In 2023, AMBayArea members embraced opportunities to grow their network, exchange ideas, and learn from fellow manufacturers through the annual summit, executive roundtables, and mixers, plus new peer groups.

With the launch of AMBayArea Peer Groups, members gathered to focus on specific industries, roles, and responsibilities. The AMBayArea Food & Beverage Peer Group kicked off in January with a roundtable discussion and tour of Wisoman Foods. The AMBayArea Operations Peer Group held its inaugural roundtable in September and toured Vintage 99 Label Mfg, Inc. The AMBayArea Women in MFG Peer Group held its first roundtable at Trinity Robotics Automation in May, with subsequent roundtables at Maas Brothers Powder Coating in August and Casa Sanchez Foods in November.

Quarterly AMBayArea Executive Roundtables continued to draw an active crowd with discussions held at ALOM in February, Kay Chesterfield, Inc. in May, Thermofusion in August, and De Anza College in November.

AMBayArea also co-hosted a MFG Day Mixer with Maas Brothers Powder Coating in Livermore in October, as well as an end-of-year mixer with Silicon Valley Robotics at Circuit Launch in Oakland in December.

The AMBayArea Summit 2023 was held Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland in April and brought together hundreds of Bay Area manufacturing company executives, supply chain members, subject matter experts, as well as valued partners from education and government.

The AMBayArea Board of Directors is currently putting together the 2024 calendar of events with the mission to provide even more opportunity for meaningful connection and valuable experiences for members.

If you would like to host a future roundtable, peer group, or mixer at your facility, please email info@ambayarea.org.