June 9 - 12, 2014

Big M Manufacturing Convergence Conference

As the U.S. and Canada seek to encourage manufacturers to explore global markets for their goods and services, it is necessary that such companies understand the network of free trade agreements recently entered into by Canada and the United States. On June 12, Dickinson Wright Attorney Dan Ujczo will join U.S. and Canadian government officials, as well as manufacturers from throughout the globe, to discuss such issues at The BIG M Manufacturing Convergence Conference that will be held in Detroit, Michigan on June 9-12, 2014.

Mr. Ujczo will chair a panel discussion on “Key Great Lakes Manufacturing Policy Priorities”. The panel will highlight critical common issues between Canada and the United States and feature Douglas George, the new Consul General of Canada in Detroit; Eric Marquis, Quebec’s Representative to the Midwest; and Elena Stegemann of Ann Arbor-based NuStep, an exemplary medium-sized manufacturer that has expanded through global markets. Participants will explore how Canada and the U.S. can align their emerging international trade relationships with their own trade relationship – the largest in the world – in order to increase exports and job creation. The panel is sponsored by the Great Lakes Manufacturing Council.

Mr. Ujczo will also discuss “Legal Considerations of NAFTA: The Canadian Perspective” and participate in a Speaker Panel Q & A at the seminar.

THE BIG M is designed to highlight the latest ideas, innovations and technologies from across the manufacturing industry and will bring together professionals, manufacturers and policymakers to discuss real-world solutions to accelerate manufacturing in communities nationwide. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will keynote the inaugural event.

To learn more about THE BIG M or to register, please click here: http://bigmevent.com/.
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LOCATION:

Cobo Center
Detroit, Michigan

EVENT SPEAKERS:

Registration Required