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AMP SoCal Monthly Newsletter
November 2020


  • B2B Matchmaking between OEMs and A&D Suppliers - appointments available
  • M.A.R.S. Pathways Virtual Career Fair - recording available
  • Mayor's Manufacturing Summit 2020 - recording available

  • Space industry rebounds from pandemic

Partner Spotlight
  • California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC)

Resource Spotlight
  • COVID-19 Resources Page
  • LA Mayor's Office Recovery Roadmaps in Partnership with CMTC

  • El Camino College - Third Annual State of the College
  • NDIA November Manufacturing Division Virtual Meeting
  • SME & AeroDef Monthly Webinar Series - The Satellite Sessions
  • Military Additive Manufacturing Summit & Technology Showcase
  • Space Tourism Conference
  • Space Tech Expo USA
  • 54th International Paris Air Show
  • U.S. Commercial Service - Upcoming Webinars & Events
  • Aviation Week - Upcoming Webinars & Events
  • Aerospace & Defense Forum - Upcoming Virtual Meetings & Events
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) - Upcoming Meetings & Events
  • CMTC News & Events
Following the success of our 2020 Annual Summit Virtual Matchmaking event, we have expanded the program to include more appointments in November! B2B matchmaking is all about making the right connections and initiating relationships. Our B2B service matches A&D suppliers with OEMs and Tier-1 suppliers seeking to do business with specific types of products or services. Sign up today for the opportunity to meet one-on-one with OEM's!

Recording Now Available
Preparing for the Jobs of Tomorrow

LA College Promise student interested in pursuing careers in manufacturing, additive, robotics, or space sectors were invited to a virtual career fair featuring some of today’s leading companies in these fields. Featuring representatives from SpaceX, Virgin Orbit, Northrop Grumman, and Aerojet Rocketdyne as well as a student panel moderated by Mayor Eric Garcetti, this webinar is a special opportunity to hear from industry experts and former students on how you can prepare and launch your career.

The M.A.R.S. Pathways Virtual Career Fair was made possible by LA College Promise Works in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development. For more information, please contact your LA College Promise Counselor or LA College Promise Works Career Coach.

Mayor's Manufacturing Summit 2020

Watch the Mayor's Manufacturing Summit 2020 and learn about how businesses have pivoted in response to COVID, the ongoing economic recovery efforts! Featuring our partner CMTC, CESMII, USC Viterbi School of Engineering Center for Advanced Manufacturing, and Honeywell. Mayor Garcetti will moderate a panel with leaders from the manufacturing community; California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC) will introduce no-cost and low-cost resources that are available to Small to Medium-Sized Manufacturers to help guide them through this challenging economic environment; CESMII CEO John Dyck will detail a long-term plan to increase the resilience of our manufacturing community to be able to respond more quickly and effectively during a national crisis. The event also announced Mayor Garcetti's Recovery Roadmaps Program in partnership with CMTC.

Space industry rebounds from pandemic


In sessions at the three-day Satellite Innovation 2020 conference that concluded Oct. 8, executives and other industry observers concluded that the space industry fared better than expected in the spring, when the pandemic caused a sharp drop in overall economic activity.

“Despite my worst fears, we seemed to have rolled through this whole COVID thing with not nearly the amount of damage I thought we could have sustained,” said Chris Quilty, president of Quilty Analytics, during an Oct. 6 panel. He credited an economy that, at least in some sectors, rebounded faster than expected in the last several months.

There has been some 'roadkill' in the form of companies that filed for bankruptcy or laid off employees, he acknowledged, “but much less than I would have expected.”

California's trusted resource for a thriving manufacturing industry

CMTC is a private non-profit corporation serving manufacturers throughout California. Established in 1992 to provide consulting to small and mid-size manufacturers, CMTC currently offers a wide range of services in virtually all areas of manufacturing. These include but are not limited to programs that upgrade manufacturing technologies; business services such as strategic planning and workforce development; cybersecurity and supply chain consulting to ensure compliance with DoD requirements.

In addition to professional consulting work, CMTC actively fosters a robust network amongst California manufacturers by sharing resources and knowledge. Throughout the COVID19 pandemic, CMTC provided business-critical information including workplace safety guidelines and pivoting strategies to manufacturers. These resources have been crucial in stabilizing the manufacturing communities during crisis and helping them recover safely. Follow the link below to explore how CMTC can help your business!


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Mayor Garcetti announces 'Recovery Roadmaps'


LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Recovery Roadmaps –– a program to help small and medium-sized manufacturers in Los Angeles navigate the economic challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Recovery Roadmaps is working with California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC) to provide participating manufacturers with individualized plans to help them adapt to the current economic climate. This initiative seeks to assist 3,500 small and medium-sized manufacturers in the Los Angeles region by September 30, 2021. Continue reading

El Camino Virtual Third Annual
State of the College
November 13, 2020 11:00 - 12:30 PM

Please join El Camino College for the virtual third annual State of the College to hear how COVID-19’s economic disruption is reshaping businesses and impacting the growing fields of space exploration, cyber security and supply chain management. This changing landscape is the catalyst to developing educational partnerships to meet the needs of these evolving fields.

