The annual AMBayArea Summit 2023 will be held on Tuesday, April 25 at Chabot Space & Scienter Center from 1 to 7 p.m. This annual event provides a forum where Bay Area manufacturing leaders can bring their management team to re-connect with peers, learn from industry experts and make new connections.



1:00 - 1:50 p.m.

Check-In | Exhibits | Networking


2:00 - 3:20 p.m.

Welcome | Keynote: Winning the War for Talent


3:30 - 4:20 p.m.


4:30 - 5:20 p.m.


5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Hosted Happy Hour | Networking

Keynote: Winning the War for Talent With Chris Czarnik

Transform the Hiring Process and Positively Impact Employee Engagement and Retention

Are great employees unwilling or unable to work for you?  Chris Czarnik’s keynote presentation will dive into this and discuss strategies for the new world of recruiting and generating referrals. 

Chris is an author and architect of critical theory and processes designed to transform recruiting and employee development.  His style is like no other. You will not only be energized and delighted, but will walk away with actionable unique strategies you can put to work right away to become hunters of talent.  Chris will also shift your mindset and share strategies to become an Employer of Choice that engages and retains great talent.

About the Speaker

Chris Czarnik is an author, coach, trainer, and subject matter expert on talent recruiting, engagement, and retention in today’s environment. Chris is the architect of critical theory and processes designed to transform your workforce. He has over 20 years of experience as a former military officer, human resource manager, career services manager, and job search advisor.









Breakout Sessions & Industry Leaders

AMBayArea Summit 2023 will feature industry experts providing professional development and valuable resources for manufacturers. Attend two breakout sessions choosing from 6 different topics, plus a supply chain panel discussion. Make sure your entire team is registered to make the most of the day!



Member Registration:

Early Bird Member Ticket = $250 (Until March 7)

Regular Member Ticket = $350 (After March 7)

Members: Email for member discount code.

Non-Member Registration:

Early Bird Non-Member Ticket = $350 (Until March 7)

Regular Non-Member Ticket = $450 (After March 7)

To receive discounted member pricing, become a member at

AMBayArea Summit 2023 Sponsors


Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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