2017 Inland Empire
Manufacturing Summit
February 3, 2017
Ontario Convention Center
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National Speakers
focus on our manufacturing economy
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Join us at the 6th Annual Manufacturers’ Summit, Friday, February 3, 2017, at the Ontario Convention Center. – Download the Flyer

The event features:

Keynote Speaker Garry Ridge, President and CEO WD-40 Company.

Expert Panel on Technological and Political Future of Manufacturing with

Dorothy Rothrock, President CMTA
Legislative issues facing California
Todd Boppell, COO National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)
National impact of the new administration on manufacturing
Flynn Sears, Goodyear Rubber
How Cyber Attacks impact your business
Roy Paulson, President, Paulson Manufacturing Corp.
Manufacturers experiences with minimum wage and trade issues
Paul Granillo, President and CEO,  IEEP
On local economic data

Micro Burst Sessions :

John McGloughlin, CEO, GuardSight, on Cyber Security Threats and Risks for Manufacturers, including a live hacking demonstration.
Scott Melton, FANUC America, on Robotics and Automation, the Impact on Manufacturing.
Innovation Awards for Manufacturers and Student Teams 
Enlarged Vendor Exhibit Area
Made in the Inland Empire Local Manufacturers’ Displays – see all we make here in Southern California
Technology Corner with demonstrations.
Mix and Mingle Coffee Break
Registration and display booths open at 7 a.m.

This event brings together everyone who cares about manufacturing in the region. It is a “must attend” for me and my team each year.

– Dorothy Rothrock, President, California Manufacturers and Technology Association




About the MCIE

about1The Manufacturers’ Council of the Inland Empire (MCIE) supports and provides education on manufacturing topics to manufacturers, employees, students, and the community.

The Council provides a strong, unified voice when communicating with regional, state and national entities on issues impacting the region. Programming is designed to help manufacturers find solutions for issues including: employment and training, research, regulatory compliance, import and export, and funding.

The MCIE meets every other month and encourages manufacturers, schools, and agencies, committed to furthering the cause of manufacturing in the Inland Empire, to get involved. For up-to-date information on the issues and events happening in the MCIE, sign up for membership on this website.

Meetings: are open to all interested parties. Check the Events page for future meetings and events. In some cases, space is limited, requiring an advanced reservation and payment.

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Annual Manufacturers’ Summit

February 3, 2017
Ontario Convention Center
For updated information, sign up to become a member of the MCIE.