Nov 19

Past Event

Global Manufacturing: Entering a New Era

Event Materials




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A decade into the 21st century, the role of manufacturing in global and metropolitan economies continues to evolve. After 20 years of rapid globalization in which manufacturing production shifted to emerging markets, demand for consumption is growing there, too. Emerging market demand, in fact, has unprecedented momentum as 1.8 billion people enter the global consuming class. At the same time, a robust pipeline of product innovation and manufacturing processes has opened new ways for U.S. manufacturing companies to compete.

On November 19, the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings hosted a forum to release a report from the McKinsey Global Institute that examines the role of manufacturing in advanced and developing economies and the choices that manufacturers grapple with in this new era of global competition. Following presentations by the authors, an expert panel discussed the key trends shaping manufacturing competitiveness, global strategies, the next era of manufacturing innovation, and what these changes imply for growth and employment in manufacturing across the globe.

Event Agenda

  • Welcome

  • Presentations

    • Katy George

      Director, Operations Practice

      McKinsey & Company

    • James Manyika

      Director, McKinsey Global Institute

      Nonresident Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution

  • Panel Discussion

    • Moderator

      Greg Ip

      U.S. Economics Editor

      The Economist

    • Gardner Carrick

      Vice President of Strategic Initiatives

      The Manufacturing Institute

    • Portrait: Martin Baily

      Martin Neil Baily

      Senior Fellow, Economic Studies

      Bernard L. Schwartz Chair in Economic Policy Development

    • Bruce Katz

      Bruce Katz

      Centennial Scholar

  • Closing Remarks

    • James W. Griffith

      President and CEO

      The Timken Company


November 19, 2012

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM EST

Brookings Institution

Saul/Zilkha Rooms

1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW


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