While economists debate whether the U.S. manufacturing industry has hit a recession or a temporary stall due to low energy prices, one thing appears clear – the future of U.S. manufacturing hinges on its ability to evolve and rethink operating models. In a recent study by Morgan Stanley, nearly 75 percent of U.S. plants are more than 20 years old. With such aging infrastructure, the question must be asked, how will the U.S. regain its place as the leader in manufacturing, and what will future manufacturing plants look like?
Bloomberg will convene federal and state policy makers, and leaders of the manufacturing industry to discuss the imperative facing the U.S. manufacturing industry to innovate and evolve their businesses, and to develop an understanding of the benefits and costs of such efforts.
The Future of Manufacturing: Spotlight on Investment
Tuesday, April 19 | Bloomberg, 1101 K Street NW, Suite 500 | Washington, D.C.
INVITATION CODE: VIPGUEST
Speakers to include Marion C. Blakey, Chairman, President and CEO, Rolls-Royce North America Inc.; Shaun Donnelly, Vice President, Investment and Financial Services, United States Council for International Business; Marcus D. Jadotte, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Industry & Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce; Vinai Thummalapally, Executive Director, SelectUSA, U.S. Department of Commerce; Jay Timmons, President and CEO, National Association of Manufacturers; and more.
The day’s discussion will examine the most important priorities and opportunities facing American manufacturing. We’ll focus on:
- how policymakers can drive industry success
- fostering STEM education and workforce development
- reinforcing sustainable practices
- attracting foreign investment and cooperation