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Media Alert: State of U.S. Manufacturing Press Conference on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at UI LABS/DMDII in Chicago

September 28, 2015
By Business Wire News


Hannover Fairs USA:


  Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII), a UI LABS collaboration, and HANNOVER MESSE invite you to attend their pre-Manufacturing Day press conference as part of the activities leading up to HANNOVER MESSE 2016. This year the U.S. has been selected as the Partner Country to HANNOVER MESSE, the world’s largest and most influential B2B event for industrial technology. This offers a significant opportunity for U.S. manufacturers to increase their business with export opportunities in foreign markets. HANNOVER MESSE 2016 also provides a venue for media to interact with opinion leaders and high-level political leaders from around the world as they assess the latest innovations in manufacturing technology.
All speakers will discuss the state of U.S. Manufacturing. Two multinational technology corporations, ABB and Siemens, will be there to divulge how they are working with HANNOVER MESSE to propel global manufacturing exports and investments in U.S. operations. DMDII and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) will address how they are meeting President Obama’s goal of making American manufacturing more competitive around the world through engagement with HANNOVER MESSE 2016.


Caralynn Nowinski Collens, M.D., CEO, UI LABS
Antwaun D. Griffin, Deputy Assistant Secretary for U.S. Operations, Global Markets, International Trade Administration U.S. Department of Commerce
Greg Scheu, President of Americas region for ABB
Kevin J. Cosgriff, President and CEO of NEMA
Dr. Helmuth Ludwig, Executive Vice President, Digital Enterprise Realization and Chief Manufacturing Officer, Siemens PLM Software
Marc Siemering, Senior Vice President of HANNOVER MESSE

Larry Turner, President and CEO of Chicago-based Hannover Fairs USA



– Inside look at DMDII’s innovation space
– Video of HANNOVER MESSE trade event


Wednesday, September 30, 2015

2:30-3:15 pm Check-in and Registration

3:15-4:30 pm Remarks from Dignitaries

4:30-6:00 pm Networking and Cocktail Hour








The U.S. has been selected as the partner country for the 2016 HANNOVER MESSE event being held in Hannover, Germany from April 25-29, 2016. This leading global manufacturing trade show and conference annually draws over 220,000 visitors and 6,500 exhibitors from more than 70 countries. Media and major political leaders attend from around the world. Leaders have included the German Chancellor, the Chinese Premier and the Indian Prime Minister. This press conference previews how U.S. manufacturers will benefit most from attending HANNOVER MESSE and how this event fosters interactions between the media, leading political figures and opinion makers in the context of innovation in manufacturing.


Are you interested in covering the press conference? If so, please send an email to to register. We require your full name, media affiliation, email address, and phone number.


More information contact:Kathy Zoeller, Mattson Communications, Inc. (312) 988-9352

Mattson Communications, Inc.
Kathy Zoeller, (312) 988-9352