Manufacturers Info

Registration information for this event may be found in the document linked below. If you have any questions, feel free to contact ECEDC at (619)-258-3670 or the Point of Contact found on the registration form.

Please indicate on the registration form – or the email to our staff – if you are attending the Resource Fair, participating in the Expo, or both. We must have a detailed list of who is attending in order to get you through the gate.

Private Resource Fair (Lunch @ 11:00 AM // Main Event from 11:45 AM – 2:00 PM)

A classroom style event with lunch where manufacturers are able to hear from organizations about operational incentives and workforce development initiatives available in manufacturing. After the workshops, manufacturers have the opportunity to network with Resource Providers tabling at the Fair.

Resource Providers include UCSD Extension, Institute for Mastering Success, Grossmont Union High School District, Silvergate Bank and many others!

Workshops: Board of Equalization, Manufacturer Health and Welfare Trust, Workforce & Education

Who Should Attend: C-level and/or management level staff

Public Manufacturing Expo (Setup 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM // Doors Open 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM)

Manufacturers participating in the Expo will be given a table (free of charge) and may bring any form of promotional material, display boards, products, and recruitment information for the event. This is not a job fair, but some companies have requested the option to perform interviews and hire during the Expo.

Public Demographics: Outreach is being conducted heavily to high school and community college students in Engineering, Welding, Design/Drafting, Fabrication, and other relevant pathways. Last year’s expo saw an attendance upwards of 300 people.

Who Should Attend: HR Personnel, Employee w/ a non-traditional career ladder, Recruiter


The event is located at Allen Airways Flying Museum (2020 N Marshall Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92020), which is inside the Gillespie Field Airport fence-line. Instructions on parking and setup will be sent after registration as the date of the event draws nearer.

Manufacturers Registration Form

Manufacturing Expo Sponsorship Opportunities