The National Summit on American Competitiveness sponsored by the U.S Department of Commerce gets under way within the hour in Chicago. The blurb:
The 2008 National Summit on American Competitiveness will convene the nation’s premier leaders of business, government and academia on what steps the public and private sectors can take to secure America’s position as the most competitive economy in the 21st century and beyond.
National Association of Manufacturers President John Engler is moderating a panel discussion entitled, “Utilizing Free Trade Agreements.” An impressive group of panelists: Rick Goings, Chairman and CEO, Tupperware Brands Corporation; Robert Lane, Chairman and CEO, Deere & Company; Jim Owens, Chairman and CEO, Caterpillar; and Matthew Slaughter, Professor of International Economics, Tuck School, Dartmouth. That’s 1:30 p.m. Chicago time.
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