SMTA and CALCE are pleased to announce that the program for the Counterfeit Electronic Parts and Electronic Supply Chain Symposium is finalized and available on-line at http://www.smta.org/counterfeit and registration is open. The event will take place June 28 - 30, 2011 in College Park, MD.
Customs and Border Patrol(CBP) Intellectual Property Rights(IPR) Enforcement is the topic of the opening session presentation by Kearly Neilson, Office of International Trade. Two panel discussions will help kick off the program on Tuesday, June 28. Robin Gray, NEDA, will moderate the Electronic Distribution Panel Discussion. A special Panel Discussion on Parts Recycling takes place on Wednesday, June 29.
The final day, Thursday, June 30, will feature workshops led by University of Maryland School of Law, Integra Technologies, and CALCE/University of Maryland. Workshop instructors deliver focused, in-depth presentations on topics of timely importance, based on their research and industry experience.
The conference is organized by SMTA in conjunction with the Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE) at the University of Maryland. This symposium will be valuable to supply chain managers, component engineers, brand protection specialists, marketing and procurement policy makers, contracts management, security specialists and other interested engineers. Our focus is to provide relevant information to the professionals that can be used for solving problems today while planning for a different business and technology environment in the future.
Visit http://www.smta.org/counterfeit to view the complete presentation line-up, full workshop descriptions, and to register.
For more information about conference participation or registration, contact Patti Hvidhyld, firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-920-7682.
The SMTA membership is an international network of professionals who build skills, share practical experience and develop solutions in electronic assembly technologies, including microsystems, emerging technologies, and related business operations.