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January 20, 2012 - From February 28 to March 1 in 2012, IPC APEX EXPOŽ will offer updates for electronics manufacturing supply chain to help industry understand conflict minerals legislation in Section 1502 of Dodd-Frank Act as well as prepare to comply with pending regulation. Event will include executive-level briefings, expert-panel discussions of new developments and industry compliance strategies, development of industry guidance documents and standards, and update on IPC's continued lobbying efforts.

IPC APEX EXPO Ramps Up Preparations for Pending Regulation on Conflict Minerals


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Press release date: January 18, 2012

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., USA - To assist the industry in understanding the conflict minerals legislation set forth in Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act and, more importantly, preparing to comply with the pending regulation, IPC APEX EXPOŽ, February 28-March 1, 2012, at the San Diego Convention Center, will offer updates for the electronics manufacturing supply chain. Executive-level briefings, expert-panel discussions of new developments and industry compliance strategies, development of industry guidance documents and standards as well as an update on IPC's continued lobbying efforts are designed to help industry companies fully comprehend the impact of the conflict minerals requirements.

"This is one of the most significant government regulations to affect the industry since RoHS," says Tony Hilvers, IPC vice president of industry programs. Although the reporting requirements apply only to publicly traded companies, IPC expects that the requirements will rapidly flow through the entire supply chain in a manner similar to RoHS. Hilvers adds, "Understanding conflict minerals requirements is complex and difficult, so we are leading a number of efforts to help the industry get ready."

Fern Abrams, IPC director of government relations and environmental policy, will provide executive-level briefings on conflict minerals at the PCB and EMS Executive Management Meetings on Monday, February 27. She will highlight key issues executives need to know to ensure that their companies are ready for compliance with regulatory and customer requirements and will share insights from her meetings with SEC Commissioners and staff over the past year.

During the Government Relations Open Forum on Tuesday, February 28, Bhawnesh Mathur, president of EPIC Technologies and member of the IPC Board of Directors, will discuss IPC's ongoing lobbying efforts and give an update on the expected U.S. regulation.

On Wednesday, February 29, a panel of experts will address the topic, "Are Conflict Minerals the New RoHS?" During this free BUZZ session, Steven McEuen, director of purchasing, Epic Technologies; Christopher Schwarz, associate, Canyon Snow Consulting; John Plyler, supply chain social responsibility program manager, Research In Motion; and Abrams will provide the latest information on the SEC regulation, guidance, company efforts, and industry tools to help attendees meet legal and customer requirements.

On Thursday, March 1, two newly formed IPC committees will discuss specific efforts to develop tools for conflict minerals compliance. In the morning, the E-30 Conflict Minerals Due Diligence Committee will work on development of a guidance document to assist the electronics industry in complying with due diligence requirements of the Dodd-Frank Act.

In the afternoon, the IPC 2-18h Conflict Minerals Data Exchange Task Group will continue progress toward development of a data exchange standard for the communication of supply chain data necessary for compliance with the conflict minerals regulation. Developed as part of the IPC-175x declaration family of standards, the document will incorporate the EICC/GeSI template.

For more information or to register for IPC APEX EXPO, visit www.IPCAPEXEXPO.org. Free Committee Meetings registration is available to pre-registrants ($40 on-site) and includes access to the BUZZ sessions, Government Relations Open Forum, and all free special events as well as the largest exhibition in North America for printed board design and manufacturing, electronics assembly and test.

Through January 28, savings of 20 percent off any paid IPC APEX EXPO activities, like the PCB and EMS Executive Management Meetings, is available to pre-registrants.

About IPC IPC (www.IPC.org) is a global trade association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 3,100 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 $2.02 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Arlington, Va.; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; Bangalore, India; and Shanghai, Shenzhen and Beijing, China.
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