Summit 2020 Keynote: Manufacturing a New California Dream

What happens when education and industry don’t work together and a looming skills gap is created? What do you do when you have a supply and sales demand that you can’t fulfill because there are not enough skilled workers in your community? Do we all want a vibrant business climate in California? Mike Betts, Chairman and CEO of Betts Company – a seventh-generation family manufacturing business – will share what happens when community works together to create a new California Dream. Learn how Mike’s passion for the manufacturing industry and his community led to the founding of the San Joaquin Manufacturing Alliance, AMBayArea’s sister organization to the south.

Keynote Speaker: Mike Betts

William Michael “Mike” Betts IV is CEO of Betts Company and Chairman of the Board. For over 150 years and during six generations of continuous family ownership, Betts Company has innovated and provided products, services and expertise to help move vehicles, products, and people productively and safely. From its proud beginning as the first spring manufacturer in the Western United States, Betts Company has developed into a diversified concern that serves heavy-duty transportation, aftermarket automotive and other industrial sectors with innovative, patented products made in the USA. Mike received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of the Pacific. He is active in community and industry advocacy, with current board assignments on the Fresno Business Council, Spring Manufacturers Institute, Lyles Center Advisory Board and the Center for Advanced Research and Technology.




1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Registration | Exhibits | Networking


2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Welcome | Keynote


3:00 - 4:00 p.m.


4:00 - 5:00 p.m.


5:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Exhibits | Networking


5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Hosted Happy Hour | Networking









Breakout Sessions & Industry Leaders

AMBayArea Summit 2020 will feature industry experts providing professional development and valuable resources for manufacturers. Attend two breakout sessions, and choose from more than 8 speakers and topics. Make sure your entire team is registered to make the most of the day!


Registration – Opens Monday, February 3, 8 a.m.

Member Registration:

Early Bird Ticket – $195

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Early Bird Pricing Ends Friday, February 28.
(Regular Member Ticket will be $295)

Non-Member Registration:

Early Bird Ticket – $300

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Discount applies to non-member price only.

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Early Bird Pricing Ends Friday, February 28.
(Regular Non-Member Ticket will be $400)

AMBayArea Summit 2020 Sponsors




Lawrence Livermore
National Laboratory




Summit 2020 Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available

Event Directions & Parking

Chabot Space & Science Center
10000 Skyline Boulevard
Oakland, Ca 94619

Chabot Space & Science Center is located in Oakland within Redwood Regional Park. From Highway 13, take the Joaquin Miller exit. Turn left at Monterey Blvd and take the 1st left onto Lincoln Ave. Continue onto Joaquin Miller Rd then turn left at the Skyline Blvd traffic light. Take Skyline 1.5 miles to the Center. Turn right into the driveway at the sign.

Free onsite parking

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