3rd Annual

Skills Gap Summit 2024

Navigating the perfect storm.

March 21st 2024

Houston, Texas

Why attend?

A recent study revealed that for 72% of manufacturers workforce challenges such as being unable to attract and retain employees continue to be the top challenge. More than any other industry the labor shortage is affecting manufacturing sites, leaving nearly 600,000 stable jobs unfilled as of June 2023. According to studies the labor shortage will cause nearly 2.1 million jobs to be unfilled by 2030. 

In the midst of these challenges, we’re bringing together manufacturing leaders to discuss the impact of this on knowledge transfer and production issues.

What to expect?

Embarking on its third year, we are delighted to introduce the Skills Gap Summit—an unparalleled gathering that brings together manufacturers, thought leaders, associations, and key industry players. Join us for an insightful day where participants collectively strive to Bridge the Skills Gap.

Building on the last two events, here’s a sneak peek what key themes the SGS 2024 comprises:

  • Snapshot on the Houston area workforce situation
  • How to capture knowledge before it leaves the site
  • How to achieve operational discipline through standard procedure execution
  • Academia’s roles in industry readiness and adult learning tools
  • Interactive Q&A to brainstorm and converge on solutions.

Last year, our esteemed attendees included:

Skills Gap Summit 2022 - Navigating the perfect storm

Who attends?

  • 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


March 21st 2024


South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference Center, Houston, Texas

Skills Gap Summit 2024


Early Preview: A Peek into Our Agenda – Stay Tuned for More!

  • Qualify Operators more Efficiently and Effectively.
  • Boosting Operational Discipline through Standard Procedure Execution.
  • Solving Operator Turnover in Loading/ Unloading Operations.
  • Selecting Sustainable Technology for Manufacturing.

Want to join?

Looking for where to stay?

We have a room block at the South Shore Harbour Resort & Conference Center at a discounted rate of $139 for Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st March (Booking Link). Feel free to contact your Voovio host if you have any issues with the hotel.

Skills Gap Summit 2024

Skills Gap Summit 2022 & 2023.