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Throughout the year, elected and appointed officials make policy decisions that impact your business. Although IPC’s Government Relations team works tirelessly to advocate on behalf of our members, you are our best spokesperson.
IMPACT Washington, D.C. 2018, to be held on May 21–23, is IPC’s premier advocacy event, gathering industry leaders from across the country in support of a stronger, more advanced manufacturing economy.
- During this two-and-a-half-day event, you will have the opportunity to:
- Connect with industry executives who share your commitment to the success of our industry;
- Gain deeper understanding of the policy issues we face;
- Speak directly to leaders in Congress and the Administration in support of our common policies; and
- Share your company’s particular concerns and unique experiences.
Join us in Washington, D.C. on May 21–23. For more information or to register, click here.
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
While the United States may be the world’s most open market, China remains the most competitive, and is still viewed by most U.S. and EU companies as the "last great opportunity for growth.” Many companies want to gain entry to the Chinese market share for their products or services. Thus, the competition for sales of products or services is correspondingly intense. Here's how to succeed in the world's second largest economy.