2nd Annual

Skills Gap Summit 2023

Navigating the perfect storm.

27th April 2023

Houston, Texas

Why attend?

A recent study revealed that nearly every manufacturer surveyed said that supply chain disruptions (89%) and skilled labor shortages (86%) impacted their ability to meet production demands.

Furthermore, by 2030, the labor shortage will cause nearly 2.1 million jobs to be unfilled

In the midst of the challenges of workforce attrition, turnover and recruitment, we’re bringing together industry leaders to discuss the impact of this on knowledge transfer and production issues. Should you join, you will leave the summit with a better understanding of manufacturing’s workforce development challenges and hear about best practices being adopted by leading companies to solve them.

What to expect?

Last year, Voovio hosted the first Skills Gap Summit in Southeast Louisiana bringing together manufacturers, academic institutions, thought leaders, associations, and other key players. All participants had the same objective: to enhance their workforce of today (and tomorrow) and ensure our industry’s competitiveness by building countermeasures to the skills gap challenges.

Presenters and participants included BASF, Tesla, ExxonMobil, Formosa Plastics, Halliburton, Dow, Baton Rouge Community College, SOWELA Technical College, Shintech, Westlake, Shell, Sabic, Plug Power, LyondellBasell and many more.

Building on last year’s event, the 2023 Summit agenda comprises the following themes:

  • How to utilize Digitalization to scale and meet higher growth demands in manufacturing.
  • Using adaptive skills that enable individuals to transform their abilities as their demands and environment change.
  • A panel discussion on approaches in forging partnerships with local communities to better recruit and retain talent.
  • Interactive Q&A to brainstorm and converge on solutions.
  • From the perspective of a Senior Leader of a major local manufacturer, how to charter, support, and integrate Diversity and Inclusion as an actionable initiative in addressing the skills gap phenomenon. 
Skills Gap Summit 2022 - Navigating the perfect storm

Who should attend?

  • SVPs, VPs, Plant Managers, Operations Directors, Unit Operating and Maintenance Leaders
  • Senior and Global Reliability and Maintenance Managers
  • Senior Health, Safety, and Environmental Managers
  • Site Workforce Development and Human Resource Managers
  • Site Learning and Development Coordinators
  • College Chancellors and Directors


  • 27th April 2023
  • 8AM – 5PM


San Jacinto College
Lyondell Basell Center for Petrochemical, Energy, & Technology Center


Want to join?

Skills Gap Summit 2022.