An Affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

BHS: Today’s Manufacturing: Unlocking Unlimited Potential

July 24, 2013
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Briefing Center
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
1615 H St NW
Washington, DC 20062

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is proud to host its latest Business Horizon Series on “Today’s Manufacturing.” Our goal with this program, along with our program partner, MAPI, is to raise the level of dialogue on manufacturing so that others can better appreciate the industry’s unlimited potential. That is, if we take action on removing market barriers and creating more opportunities for its participants at all levels. The program will also examine the high-tech innovations that will impact manufacturing in the years to come. 

Read the event summary here. 


8:00 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. Welcoming Remarks

Al Martinez-Fonts, Executive Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation @USChamber

8:35 a.m. Opening Remarks and Introduction of Keynote Speaker

David C. Chavern, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce @USChamber

8:55 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Keynote by Stephen Gold, "What’s Holding Manufacturing Back"

Stephen V. Gold

President and Chief Executive Officer

Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation @MAPI_Mfg_Info

9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Panel: Ensuring the Supply Chain
  • Kelly Johnston, Vice President, Government Affairs, Campbell Soup Company @CampbellSoupCo
  • Norman Schenk, Vice President, Global Customs Policy and Public Affairs, UPS Supply Chain Solutions @UPS
  • Fred L. Schwien, Director, Homeland Security Programs & Government Operations, Boeing @Boeing

Moderator: Adam W. Salerno, Director, National Security & Emergency Preparedness , U.S. Chamber of Commerce @USChamber

10:20 a.m. - 11:10 a.m. Panel: Regulations - What's Holding Us Back?

  • Susan E. Dudley, Director, Regulatory Studies Center; Research Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration, The George Washington University @RegStudies
  • Michael J. Lynch, Vice President for Government Affairs, Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
  • Dr. Michael Mandel, Chief Economic Strategist, Progressive Policy Institute @PPI

Moderator: Stephen Gold, President, Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation @MAPI_Mfg_Info

11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Panel: What's Next, Next?
  • Dr. Helmuth Ludwig, Chief Executive Officer, Industry Sector in North America, Siemens @SiemensII
  • Steve Rengers, R&D Manager, Additive Development Center, General Electric Aviation @GEAviation
  • James Slutz, Fellow, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation; President & Managing Partner, Global Energy Strategies LLC @Jim_Energy

Moderator: Rich Cooper, Vice President, Emerging Issues & Research, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation @USCCFemerging