The 16th GCSM will be held in Lexington, KY which is home to the University of Kentucky, the largest and only Carnegie Foundation Research 1 Land Grant University in the state with a student population that exceeds 30,000. The University of Kentucky’s Institute for Sustainable Manufacturing (ISM) is world renowned as a center of excellence for sustainable manufacturing that brings together a multi-disciplinary team of faculty who conduct cutting-edge research in sustainable manufacturing.

The Conference Venue is the Lexington Convention Center, located in Lexington's historic downtown. Kentucky has a growing manufacturing sector with automotive and aerospace manufacturing accounting for the largest exports from the state. The state is also home to the largest Toyota plant in the world and almost two-thirds of the counties in the state have an automotive-related employer. More information on the venue location and parking is available here.

Lexington, surrounded by rolling hills and horse farms in the heart of Kentucky’s Bluegrass Region, is known as the Horse Capital of the World®. The city lies on Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail that is dotted with numerous distilleries, old and new. The lush landscape turns golden during the Autumn making Lexington and the surrounding region a spectacular sight that must be experienced.