CMTC Events & Speaking Engagements

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 


San Diego Area Technology Showcase and Acquisition of Capital Seminar for the Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturer
Tuesday, June 18
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Join our group of experts to learn important advances in new manufacturing technologies and the process of raising capital for the procurement of equipment and fostering growth. Hear how technologies such as Smart Manufacturing and Robotics and Machine Vision are changing the way in which products are made and the innovative solutions that can be used to acquire this new technology.

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Manufacturing Events Around California

Delta Hotel by Marriott Anaheim
12021 Harbor Blvd. 
Garden Grove CA
June 19, 2019
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Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC)   
Future Forum: The Future of Manufacturing

Wednesday, June 26
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Cross Campus El Segundo
840 Apollo St., Suite 100,
El Segundo, CA 90245

Presenters include Shekhar Chandrashekhar, Ph.D., Smart Manufacturing Practice Lead, CMTC

Special offer: Save $20
use code -  cmtc19  - in online checkout
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Annual Port Tour - Los Angeles Seaport Operations
Thursday, July 18
7:00 am – 4:30 pm

Join WITOC (Women in Trade Orange County) for its 26th Annual Port Tour and Luncheon. The event features the Los Angeles Seaport Operations and touring some facilities, including private tours of the new Gerald Desmond Bridge, Tra Pac Container Terminal, Marine Exchange of Southern California and a boat tour of the Port of Los Angeles. 

Space is Limited. WITOC Member discount available.  Space is reserved on first-paid, first registered basis. All Reservations Must be Received by July 12. No Refunds for Cancellations after that date.


2019 Department of the Navy Gold Coast Small Business Procurement Event
Thursday, July 25 - Friday, July 26
8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Pacific Time)

San Diego Convention Center
111 W Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101

Registration Questions, please call 619-584-4738 or contact

October 4 is Manufacturing Day #MFGDAY19



4th Annual Manufacturing Expo by the East County Economic Development Council of San Diego County

Tuesday, October 1
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Prescott Promenade
200 East Main St.,
El Cajon, CA 92020

Register now for Early-Bird Prices by selecting your "ticket" to reserve your space! This event is FREE to East County EDC Member manufacturers. Click here to register.


San Diego 2019 North County Manufacturing & Engineering Day

Tuesday, October 1
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
CSU San Marcos
University Student Union Ballroom
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd.
San Marcos, CA 92096

There is NO COST to exhibit or attend. Click here to register.


6th Annual Grow Manufacturing Expo

Thursday, October 3
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Bell Memorial Union, California State University Chico

Once again, manufacturers from Northern California will showcase their technology and products at California State University Chico during the annual Grow Manufacturing Expo. This year’s Expo will focus on education and career opportunities for students and job seekers and will include Engineering & Technology Lab Tours and Breakout Sessions. While the expo is not a job fair, each manufacturer displays a “ job board” listing typical occupations within that company and the  educational requirements for each occupation. For students nearing graduation,  the event is an opportunity to meet potential employers and learn more about the companies. This is your opportunity as Manufacturer or Educator to inspire and recruit the next generation of manufacturers!

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CMTC ExporTech™ Program

ExporTech™ - Inland Empire (Corona)

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ExporTech™ - Los Angeles 

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To find out more about our ExporTech™ program or upcoming event dates and locations, please contact: Elizabeth Glynn at 310-263-3052 or

Ongoing Events

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.

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Manufacturing Day 2019

 Learn More to Participate 

MFG DAY 2018 was a resounding success for 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.

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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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