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IPC's Government Relations team works year-round on your behalf to advance the interests of the electronics manufacturing industry, but your presence is invaluable. Company executives like you have proven to be our most effective advocates.
IMPACT Washington, D.C. 2018, to be held May 21–23, presents you with the opportunity to meet influential policymakers on Capitol Hill and in the Administration to ensure your views are heard.
Attendees will have the chance to collaborate and network with industry executives who share your commitment to the success of our industry; learn more about the policy issues facing our industry; and speak with key leaders in Congress and the Administration in support of our common priorities; and share your company’s concerns and personal experiences.
This year, we will be addressing key issues related to regulatory reform; strengthening the electronics supply chain; and workforce and education.
If you are new to policy advocacy or this is your first time attending IMPACT, the IPC Government Relations team will be there to support you every step of the way.
For questions or concerns, please contact IPC’s new Vice President of Global Government Relations, Chris Mitchell at ChrisMitchell@ipc.org or 202-661-8097.
Barry Matties, I-Connect007
You would be hard-pressed to find a more knowledgeable and experienced group than that of Gary Ferrari, Gene Weiner, and Happy Holden. In a brief interview with Barry Matties, these three industry icons consider the past, present, and future state of electronics manufacturing while also offering advice to the newest generation of manufacturers.
Dr. John Mitchell, IPC
President Trump kicked off the workforce challenge to U.S. businesses in July. As a longtime leader in education and training within the electronics industry, IPC took it as an opportunity to review our existing programs and identify ways to grow and innovate. The result? IPC joined the Pledge to America’s Workers by promising to create new career opportunities for at least 1 million Americans in the electronics industry.
Philip Carmichael, IPC President of Asia
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