RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC — A panel of industry and trade representatives will address China’s effect on U.S. manufacturing during the MEMA Legislative and Public Policy Summit: Advancing American Manufacturing, which will be held on Thursday, May 5-6 in Washington, D.C.
Ambassador Josette Shiner, assistant U.S. trade representative, will be joined by Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) and Robert Cassidy of Collier Shannon Scott PLLC to discuss trade topics — in particular China, such as proposals to encourage the revaluation of China’s currency, the growing problems of counterfeiting and intellectual property rights violations and the outsourcing of U.S. manufacturing jobs.
MEMA will convene the inaugural Legislative and Public Policy Summit on Wednesday and Thursday, May 5-6, at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C. Members of MEMA’s three market segment associations — the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA) and the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) — will be present to educate legislators and regulators on the diverse automotive suppliers industry. The event is sponsored by Foley & Lardner.
Other featured speakers include:
* Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio), chair, Committee on Education and the Workforce
* Larry Denton, president and CEO, Dura Automotive Systems Inc. and chairman, OESA
* Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.), ranking minority member, Energy and Commerce Committee
* Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm
* Rep. Nancy Johnson (R-Conn.), chair, Subcommittee on Health, Committee on Ways and Means
* William Kozyra, president and CEO of Continental Teves North America
* Dr. Jeffrey Runge, administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
More information and registration for the Summit are available at the MEMA Web site: http://www.mema.org/public/events/pdf/DC_04_brochure_reg.pdf.
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