More manufacturing jobs are coming back to American shores. New innovation “hubs” are being created across the nation.  Government officials from across the country—Gov. Bill Haslam (R-Tenn.); Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D - Minn.); Sen. Sherrod Brown (D – Ohio) and Mayor Anthony Foxx of Charlotte, North Carolina—will join leading industry experts to discuss this new era in manufacturing during a Washington Post Live forum on Tuesday, April 23 at The Washington Post. 

Eric Spiegel, President and CEO of Siemens, will give opening remarks. Allan McArtor, Chairman of Airbus; Ron Bloom, Vice Chairman, U.S. Investment Banking, Lazard Frères & Co and Former Assistant to President Obama for Manufacturing Policy; Kirsten Billhardt, Manufacturing Industry Strategist, Dell; and Bill Krueger, Senior VP of Manufacturing at Nissan North America, will be among those speaking about the latest trends in manufacturing. 

Leading innovators—including the director of the NASA Space Technology program, Michael Gazarik, and Logic Tools co-founder David Simchi-Levi—will offer a look into the future.  And as an example of cutting-edge advanced manufacturing, a prototype of the Mars Rover will be on display.

Event Details:

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

8:30 am – 1:30 pm ET (Doors open at 8:00 am)

The Washington Post

1150 15th Street NW, Washington, D.C.

Agenda available upon request.

The discussion will be live-streamed at (no registration required for livestream).Members of the press approved for credentials will be notified in advance. Valid press credentials are required to attend, and press without conference credentials will not be permitted to the event.   

Washington Post Live’s “America’s New Manufacturing” is sponsored by Siemens; the Northern Virginia Technology Council and the American Small Manufacturers Coalition are also partners on this summit. 

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