RSVP by November 4 for meeting link or 310.660.3406
NDIA November Manufacturing Division Virtual Meeting
November 18-19, 2020

The November meeting of the National Defense Industrial Association Manufacturing Division, taking place entirely online, will focus on advanced technology for defense manufacturing and supply chains. Over the course of two afternoons, defense professionals as well as industry and government leaders will convene to discuss the present and future of the manufacturing sector. This meeting will include updates from the OSD, Military Power Systems Committee, Raytheon Technology, Manufacturing Technology Committee, and Supply Chain Network Committee. Learn more and register below.

Next Webinar: November 19, 2020 ~ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
SME wants to help you stay connected to the best and brightest in the aerospace manufacturing community via The Satellite Sessions. This series of online webinars produced by the SME Technical Community and AeroDef Manufacturing cover a variety of topics ranging from “Next-Generation Automation” to “Industry 4.0 for Aerospace Manufacturing” and more. The Satellite sessions is presented monthly and will lead the way to the AeroDef Manufacturing 2021 in Long Beach.

2021 Military Additive Manufacturing Summit
February 23-24, 2021 | Hilton Tampa Downtown Hotel

Defense Strategy Institute’s 5th Annual Military Additive Manufacturing Summit is designed as an educational “Town Hall” forum, where thought leaders & key policy-makers across military services, defense agencies, & civilian organizations can come together for actionable discussions & debate. This year’s Summit will focus on the latest 3D printing technologies being developed & the push across the DoD to provide rapid equipment to the Warfighter on the battlefield. Additive manufacturing innovations are being utilized to increase the current level of capability and reduce the cost of parts, in order to deliver greater operational flexibility to the Warfighter and further enhance the defense industrial base.

Space Tourism Conference
April 28, 2021

With decades of development behind it, and passing from its first phase—seven people have each paid millions of dollars to rocket to the International Space Station (ISS) as private space travelers with one flying twice—the space tourism industry has entered its next generation with private enterprise flights and a variety of other consumer offerings.

The Space Tourism Conference (STC) is an annual event that will be produced with support from the Space Tourism Society (STS), the world’s leading space tourism advocacy organization for over 20 years. The April 28 conference date was deliberately chosen as the anniversary of Dennis Tito’s lift-off into the history books in 2001 as the world’s first private space tourist. Tito’s flight jump-started the space tourism industry, generating massive consumer awareness as to the possibilities of private space travel and commercialization of space through earth-based experiences. STC attendees can expect concrete, actionable information, real-world use cases, and stellar deal-making. PLUS, you’ll have an insider track to the growth areas in space tourism, including earth-based space experiences, such as Zero Gravity aircraft flights.
America's Meeting Place for Space Technology
May 10 - 12, 2021, Long Beach, CA

Space Tech Expo is West Coast's premier space event. Consisting of two days of knowledge sharing and networking alongside the largest the largest supply chain exhibition of its kind, the free-to-attend exhibition will showcase the very latest technology from technical designers, sub-systems suppliers, manufacturers and components through to systems integrators for civil, military and commercial space.

You can view select sessions from the 2020 Space Tech Expo USA on demand and stay updated on the 2021 expo here.
June 21-27, 2021

The Paris Air Show is the largest air show and aerospace exhibition event in the world, measured by number of exhibitors and size of exhibit space. The latest was the 53rd Air Show which was held from 17 to 23 June 2019 with 2,453 exhibitors from 49 countries. Established in 1909, it has been held every odd year since 1949 at Paris–Le Bourget Airport in north Paris, France.

U.S. Commercial Service - Upcoming Webinars & Events

The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. U.S. Commercial Service trade professionals in over 100 U.S. cities and in more than 75 markets help U.S. companies get started in exporting or increase sales to global markets.

  • April 21-22, 2021 FAMEX - Mexico
  • FAMEX is the prime Defense and Aerospace exhibition in Latin America. Organized by the Mexican Ministry of Defense and its Air Force (SEDENA/FAM), U.S. exhibitors will meet potential end-users and business partners. In 2019, FAMEX received more than 50,000 visitors, 635 exhibitors, and 39 countries participated.
  • For 2021, the U.S. is the honored guest country. A package of incentives are offered to take advantage of B2Bs, B2G, site support, business briefing (virtual), and an Official Reception. For further information please contact: and
  • October 12-14, 2021 Inaugural Aerospace Special Process Supplier Summit
Aviation Week Network - Upcoming Webinars & Events

Aviation Week Network provides business-critical information, predictive intelligence and connections with opportunities and people to commercial aviation and aerospace communities. Visit for award-winning journalism and analytics. Visit for a list all upcoming webinars and view past webinars on demand.

Aerospace & Defense Forum - Upcoming Virtual 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.

A&D Forum National Online Forums:

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) News & Events
  • Join 2000+ California manufacturers - register your company for the Made in CA network!
  • Learn how adding a Made in CA logo to your website and marketing and packaging materials can really pay off for your business! Click here for more information.

  • Long-term Effects of COVID-19 Business Stabilization Consultants can help you develop a customized plan of action to help get your business back on track. Request a meeting today. 


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