SAMA Sponsored Trade Show & Conference – Huge Success!

On May 9th the 2018 South Central Texas Manufacturing Trade Show and Conference was a buzz of activity.  Starting off with an industrial revolution Manufacturing 4.0: The Future conference presentation, illustrating the creation of truly smart factories with cyber-physical systems and communication across the Internet of Things; FIRST Robotics teams from Robert E. Lee and South San High Schools using their robots to open the Trade Show; and highly engaged exhibitors and attendees, this year’s event was a huge success!

Participation was high with 138 exhibits, ranging from industrial equipment, manufactured products, metal manufacturing processes and service providers.  Regional community partners from Seguin, Schertz, Converse as well as a top tier of event sponsors kept this trade show on target with showcasing the capabilities of the regional manufacturing community.

This year, we also introduced a new technology process for registration, lead qualifying and post show follow up – ever striving to grow and enhancing this showcase keeps a target on how South Texas is attracting and securing more and more manufacturing and their partners.

Overall, it was a great show with over 800 attendees, exhibitor connections/leads were up, and the quality of attendees was high.  We hope everyone enjoyed it and got some take-aways for themselves and their businesses.  Thank you to all that exhibited, attended and especially volunteered for this premier SAMA event.  Secure your space for 2019 today at the SAMA website: and join us for an exciting and informative day.

Dollie Bodin, Senior Design Consultant, The Trade Group, LLC, SAMA Trade Show Committee Co-Chair