Global Conference 2011

Global Conference 2011

Putting the Muscle Back in North American Manufacturing

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 / 9:30 am - 10:45 am

It's a distant memory now, but after World War II, North America boasted over half the world's manufacturing capacity. This industry long represented the ticket for U.S. workers to gain a foothold in the middle class. But millions of American manufacturing jobs have been lost as other nations build up their capacity and offer companies lower cost structures. As it fights to maintain and reshape what is left, what can North America learn from Germany and Japan? Are there high-end sectors worth keeping and low-end sectors worth letting go? How has Canada continued to attract and retain manufacturing jobs?


Daniel Casse

President, G100; Managing Partner, High Lantern Group


Linda Hasenfratz

CEO, Linamar Corp.

Brian Krzanich

Senior Vice President, General Manager, Manufacturing and Supply Chain, Intel Corp.

Jayson Myers

President and CEO, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters

Carol Williams

President, Chemicals and Energy Division, and Group Senior Vice President, Dow Chemical

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