Second MEMA Policy Breakfast to Bring Together Thought-Leaders on NAFTA Renegotiation

Date: August 7, 2017

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association will host a policy panel discussion titled “NAFTA and the Automotive Industry: What Will Keep America Competitive?” on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The event is part of MEMA’s new Policy Breakfast Series, which aims to highlight and explain the complexities of critical issues that affect the motor vehicle supplier industry, such as tax reform, trade, workforce development, and intellectual property.

The August 9 Policy Breakfast will feature a distinguished panel of experts and will be moderated by Bruce Hirsh, of Tailwind Global Strategies, former U.S. Trade Representative for Japan, Korea, and APEC, and former Chief International Trade Counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance.

Panelists include:

  • John Bozzella, President and CEO, Global Automakers

  • Linda Dempsey, Vice President, International and Economic Affairs, National Association of Manufacturers

  • Eric Farnsworth, Vice President, Council of the Americas

  • Charles Uthus, Vice President for International Policy, American Automotive Policy Council

  • Ann Wilson, Senior Vice President Government Affairs, Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association

MEMA, which represents the largest sector of manufacturing jobs in the U.S., has taken a leadership role as legislators and trade experts explore the potential impacts of renegotiating or modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and implementing other critical trade rule changes. This timely and lively discussion will explore the ways that NAFTA has helped the industry grow over recent years and what complexities would be involved in changing the rules. The discussion will also explore how prepared American companies are to reshore jobs to the U.S.

MEMA members who wish to attend may register here

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