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American Competitiveness: What Works



Trevor Houser participates in a panel on “Asia Power: Forging a Market for Clean Energy Products” as part of a GE conference on American competitiveness. The panel was introduced by Mark Norborn, President & CEO of GE Japan, and moderated by Fred Bergsten, Director of PIIE. Fellow panelists were Takashi Imamura, General Manager of Marubeni America Corporation, and Kim Beazley, Australian Ambassador to the United States.

From GE:

American Competitiveness: What Works is a four-day conference that will feature in-depth conversations with business, political and thought leaders, including GE Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt, on what’s working right now, and what must be done to grow manufacturing, foster innovation, compete globally, and create jobs.

Panels will be hosted and moderated by a variety of partner organizations including Washington Post Live, the Center for American Progress, National Association of Manufacturers, Bipartisan Policy Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Center for Strategic and International Studies, American Action Network, McLarty Associates, and The Peterson Institute.

Each day will be organized around a theme:

Monday: American Manufacturing Sessions will focus on strengthening American competitiveness, creating an environment that fosters manufacturing growth and growing middle market investment.

Tuesday: Innovation Topics will include leading edge innovation in medical research, transportation infrastructure, energy and the role of innovation in successful businesses and countries.

Wednesday: Global Competitiveness Speakers will focus on the opportunities and challenges in emerging markets and will analyze the policy conditions needed to support a robust global economy. Panelists also will discuss the international trade and export agenda and the global supply chain, and how they can support the domestic economy.

Thursday: Workforce, Veterans and Reservists The final day of the summit will focus on job creation in America and how to best create opportunities for veterans rejoining the civilian workforce.