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.
Keynote Speaker Garry Ridge, President and CEO WD-40 Company.
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 E=mc² trophy is made locally by a budding inventor and entrepreneur named Dustin Venegas. 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.