Original Press Release
IPC Executive Summit Highlights Recorded Live: Major Market Opportunities and Key Management Issues Featured
Press release date: January 21, 2010
BANNOCKBURN, Ill., USA - Live recordings of selected presentations from IPC's October 2009 Executive Summit are now available as synchronous audio with slides. Delivered by some of the industry's most renowned subject-matter experts, the 30- to 60-minute presentations provide updates on major market opportunities as well as key management issues.
"IPC is trying new ways of making educational benefits available to the industry in more cost-effective and convenient formats," said Sharon Starr, IPC director of market research. "Although the audio-slide presentations don't provide all the benefits of being at the Executive Summit in person, such as executive networking opportunities, they do relay important information that can help executives build and strengthen their businesses."
Offering perhaps the most significant impact on the electronics supply chain, major market opportunities in medical electronics, printed electronics (PE) and solar technology are featured. In "Mobile Health Applications and Medical Electronics," industry leader Bruce Kline from Mayo Clinic discusses healthcare restructuring, tele-medicine, remote monitoring and system requirements and challenges. Printed electronics guru Raghu Das covers PE applications in "Printed Electronics Trends & Opportunities: How Electronic Interconnect Companies Can Benefit," and provides insight on a low-cost means of producing components, their materials and the commercial market for these products. In "Outlook for the Global Solar Market," Paula Mints, head of the solar practice at Navigant Consulting, provides an overview of global solar power generation, thick- and thin-film cell materials and pricing.
On the management side, presentations cover important and timely subjects, including mergers and acquisitions (M&A), EMS contracts and protecting intellectual property. In "Mergers and Acquisitions: Buying and Selling for the Best Value," M&A investment banker Paul Emello, Capitol Technologies, identifies key issues buyers and sellers must consider to maximize the value of mergers and acquisitions and how to avoid costly mistakes in the process. Leading patent attorney Patrick Muir, Muir Patent Consulting, discusses the patent application in "Protecting Your Intellectual Property," as well as the importance of following up on the application, the value of the patent and the potential for litigation. In "Caveat Emptor: Key Contract Do's and Don'ts for EMS Providers on the Purchasing Side," Jeff Roth, a legal expert on EMS contracts with Fees & Burgess, discusses why the terms and conditions of a purchase order should be given wide distribution and clarifies important areas of coverage. He also explains warranty, indemnity and material flow-through as well as international procurement agreements.
For more information on the Executive Summit presentations or to purchase the audio-slides, visit ipc.org/exsum-09. The audio-slide presentations are available to IPC members for $35 per presentation or $75 per three-pack. Nonmembers may purchase the presentations for $50 each or $100 per three-pack.
IPC (www.IPC.org) 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 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 $1.7 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Arlington, Va.; Garden Grove, Calif.; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; and Shanghai and Shenzhen, China.