Valley Made: The 4th Annual Manufacturing Summit was held May 17, 2018 at the Fresno Convention Center Exhibit Hall. Over 800 people were in attendance, including nearly 200 students and job seekers from Fresno Regional Workforce Development Board and Fresno County Economic Development Corporation/Department of Social Services programs.
Designed as a workshop and resource expo, the purpose of the Summit is to celebrate the long history of innovation in manufacturing in the San Joaquin Valley while providing resources and networking to continue to build a world-class workforce and cross-sector collaboration – all aimed at creating a globally-competitive environment for the Valley’s manufacturing industry.
With 99 Sponsors and Exhibitors supporting the efforts, from manufacturers to education, government to manufacturing suppliers, the exhibitor floor buzzed with excitement, showcasing their products and services. Keynote speaker Josh Linkner delivered an inspiring presentation focusing on innovation. The 2018 Summit was our biggest and best yet.