It’s that time of year again: IPC’s IMPACT Washington, D.C. 2018 is on the horizon. As a global, industry-driven organization, IPC exists to help its member companies innovate, compete, and succeed in the electronics industry. Effective government relations are crucial to our members’ success because many of the policy debates taking place in world capitals have wide-reaching impacts on our industry. If we want to protect and advance our industry’s interests, it is time for our collective voices to be heard. IMPACT Washington, D.C. 2018 is the best opportunity for industry leaders to present a unified voice to U.S. policy makers. During this two-and-a-half-day event on May 21-23, IPC member company executives will:
• Connect with like-minded executives who share a commitment to the success of our industry
• Gain a deeper understanding of the policy issues our industry faces
• Speak to leaders in Congress and the Administration in support of our policy goals
• Share company concerns and unique experiences with key policymakers
This year, our priority issues will include:
• Regulatory reform
• Strengthening the electronics supply chain
• Workforce and education
During IMPACT, IPC also will announce this year’s recipients of the IPC Government IMPACT Award. This award is presented to one or more policymakers for their leadership roles on issues of importance to the electronics industry. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and check our website for the announcement.
If you are a senior-level executive at an IPC member company, we invite you to join us and urge you not to miss this event. The more executives who sign up early, the stronger position we’ll be in to make powerful presentations. For a glimpse of what you can expect, look at our recap from IMPACT Washington, D.C. 2017 . This magazine also published a special insert last July that you may find interesting .
IMPACT Washington, D.C. 2018 presents the chance to build lasting relationships with members of Congress, collaborate with fellow industry executives, and present a unified voice for the electronics industry. Register today using the referenced link.
We look forward to seeing you in D.C.!
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John Mitchell is president and CEO of IPC—Association Connecting Electronics Industries. To read past columns or to contact Mitchell, click here.
This article originally appeared in the May 2018 issue of PCB007 Magazine, click here.