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Jack Welch to speak at manufacturing conference at Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center

This event will also be carried live in the Main Auditorium on campus, from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Students and faculty are welcome to attend the broadcast.

WHAT: Jack Welch, the legendary former CEO of General Electric, will speak at the Manufacturing Competitiveness Conference (MCC) hosted by the UMass Dartmouth Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center (ATMC) in Fall River on November 16.

The Manufacturing Competitiveness Conference is designed to identify ways to strengthen the competitiveness of manufacturers in the region, to improve the marketing of available resources to companies moving into the region, and make the southeast region of Massachusetts the preferred location for manufacturing in New England.

The conference will be opened by Lt. Governor Kerry Healey, who will introduce Mr. Welch. Each attendee will receive a copy of Mr. Welch’s book Winning and Welch will be signing his book after his remarks. Mr. Welch will engage the audience in a discussion about manufacturing competitiveness. The Jack Welch portion of the conference has been designated as the first in a series of Chancellor Leadership Forums intended to draw leaders of national and international stature to UMass Dartmouth and the region.

During the conference there will be a variety of breakout sessions led by manufacturing support agencies and industry leaders. The conference will be concluded with a working-lunch panel discussion, moderated by Ranch C. Kimball, the Commonwealth's Executive Secretary for Economic Development.

MCC sponsors include the Executive Office for Economic Development, the Department of Business and Technology, the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, and the Governor’s Regional Competitiveness Council.

WHEN: November 16, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

WHERE: 151 Martine Street Fall River, MA 02723

ABOUT MR. WELCH AND THE ATMC: Jack Welch is a widely recognized business leader. He began his career with the General Electric Company in 1960, and in 1981 became the company's eighth chairman and CEO. During his tenure, GE's market capitalization increased by $400 billion, making it the world's most valuable corporation. Mr. Welch is currently the head of Jack Welch, LLC, where he serves as an advisor to a small group of Fortune 500 CEOs and speaks to businesspeople and students around the world. He is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Jack: Straight from the Gut and now his latest book called Winning.

UMass Dartmouth's Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center (ATMC) is located at the SouthCoast Research and Technology Park in Fall River, MA. The ATMC leverages University resources for economic development by focusing in three strategic areas: research & partnering with industry; enabling and accelerating new technology ventures; and hosting technical, business and educational conferences and workshops. More information can be obtained by emailing or by calling (508) 910-9866.

Contact: John Miller
ATMC, 151 Martine Street
Fall River, MA 02723
Phone: (508) 910-9830
Fax: (508) 999-9120

Author: "John Miller"
Date: 27-10-2005

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