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IPC's government relations efforts play a pivotal role in the success of the electronics manufacturing industry. And, IPC's Government Relations team works year-round to educate government officials on the policy issues that affect our industry.
Scheduled to be held from May 21–23, 2018, IMPACT Washington, D.C. 2018 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.
Your presence is needed in Washington, D.C. Hearing from constituents like you, whose businesses are affected by their decisions, can have a significant impact upon policymakers. The more executives we can rally, the stronger our voice will be and the more likely we will have a positive impact.
For more information, contact KenSchramko@ipc.org or 202-661-8094.
Stig Källman, ERICSSON with Happy Holden, I-CONNECT007
The material toolbox idea first came up when I saw the IPC appendix list for standard 1-ply stack-ups. The idea is to make a very simple bill of materials, specifications and notes, and possibly use the same prepreg/resin in the laminate and in the core.
Pete Starkey, I-Connect007
ICT technical director Bill Wilkie is well-known for choosing notable venues for Institute of Circuit Technology events, and his choice for this year’s Annual Symposium was the National Motor Museum, located in the village of Beaulieu in the heart of the New Forest, a national park in the county of Hampshire in Southern England. The region is known for its heathland, forest trails and native ponies.
Barry Matties, I-Connect007
June marks the start of summer, and with that, the EIPC’s annual summer conference. Highlighted by its thought-provoking presentations, social outings and factory tours, the conference continues to be valuable and productive for attendees. This year should prove no different, with EIPC set to celebrate its 50th anniversary. I spoke with EIPC Executive Director Kirsten Smit-Westenberg about what can be expected from the upcoming conference in Düsseldorf, Germany.