The Art of Manufacturing will be making an appearance at WESTEC 2017. The host of the weekly podcast and the Founder of MAKE IT IN LA, Z Holly, will be emceeing a session called “Integrated LA” in the  WESTEC Main Theater at noon on Tuesday, September 12. WESTEC is the big manufacturing conference of the year at the Los Angeles Convention Center, hosted by SME and The Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT).

To attend, use this special link (while supplies last) to get complimentary admission to the WESTEC show. On the Registration Options page, select “Exhibit-Only” ticket and expand the “Show Floor Theater” section and sign up for Tuesday’s Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Lunch and Learn for no extra charge. If you are already registered for WESTEC, you can visit the event page on the WESTEC site for more information here.

At the luncheon, attendees will hear about various ideas and programs aimed to help local manufacturers in this lively discussion, moderated by Z Holly. Expert panelists will include:

Carolyn Casavan – Casavan Consulting, former CEO, West Coast Environmental and Engineering
Jennifer Kong – LA Sanitation Industrial Waste Management Division
Maychelle Yee – LADWP Custom Performance Program (CPP) Supervisor
Dale Thompson – LADWP Engineering Emerging Technology and CPP Evaluation Supervisor
Kayle Thompson – LADWP Economic Development Programs Manager
Adrienne Lindgren – City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Office for Economic Development
Terri Batch – Sr. International Trade Specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce

The City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is hosting this free luncheon to help manufacturers tap into local resources and incentives to grow their businesses. In California, Los Angeles is proving that sustainability goes hand in hand with local and global success for US manufacturers. The City of LA has a dynamic network of services and programs to help manufacturers upgrade equipment, improve processes and efficiency, source and contract locally, and manage waste. Additionally LA features a world class transportation infrastructure that enables local manufacturers to expand from local to global markets. This is home to the nation’s largest manufacturing community and attendees can empower their organizations to make the most out of LA’s integrated manufacturing economy by attending this session to learn about some of the most impactful resources available in our City.

The session will kick off with two brief presentations about entrepreneurship and sustainability from MAKE IT IN LA Chief Instigator Z Holly and Carolyn Casavan of Casavan Consulting, followed by a rap session with representatives from LADWP, L.A. Sanitation, the Los Angeles Mayor’s office, and the US Department of Commerce who will share incentives and programs available to manufacturers in Los Angeles.