The “Valley Made” Manufacturing Summit
The “Valley Made” Manufacturing Summit is an annual conference for the San Joaquin Valley’s $15 billion manufacturing industry, where attendees learn from major industry leaders and innovators, and build valuable relationships to enhance global competitiveness, while celebrating its thriving business community. Hosted and supported by the San Joaquin Valley Manufacturing Alliance, the event consists of a keynote speaker, topical breakout sessions, recruiting and networking opportunities, and exhibits from an array of businesses.
The 6th “Valley Made” Manufacturing Summit
April 21, 2020 from 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Fresno Convention Center Exhibit Hall
Breakout Sessions & Workshops
Take advantage of these learning opportunities on topical issues affecting the manufacturing industry. More details on this year’s breakout sessions and workshops will be released soon.
Nearly 100 exhibitor booths fill the floor where you can network with other manufacturers, explore industry suppliers, and learn about education programs.
Lunch & Keynote Speaker
The provided lunch is a great opportunity to connect and network, as well as enjoy this year’s Keynote Speaker - John Shegerian, Co-founder and Executive Chairman of ERI will give the keynote titled “C.A.R.E. – Culture Affects Retention & Earnings”.
Recruiting & Networking
Students and jobseekers, resumes in hand, are onsite to meet with industry HR professionals and learn about open positions, book interviews, or even leave the Summit with a new job. The SJVMA and Summit teams work extensively with local CTE programs to connect you with the best and the brightest young professionals.
The Valley Made Manufacturing Summit's attendance continues to grow significantly year over year, attracting attendees from manufacturing, non-manufacturing industries and suppliers, educational partners and students, as well as the government and nonprofit sectors. Our cross-sector attendance is a testament to the interest in, and support of the San Joaquin Valley manufacturing industry. See the attendance breakdown below.