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October 16, 2008 - Scheduled for Nov 4-5 in Singapore, IPC Executive Market and Technology Forum Conference will include business outlook by Walt Custer, market and industry analyst, and president of Custer Consulting Group. Attendees will also learn about environmental megatrends that are shaping future of industry, latest research in photovoltaics, opportunities in industrial electronics market, and trends in cross-border mergers and acquisitions in industry.

High-Impact Trends The Focus Of IPC Market & Technology Forum Conference In Singapore

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IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries
3000 Lakeside Drive
Bannockburn, IL, 60015

Press release date: October 14, 2008

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., USA, October 14, 2008 - Whether coming from near or far, senior leaders of the electronics industry will gain valuable insight into meeting the future demands of the electronics industry supply chain at the IPC Executive Market & Technology Forum Conference, scheduled for November 4-5, in Singapore. The two-day event is being held in cooperation with the HKPCA (Hong Kong Printed Circuit Association).

What lies ahead for the domestic and world electronics industries? What growth can realistically be expected? Who will be the survivors and on which markets will they concentrate to ensure profitability? All these questions will be covered by Walt Custer, renowned market and industry analyst, and president of Custer Consulting Group, during his keynote presentation on Tuesday, November 4.

In addition to hearing Custer's business outlook, attendees will learn about the environmental megatrends that are shaping the future of our industry; find out about the latest research in photovoltaics and how it is being applied by companies in our industry; discover new opportunities in the industrial electronics market; and be informed about trends in cross-border mergers and acquisitions in our industry. Also, participants will hear experts at Sanmina-SCI discuss technology trends for high-end system applications and Ford Motor Company representatives cover regulations and trends in the transportation/auto industry.

"No other event is as focused on the electronic interconnect industry as this conference," says Sharon Starr, IPC director on market research and event organizer. "This is an unprecedented opportunity to hear from leading experts in the electronics industry, as well as network with representatives from the entire supply chain."

Additional topics covered during the conference event include panel discussions on issues and markets in photovoltaics for chemical and material suppliers, implications of the industry's environmental roadmaps for suppliers, and emerging opportunities in the industrial electronics market.

For additional information on the conference or to register, visit, or contact Sharon Starr at +1 847-597-2817 or

About IPC
IPC ( is a global trade association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 2,700 member companies which represent all facets of the electronic interconnect industry, including design, printed circuit board manufacturing and electronics assembly. 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 $1.5 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Arlington, Va.; Garden Grove, Calif.; Stockholm, Sweden; and Shanghai, China.

About the Executive Market & Technology Forum
The IPC Executive Market & Technology Forum is the leading global market research consortium specifically for the electronics industry. Established in 1975 as the Technology Market Research Council (TMRC), the Executive Forum was renamed in 2006 to reflect its broader scope and the services it offers executives in the electronic interconnect industry worldwide.

Anna Garrido, IPC Director of Marketing and Communications
+1 847-597-2804
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