Summit Schedule

7:00 a.m. Event opens with Made in the I.E. Manufacturers’ Displays and Booths open.

8:15 a.m. Main Stage Event opening

8:20 a.m. Morning Speaker: Tony Sciarra, Tesla, Inc.

9:20 a.m. The State of Manufacturing – Panel Discussion with:

  • Todd Boppell, COO, National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)
  • Lance Hastings, President of California Manufacturers and Technology Association
  • Sean Flynn, Ph. D., Economist, Professor of Economics at Scripts College in Claremont, author of Economics for Dummies, and co-author of the world’s best-selling economics textbook.

10:15 a.m. Coffee Break in the Booths – networking and refreshments

10:45 a.m. Breakout Sessions for Manufacturing and Business

  • Innovations in Technology
  • Apprenticeships 101
  • Trade and Exports
  • Employment Traps: The Do’s and Don’ts for better employee relationships.

11:30 a.m. Buffet lunch starts

11:50 a.m. Event Welcome and Recognitions

12:10 p.m. Innovation Awards for top manufacturers and students in manufacturing

1:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Ed Magee, Senior V.P of Operations for Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.

2:00 p.m. Closing remarks.