There are so many reasons to attend this year’s Annual Meeting: networking and connecting with the business community, hearing from a dynamic business leader with a remarkable business strategy on growing your business by truly caring for people to also learning about the SFMA’s impact on manufacturers and to our economy.

Our theme is Employee Culture and Achieving Results through People. We have a rare opportunity to hear from keynote speaker, Bob Chapman – CEO of Barry-Wehmiller, Society for Human Resource Management’s 2022 CEO of the Year. Bob will share his unique story on what’s possible at the intersection of great business strategy and a profound care for our most valuable asset: Our Employees. Click on the icons below to learn more on why you should attend.

The deadline to register is Friday, October 13, 2023, by 11:00 a.m., you do not want to miss out on this opportunity!


Bob Chapman

  • 2022 CEO Award – SHRM
  • #3 CEO – Inc. Magazine
  • Top 10 Social Capital CEO


  • Discover South Florida Manufacturing
  • Network and Connect
  • Manufacturers of the Year


  • Support the SFMA
  • Event Exposure
  • Brand Visibility


  • All-inclusive Access
  • Single Tickets Available
  • Table Purchases Available





Checkout the message from SFMA’s Keynote Speaker, Bob Chapman – CEO of Barry-Wehmiller. Bob grew his company from $20 million in revenue to over $3.3 billion today. Dring his keynote address, Bob will challenge traditional thinking about how to run a business and how to be a caring and effective leader. Simple, yet groundbreaking ideas will be offered on how to create safe, healthy and fulfilling work environments grounded in people-centric leadership. By sharing his story, Bob Chapman hopes you will join him in a movement that aspires to a society where people think of others first, a society where everybody matters!. Full Bio Here


4:00 pm
4:00 to 6:00 pm
4:00 to 6:00 pm
6:30 pm
Agenda Items:
Registration and Check-in Opens
Made In Florida Showcase Opens
Networking and Cocktail Reception Ongoing
63rd Annual Dinner Meeting Program