O’Neal Sponsors 2016 South Carolina Automotive Summit

O’Neal Sponsors 2016 South Carolina Automotive Summit

The 5th Annual South Carolina Automotive Summit is being held in at the Hyatt in Greenville, SC February 24-26, 2016. O’Neal, Inc., an integrated design and construction firm, will once again be a sponsor. The theme for this year is “Connectivity | Collaboration | Innovation.

“South Carolina offers automotive manufacturers and suppliers a great environment for business,” said Brian Gallagher, Director of Marketing for O’Neal. “O’Neal is fortunate to count leading companies such as Michelin, BMW, ZF, Robert Bosch, Volvo and other automotive suppliers amongst our client base.”

Speakers during the three-day event include: Governor Nikki Haley, Governor, South Carolina; keynote speaker Jay Rogers, CEO and Founder of Local Motors, the world’s first 3D printed car company; and other representatives of the automotive industry.

“South Carolina’s automotive industry has grown significantly under the leadership of Governor Haley and we are delighted to have her return as a featured speaker at the Summit,” said Catherine Hayes, executive director of the S.C. Automotive Council. “Those who follow the industry closely will be very interested to hear what she has to say about the many automotive advancements underway in the Palmetto State.”

The S.C. Automotive Summit is part of South Carolina Auto Week. Held February 21 – 27, S.C. Auto Week is a public celebration of the Palmetto State’s innovative automotive industry. Students, parents, teachers and counselors from across the state will have opportunities to gain insight to best practices, innovations and career opportunities afforded by the automotive industry. Likewise, many S.C. Auto Week activities are specifically geared for automotive industry professionals, as well as the general public.

Aside from the S.C. Automotive Summit, other S.C. Auto Week activities being planned include tours of automotive plants and IngeniousSC! — a program featuring the latest breakthrough technologies developed by South Carolina companies, universities and research organizations. A number of STEM-related activities are also planned for middle and high school students, as well as college career expo showcasing potential job opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students seeking work in the U.S. and abroad within the automotive field.

To stay abreast with S.C. Auto Week activities, visit http://www.SCAutoWeek.com and follow its pages on Facebook and Twitter.