Manufacturers Welcome President Obama’s Decision to Attend Hannover Messe 2016

Washington, D.C., December 31, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons issued the following statement after the announcement that President Obama will attend Hannover Messe, the world’s largest industrial trade show, in April 2016:

“Manufacturers applaud President Obama’s decision to attend the largest innovation conference on the globe—to lend his voice and presence to the great story we’re telling of the innovation revolution of manufacturing in the United States. We are excited about showcasing our innovation leadership to the rest of the world and advancing transatlantic trade at Hannover Messe. Understanding the importance of this annual event, the NAM has bolstered our involvement each of the past two years. The NAM is proud to partner with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the many German manufacturers who have made significant investments in American manufacturing, to take U.S. participation at Hannover Messe to the next level and to promote manufacturers’ abilities to transform the world.”

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