Raising a Unified Voice for an Advanced Manufacturing Economy


Reading time ( words)

Almost every day, government officials weigh decisions that may affect the electronics manufacturing industry—decisions on issues like research and development, taxes, regulations, and the environment—decisions that can either help or hinder the competitiveness and financial success of companies across the global electronics supply chain.

grp-impact-2-2014.jpg

IPC has made a long-term, strategic decision to up our game in government relations. We believe that presenting a strong and unified industry voice to government officials is one of the best ways to ensure our members’ future success in a global economy.

IPC is a U.S.-based, global industry association dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its more than 3,600 member companies, which represent all facets of the electronics industry. We place a high priority on educating government officials about our industry and the policy issues that affect us.

The results from a recent IPC-member survey show that we are not alone in this belief. The IPC Government Relations (GR) team conducted a survey in November 2014 of association members in all geographies to gather input on priority concerns. When asked, “Do government decisions on matters like regulation and taxes have significant impact on our business?” 86% of survey respondents agreed. Issues of top concern included conflict minerals, environmental regulations, export controls and trade, and research and development funding.

grp-impact2014.jpg

It is evident that government relations matters both from the standpoint of an association and from the views of its individual members. It is important for us, and for any association, to implement a strong and well-developed GR strategy to best ensure the financial success of our members and our industry as a whole in the global economy.

Elements of a Good GR Strategy for an Association

As part of our commitment to public policy advocacy, the IPC GR team is implementing several strategies to make a difference for our industry and the overall economy. Our actions are aimed at educating key policymakers about issues affecting the electronics industry; connecting industry experts with policymakers for a direct dialogue on real-world impacts of policy decisions; and informing our members about policy actions that may affect their businesses.

Share

Print


Suggested Items

IPC Supporting Newcomers in the Industry: Notes from IPC APEX EXPO 2021

04/01/2021 | Marc Carter, Aeromarc
With the wrap-up of IPC APEX EXPO 2021, it was extremely gratifying to note the emphasis placed on getting young people involved to combat the “graying out” knowledge losses facing our industry. A part of that emphasis was reflected in the award ceremony on Tuesday, March 9, which featured some people you may have seen mentioned in my “Better to Light a Candle” columns.

EV Industry Facing Bottleneck Challenges

03/18/2021 | Nolan Johnson, PCB007
Nolan Johnson talks with Eduardo Benmayor, general manager at Aismalibar, about materials challenges facing the powertrain portion of the automotive EV industry. Eduardo also speaks about what he sees as the biggest challenge facing EVs—infrastructure.

IPC Releases Free Smart Factory for Electronics Manufacturing Presentation

03/09/2021 | Happy Holden, I-Connect007
The IPC APEX EXPO 2021 Technical Program features a tract on the “Factory of the Future Implementation,” March 10-11. As part of that program, IPC has made available a free presentation and video from the Manufacturing Technology Center (MTC), a CFX Program member. In this presentation, Barry Maybank along with Naim Kapadia, MTC technology manager, explains the background of the MTC, one of seven high-value-manufacturing technology catapult centers established in the UK.



Copyright © 2021 I-Connect007. All rights reserved.