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AMP SoCal Monthly Newsletter
December 2019
Save the Date ~ AMP SoCal Summit April 29, 2020 @ USC
  • AMP SoCal Small Loan & Financing Webinar - Dec 11
  • Introducing: Starburst Weekly
  • The A&D Forum Upcoming Meetings & Events
  • AIAA LA-LV Upcoming Meetings & Events 
  • CMTC Upcoming Events
  • CMTC Harassment Avoidance Training Webinars - Now through Dec 12
  • Defense Contracting Summit - Dec 4 -5
  • Space Tech Expo 2020 - Call for Speakers - Dec 16

Small Loan & Financing Options Webinar
by CDC Small Business Finance
December 11, from 10 - 10:30 am
Who do you talk to when you're turned down for a loan by your bank or other traditional lenders? What do you do if you need a small loan to purchase equipment vital to completing a new contract? Where do you go to refinance existing high interest debt in order to lower payments and redirect capital back into operations? CDC Small Business Finance operates throughout California to support small business no matter where they are in the growth cycle. Services offered include loan programs and financial counseling. Join this webinar to learn how A&D suppliers can access these resources.

Social Media Tools for Business Development & Employee Recruitment:
A&D Suppliers Webinar
January 29, from 10 - 10:30 am
In today's A&D business environment, it has become more important than ever to diversify your outreach efforts using social media. Social media can be used as a business development tool to market your company in addition to helping recruit new employees. OEMs now expect A&D suppliers to have a website listing their core services, certifications and past customers. The webinar will review various media tools to use for business development and employee recruitment. Learn from an industry expert with over 20 years of experience in the market.

Introducing: Starburst Weekly!
Starburst, the first global  Accelerator  dedicated to aviation, space and defense, is excited to launch their very first newsletter, Starburst Weekly! This newsletter will go out every Wednesday and will include news and updates from Starburst's portfolio companies, eight global offices, and the greater aerospace startup ecosystem.

Aerospace & Defense Forum - Upcoming Meetings & Events

The Aerospace & Defense Forum is a global aerospace and defense leadership community that provides opportunities for sharing of information and analysis, mutual support and encouragement, partnering, innovation, and performance breakthroughs. Visit  for descriptions and links to RSVP to any of the meetings. Wait lists are maintained for all meetings and tours.
San Diego Chapter
  • December 3: “The War Before the War: Cybersecurity and Compliance in the Defense Industrial Base", Jacob Horne, Senior Cybersecurity Consultant, California Manufacturing Technology Consulting

Orange County Chapter
  • December 5: Tour of Virgin Orbit (Long Beach)

Santa Clarita Valley Chapter
  • December 5: Tour of TA Aerospace
  • January 16, 2020: “Leadership Lessons from the USS Zumwalt”, Capt. (Ret) Scott Tait
  • February 20, 2020: “Blockchain and Business”, Sandra Ro
  • March 19, 2020: “Maximizing Enterprise Value”, Larry O’Toole, Founder, Yosemite Associates
  • April 16, 2020: “The Smart Factory”, Carlos Chavez 

South Bay (Torrance, CA) Chapter
  • December 11:Tour of Brek Manufacturing, Host: Marwan Hammouri, President & CEO, Brek Manufacturing
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) -
Upcoming Meetings & Events

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics is a professional society for the field of aerospace engineering. The AIAA is the U.S. representative on the International Astronautical Federation and the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences . Visit for more information.

California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC) -
Upcoming Meetings & Events
CMTC Harassment Avoidance
Training Webinars
Several Options November Through December

California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC) is hosting several webinars throughout November and December to ensure your business is compliant with new California laws regarding harassment training. All employers with five or more employees must complete two hours of anti-harassment training for supervisory staff, and one hour of anti-harassment training for nonsupervisory employees.

Defense Contracting Summit - San Diego
 December 4 - 5
Discover new contracting opportunities and network with fellow defense professionals at the third annual West Coast Small Business Defense Contracting Summit. Summit participants include Military Contracting Officials, Federal Government Officials, both Large and Small Defense Contractors and Businesses, and often Members of Congress and Senior Congressional Staff.

Space Tech Expo 2020 - Call for Speakers
Deadline December 16
For the first time, the 2020 conference will be free to attend!
Research for the Space Tech Expo Conference 2020 agenda is underway! This is your chance to be a part of this year's program and join their expert speaking faculty. You are invited to submit your own talk proposals, whether you wish to participate in a panel discussion or have any ideas for innovative session formats, submit your proposal today !

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