Foxconn announces U.S. manufacturing plant in Wisconsin

(Reuters) – Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn on Wednesday announced plans to build a $10 billion LCD display panel screen plant in Wisconsin, a deal President Donald Trump asserted would not have happened without his efforts.

The company said it plans to invest $10 billion over four years to build a 20-million square foot plant that could eventually employ up to 13,000.

Trump praised Foxconn chairman Terry Gou at a White House event, asserting: “If I didn’t get elected, he definitely wouldn’t be spending $10 billion … This is a great day for America.”

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker said at the White House his state will award $3 billion in incentives and sign a memorandum of understanding on the investment on Thursday.
He told reporters at the White House the state legislature will need to approve the $3 billion incentives package. About half is for capital costs and nearly half for workforce development. There are also some sales tax exemption incentives.

Foxconn, formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd (2317.TW), said in a statement that the investment “signifies the start of a series of investments by Foxconn in American manufacturing in the coming years.”

But Foxconn has had a mixed record following up on promises to create new jobs in the United States.

In 2013, Foxconn said it would invest $30 million and hire 500 workers for a new factory in Pennsylvania, but that facility was never completed. Foxconn has another small operation in Pennsylvania.

Foxconn, a major supplier to Apple Inc (AAPL.O) for its iPhones, said last month it plans to invest more than $10 billion in a display-making factory in the United States.
Wisconsin’s tax incentives would be awarded over 20 years if Foxconn meets hiring targets, officials said Wednesday.

Walker said the plant was the largest economic development project in the state’s history.

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus told a Wisconsin TV station that Trump was aboard Marine One over Kenosha, Wisconsin, in April and spotted the site of a former Chrysler plant.

When Foxconn executives met with Trump in the Oval Office, “the president said I know a good spot where you should go — that place in Kenosha,” Priebus recounted.

Walker said Foxconn is considering several sites in southeast Wisconsin and will announce a final site soon.

Trump has called for companies to build more products in the United States and open additional plants. He has made several announcements since his election in November about U.S. investments by both foreign and domestic manufacturers, building on his campaign focus on boosting American jobs. Some of those announcements sought to take credit for previously announced investments.

2017 North America International Auto Show (NAIAS)


JANUARY 8 – 22, 2017
Cobo Center
1 Washington Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48226

Last January, the 2016 NAIAS featured 61 vehicle introductions, a majority of which were worldwide debuts. News coming out of NAIAS is heard across the globe as more than 5,000 journalists from 60 different countries annually attend to cover the latest and greatest happenings our industry has to offer.

With the integration of AutoMobili-D, the 2017 NAIAS will serve as the world’s leading showcase of vehicles and technologies aimed at defining how people across the globe experience mobility.

NAIAS is unmatched in the industry in presenting six unique shows in one, including: The Gallery, an ultra-luxury automotive event, AutoMobili-D, an inside look at future mobility platforms, Press Preview, Industry Preview, Charity Preview and all concluding with a nine-day Public Show.

THE GALLERY – JANUARY 7, 2017

2017 marks the tenth year of the ultra-luxury automotive event, The Gallery. This event has now become the official kick-off to the North American International Auto Show. Once again, the event is hosted at the luxurious MGM Grand Detroit where a strolling dinner will be served by world-renowned chef Wolfgang Puck in the Ignite Lounge. Guests will then have the opportunity to stroll through the MGM Grand Ballroom and experience a nearly $7 million collection of the most amazing automobiles the world has to offer, including brands such as Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche and Rolls Royce. In addition, executives and designers responsible for the creation of these products will be on hand to discuss the brands.

AUTOMOBILI-D – JANUARY 8-12, 2017

Automobili-D is a dedicated exposition focused on the rapidly evolving global automotive and mobility landscape.

