September 15-18, 2019 Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel Atlanta, GA

Summit Overview


The MEP National NetworkTM Summit will bring together more than 500 representatives of the MEP National Network to share knowledge while advancing and integrating Network capabilities. Together, attendees will lay the foundation for services and solutions that will grow the Network, improve the ways we serve small and medium-sized manufacturers, and strengthen and empower U.S. manufacturers as we advance U.S. manufacturing.


Attending MEP Center staff and partners will:

  • Connect with experts who can help deliver in-state and multi-state projects
  • Join together to solve business issues and create effective business models
  • Develop shared approaches that can influence a wider manufacturing ecosystem

Programming will feature over fifty sessions centering on three tracks derived from the overarching Summit theme, The “United State of Manufacturing.”


  • UNITED – Uniting with our partners and ecosystems
    This track will highlight the MEP National Network’s unique ways of leveraging partnerships and relationships to connect manufacturers to what they need.

  • STATE – The current state of services and knowledge sharing
    This track will encompass the distinctive and replicable practices Centers employ to serve manufacturers and increase operational excellence across the Network.

  • MANUFACTURING – Manufacturing technology and trends
    This track will offer insight into the technologies currently impacting today’s manufacturing operations, as well as the cutting-edge technologies of tomorrow.

Testimonials: Why You Should Be Attending the 2019 MEP National Network Summit

Matt Newman Matt Newman

"The cybersecurity breakout with Pat Toth—eye opening, humbling."

George Spottswood George Spottswood

"The 19 National MEP Summit is going to further educate and encourage collaboration between MEP Centers."

Dusty Cruise Dusty Cruise

"It allows those attending to physically see, feel, realize, that MEP is much larger than the Center they will be returning to."

Jeanne Wagner Jeanne Wagner

"Catching up with everyone from all over the country is always one of the best ways to learn new things, and it’s fun."

Lynore DeSantis Lynore DeSantis

"It’s an opportunity for us to have real discussions about the trends in our industry, best practices within our Centers for our industry and clients."


Read more about why you don’t want to miss the 2019 MEP National Network Summit.