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Great Lakes forum to be held in Cleveland

The Great Lakes Manufacturing Council has announced that the third annual Great Lakes Manufacturing Forum 2008 will...


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February 1, 2008 by Canadian Plastics

The Great Lakes Manufacturing Council has announced that the third annual Great Lakes Manufacturing Forum 2008 will be held July 9 to 11 in Cleveland, Ohio.

The forum brings together manufacturing, business, academic and government leaders focused on promoting, enhancing and preserving manufacturing in the region.

Regional leaders from the Great Lakes states and Ontario and Quebec will gather to discuss the image of the region, innovation in manufacturing, the workforce and skills needed for manufacturing today and in the future, and the borders and logistics requirements needed to succeed in the global economy.

“Working collaboratively is the key to ensure we all thrive in the current global economy,” said Great Lakes Manufacturing Council president Ed Wolking. “It is our responsibility as business and governmental leaders to enhance the image of the Great Lakes region and to celebrate and promote our manufacturing strength to guarantee the region’s future prosperity.”

This year’s event will feature notable speakers such as Jayson Myers of Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, John Austin of the Brookings Institution, and William Testa of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.