The Manufacturing Council of the Inland Empire (MCIE) hosted their 6th Annual Inland Empire Manufacturing Summit on Friday, Feb. 3 at the Ontario Convention Center. More than 600 business leaders and representatives from throughout the region came to hear speakers from national and state manufacturing associations give the federal and state perspectives, and several owners of manufacturing companies in the region give examples from their various businesses.
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.