Organized by the Association Connecting Electronic Industries, or IPC, this military-application-focused conference is designed for decision makers in the EMS industry as well as representatives from OEMs, PCB fabricators and suppliers. According to IPC, the conference will offer essential, up-to-date information from noted experts to help EMS companies understand what the military needs from them, the important steps they need to take to comply with government restrictions, and how to obtain proper certifications to become an in-demand supplier.

Presentations will include: insights from a military OEM; strategies for controlling counterfeit parts; ways to best navigate the complexities of International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR) compliance; an overview of a military roadmap for the electronics assembly industry; and discussion about the IPC Intellectual Property Standard.

Among the guest speakers: Robert Davis, vice president of Excelerate; Penumbra Strategies president Steve DeWaters; Bruce Mahone, director of Washington operations in the aerospace division at SAE International; Fern Abrams, IPC director of government relations and environmental policy; and Lockheed Martin’s Steven Betza,.

Online registration is available now. You may also contact Susan Filz at or (847) 597-2884 for more information.