CMTC Events & Speaking Engagements

Manufacturing Events & Webinars Around California

Throughout the year CMTC holds topical events geared towards manufacturers. In our continuing effort to support California manufacturers, CMTC events cover a wide range of topics from growing your business to energy efficiency and more. We also support our partners and other strategic alliances by posting their events as well.

Online registration is available for certain CMTC events. 

CMTC Events 


Shasta Technology Showcase & Acquisition of Capital Seminar for the Small and Medium-sized Manufacturer

Wednesday, November 13
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
The Frozen Gourmet, 5800 Airport Rd., Redding, CA 96002

Click here to RSVP


Sacramento Technology Showcase & Acquisition of Capital Seminar for the Small and Medium-sized Manufacturer

Thursday, November 14
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Cowo Campus, 918 5th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

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SF Technology Showcase & Acquisition of Capital Seminar for the Small and Medium-sized Manufacturer

Wednesday, November 20
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
San Francisco District Office - Small Business Administration
455 Market Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94105

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Other Events


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CMTC Export Program

ExporTech - Los Angeles (San Fernando Valley)

September 10, October 15, November 19, 2019

Click here to download a printable flyer.

To find out more about exporting potential for manufacturers, please contact Elizabeth Glynn at 310-984-0728 or


Access Asia Events: November 12-15

Tuesday, Nov 12
Access Asia Briefing
Briefing: 8:30-10:30am
One-on-One Meetings: 10:30-11:30am
Upland Carnegie Cultural Center
123 D St. Upland, CA
Wednesday, Nov 13
Access Asia Briefing
Briefing: 9:00-11:30am
The Valley Economic Alliance
5121 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 200, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Thursday, Nov 14
Access Asia Panel
Panel: 9:00am-1:30pm
Port Hueneme
333 Ponoma Street, CA
Friday, Nov 15 (2 events)
Access Asia Briefing
Briefing: 9:00am-11:00am
Asia FDI/DMO Roundtable
Roundtable: 1:00pm-2:30pm
U.S. Commercial Service – Fresno
801 R Street, Fresno, CA

To Register or View More Information on Access Asia Events, click here



2020 North State Economic Forecast Conference
Center for Economic Development, CSU Chico
Thursday, January 9, 2020
Sheraton Redding Hotel, CA
This year's theme will focus on the critical issue of Housing and associated topics (for example affordable housing, workforce development and innovative industry/education partnerships). Call Alice Patterson at 530-518-3527 to learn more or email
Tickets go on sale October 1.
Find out more at


Tradewinds Mission and Business Forum: Indo-Pacific Business Opportunities

Monday, April 20-27, 2020
8:30 am – 11:30 am
Hong Kong

Business-to-business matches only for U.S. companies with U.S. products/services: Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Thailand and Vietnam.

Register online:


Virtual Global Fair
Textiles, Apparel, & Sporting Goods Virtual Fair (Sponsored by the U.S. Commercial Service)
Virtually promote your Made in the USA products and services and connect with foreign buyers.
Find out more at     Click to view flyer. 


2018/19 Small Business Consulting Expansion Program RFP
CMTC was awarded a Small Business Technical Assistance Expansion Program award from the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. The funds support providing no cost and low cost technical assistance to small manufacturers with a focus on underserved business groups, including women, minority and veteran-owned businesses and businesses in low-wealth, rural and disaster-impacted communities. CMTC is releasing the attached Request For Proposal (RFP) to qualify service delivery vendors. The RFP has a closing date of December 7, 2019 at 5:00 pm, proposals may be submitted electronically.

Download the RFP Document

Speaking Engagements

Check back soon for upcoming speaking engagements.

Click here for a complete list of CMTC speakers, topics and who to contact.

Great Manufacturing Month 2019!

MFGDay-e-signatureCalifornia is the most populous state and home to over 38,100 manufacturers. Limiting Manufacturing Day to just one day was not enough, so CMTC launched a month-long celebration of manufacturing in California starting on Friday, October 4, 2019 and continuing as MFGMonth-CA.
We encourage you to get involved in 2020! Whether it's for the first time or as a long-time participant, you help make MFGDAY a success! Whether you are interested in participating as a school, or hosting an open house event on-site, or participating as an exhibitor in a larger manufacturing community event, reach out to to find out more.

View All 2019 Manufacturing Day/Month Events at

Looking back, MFG DAY 2018 was a resounding success in California! 251 host sites were registered on with over 330 manufacturers and support organizations participating in events throughout the month of October.
Our Recap below  highlights the organizations that participated in events for 2018.

View/Download Recap

California Food Expo Success!

September 9 - 10, 2019, Fresno Convention Center

CMTC – Helping California-based food and beverage manufacturers Grow Profitably and Improve Productivity.



California Small Businesses Connect with Baja California Manufacturers During Industrial Tour

The San Diego CITD, in collaboration with the Baja California Secretary of Economic Development (SEDECO) and Ensenada Economic Development Corporation, led a tour of several manufacturing facilities for small businesses in the Southern California region. More than 20 participants—which included business owners & representatives, as well as trade specialists and economic development professionals—boarded a bus provided by SEDECO and participated in the Baja Supplier Day Industrial Tour in Ensenada, Baja California. Companies participating in the event were recruited with the help of San Diego CITD partner, CMTC—a non-profit provider of manufacturing consulting services to California small and medium-sized manufacturers.

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