2016 Manufacturing Summit – San Joaquin Valley

March 3, 2016 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fresno Convention Center
848 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721
Karmjot Grewal

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8am  Registration
8:30am Breakfast
  Welcome, Introductions
Mike Dozier, Executive Director, Office of Community and Economic Development
Mike Betts, Chair, San Joaquin Valley Manufacturing Cluster
  Keynote Address:
Ashley Swearengin, Mayor of Fresno
Jay Williams, Assistant Secretary, U.S. Economic Development Assocation
9:45am Exhibitor Booths Open for Traffic
10:15am  Breakout Session 1
  Group 1 | Tapping into the Technical Workforce Pipeline: Reduce Your Training Costs and Gain the Opportunity to Observe a Potential Employee
  Group 2 | National Overview of 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing
  Group 3 | It Costs Too Much and Takes Too Long! Now What Are We Going to Do About That? Lean Manufacturing!
  Group 4 | Export Opportunities and Import Logistics
11am Exhibitor Booths Open for Traffic
11:45am Breakout Session 2
  Group 1 | Building Your Partnership Pipeline: From High School through Post-Secondary
  Group 2 | I’m Not Toyota or GM. Aren’t There Robots that Work for My Small Company?
  Group 3 | Critical Success Factors for ERP Selection and Implementation
  Group 4 | Slingshot: Up-Training and Investing in Your Workforce
12:30pm Lunch Keynote Address: 
Brent Weil, Senior Vice President for Education and Workforce, The Manufacturing Institute
1:15pm Breakout Session 3
  Group 1 | Regional Networks: Support Systems for California Manufacturers in Career Technical Education
  Group 2 | Real-World Applications (and Integration) of 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing
  Group 3 | Some Days It Works. Some Days It Doesn’t. I Need It To Work Every Day! Use 6 Sigma!
  Group 4 | Essential Leadership: Propelling Your Organization Forward
2pm Exhibitor Booths Open for Traffic
2:45pm Breakout Session 4
  Group 1 | 5 Workplace Injuries That Will Explode Your Workers Compensation Budget
  Group 2 | Advances in Material Technology: Graphene and Infused Continuous Carbon Fiber
  Group 3 | On-Ramps to Action: The Road to More Sustainable Manufacturing
  Group 4 | Exploring Federal and State Tax Credits and Tax Incentives
3:30pm Closing Ceremony
4pm Reception