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July 23, 2009 - On July 24, 2009, NAM and the U.S. Department of Commerce will host "The Voluntary Standards System: A Dynamic Tool for U.S. Economic Growth and Innovation." This is the first in a series of events with government and industry leaders to educate new policymakers about key topics related to U.S. competitiveness, technology deployment, and jobs. Panelists will discuss how voluntary standards help create jobs and spurs development of industry-specific technologies.

NAM-DOC to Host Technology Event July 24


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National Association Of Manufacturers (NAM)
1331 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC, 20004
USA



Press release date: July 22, 2009

NAM and DOC to HOST Event on how Voluntary Standards Drive U.S. Competitiveness

Industry and Government Leaders Will Discuss Importance of Voluntary Product Standards to Emerging Technologies and Job Creation

WHAT: The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) will host, "The Voluntary Standards System: A Dynamic Tool for U.S. Economic Growth and Innovation," the first in a series of events with government and industry leaders to educate new policymakers about key topics related to U.S. competitiveness, technology deployment and jobs.

Panelists will discuss how the voluntary standards system helps create good jobs and is spurring the development of Smart Grid, healthcare IT, cyber security and critical emerging technologies.

WHO: Shaun Donnelly, NAM Senior Director, International Business Policy

Mary Saunders, Acting Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing and Services, International Trade Administration, DOC

Executives from The Boeing Company, Deere & Company, Intel Corporation, Motorola, Qualcomm and other industry leaders

Government officials from NIST, the Dept. of Defense and EPA

View the full agenda here.

WHEN: Friday, July 24, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: U.S. Department of Commerce 1401 Constitution Ave., N.W. Main Auditorium Washington, D.C.

RSVP: Laura Brown Narvaiz (NAM) 202-637-3104 lnarvaiz@nam.org
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