The Annual Manufacturers’ Summit provides relevant information for area manufacturers, highlights the successes of business in the Inland Empire and promotes manufacturing jobs. Summit attendees are given the opportunity to discuss solutions to the most pressing issues facing the manufacturing community, including regulations, workforce development, resource efficiency, exporting, marketing and more.
2000 E Convention Center Way
Ontario, CA 91764
Registration / Networking / Exhibit Area Opens
|8:00 AM||Event Begins|
|Pipe Band – Upland High School|
Color Guard and Pledge – Pearl Virgen – Cott Beverage, Chairperson Manufacturers Council of the I.E.
Paul Granillo – IEEP, Emcee for the Summit
Tony Myrell – Premier Medical Transportation, San Bernardino Workforce Development Board
Microburst Presentation – The Importance of Cyber Security for Manufacturers
Microburst Presentation – The Impact of Robotics and Automation on Manufacturing
|9:30 AM||Coffee Break and Exhibits|
Panel Discussion – The Technological and Political Future of Manufacturing in California
|Moderator: Dorothy Rothrock, CMTA|
|Paul Granillo, IEEP|
Roy Paulson, Paulson Manufacturing
Flynn Sears, Goodyear Rubber Company
Todd Boppell, National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)
|11:15 AM||Break/ Exhibits|
|11:30 AM||Lunch is served|
|12:15 PM||Innovation Awards – Lisa Anderson Awards Chair|
|12:45 PM||Keynote Speaker – Garry Ridge, President and CEO WD-40 Company|
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
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.
During each annual Summit, Innovation Awards are presented to local manufacturers who demonstrate the most innovation in improving resource or energy efficiency; employment and workforce issues; and effective marketing. The trophy represents manufacturing at its best — with an elegant design, created with skilled craftsmanship. 2016 winners were: Celestica, Ontario, CA; Phenix Technology, Inc., Riverside, CA; and Newport Cottages. Read about their innovations here: http://mfgcouncilie.com/innovation-awards/.
Display space is provided at no cost to local manufacturers interested in showcasing their products. Manufacturers interested in displaying their products in the Made in the I.E. Exhibitor Hall are encouraged to register early for the event.
Sponsorship opportunities are available for entities that recognize the importance of providing support for the local manufacturing industry. Our annual sponsors receive the benefit of ongoing publicity throughout the year. Sponsorship levels include Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze.