The SAC would not be possible without our amazing and dedicated sponsors. Each year, our sponsors help us create a bigger and better SAC for our exhibitors and attendees, ensuring a totally unique experience by lending show cars, bringing top-notch entertainment, and providing exciting event ideas and materials.

Explore this year’s top-level sponsors below and see what they’re doing to move our industry forward!



Frost Brown Todd has been serving automotive clients for decades in the heart of the U.S. automotive manufacturing region. Members of FBT’s Automotive Industry Team understand the industry customs, practices and standards critical to helping our clients in today’s mobility economy.
FBT recognizes the value SAC delivers to the automotive industry throughout the Southeast and beyond. As a result, FBT’s premier sponsorship of SAC this year represents FBT’s desire to help showcase the industry’s strength in the region. Our team looks forward to hearing from industry experts, networking with colleagues, and learning more about industry trends.
Who to look for from FBT at SAC 2019:
Robert Sartin | Chairman
FBT Chairman Robert Sartin has been one of the prime movers behind the firm’s growth and forward momentum. In the wake of OEM bailouts, Robert demonstrated his leadership by establishing FBT’s Automotive Industry Team and helping the firm capitalize on the Southeast region’s burgeoning auto space. Robert recently represented an OEM and its global affiliates through the restructuring of Takata Corp., described as one of the largest and most complex cases in history.
Lynda Hill | Member
Lynda has 20 years of experience representing clients in a wide range of business disputes and focuses on representing automotive OEMs and suppliers in the areas of supplier risk management, distressed supplier workouts, commercial litigation, and product liability actions. Lynda serves as chair of the firm’s Automotive Industry Team comprised of more than 60 attorneys who work extensively with automotive clients.


Canada’s dynamic auto sector offers unparalleled opportunities for global automotive firms. Canada is one of the world’s top auto producers, with a leading auto parts industry and cutting edge R&D. We produce more than 2 million vehicles each year, 85% of which are exported. Our automotive manufacturing sector generates more than $102 billion in factory revenues and employs nearly 137,000 workers.

OEMs trust their Canadian operations with innovative projects. Canada was the first country outside Japan entrusted to build Lexus vehicles, and Honda chose Canada to lead the global launch of its 10th-generation Civic.

Canada is home to nearly 700 auto parts suppliers, including a cluster of world-renowned machine, tool, die and mold-making companies. Our Tier 1 suppliers, such as Magna International, Linamar, and Martinrea, rank among the world’s largest.

Low corporate taxes and unrivaled market access helped Canada be named one of Forbes’ Top 10 Best Countries for Business in 2019.  Canada is fully integrated into North America’s auto supply chains, and offers unequalled access to foreign markets, though free trade agreements with the European Union and key Asia-Pacific markets. This ensures preferential market access to more than 40 countries accounting for over half the world’s GDP.

The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service at the Consulate General of Canada in Atlanta, along with 161 offices at Canadian Embassies and Consulates around the world, supports companies seeking to establish themselves in, or source competitive, innovative products from Canada. We also help Canadian companies find new business opportunities abroad. Our services are free of charge. Please contact us today.

NAOS – North American On-Site Staffing

NAOS On-Site Staffing is a certified woman-owned (WBE), family owned and operated business specializing in on-site management of contingent workforces for the automotive industry. For over 35 years, NAOS has provided knowledge, tenure and experience to automotive OEMs and their Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers in order to create a streamlined, productive workforce. Our dedicated approach ensures that we always provide the best possible candidates for our clients, sourced from within our clients’ communities. Our model is literally built around our clients’ specific needs.
For the past 5 years, NAOS has proudly sponsored SAC and this year we are thrilled to sponsor the Thursday Gala at the Acme Feed & Seed in Nashville. Throughout the conference, we are hosting a Scavenger Hunt that will include lots of fun clues on how to uncover and collect items at locations throughout the conference to complete the hunt. The hunt culminates on Thursday and winners will be announced at the Thursday Gala. Prizes will be given to the first attendees to complete the Scavenger Hunt!
Stay tuned to SAC’s communications now and leading up to the conference for more information on how to get involved with the Scavenger Hunt and get ready for the best SAC yet! See you there!