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IPC Releases Global Policy Framework, Announces Dates for “IMPACT Washington, D.C. 2016”

Feb 24, 2016

The world’s leading advocate for the electronics industry today released its Global Policy Framework for 2016, and announced the dates of its major U.S. public policy advocacy event of the year, coming up in April.

IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries®, headquartered in the United States, is a global industry association representing 3,700 member companies across the entire electronics supply chain. The group’s Global Policy Framework outlines its top public policy priorities to promote a strong manufacturing economy, targeting three broad areas:

  • Driving technological innovation and advanced manufacturing;

  • Promoting broad-based economic growth and a 21st century workforce; and

  • Advocating for cost-effective, science-based regulation.

Specific issues under these headings include public-private partnerships for manufacturing innovation, tax policy, STEM education and training, and environmental health and safety policy.

IPC also is announcing the dates of its major U.S. public policy advocacy event of the year, “IMPACT Washington, D.C. 2016: Building Tomorrow’s Advanced Manufacturing Economy,” taking place on April 18-20, in Washington, D.C. IPC’s IMPACT events give C-level executives a unique opportunity to interact with senior policymakers on policy issues that affect the electronics industry. Highlights will include meetings with key leaders in Congress, the Executive Branch, and the leading presidential campaigns; briefings and discussions with industry colleagues; and an awards luncheon.

“IPC places a high priority on advocacy because government policies have a major impact on our industry,” said John Hasselmann, IPC vice president of government relations. “Government officials want to hear from our members about the real-world impact of the policies they consider.”

Registration for IMPACT 2016 runs from today through April 8. For more information, visit www.ipc.org/IMPACT-2016.


IPC (www.IPC.org) is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 3,700 member companies which represent all facets of the electronics industry, including design, printed board manufacturing, electronics assembly and test. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, market research and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $2 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Washington, D.C.; Atlanta, Ga.; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; Bangalore and New Delhi, India; Bangkok, Thailand; and Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Suzhou and Beijing, China.

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