Energy Efficiency and the Future of Manufacturing in the U.S. and Canada

Energy Efficiency and the Future of Manufacturing in the U.S. and Canada

UC Washington Center
Washington, DC
July 21, 2010

The industrial sectors in Canada and the United States are poised to enter a period of major, new capacity investment if they are to remain globally competitive. This potential period of reinvestment represents an opportunity to create a more efficient and sustainable manufacturing sector.

The focus of the symposium will be on envisioning how the manufacturing sector will evolve beyond equipment and process efficiency to integration of both (optimization throughout the value chain). Canada and the U.S. are included together because their manufacturing sectors in reality are fully integrated. The symposium will consider a range of topics that will explore the transformation of the manufacturing sector for the 21st Century.

July 21, 2010
 

Participants

Symposium Reflections

8:00 to 9:00 am

Breakfast

Mulitpurpose Rooom C

9:00 to 9:30 am

Introduction & Welcome

Mulitpurpose Rooom A&B

Welcome:

Speakers:

Neal Elliott, Associate Director of Research, ACEEE

Maxine Savitz, ACEEE Board; Vice President, National Academy of Engineering
Raymond Monroe, Executive Vice President, Steel Founders Society of America
Larry Kavanagh, President, Steel Market Development Institute, American Iron and Steel Institute

9:30 to 10:30 am

Opening Plenary: Policy Perspectives

Mulitpurpose Rooom A&B

Presenters:

Kate Gordon, Vice President, Center for American Progress
Paul Cicio, President, Industrial Energy Consumers of America

Moderator:

Maxine Savitz, ACEEE Board; Vice President, National Academy of Engineering

10:30 to 10:45 am

Break

Mulitpurpose Rooom C


10:45 to 11:45 am

Session: Energy Management and Supply Chain

Mulitpurpose Rooom A&B

Presenters:

Judi Greenwald, Vice President of Innovative Solutions, Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Neal Elliott, Associate Director for Research, ACEEE

Moderator:

Raymond Monroe, Executive Vice President, Steel Founders Society of America


12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Lunch Session: U.S. and Canadian Perspectives

Mulitpurpose Rooom A&B

Presenters:

Jayson Myers, President, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters
Alicia Oman, Director of Energy and Resources, National Association of Manufacturers

Moderator:

Suzanne Watson, Director of Policy, ACEEE


1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Session: Smart Manufacturing

Mulitpurpose Rooom A&B

Presenters:

Philip Kaufman, Business Director, Industrial Energy Management, Rockwell Automation
Jim Davis, Principle Investigator, Smart Process Manufacturing Workshop Report, UCLA

Moderator:

Larry Kavanagh, President, Steel Market Development Institute, American Iron and Steel Institute


2:30 to 2:45 pm

Break

Mulitpurpose Rooom C



2:45 to 4:00 pm

Closing Plenary: R&D and the Future of Industry

Mulitpurpose Rooom A&B

Presenters:

Raymond Monroe, Executive Vice President, Steel Founders Society of America
Larry Kavanagh, President, Steel Market Development Institute, American Iron and Steel Institute

Moderator:

Neal Elliott, Associate Director for Research, ACEEE


4:30 to 6:00 pm

Informal Reception: Beacon Hotel

1615 Rhode Island Ave