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Your presence is needed in Washington, D.C. Constituents like you, whose businesses are affected by their decisions, can have a significant impact upon policymakers. The more executives our industry can rally, the stronger our collective voice will be and the more likely we will have a positive impact. You can register for IMPACT, click here.
This event 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.
This year, we will be advocating on issues related to:
- Regulatory reform;
- Strengthening the electronics industry supply chain; and
- Workforce and education
Jan Pedersen, ELMATICA
IPC’s Automotive Addendum task group was started in November 2014 and the first edition of IPC 6012-DA was released in April 2016. We are now working on the revised version, and expect a release in Q2 2018. As standards need to evolve, develop and follow the needs of the industry, this work is continuous.
Steve Williams, The Right Approach Consulting LLC
This year’s show was one of the best in recent history, both in attendance and enthusiasm. The exhibit floor was sold out, and every single person I talked to was extremely optimistic about business in 2018. What follows are a series of observations and excerpts from conversations I had with some of the most interesting people I met.
Dan Feinberg, FeinLine Associates, Inc.
The Order of the PCB Dinosaurs (originally called the PWB Dinosaurs—the sign of a true dino) was born because of a comment almost 20 years ago by my good friend Bernie Kessler. Back in the day, when suppliers like us became IPC members, we could only be associate members; unlike fabricators, we could not serve on the board and we could not lead key committees.