National, Local, Regional Leaders Collaborate About Vital Economic Sector; Addressing Future of Manufacturing
The current and future state of manufacturing in the US and North Carolina will be the key focus for the 28th Annual Emerging Issues Forum, @ManufacturingWorks, happening February 11-12, 2013, at the Raleigh (NC) Convention Center.
North Carolina currently ranks third in manufacturing production in the United States; yet, as we examine this diverse and rapidly changing sector, we are reminded that constant innovation is the currency of new manufacturing in a global marketplace. The 2013 Emerging Issues Forum brings together national, regional, and local business leaders, lawmakers, entrepreneurs, educators, community leaders, and others for a two-day, collaborative conference event focused on this vital economic sector. From sharing current best practices to introducing the ideas, people, and organizations at the cutting edge of industry, planning, and policy, the Emerging Issues Forum aims to chart a path forward for manufacturing in North Carolina and the United States.
Media registration & interview request details attached and available HERE.
Key speakers and participants include:
- United States Senator Kay Hagan
- United States Senator Richard Burr
- Governor Patrick McCrory, North Carolina
- Dr. Tom Kurfess: White House Office of Science & Technology Policy, Asst. Director, Advanced Manufacturing
- Chris Anderson: CEO 3D Robotics; Former Editor, Wired Magazine,
- Andrew Liveris: CEO, Dow Chemical
- Mayor Nancy McFarlane: Raleigh, NC
- Mayor Tom Barrett: Milwaukee, WI
- Tom Ross: President, University of North Carolina
- Scott Ralls: President, NC Community Colleges
- William Powers: CFO, Rolls-Royce NA
- Dr. Anthony Atala: Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
- Jim Owens: ret. CEO, Caterpillar
- Terri Helmlinger-Ratcliff: Executive Director, Industrial Extension Services, NCSU
- Machelle Sanders: VP, Manufacturing, Biogen Idec
- Danae Ringelmann: Founder, Indiegogo
The above speakers provide a brief reference for the important perspectives that have made the Emerging Issues Forum a nationally-recognized event.
A full agenda can be viewed HERE.
Click HERE for further information and registration details. Early registration is highly recommended.