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February 28, 2011

03/01/11 Monday, Congressman Joe Donnelly announced that he will host Playing to Win: Indiana’s Future as America’s Manufacturing Leader, a summit discussing the Hoosier manufacturing tradition and how we can continue to lead in this field.  Donnelly will host experts in the manufacturing sector from across the state of Indiana, including leaders from the automotive industry, trade representatives, business professors, and other manufacturing professionals who will gather to share ideas and best practices for out-working and out-innovating the competition. 

The first panel, Racing toward Tomorrow: A Sector-Specific Profile of the Automotive Industry, will address the current status of the automotive industry in Indiana and what the future holds for this field.  Confirmed panelists include representatives from the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association, Chrysler, United Auto Workers, EnerDel, and Cummins.

The second panel, Developing a Winning Game Plan: Policy Prescriptions for Continued Growth, will cover the future of the manufacturing sector more broadly and panelists will cover topics such as trade imbalances, workforce training, and overall market trends.  Confirmed panelists include representatives from the Alliance for American Manufacturing, Indiana University’s Indiana Business Research Center, Ivy Tech Community College, Brevini Wind USA, and OrthoWorx Indiana.

All panelists will focus on Indiana’s role as a current and future leader in this sector and there will be time for a question and answer session with the audience for each panel.  This event is free and open to the public.

The event will be held in the Ivy Tech Community College’s North Meridian Campus in the 4th floor Auditorium in Indianapolis.  Check-in begins at 8:15 a.m. EST with the first panel discussion beginning at 8:45.  The summit will end no later than 12 p.m. EST.  RSVP by email to: with your name and organization.