"Reinvesting in America, Creating Jobs at Home"
17th at the Capitol Visitor Center
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Summer Forum Agenda
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Welcome Remarks from Congressman Steny Hoyer and Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker
Panel Discussion - The Latest Tools & Trends: What's really driving reshoring? What should companies consider?What tools does the federal government offer?
- Dr. Mark Doms, Under
Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs
- Ms. Katy George [presentation],
Director & Co-lead of Global Manufacturing Practice, McKinsey Read More...
- Mr. Hal Sirkin,
Senior Partner & Managing Director, Chicago, Boston Consulting Group
- Dr. Sue Helper [presentation],
Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Commerce
1:20: A Conversation with Walmart’s Michelle Gloeckler: Learn about Walmart's commitment to work with suppliers to reshore manufacturing.
- Amb. Vinai
Thummalapally, Executive Director, SelectUSA
- Ms. Michelle
Gloeckler, Senior Vice President, Walmart
Panel Discussion - The Economic
Development Perspective: What are state and local governments doing to attract investment and promote reshoring?
- Mr. Jay Williams,
Assistant Secretary, Economic Development Administration
- Mr. Mark Brady, Director of International Trade and Investment, National Governors Association
- Mr. Matt Mullin,
Director of Public Policy and Strategic Engagement, International Economic Development Council (IEDC)
2:20: Coffee Break - 20 min
2:40: Introduction of Keynote Speaker by Secretary Pritzker
Keynote by Mr. Jeff Fettig [presentation], Chairman and CEO, Whirlpool Corporation
Panel Discussion - Making the Move: What do socks, Tinker Toys, IT services, and streetcars all have in common? Then can be reshored - find out how it was done.
- Ms. Chandra Brown,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing
- Mr. Maulik Shah [presentation], CTO
and cofounder, Mantra Information Services
- Mr. Michael Araten [presentation],
- Mr. Michael Penner [presentation],
Concluding remarks by Congressman Frank Wolf
- Mr. Phillip Singerman, Associate Director of Innovation and
Industry Services, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
- Congressman Frank R. Wolf [remarks]
- Mr. Ken Hyatt, Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade
Keynote Speaker: Jeff Fettig, CEO of Whirlpool
We were thrilled to have Mr. Jeff Fettig, CEO
of Whirlpool, joining us to share his experience with reshoring.
Eighty percent of Whirlpool products on the U.S. market are made
right here in the United States.
Nowhere is this more evident than
Clyde, Ohio – home to the largest washing machine factory in the world.
Whirlpool recently announced that it would move the production
of a line of front-load commercial washers from abroad to Clyde, adding
new jobs locally. This is just the latest in a series of
investments that the company has been making across the country.
"Whirlpool has complete confidence in the competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing" - Jeff Fettig, CEO, Whirlpool
The SelectUSA Summer Forum also featured remarks by co-hosts Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker and U.S. Representative,