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 


Santa Cruz Area Technology Showcase and Acquisition of Capital Seminar for the Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturer - Made in CA Networking Event
Thursday, September 26
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Northern CA Network SBDC
Cabrillo College
6500 Soquel Drive, Room 2100C
Aptos, CA 95003
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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Made in Monterey Bay Manufacturer's MeetUp
Thursday, September 26
4:00 - 6:00 pm
310 Harvest Drive
Watsonville, CA 95076

Come celebrate all things #MadeinMontereyBay and welcome October as National Manufacturing Month. The event will allow Monterey Bay Area manufacturers to network and connect with numerous local technical resources to help support profitable growth.

A variety of locally-made delicacies, foods and beverages will be served.

Hosted by Monterey Bay Economic Partnership and CMTC.
Click here to RSVP

Manufacturing Events Around California

Think Asia, Think Hong Kong

September 20
JW Marriott Los Angeles, L.A. Live
Presented by: The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC)

The event will bring together business communities from Hong Kong and different economies to discuss developments and trends in the dynamic Asian market. It will feature a main symposium, a high-level dinner, thematic breakout sessions and a showcase of start-ups from Hong Kong. Consultation with Hong Kong service providers and business matching meetings will also be arranged.

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October 4 is Manufacturing Day #MFGDAY19

October 2019 is #MFGMonth-CA


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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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3rd Annual South Valley Industrial Summit

Thursday, October 3- 4 |  8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Energy Education Center in San Joaquin Valley
4175 South Laspina Street
Tulare, CA 93274
CMTC is a co-sponsor

IE Accelerator Makerspace Manufacturing Day

Tuesday, October 15
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
San Bernardino Community College District Applied Technology Training Center (ATTC), Room 121
114 S. Del Rosa Dr.
San Bernardino, CA 92408

Sponsored by Inland Futures Foundation, the Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IE) Accelerator Makerspace welcomes students, local businesses and community members interested in learning about manufacturing to stop by for a free, drop-in open house event.


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


Discover Global Markets: Powering & Building the Middle East & Africa
Foreign buyers and U.S. Primes will participate.
Oil & Gas, Renewable Energy & Electricity Infrastructure Engineering, Construction & Transportation.

September 30-October 2
Houston, Texas

Presented by:

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Stay Tuned for more events posted here.

Other Events

The Great Pacific Airshow
Friday, October 4- Sunday, October 6, 2019
Huntington Beach, CA
Celebrate adventure, technology, high-tech aerial acrobatics, beachside surf nostalgia and vendor expo.
Ticketed Event.
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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.

Sign Up Now To Be Part of Manufacturing Month 2019

 Learn More to Participate 

California is the most populous state and home to over 38,100 manufacturers. Limiting awareness on Manufacturing Day to just one day seems insufficient, so CMTC is launching a month-long celebration of manufacturing starting on Friday, October 4, 2019 and continuing as MFGMonth-CA. We encourage you to get involved! Whether you are interested in participating as a school, or hosting an open house event on-site, or being an exhibitor in a larger manufacturing community event, click on the button to get started today.

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.

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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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