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AMP SoCal Monthly Newsletter
November 2019
Save the Date ~ AMP SoCal Summit April 29, 2020 @ USC
  • STEP Export and Compliance Conference - Nov 19
  • AMP SoCal Asset Financing and Leasing for A&D Suppliers Webinar - Nov 20
  • AMP SoCal SBIR Workshop with Northrop Grumman - Nov 21
  • AMP SoCal Small Loan & Financing Webinar - Dec 11
  • AMP SoCal Cybersecurity Training - Now Online!
  • AMP SoCal Succession Planning Webinar - Now Online!
  • AMP SoCal's New Video!
  • ExporTech Fall Workshops
  • SDMAC 11th Annual Military Economic Impact Study released
  • Propel San Diego Offers "Learning Labs" Cybersecurity Workshops
  • The A&D Forum Upcoming Meetings & Events
  • AIAA LA-LV Upcoming Meetings & Events
  • CMTC Lunch N Learn: Improving Traceability and Quality Across the Supply Chain- November 7 
  • CMTC Harassment Avoidance Training Webinars - Nov 6 to Dec 12
  • Mexicali Export Tour - Nov 10-12
  • The Future of Aerospace - Nov 19
  • SoCal Aerospace Council Meeting - Dec 4
  • Defense Contracting Summit - Dec 4 -5
  • Space Tech Expo 2020 - Call for Speakers - Dec 16

STEP Aerospace Export Opportunities
and Compliance Conference
November 19
 If you would like to learn more about exports and compliance, don't miss this conference hosted by the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP). Topics include commercialization, export opportunities, and an export compliance update. AMPSoCal's Dion Jackson will also be presenting!

AMP SoCal Asset Financing & Leasing
for A&D Suppliers Webinar
November 20 from 10 - 10:30 am
In today's business environment, it has become more important than ever for A&D suppliers to diversify their sources of capital and expand their credit options. This webinar will review various types of financing and leasing options for assets ranging from software to machinery. Hear from an industry expert with over 20 years experience in the market.

SBIR Workshop
AMP SoCal Innovation Forum
November 21, 9 am - 11 am
Each year the federal government awards research grants to companies just like yours to conduct research and develop innovations for the government. You can then convert the funded research project into new commercial products and technologies without giving up any equity or having to pay interest on a business loan. If you are not using this federal program---then your competitors are. Learn how to write successful proposals to any of the 11 government agencies that run these Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. 

Northrop Grumman
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.

CDC Small Business Finance
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AMP SoCal Cybersecurity Training
Now Available Online
If you have not yet met the cybersecurity requirements of the DoD, you can now access training from your desktop through a video recording. AMP SoCal hosted two Cybersecurity for Defense Suppliers workshops to help suppliers understand the guidelines to ensure continuing qualification to renewing contracts.

AMP SoCal Succession Planning Webinar
Now Online
With 75% of all small business owners at or near retirement, how to exit their business is a hot topic for small business owners. This webinar reviewed and defined Succession Planning and used real examples of good, bad and unexpected outcomes to illustrate what happens with and without a succession plan.

Check out our new video!
We've uploaded a new video to our website that highlights the important work we're doing together here at AMP SoCal. Take a look--you may even see yourself featured in the video!

(Tuesdays) November 19
If you're an A&D manufacturer or supplier looking to expand, consider growing your business globally with ExporTech™, the only national program that helps individual companies develop an export plan. CMTC, an AMP SoCal partner, will use ExporTech™ to help manufacturing firms develop simple, actionable plans to expand into global markets and grow their export revenues. 

San Diego Military Advisory Council Unveils 11th Annual Military Economic Impact Study
  The report details the benefits the Department of Defense brings to San Diego. This issue also outlines the anticipated $3.2 billion from the Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR).

Propel San Diego Offers "Learning Labs" Cybersecurity Workshops
  Labs feature experts on sensitive data, network engineering, government contracting, and Department of Defense policies. The Learning Labs inform, educate, and help your business become more secure and meet the Department of Defense’s cybersecurity requirements.

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.

Los Angeles Chapter:
  • November 15: “Anatomy of an M&A Transaction, Preparing Your Company and Yourself for an Exit”, Francis Tran, Lincoln International
Santa Clarita Valley Chapter
  • November 21: Tour of ADI or 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 
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.

CMTC Lunch N Learn:
IoT + ERP - Improving Traceability and
Quality Across the Supply Chain
November 7, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

This free lunch and learn will give small and medium-sized manufacturers an overview of IoT and ERP systems and how they can work together to improve performance, quality and growth.
ERP is an industry acronym for Enterprise Resource Planning. Broadly speaking, ERP refers to automation and integration of a company’s core business to help them focus on effectiveness and simplified success.

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.

Mexicali Export Tour
 November 10 - 12
Baja California has become Mexico's most important state for aerospace after four decades of development and investment. Today, Baja California drives the country's aerospace output with over 80 companies and exports of around $1.8 billion. These companies, however, require inputs and 95% of all supplies are still imported into Baja. This represents a strong sales opportunity for the aerospace industry in Southern California. 

The objective of this tour is to further connect the Southern California Aerospace Industry to Mexico in order to promote exports and foster manufacturing opportunities beneficial to both countries. Mexico has a need for suppliers of precision machining, hardware/fasteners/electric sensors/coils, metal stamping and many others listed below.

Honeywell Aerospace
IGNITE22 Global Tech Showcase and Summit @ San Pedro/LA Waterfront
 November 13
At IGNITE22 entrepreneurs meet investors; corporate leaders discover emerging technologies; and researchers learn about market opportunities for their scientific discoveries. It’s a place to break down silos and engage with passionate tech innovators from across industry sectors and around the world. And most importantly, IGNITE22 is a celebration and a gathering of individuals who are shaping the 22nd century!

The Future of Aerospace –
Santa Clarita and Beyond
 November 19
Hear about how the aerospace industry has changed, where it is going, and the challenges Aerospace is facing locally at the Valley Industry Association November luncheon. Panelists include Jonathan Waymire, Esq., Manager, B-2 Subcontracts, Northrop Grumman and Jason Gibbs, P.E., Deputy Director of West Coast Operations, GP Strategies Corporation.

Save the Date - December 4
SoCal Aerospace Council Meeting
with Aerojet Rocketdyne
LAEDC's SoCal Aerospace Council hosts quarterly meetings with regional OEMs to present industry forecasts and contracting opportunities.
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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