Regional manufactures and supporting businesses will gather again for the 5th Annual Manufacturers’ Summit, April 26th at the Ontario Convention Center. “We have topics of interest for every level of manufacturing and business,” stated Debbie Smith, 2016 Summit Chair. “We are excited to exhibit products that are actually made in the Inland Empire at our special “Made in the I.E.” Hall, and are calling on all local manufactures to participate.” The Manufacturers’ Summit, produced by the Manufacturers’ Council of the Inland Empire (MCIE), is the largest regional event of its kind. The Summit is a learning event, providing topics of interest for all levels including plant managers, floor supervisors, HR managers and solutions for general business practices. Twelve breakout sessions are slated on topics including Lean Manufacturing Productivity and Safety, Trade Development, Environmental Excellence, Tax Credits, Training Resources and New Trends in Marketing. Keynote speakers will address hurdles that face manufacturers and industry trends. A popular Exhibit Hall will showcase about 50 manufacturers and vendors. “Our Chamber’s is excited to partner with this annual event,” stated Mark Peabody, Chairman of the Board for the CORONA Chamber. “The Manufacturers are unique with their business structure, the traditional networking events are not designed for these high employee based organizations. Manufacturers like to mix with like industries, and learn from one another, from Best Practices to Human Resources.” “We know manufacturers are busy people, so we have tried to pack a full day experience into a 6 hour event,” stated Rod Hoover, California Steel Industries and Vice-Chair of the MCIE. “We start early, at 7 a.m. and end about 1:30.” Innovation Awards, awarded to manufacturers who have excelled in one of three innovation categories, will proving the winning companies with the opportunity to present their innovations to the general assembly. The Summit has sold out for the last four years and from 600 to 800 people are expected at this Summit, celebrating 10 years of the MCIE. Molly Burgess, Executive Management for the Manufacturers’ Council of the Inland Empire, suggests that sponsors and vendors register now to ensure space is available. Information for registration, sponsorships, Made in the I.E. Displays, and Innovation Awards can be found at www.MFGCouncilIE.com or by emailing email@example.com.
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