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April 21, 2009 - Designed to help managers prevail over today's unique business challenges, Pricing in an Uncertain Economy: Theory and Practice and The State of the Economy and Future Outlook, will take place on May 12 and 19, respectively. Mary Abbazia and Tom Spitale will share methods to analyze pricing options and retain both fair product value and satisfied customers. Bob Shrouds will examine current business environment, discuss recession, and explore forces that will shape recovery.

Upcoming IPC Executive Webcasts Offer Best Practices for Pricing and Planning in a Challenging Economy

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

Press release date: April 20, 2009

BANNOCKBURN, Ill, USA, April 20, 2009 - IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announces the May installments of the IPC Executive Webcast Series. Designed to help managers prevail over today's unique business challenges, the hour-long segments, Pricing in an Uncertain Economy: Theory and Practice and The State of the Economy and Future Outlook, will take place on May 12 and 19 respectively, both at 1:00 pm Central time.

Companies struggling with the pros and cons of various pricing options in a tough economy - setting prices too high and losing customers, or pricing too low and failing to recover product costs and/or possibly lowering customer perception of the product value - will gain insight from Mary Abbazia and Tom Spitale of Impact Planning Group on May 12. Abbazia and Spitale will shed light on how companies can avoid the pitfalls of pricing decisions as they share methods to quickly analyze options and retain both fair product value and satisfied customers.

On May 19, Bob Shrouds, top economic forecaster and chief economist for DuPont, will examine the current business environment, discuss the potential depth and length of the recession and explore the forces that will shape the recovery. Shrouds will discuss global gross domestic product (GDP) and worldwide industrial production, focusing on the factors that will drive future demand in the electronics industry.

"To survive in tough times, you first need to understand that survival is possible," said Susan Filz, IPC director of industry programs. "This series of webinars is designed to provide executives in the electronics industry information on the many issues that impact their businesses - from the economy to customer relations - and open up a new way of thinking."

The registration fee is $75 per hour-long segment for IPC members and $135 for nonmembers. A 20 percent discount is available for all registrants who sign up for three or more webcasts.

There is still time to register for The Top Five Environmental Issues That Impact Your Business webcast on April 23. Future courses in the series include: 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.

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