Dedicated to advocating for, supporting, training and growing the manufacturing industry in Michigan, MMA’s mission to the industry is simple: to hear your voice, to unify your voice, to amplify your voice and to be your voice. We ares focused on helping members stay ahead of the curve of industry trends, regulatory requirements and legislative initiatives.

(Check out the interactive calendar or download the printable 2024 Calendar of Events.)

Increase Your Engagement with Michigan Manufacturers

Sponsorship opportunities are available throughout the year. Work with MMA’s team to build a package that includes event sponsorship and more. Contact MMA’s Ashley Wakefield to build your 2024 strategy at 517-487-8523 or

2024 Michigan Compensation and Employer Outlook Briefing

Tuesday, July 23, 2024 • 9:00 a.m.

In any dynamic job market, organizations will face challenges that put their compensation plans and strategies to the test. As we navigate through the evolving workforce landscape of 2024, the focus shifts from pandemic-related disruptions to addressing the complexities arising from macro labor trends. This insightful session by MMA and ASE Vice President Keven Marrs will offer timely perspectives drawn from ASE’s ASE’s latest benchmarking activities, incorporating data from the most recent compensation surveys. Attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of salary trends based on information collected in early 2024, exploring the critical economic factors influencing local wages and salaries in the current environment. Join us to stay ahead of the curve, adapt your compensation strategies to the ongoing workforce dynamics, and effectively navigate the labor challenges and supply issues shaping the contemporary business landscape.

Learn more and register online.

Where Does eCommerce Fit within Manufacturing

Thursday, August 1, 2024 • 9:00 a.m.

It’s imperative to understand where your website fits within your digital transformation strategy. Customers today expect to be able to visit your site and at a bare minimum, learn a lot about your products. Ideally, they’ll be able to purchase them there too. In this webinar, Human Element’s Jason Magee and Sandra Bander get to the core of why you should be considering selling your products online (if you’re not already), what the key eCommerce features are and the important role your marketing team plays in setting strategy.

Learn more and register online.

Quarterly Member Orientation

Wednesday, August 14, 2024 • 10:00 a.m.

Discover the benefits included in your annual MMA membership investment. This orientation is open to all organization employees from HR professionals and C-suite to workforce development and shop floor manufacturers. Share this invite with your coworkers and register to attend today.

Learn more and register online.

Leveraging Customer Portals

Thursday, September 5, 2024 • 1:00 p.m.

Are you looking to streamline operations and enhance customer satisfaction through innovative solutions? Join MMA and Classy Llama for an insightful session on the value of customer portals and how they can transform your business, including understand the strategic benefits, exploring features and functionalities and real-world applications. Whether you’re just starting to explore this technology or looking to optimize your existing solutions, this webinar will provide valuable insights and practical advice.

Learn more and register online.

Get on-demand webinar recordings in the Online Learning Center, including the Michigan Roots, Global Research, Sustainable Manufacturing, 2022 Redistricting and Talent Magnet series.

Manufacturing Supply Chain Update

Join MMA, the Capital Area Manufacturing Council (CAMC) and the Great Lakes Bay Manufacturers Association (GLBMA) for a robust discussion on supply chain and how manufacturers are being affected. Hear insights from one of Michigan’s supply chain experts.

Tuesday, July 30, 2024
MMA Headquarters, Lansing

Manufacturing Excellence Awards

The annual Manufacturing Excellence Awards celebrates the leaders, companies and products pushing manufacturing forward. The 2023 Award winners were honored in November at a sold-out ceremony. It’s not too early to start thinking about next year’s Manufacturing Excellence Awards — nominations open June 2024 and plan to join us on Wednesday, November 6, 2024.

November 6, 2024
The Lansing Center

Golf Classics

Support a strong manufacturing future at MMA’s annual golf outings. Plan to join us Monday, September 9, at Fox Hills for the annual Summer Golf Classic to benefit the MMA ImPACt Fund. Watch for details about the 2025 Winter Golf Classic, which benefits the MMA-PAC Fund, at one of Michigan’s indoor simulator facitilies in the coming months.

September 9, 2024
Golden Fox at Fox Hills, Plymouth

MMA Ballots & Brews Regional Meetings

Connect with manufacturing and community leaders at regional events featuring networking and an inside view on how the 2024 Election will impact manufacturers. From talent development and tax policy to health care costs and environmental regulations, get valuable insight during a dynamic, deep-dive into industry challenges.

Watch for details about these Fall 2024 regional meetings in Southeast Michigan, Battle Creek, Traverse City, Saginaw.

Coming Fall 2024

MMA Operations Conference

The annual Operations Conference provides actionable solutions to operational challenges for Michigan manufacturers. This powerful annual event offers proven strategies, tools and best practices in the areas of talent recruitment, employee retention and engagement, leadership, technology developments and human resources. See highlights from the 2024 Operations Conference and watch for details on the 2025 Conference to be announced.

MMA Legislative Day

Connects manufacturing leaders, legislative decisionmakers and regulatory officials for hands-on lobbying experience. The 2024 event held April 30 in downtown Lansing was a well-attended and well-received event featuring policymakers, manufacturing leaders and more. See highlights from the 2024 Legislative Day and watch for details on the 2025 event to be announced.

MMA Workforce Solutions Regional Meetings

Companies and communities around the state are taking groundbreaking collaborative action to ensure resilience and success in the face of challenges and opportunities. Attendees heard powerful stories from their region and gained tactical solutions to take their companies to the next level at the Spring 2024 MMA Workforce Solutions Regional Meetings.

Clearing the Air Conference

The annual Clearing the Air, held every spring, keeps members informed on urgent air regulatory issues with MMA and the Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan bringing together leading professionals from government, industry, advocacy groups and the legal profession. Check out the highlights of the sold-out 2024 event held on April 9 in Lansing.


Annual National MFG Day is a great opportunity to share our industry with your community. Over the past several years this program has grown exponentially to host facility tours all across the country.

Save the Date: October 4, 2024

Event Policies

MMA is committed to providing a safe, productive and welcoming environment for all meeting participants and MMA staff. All participants are expected to abide by the Meeting Policies and Virtual Programs Code of Conduct which apply to all MMA meeting-related events, including those sponsored by organizations other than MMA but held in conjunction with MMA events, in public or private facilities and/or public or private platforms. Please see the full MMA Event Policies for details including cancelation, recording consent, behavior expectations and more.

Contact for Sponsorship

Ashley Wakefield

Ashley Wakefield
Director of Membership, Marketing & Events
Call 517-487-8523

Contact for Registration

Elizabeth Maciejewski

Elizabeth Maciejewski
Membership & Events Coordinator
Call 517-487-8542