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Save the Date: MEMA Legislative and Public Policy Summit – Advancing American Manufacturing, May 5-6

MEMA and its market segment associations - AASA, HDMA and OESA - will host the inaugural “MEMA Legislative and Public Policy Summit: Advancing American Manufacturing” on Thursday and Friday, May 5-6 in Washington, DC. The Summit has been created to raise awareness among Washington policymakers of the supplier industry’s many contributions to the nation’s economy. MEMA intends to bring members to Washington, DC, to collectively share their priorities and concerns with members of Congress and the Bush administration. While in Washington, they will discuss best practices in government affairs for our industry, and provide updates and dialogue on legislative, regulatory and political developments from senior administration officials, members of Congress and other experts.

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC — MEMA and its market segment associations – AASA, HDMA and OESA – will host the inaugural “MEMA Legislative and Public Policy Summit: Advancing American Manufacturing” on Thursday and Friday, May 5-6 in Washington, DC.

The Summit has been created to raise awareness among Washington policymakers of the supplier industry’s many contributions to the nation’s economy. MEMA intends to bring members to Washington, DC, to collectively share their priorities and concerns with members of Congress and the Bush administration. While in Washington, they will discuss best practices in government affairs for our industry, and provide updates and dialogue on legislative, regulatory and political developments from senior administration officials, members of Congress and other experts.

CEOs, vice presidents and other executives from large, medium and small companies should attend this important conference.

Highlights of the event include:

* A reception and dinner with members of Congress and the administration
* A special awards presentation to members of Congress who have led efforts to help our industry

Presentations by leading authorities and discussions on:

* Building the automotive suppliers’ voice in Washington, DC
* The future of American manufacturing
* The national and global economy
* Health care costs
* Legacy cost issues
* Competitive challenges and opportunities from China
* Media relations for our industry
* Outlook for vehicle safety and technology

For details, contact Brian Duggan at [email protected] or Margaret Baxter at [email protected].

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