February 5, 2013, Colton, CA— E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company’s Senior Economist, Robert C. Fry, Ph.D., will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming Inland Empire Manufacturers’ Summit, to be held on February 8 in Ontario, CA at the Doubletree Hotel.
Fry has been named among the top forecasters in the U.S. by The WallStreet Journal, USA Today, and Bloomberg. He is an articulate and informed speaker in the field of macroeconomic trends, and is globally recognized for his expertise in the field. Fry received his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University; he is also the author of Current Business Developments, a monthly newsletter discussing current trends and providing relevant analyses.
“We are delighted to be able to bring Dr. Fry to the Inland Empire Manufacturing Summit,” stated MCIE Event Chair, Wallace Brithinee of Brithinee Electric. “DuPont has been a major supplier to Brithinee Electric for many years, and we carefully watch their economic forecasting as part of our planning.”
In November 2005, DuPont won the prestigious Lawrence R. Klein Award for Blue Chip Forecast Accuracy, making E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company the only three-time winner of this award.
The Manufacturers’ Summit is sponsored by the Manufacturers’ Council of the Inland Empire (MCIE). The Inland Empire Manufacturing Resource Portal theme of the conference will highlight the various resources currently available for manufacturers in Southern California.
According to MCIE spokesman, Chuck Thurman, “This year’s Summit will focus on emphasizing the assets of the region that are Made in the Inland Empire.” Dr. Fry will provide a full forecast for 2013 at the Manufacturers’ Summit, providing both a national and international perspective.
Categories that will be addressed during the conference will include: business planning and formation assistance; financing assistance; government incentives and taxation assistance; operations assistance and networking/supplier and vendor search; regulatory agencies and regulatory compliance assistance; workforce assistance and business-related software.
Vendor applications are currently being accepted. To register for the Summit visit www.MFGSummit.com, or contact Chuck Thurman directly for more information at