Spearheaded by NAIAS, AutoMobili-D will run in conjunction with the 2017 auto show and will feature more than 100 companies, including automakers, tier one suppliers and tech startups. AutoMobili-D will kick-off on Sunday, January 8, 2017, the day prior to the start of NAIAS Press Days (Jan. 9-10), and will run through NAIAS Industry Days (Jan. 11-12). A very prominent industry thought leader will keynote Sunday’s opening ceremony following an open house that will allow guests to network with peers and participating companies as well as interact with the technologies and vehicles on display. NAIAS will dedicate specific press conference slots for participating AutoMobili-D companies on the afternoons of both Press Days.

Planet M Hall will be open:

Sunday, January 8, 2017
2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Monday, January 9, 2017
11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m,
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Dates and Times
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Noon – 9 p.m.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
7 a.m. – 9 p.m.

PUBLIC SHOW – JANUARY 14-22, 2017
Experience an automotive event unlike any other. At NAIAS you have the opportunity to see up-close the vehicles and technologies that will shape the future automotive landscape. From muscle and electric cars, to high-performance supercars and full-size trucks, NAIAS has something for everyone to enjoy.

2017 The International Fluid Power Exposition (IFPE)

Tuesday, March 7 – Friday, March 10
Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibits 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 11
Exhibits 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
* Times are Pacific Standard Time (PST).

The International Fluid Power Exposition (IFPE) returns every three years to showcase the latest innovations and expertise in the fluid power, power transmission and motion control industries.

Attendance by Job Title

Las Vegas welcomes IFPE 2017 to the Las Vegas Convention Center, March 7-11, 2017. No other show brings as many sectors of the fluid power, power transmission and motion control industries together in one place. IFPE is co-located with CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017, the largest international gathering place for the construction industries.

Who Exhibits

You’ll have access to the latest products and innovations from over 450 exhibitors. IFPE 2017 features product concentration areas, making it easy for attendees to locate specific products, services and exhibitors of interest. Exhibitor product categories include:

Attendee Primary Interest

  • Electrical & Mechanical Power Transmission 
  • Industrial Hydraulics
  • Mobile Hydraulics
  • Water Hydraulics
  • Pneumatics

Who Attends

From suppliers to service providers, engineers and manufacturers, IFPE brings fluid power professionals from across all disciplines. No other show’s attendees represent more sectors of the fluid power industry than IFPE.

  • Aerospace/Defense
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Amusement Machinery
  • Automotive Mfg./Supplier
  • Chemical & Petroleum Processing
  • Construction/Mining/Logging
  • Distribution
  • Electrical Machinery
  • Engineering Services
  • Factory Automation
  • Fluid Power Products
  • Industrial Truck Tractor & Stacker
  • Instruments, Controls
  • Machine Tools
  • Material Handling
  • Metal Processing
  • Off-Highway Vehicles
  • On-Highway Vehicles (not autos)
  • Plastics/Rubber Working Machinery
  • Power Transmission

Just In! Global Smart Cities Decision Makers Coming to Chicago!

Hear from top decision makers and learn about India’s
100 Smart Cities Program!
November 1-3 | Chicago, IL

Meet International Market Experts from Brazil to China to Europe!

Meet with key officials from Visakhapatnam (Vizag), one of the leading smart cities in India:
Praveen Kumar, District Collector & Magistrate of Visakhapatnam
Hari Narayanan, Commissioner of the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation

India is set to become the most populous country in the world by 2030, making it the home to the biggest and the most under-penetrated market for global manufacturers and service providers. This growing population is shifting, giving rise to new megacities estimated to generate 80% of economic growth, with potential to apply modern technologies and infrastructure.

More to come on decision makers from Vietnam and Qatar

At Discover Global Markets: Building Smart Cities learn about export opportunities and market trends by meeting with in-country experts on a broad range of industries associated with Infrastructure & Smart Cities, including:
21st Century Infrastructure
Airport & Ground Support Equipment
Building Materials
Cyber Security
Disaster Risk Mitigation
Energy & Smart Grids
Intelligent Traffic Management
Information & Communication Technology
Intelligent Lighting
Smart Building Design
Smart Governance & Citizen Services
Training and certification programs
Water & Wastewater Management
Waste-to-Energy Technologies

Pre-Schedule One-on-One Meetings with U.S. Commercial Diplomats from key markets:

Register today for the best opportunity to pre-schedule your meetings with experts from the markets listed below and obtain market knowledge. Meetings are arranged on a first-come, first-serve basis, so don’t wait.

