Friday, April 16, 2004

N.Ky. gets big convention

The Cincinnati Enquirer

Northern Kentucky will host a national manufacturing convention of 1,000 delegates this fall that will tackle topics such as global competition and sending jobs offshore.

Among the participants of the Association for Manufacturing Excellence conference will be CNN talk show host Larry King, who will moderate a panel that will debate the impact of China's manufacturing boom on U.S. competitors.

Executives from companies such as Duracell, Bank of America and TechSolve also will offer case studies of global competition at the conference, Oct. 18 to Oct. 22.

Conference organizers expect attendance could surpass 1,000 delegates, generating an estimated 3,900 hotel room night bookings. That makes it one of the largest conventions recruited by the Northern Kentucky Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Last year's AME conference was held in Toronto and featured former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.

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