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IPC's government relations efforts play a pivotal role in the success of the electronics manufacturing industry. And, IPC's Government Relations team works year-round to educate government officials on the policy issues that affect our industry.
Scheduled to be held from May 21–23, 2018, IMPACT Washington, D.C. 2018 is a unique opportunity to join your industry peers and advocate on behalf of the electronics manufacturing industry for policy issues that can affect the way your company does business. During this two-and-a-half-day event you will:
- Collaborate with industry executives who share your commitment to the industry;
- Learn more about the policy issues we face and deliver research-based positions and solutions to the U.S. Government;
- Speak with leaders in Congress and the Administration in support of our common priorities; and
- Address your company's concerns and personal experiences.
Your presence is needed in Washington, D.C. Hearing from constituents like you, whose businesses are affected by their decisions, can have a significant impact upon policymakers. The more executives we can rally, the stronger our voice will be and the more likely we will have a positive impact.
For more information, contact KenSchramko@ipc.org or 202-661-8094.
Barry Matties, I-Connect007
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Dr. John Mitchell, IPC
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