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April 9, 2009 - "The Top Five Environmental Issues That Impact Your Business," has been announced as the first hour-long segment in the IPC Executive Webcast Series, which is comprised of 9 courses designed to cover challenges unique to management in difficult economic climate. It will take place on April 23, 2009 at 1:00 pm CT and be presented by Ken Rivlin, who will offer working knowledge of current environmental regulations critical to ensuring companies meet government compliance standards.

IPC Webcast Offers Industry Management Insight Into Environmental Challenges Ahead

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

Press release date: April 2, 2009

BANNOCKBURN, Ill, USA, April 2, 2009 - Providing a one-stop source for the practical information necessary in a difficult economic climate, IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announces the launch of the IPC Executive Webcast Series, "Surviving and Thriving in Tough Times - Information to Improve your Business and Cut Costs." Featuring a total of nine courses designed to cover challenges unique to management in these extraordinary times, the first hour-long segment, The Top Five Environmental Issues That Impact Your Business, will be April 23, 2009, 1:00 pm CT.

Presented by Ken Rivlin, partner in global environment practice and head of U.S. Environmental and Regulatory Law group at Allen and Overy, this program will focus on preparedness for the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation and recent changes to the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS). Rivlin will offer executives working knowledge of current environmental regulations critical to ensuring their companies meet government compliance standards and avoid fines or the costly loss of customers.

"Ken is well-known as a leading expert in environmental requirements and compliance issues," said Susan Filz, IPC director of industry programs. "We're delighted to offer his insight in an area that weighs so heavily on current business decisions being made in electronics manufacturing companies of all sizes."

The registration fee is $75 per hour-long segment for IPC members and $135 for nonmembers. There is a 20 percent discount on the rate for all who sign up for three or more webcasts. Future courses in the series include: Pricing in an Uncertain Economy - Theory and Practice (5/12/09); The State of the Economy and Future Outlook (5/19/09); Solar Part I, Prepare to Take Advantage of the Solar Market - What it Takes to Break into Solar (6/2/09), and Solar Part II - Opportunities for Mergers and Acquisitions (6/9/09); You and the Stimulus Package - How the Electronics Industry will Benefit from Tax Incentives and Manufacturing Recovery Provisions (6/16/09); An International Overview of the Electronics Industry - The Outlook for Regional Trends in EMS, PCB and Electronics Systems (6/18/09); Growing Customer Partnerships in the Current Economy (6/25/09); and The Economic Prognosis for the Electronics Industry - A View from Wall Street (7/7/09).

For information on the entire series, and to register, visit or contact IPC's registration department at +1 847-597-2861.

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 $1.7 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Arlington, Va.; Garden Grove, Calif.; Stockholm, Sweden; and Shanghai and Shenzhen, China.
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