Brazil Canada Chile China Colombia Hong Kong India
Kenya Korea Mexico Panama The Philippines Qatar
Singapore South Africa Taiwan Vietnam
Europe: Cyber-security
Europe: Energy Efficiency/Design & Construction
Europe: Infrastructure / Transportation / IoT
Europe: E-Mobility

At Discover Global Markets…”You are able to speak with Commercial Diplomats from all over and gather market intelligence for many countries; all at a single event.” said Cameron Javdani, Director of Sales and Marketing for Louroe Electronics.

2016 Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference

July 13 – July 14, 2016
Westin Georgetown Hotel
2350 M St. NW, Washington, DC

Event Summary
2016 Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference
Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council
14th Annual Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference
Thirty Years of Access to Capital
Financing the Platforms of the Future
Celebrating 30th Anniversary

Please join the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) at 14th Annual Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference, “Thirty Years of Access to Capital: Financing the Platforms of the Future.” MMTC is celebrating our 30th Anniversary as the leading national nonprofit organization advocating for diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity in media and telecom.

This year’s conference also marks the launch of first-ever MMTC Capital Pitch Competition, focused on women-owned and multicultural startups.

During this conference, current and former FCC commissioners, members of Congress, industry leaders, investors, entrepreneurs, and civil rights and social justice leaders will share their expertise on the latest media, telecom, access to capital and diversity issues impacting multicultural communities.

We invite you to network and join the conversation surrounding diversity and opportunities for women and communities of color in the media, telecom, and high tech industries. We also invite you to celebrate with us as we commemorate thirty years of extraordinary leadership advocating for diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity in media and telecom.

Confirmed Speakers to Date

Brandon Andrews, Senior Consultant, Values Partnerships
Sherry F. Bellamy, Former Partner, Leftwich LLC
Ron Busby, President and CEO, U.S. Black Chambers, Inc.
Hon. George “G.K.” Butterfield, Member, U.S. House of Representatives
Victor X. Cerda, Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy, V-me TV
Keith Clinkscales, President and CEO, REVOLT Media TV
Ari Q. Fitzgerald, Partner, Hogan Lovells LLP; Secretary, MMTC Board of Directors
Maurita Coley Flippin, Esq., Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC)
Rob Folliard, Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Gray Television Group, Inc.
Anita P. Stephens Graham, Partner, Opportunity Capital Partners
David Honig, President Emeritus and Senior Advisor, Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC)
Hon. Reed E. Hundt, Former Chairman, Federal Communications Commission
Christal M. Jackson, Founder, Head and Heart Philanthropy
Hon. Marie C. Johns, Managing Partner, Leftwich, LLC
Hon. Julia L. Johnson, Founder and President, NetCommunications
Ronald Johnson, Founder and CEO, Ronson Network Services
Ravi Kapur, Founder and CEO, Diya TV, Inc.
Kim Kastorff, Chief Executive Officer, Kimpacto, Inc.
Kim Keenan, President and CEO, Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC)
Anne Marie Paterno Kilgallon, Vice President General Manager Enterprise Strategy Innovation, AARP
Erwin Krasnow, Partner, Garvey Schubert Barer; Vice Chair, MMTC Board of Directors
Deborah Lathen, President, Lathen Consulting, LLC
Nicolaine M. Lazarre, Esq., Senior Vice President and General Counsel, National Urban League
Alfred C. Liggins III, President and CEO, Radio One, Inc.
Kevin McFall, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Johnson Publishing Company
Francisco Montero, Partner, Fletcher, Heald Hildreth, P.L.C.
Sherry C. Nelson, Managing Member and President, Legacy Broadcasting, LLC
Hon. Michael O’Rielly, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
Hon. Ajit Pai, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
Steven C. Roberts, President and Founder, Roberts Broadcasting Company
Aaron Saunders, Founder and CEO, Clearly Innovative Inc.
Hon. Cliff Stearns, Executive Director, APCO International
Hon. Deborah Taylor Tate, Executive Director, Tennessee Supreme Court Office of the Courts; Former Commissioner, FCC; Vice Chair, MMTC Board of Directors
Hon. Edolphus “Ed” Towns, Co-Chair, New Telecom and Internet Policy Task Force, MMTC
Jason Towns, Managing Partner and Founder, The Towns Group LLC
Nicol Turner-Lee, Ph.D., Vice President and Chief Research and Policy Officer, Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC)
Justin Vélez-Hagan, Ph.D., MBA, National Executive Director, National Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce
Benjamin F. Wilson, Managing Principal, Beveridge Diamond, P.C.
Lyle “Butch” Wing, Executive Director, Silicon Valley Project, Rainbow Push Coalition
James L. Winston, President, National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters

