IN/SOHIO Chapter - Political Update and Industry Outlook for 2013

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Gardner Business Media, Inc.
6915 Valley Avenue [map]
Cincinnati, OH 45244

My Meetings

3:30 - 4:00 p.m. - Registration and Networking
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Steven Kline, Jr. - Gardner Business Media
5:00 - 5:15 p.m. - Break
5:15 - 6:15 p.m. - Omar Nashashibi, The Franklin Partnership LLP
6:15 - 7:00 p.m. - Reception

COST: No Charge (however, you must register to attend!)

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: January 31, 2013

Steven Kline,Jr. - Gardner Business Media, Inc.
Omar Nashashibi - The Franklin Partnership LLP

Capital Spending Forecast and Industry Outlook
Steven Kline, Jr., Director of Market Intelligence - Gardner Business Media, Cincinnati, OH

What will the economic climate be for manufacturers in 2013? What is the data telling us in terms of the overall outlook for domestic manufacturing in the new year?

Steve Kline of Gardner Business Media, PMPA’s media partner, will share the results of Gardner’s in-depth research as it relates to the overall manufacturing sector of the economy. You will find Steve’s presentation to be a useful tool in your business planning for the coming year.

SPEAKER PROFILE: Steve Kline, Jr. is the Director of Market Intelligence at Gardner Business Media, a family-owned business that publishes media for the durable goods manufacturing industries, including Modern Machine Shop and Production Machining magazines. Mr. Kline has been working on Gardner's Capital Spending Survey for several years and has prepared forecasts for his family's business, as well as the metalworking industry. He graduated from Vanderbilt University with a bachelor of science and engineering and has an MBA with an emphasis in finance from the University of Cincinnati.

Political Update: The 113th Congress – Common Ground or More of the Same?
Omar Nashashibi, Partner - The Franklin Partnership LLP, Washington, D.C.

With the Republicans controlling the House and a Democratic stronghold on the Senate will our elected officials find common ground to move the country forward or can we expect more partisan gridlock in 2013?

Omar Nashashibi of The Franklin Partnership, PMPA’s retained lobbyist, will examine how the decisions made on Capitol Hill in the next few months will impact both your business and you personally. As a Washington insider who interacts daily with legislators and senior-level staffers who guide policy decisions, Omar will share with us his perspective on the critical issues before Congress, including the PMPA legislative agenda.

SPEAKER PROFILE: Omar Nashashibi is a founding partner of the D.C. based government relations firm, The Franklin Partnership. Omar serves as PMPA's "boots on the ground" on Capitol Hill where he represents the PMPA on a daily basis in his firm's on-going communications with legislators and regulators. He has a thorough understanding of the issues facing domestic manufacturing because of this extensive work with not only the PMPA, but also the Precision Metalforming Association and the National Tooling and Machining Association, whom The Franklin Partnership also represents in Washington, DC.

Don’t miss this bonus program featuring two respected industry speakers who will provide quality content with plenty of take-home value for you and your management team. Be sure to register early and reserve your spot at this important chapter program.

Who Should Attend:
This will be a very information-packed afternoon! The meeting will be of particular interest to your upper management team, HR and personnel departments. Plan on attending to get the most up-to-date info on both the industry and the political scene.

For more information please contact:
Ms. Renee A Merker
Communications and Event Planner
Precision Machined Products Association
Phone: (440) 262-5330
Fax: (440) 526-5803