CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Manufacturers Association (WVMA) will host the second annual Marcellus and Manufacturing Development Conference (MMDC) March 23-24, 2016, at the Charleston Civic Center in conjunction with the West Virginia Construction and Design Exposition. One of the region’s largest manufacturing events, it combines the former WVMA Leadership Summit and Marcellus-to-Manufacturing Conference.
“We are very excited to host the conference again this year,” said Rebecca Randolph, president of WVMA. “The feedback from combining the two events last year was very positive and shows that company representatives are excited about the opportunity to learn more and grow industry partnerships.”
This year’s event focuses on the infrastructure needed to create a regional Appalachian storage hub. Attendees will have the chance to attend several seminars covering a variety of topics including industrial demand, energy and national security, and more. U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito will serve as the keynote speaker, focusing on energy policy. West Virginia’s gubernatorial candidates also have been invited to participate in a candidate showcase.
“We have put together a great agenda for this year’s conference,” said Steve Hedrick, president and CEO of MATRIC and chair of the 2016 MMDC. “We are pleased Sen. Capito will be joining us, and we are looking forward to hearing what the candidates, panelists and other speakers have to share.”
The conference is free of charge, but registration is required. To register, visit www.wvexpo.com.
In addition to the conference, WVMA will be hosting other activities at additional costs. Registration is required. Visit www.wvma.com/mmdc to register.
For more information about WVMA visit www.wvma.com.
The West Virginia Manufacturers Association is a trade association dedicated to supporting the interests of manufacturing in West Virginia. Since 1915, the WVMA has represented the quality and diversity of manufacturing in the Mountain State through policy/advocacy efforts, a focus on workforce development, and providing a strong network for West Virginia’s manufacturers.