Registration
General Conference Registration $500
Online registration closes Monday, July 11th at 11:59pm.

Automotive Manufacturing Meetings Detroit 2016

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Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Time: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Eastern time
Fee: No charge, but registration required

Maximize Your Participation in the “Automotive Manufacturing Meetings Detroit 2016”

Join a U.S. Commercial Service’s complimentary webinar on June 14 for tips on how to get the most out of Automotive Manufacturing Meetings (AMM) Detroit, which will take place on November 15-17, 2016. The event offers a unique B2B platform based on pre-arranged meetings between buyers and sellers.

The webinar will answer the following questions:

What is Ford’s role in AMM Detroit?
Is it possible to connect with supply chain teams from companies such as Ford, FCA, Faurecia, Dakkota Integrated Systems, Johnson Controls, Delphi, Piston Group, Valeo, Denso, Eaton, UTC and more?
Is it possible to develop business relations with companies from China, Malaysia, France, Italy, Germany, Turkey, Mexico and Canada?
What are AMM Detroit technical spectrum and capabilities requirements?

To learn more about Automotive Manufacturing Meetings Detroit, visit their website at: export.gov

Questions? Contact Eve.Lerman@trade.gov, 248-975-9605.

InfoComm International 2016

InfoComm International 2016
– Audio/Visual Eq., Computers/Peripherals, Computer Software, Computer Services, Electronics Industry Prod/Test Eq., Electronic Components, Security/Safety Eq., Telecommunications Eq., Telecommunications Services

Location/Date:
Las Vegas, NV, United States
Jun, 08 – 10, 2016

Event Summary:
InfoComm is the world’s premier annual exposition and conference for the professional audio-visual and information communications industry. The entire world of audiovisual communications comes together at InfoComm. InfoComm has the technology, solutions, education, and connections for success in any business. InfoComm hosts exhibitors who are direct manufacturers and distributors of professional audio, video, display, multimedia, presentation, conferencing, digital signage, streaming media, security, residential systems and other high technology products and services for non-broadcast applications in the corporate, government, military, education, healthcare and numerous other vertical markets. Additionally, network opportunities include over 25,000 professionals and 900 exhibitors, and over 300 seminars taught by experienced professionals in the field.

No other industry event in the U.S. showcases the breadth and depth of products and technologies in the professional audiovisual information communications industry that are on display every year at InfoComm. InfoComm hosts the annual conference of InfoComm International (formerly known as the International Communications Industries Association), which has a 73 year history as the premier not-for-profit professional audio visual trade association. InfoComm International has more than 5,000 member firms representing tens of thousands of professionals from all 50 U.S. states and more than 90 countries.

The International Buyer Program will support a full service International Business Center offering export counseling, a Showtime program, and access to industry and country specific market analysis. In addition, U.S. Commercial Service staff will provide matchmaking and export counseling.