On March 15, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) updated their interim guidance concerning mass gatherings and large public events to state that no public events of 50 or more people should be held for the next eight weeks to help limit the spread of COVID-19, which is being supported and enforced by Governor Newsom. As such, the 6th Annual “Valley Made” Manufacturing Summit which was to be held on April 21st will now be postponed. We are working to secure a date later in the Fall, likely September, to hold the Summit.

All sponsor, exhibitor and attendee fees paid would be applied to the postponed Manufacturing Summit. If you have additional questions or if you wish to withdraw your participation, please email

Thank you for your understanding and collaboration as we all work to navigate this situation in the best manner possibly as a business community.


Genelle Taylor Kumpe
Executive Director
San Joaquin Valley Manufacturing Alliance
Fresno Business Council

The “Valley Made” Manufacturing Summit

The Valley Made” Manufacturing Summit is an annual conference for the San Joaquin Valleys $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 6thValley 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 years 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 years Keynote Speaker - John Shegerian, Co-founder and Executive Chairman of ERI will give the keynote titled C.A.R.E. – Culture Affects Retention & Earnings”.

More details here

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.

Interested in attending?

Interested in exhibiting?

Interested in sponsoring?

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.