MARCH 27, 2012
Second Annual Conference on the
Renaissance of American Manufacturing:
Jobs, Trade, and the Presidential Elections
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The National Press Club
529 14th Street, NW
9:00 am-5:00 pm - Conference Presentations and Panel Discussions
5:00-7:00 pm - Cocktail Reception featuring our signature cocktail:
Buy American and Bring Back Manufacturing One-Two Punch
Free, but space limited
•Why We Need Manufacturing in the U.S. – Can We Succeed Without It?
•National Security, China and the Decline in U.S. Manufacturing
•Manufacturing and the U.S. Jobs Base – What’s Gone Wrong?
•What Do We Need to Do On Trade?
•The Presidential Election – What are the Candidates Saying about Manufacturing
and What Should They be Saying?
•Gordon Brinser, President, SolarWorld Industries America Inc.
•Leo W. Gerard, International President, United Steelworkers (USW)
•Rob Atkinson, President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
•Rich Harshman, Chairman and CEO, Allegheny Technologies Incorporated
•Brian Toohey, President, Semiconductor Industry Association
•Scott Paul, Executive Director, Alliance for American Manufacturing
•Secretary of Commerce John Bryson* and representatives from the Republican Presidential
•Thea Lee, Deputy Chief of Staff, AFL-CIO
•Leo Hindery, Chairman of the U.S. Economy/Smart Globalization Initiative at the New
•Clyde Prestowitz, President of the Economic Strategy Institute
•Bob Ehrlich, Former Governor of Maryland