Smart Solutions for
Smart Factories Expo
& CRMA Manufacturers Excellence Luncheon
April 25th, 2025 | 9:00am - 3:00pm (ET)
The Commons at the PIE Innovation Center
2181 Parker Street NE, Cleveland, TN 37311
Get Your Tickets
All tickets provide access to Expo and CRMA Manufacturers Excellence Luncheon.
Table of 8
To purchase a Table of 8, please purchase 8 Individual Member tickets for $360.
Table of 8
To purchase a Table of 8, please purchase 8 Individual Non-Member tickets for $480.
An initiative led by the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce is bringing a new generation of pride, progress & professionals to America’s skilled workforce.
Don't Miss the
Mobile Workforce Development Unit Preview at the Smart Solutions for Smart Factories EXPO!
Be Pro Be Proud is a cutting-edge technical career initiative connecting students, parents, and educators to skilled technical professions. The Be Pro Be Proud Mobile Workshop, a custom-manufactured semi-truck, uses VR and AR technical career simulators to attract students to technical jobs and raise awareness and education about rewarding career and training opportunities in skilled professions.
Tennessee’s Mobile Workshop will feature twelve simulators including CNC/3-D printing, and lineman, diesel tech, agriculture, welding, construction, heavy equipment, and forestry simulators. Tennessee’s Mobile Workshop is launching in September and will operate year-round across the state.
About the Event
The manufacturing industry is undergoing its fourth evolution into a high-technology, digitalized, and data driven industry. Manufacturers across the United States are preparing to embrace Industry 4.0 and increase their investment in Smart Factory Technology to maintain competitiveness and improve their operational efficiency so they can thrive in an industry that demands constant change.
Join manufacturing professionals and experience leading technology vendors that can provide you smart solutions for improved productivity, quality, reliability, and responsiveness in your production environment. This year’s event will be held in conjunction with the CRMA Manufacturers Excellence Luncheon at CONCLAVE in the PIE Center.
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Way to Connect
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All attendees of the Expo will receive a Smart Business Card, pre-loaded with all of their contact details that will make exchanging information with anyone at the event a breeze, with a single tap of your mobile device.
Manufacturers Excellence Luncheon
Aug 10, 2023 | 11:30am - 1:00pm
Featuring Keynote Speaker:
David Korda is the Operations Director at Nokian Tyres' North American production factory in Dayton, Tennessee. For more than three years, he has overseen tire production at the award-winning campus, helping facilitate expansion from a 60-member launch team in 2020 to four shifts of 24/7 production and approximately 475 employees in 2023. Under his leadership, Nokian Tyres is currently working to double production at the Dayton Factory to four million tires per year by 2024.
Prior to leading operations in Dayton, David served as Construction Manager at the LEED v4 Silver-certified production campus. He is an engineer by trade, with nearly two decades of experience in facility operations and design. David has a master’s degree in structural engineering from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and lives in West Knoxville with his family.
Achieving Sustainable Growth:
Empowering the Team from the Ground Up
In the past five years, Nokian Tyres’ production factory in Dayton, Tennessee has gone from a muddy construction site to one of the most advanced, sustainable tire production campuses in the world. Now, the Finnish inventor of the winter tire is in the process of doubling capacity to as many as four million all-season and all-weather tires per year right here in Southeast Tennessee. Operations Director David Korda helped oversee the factory’s construction, and now he manages its operations. How have he and fellow leaders literally built the factory team from the ground up? And what lessons has Nokian Tyres learned that apply to other organizations pursuing transformational changes?