport News Shipyard 

EARLY BIRD Special Rate for MSI Partners
A special $100 attendee fee has been created for MSI partners that would like to participate in this conference.  Click on the "Register Today" link below and select the "Workforce Development Symposium" fee type on the online registration form.  

After September 30th, the attendee fee will be $150.

Attendees are invited to stay for the VMA Networking Reception on November 2 and attend forum events on November 3. 
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 12 th, 2017.  You can also make your reservation  online here.

Exhibit at Forum
Exhibiting at 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 support for Virginia manufacturers.  Please take a moment to review the  exhibitor information for this event.

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Kimberly Noonan
VMA Member Services Director