Emerging Issues Forum to Address Future of Manufacturing

The current and future state of manufacturing in North Carolina and the United States will be the focus for the 28th Annual Emerging Issues Forum, titled @ManufacturingWorks, to be held Feb. 11-12, 2013, at the Raleigh Convention Center.

The 2013 Emerging Issues Forum brings together national, regional and local business leaders, lawmakers, entrepreneurs, educators, community leaders and others for a two-day, collaborative conference focused on this vital economic sector. From sharing current best practices to introducing the ideas, people and organizations at the cutting edge of industry, planning and policy, the Emerging Issues Forum aims to chart a path forward for manufacturing in North Carolina and the United States.

Scheduled speakers and participants include: U.S. Sen. Richard Burr; U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan; N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory; Tom Kurfess, assistant director, advanced manufacturing, Office of Science & Technology Policy; Chris Anderson, CEO of 3D Robotics;  and Andrew Liveris, president, chairman & CEO of Dow Chemical Company.

The forum’s full agenda is available online.

The event is hosted by NC State’s Institute for Emerging Issues.

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