2016 Inland Empire
Manufacturing Summit
April 26, 2016
Ontario Convention Center
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National Speakers
focus on our manufacturing economy
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APRIL 26th, 2016 – Ontario Convention Center

Reserve now!  The 2015 Summit Survey told us that 86% of attendees thought the keynote and breakout sessions were “excellent and very good” – right on target for the industry.  We will be back in April with applicable topics for take-away at all levels of manufacturing. Bring your HR staff, your floor supervisors and your executives for another exciting 6 hours of idea generation. Manufacturers and supporters of manufacturing in the Inland Empire will find this a tremendous value.

See the manufacturers with displays at the Made in the Inland Empire Exhibit.

Here’s who is exhibiting at the Summit Sponsorship Exhibits.

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7 a.m. – 7:50 a.m. Registration, Exhibits Open and Fender Guitar
8:10 a.m. Opening Ceremony
8:15 a.m. Keynote Speaker Ryan Holiday
9:20 a.m. Exhibit Hall and Refreshments
9:45 a.m. Breakout Session 1 – View Schedule 
10:50 a.m. Breakout Session 2 – View Schedule 
11:45 a.m. Lunch with Fender Guitar and Innovation Awards
12:00 p.m. Afternoon Program Begins
12:10 p.m. Innovation Awards
12:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker Garner Holt
1:30 p.m. Summit Survey
2:00 p.m. Event Ends


Calling all Manufacturers to join the “Made in the Inland Empire” displays and receive a free ticket to the Manufacturers’ Summit as our thank you.

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Where to Stay

We have blocked rooms for the event at the Double Tree by Hilton, Ontario Airport, which is next door to the Ontario Convention Center.

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Want to make a splash in the industry and meet face to face with manufacturers, from across the region, who are looking for solutions, cutting-edge products and technologies?

Exhibiting at a live event is the best way to strengthen relationships with current clients, build new partnerships and demonstrate your company’s unique solutions. In 2015 we hosted 595 attendees. We expect even more in 2016.

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The 5th Annual Summit of the Manufacturers’ Council of the Inland Empire will feature three innovation award winners, representing local manufacturing. Winners will be invited to showcase their ingenuity and share their ideas to help other companies improve. The awards seek to encourage discussion about difficult problems facing manufacturers and create a means of solving those problems to grow the manufacturing community of the Inland Empire.

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Featured Keynote

Garner Holt Mr-Holtfounded Garner Holt Productions in 1977 at age 16 in his home town of San Bernardino. After almost 4 decades, GHP is the internationally recognized leader in the design and manufacture of animatronic figures, show and ride systems, show action equipment, special effects and sets & scenery.


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