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AMP SoCal Monthly Newsletter
October 2019
June 2019
  • Manufacturing Day 2019
  • AMP SoCal's New Video!
  • Survey: Navy Needs Small Business Knowledge
  • ExporTech Fall Workshops
  • KCET Four Part Series on how Southern California became the Aerospace Capital of the World
  • The Aerospace Corporation Call for Paper or Presentations for 32nd Aerospace Testing Seminar
  • Join the Made in CA Program - CMTC
  • The A&D Forum Upcoming Meetings & Events
  • Silicon Valley Satellite Innovation Conference - October 8 -10
  • AIAA LA-LV - Moving Past Apollo - October 29
  • AIAA LA-LV - Aerospace Professionals Networking Event - Nov 4
  • The Aerospace Corporation Manufacturing Problem Prevent Program - Nov 5
  • Air Force Space Pitch Day - Nov 5 & 6
  • AIAA LA-LV - First Time Ever Black Hole Observation - Nov 9
  • AIAA LA-LV - A Vision for Future of Robotics Space Exploration - Nov 13
  • AIAA LA-LV - Inspire the Heart with Space - Nov 14
  • AIAA LA-LV - Career in Aerospace Industries Event - Nov 16
It's Manufacturing Day Today
Starts Friday, October 4th with Events All Month
MFG DAY gives manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show students what today's manufacturing is - and what it isn't.
MFG DAY partners high schools with manufacturers in their area to provide first hand learning experiences for students. If you would like to participate this year, please click on the button below to learn more and register your event.
Manufacturing Day events can take place on any date throughout October! 

Mfg Day 2019

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!

Navy Needs Small Business Knowledge
Online survey available through Oct. 25.

The Navy wants to know what it's like for a small business to work with it, especially compared to working with the private sector.
Does your company do business with the Navy? Why, or why not? What has the experience been like? NDIA offers this 15-minute survey, conducted by Michigan State University, to help the Navy get its answers. All private information will remain confidential and anonymous.

(Tuesdays) Oct 15, Nov 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. 

KCET Blue Sky Metropolis -
Southern California and the Journey
to the Skies and Space

How did Southern California become the aerospace capital of the world? What were the consequences of this development for the region, for the nation and for aerospace itself? Narrated by Emmy Award® winning actor Tony Goldwyn and written and directed by two-time Primetime- and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jones, “Blue Sky Metropolis,”, is a series of four one-hour episodes that examine the largest Southern California-grown industry that, nevertheless, has received only a fraction of the attention heaped upon the Hollywood entertainment business.

Call for Paper or Presentations for the
32nd Aerospace Testing Seminar

The Aerospace Corporation is calling for papers and presentations for inclusion in the 32nd Aerospace Testing Seminar held on March 31- April 2, 2020 in Los Angeles. The Aerospace Testing Seminar (ATS) was created for engineers, managers, and leaders to share their experiences, discover new methods and procedures, and learn how others are coping with designing and implementing cost effective and affordable test programs.

California's Manufacturing Network
Made in CA Program
Join other California manufacturers who are enjoying the benefits of being a Made in CA member, from heightened recognition to higher recruitment. By joining for free, your company name will be automatically promoted through CMTC’s website, which generates over 350,000 views per year. You’ll also be featured on the government’s CA Made website and highlighted on Go-Biz’s social media sites. In addition, recent reports reveal that 60% of Americans are willing to pay more for products made here at home.

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:
  • October 18: Topic TBD, Larry Haas, Founder and CEO, Global Aperture 
  • November 15: “Anatomy of an M&A Transaction, Preparing Your Company and Yourself for an Exit”, Francis Tran, Lincoln International
Orange County Chapter:
  • October 3: "The Aerospace Industry Supply Chain Consolidation: Trends, and Consequences. An insiders perspective.", Michael Pollack, Global Senior Executive, Sales & Marketing | Business Development | Supply Chain
San Fernando Valley Chapter
  •  October 15: TBD 

Santa Clarita Valley Chapter
  • October 17: “The Pulse of the Industry”, Panel of Steve Perry, Steve Moon, & Paul Weisbrich
  • 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 
South Bay (Torrance, CA) Chapter:
  • October 9: Tour of NTS Testing Lab's LAX Facility
Satellite Innovation 2019
October 8-10, 2019
Silicon Valley Computer History Museum
Satellite Innovation presents real time market data and technical knowledge from the world’s preeminent experts. Learn in sessions, network with market dominant innovators, and decide what changes to implement in your organization to optimize your position in the rapidly changing Satellite industry.

AIAA LA-LV - Moving Past Apollo
This generation's tools to build the
2 nd  major step for Mankind in Space  
October 29, 2019 
Manhattan Beach Library

Featuring :
Prof. David Barnhart
Director, USC Space Engineering Research Center
located at the Information Sciences Institute 
Faculty Liaison to USC's student Rocket Propulsion Lab

Dave Barnhart
AIAA LA-LV - Aerospace Professionals Networking Event
November 4, 2019 
The Proud Bird Food Bazaar & Event Center
11022 Aviation Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045

5-8 PM
Dress code is Business Casual/Casual
Free event (Light refreshments provided)
Open to aerospace professionals, their families, and friends

Registration is Open for the Nov 5, 2019 Manufacturing Problem Prevention Program

The Manufacturing Problem Prevention Program (MP3) Meeting is a way for the Air Force and its partners to generate and distribute information intended to minimize schedule and cost impacts due to unanticipated problems or anomalies.  Another goal is to facilitate the participation of the materials community in Air Force space programs.

The theme of this year’s meeting is Lessons Learned for the Manufacture of Space Structures, with a special session on In-Space Manufacturing.

Air Force Space Pitch Day
Advancing Space Technology Together

November 5-6, 2019
San Francisco, CA
Starburst is proud to support Air Force Space Pitch Day, a two day, invite-only innovation event featuring esteemed keynotes, expert panels, innovative space technology pitches, and 60+ startup booths on a dynamic expo floor. The Air Force is redefining the very nature of what's possible in rapid procurement through non-dilutive capital and on-the-spot funding. 

AIAA LA-LV - First Time Ever Black Hole Observation!
November 9,2019
El Segundo Public Library
Dr. Junhan Kim
Robert A. Millikan Prize Postdoctoral Fellow
Division of Physics, Math & Astronomy
California Institute of Technology

The Event Horizon Telescope project is a interferometry experiment to observe supermassive black holes at the highest resolution ever achieved, combining a network of radio telescopes around the world. A few months ago, the EHT announced its first results: imaging the nuclear black hole in the galaxy M87. In this talk, Dr. Kim will review the EHT results as well as the efforts that led to the first scientific outcome of the project.

AIAA LA-LV - A Vision for Future of Robotic
Space Exploration – the next 50 years

November 13, 2019
Santa Monica Public Library
Featuring :
Dr. Leon Alkalai
JPL Fellow
Manager, JPL Office of Strategic Planning

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