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Manufacturing and Trade Summit (SD)

SD Manufacturing & Trade Summit

Hosted by South Dakota Trade with Elevate Rapid City, the Manufacturing and Trade Summit takes place from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Thursday, July 27, in Rapid City.

Industry leaders will unite to discuss the future of manufacturing and trade. Featuring speakers, trends, strategies and more.

Register today.

Experience the Manufacturing and Trade Summit, where industry leaders unite to explore cutting-edge trends, strategies, and technologies. Discover the future of manufacturing and trade, learn about SD Trade, forge valuable connections, and unlock growth opportunities. Reserve your spot now!


8:00 a.m. – Doors open/Check-in Begins

8:30 a.m. – Welcome

8:35 a.m. – Overview of SD Trade presented by Luke Lindberg, President & CEO, SD Trade

9:35 a.m. – The State of American Manufacturing presented by Sam Beaver, Director of Government Relations, National Association of Manufacturers

10:30 a.m. – Networking Break

11:00 a.m. – Manufacturing & Trade from the Perspective of Local Companies

  • Ethan Schlegel, New Generation Supplements
  • John Willard, CAW Industries, Inc.
  • Kenton Brannan, Pete Lien & Sons, Inc.

11:45 a.m. – Lunch Served

12:00 p.m. – Current Economic Trends Impacting American Manufacturing & Trade presented by Michael Faulkender, Dean’s Professor of Finance at the University of Maryland (Former Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy, U.S. Department of Treasury)

1:00 p.m. – Conclude Event

*the schedule is subject to change



South Dakota Trade

Phone: (605) 338-3424Email: info@SouthDakotaTrade.comWebsite: View Organizer Website