December 2012 Issue
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Key Question: What Should U.S. Companies Do to Better Support Innovation in the Manufacturing Sector?

The speakers confirmed for the 2013 NFPA Annual Conference (March 6-8) will help NFPA members focus on a series of questions critical to their success in the years ahead. Founder and President of the Innovation Technology & Innovation Foundation Rob Atkinson will be one of these speakers. During his address, Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage, Atkinson will share his perspective on what U.S. companies can do to better support innovation in the manufacturing sector and help bring change and better support for their product innovation cycles. All conference attendees will receive a copy of Atkinson's book, Innovation Economics-The Race for Global Advantage (Yale University Press 2012.)The conference lineup also includes the following speakers:Guiding Principles of Employee Retention-Simplicity, Speed & Focus, Jeff Musi, Sales Manager-Value Added Group and SBQ Products, Gerdau Special Steel North America and Mark Gilk, Director, Americas Distribution Sales, Eaton Corp...

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