MakeMore Summit 2021


The MakeMore Manufacturing Summit is a leadership-focused meeting designed around connecting ecosystem stakeholders with the needs and realities of industry leaders from the manufacturing sector.

It intends to serves as an annual platform to exchange ideas around how our state resources are addressing the impact of market dynamics, economic trends and policies, and new technologies in this sector.

Join in-depth discussions as we build a road-map to strengthen and advance Florida’s economy through innovation and talent development by leveraging our resources to accelerate the productivity and technological performance of its manufacturing sector.


  • Technology acceleration
  • Talent development
  • Business growth
  • Business environment

Summit registrants receive exclusive access to the MakeMore Community at This community connects Florida's manufacturing ecosystem 24/7. Expand your network, connect with your peers, share ideas, and help build the roadmap for Florida's manufacturing future.

The 2021 Summit is virtual and will take place during the 4 segments listed below.


  • Two Segment Bundle ticket (includes the two remaining segments) is available for $240, with the option to send separate attendees from the same company to each segment.
  • Upgrade Single Segment ticket to Bundle is available for $110.
  • Individual ticket is available for $128 per segment.
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MakeMore Manufacturing Summit 2021

  • Tuesday

    Business Growth Segment

    Manufacturing in Florida had over 21,000 establishments in the second quarter of 2020 and 384,000 jobs were reported by December of the same year. Manufacturing is accounted for 4.5% of Florida's GSP by January 2021. Understanding the existing business landscape manufacturers are dealing with will be essential for Florida to continue diversifying the economy to remain a global competitor. The Business Growth Segment will discuss what the current state of the manufacturing ecosystem looks like, the challenges, strategies and opportunities manufacturers are facing around workforce, growth capital, supply chains and emerging markets.

  • Tuesday

    Talent Development Segment

    Securing the right talent is key for manufacturing. Properly trained employees ensure that Florida’s manufacturing workforce is equipped with the skills to succeed today, to increase manufacturing productivity and ultimately to generate manufacturing sector growth. This Segment will bring together experts for discussions around what the manufacturing ecosystem is doing to build the right talent pipeline for Florida and to celebrate the winners of the Florida Advanced Technological Education Center’s Manufacturing Awards.

  • Tuesday

    Technology Segment

    Technology touches every aspect of manufacturing regardless of company size. Manufacturing both adapts to technology and in many cases, creates technology. Ensuring that a company’s workforce is adept with the changing nature of advancements whether it’s integrating Smart Factories technologies or guarding against cyber-attacks, the discussion, preparation, and execution of technology is imperative for every company. The Technology Segment will host discussions around how companies can leverage the benefits of accelerating technology to foster innovation and what the ecosystem needs to focus on to ensure every manufacturer in Florida is on a pathway to implement the Smart Factory floor.

  • Tuesday

    Outlook 2022 Segment

    As 2021 comes to an end, the sector leaves behind an unprecedented time of change, adaptation and resilience. Change, however, is always on the horizon. The emergence of the Smart Factory and its transformation of the sector continues. Keeping our workforce skilled while growing the next generation is ongoing. This session will take a bold leap into 2022 with a “future focused” agenda that brings together industry experts and trailblazers ready to tackle the big issues.