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MADE IN AMERICA SUMMIT

JUNE 27, 2023 | WASHINGTON D.C.

It’s the most dramatic effort to restructure the American industrial base in decades, if not generations. The combination of the green energy provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act (August 2022), semiconductor promotion in the CHIPS and Science Act (July 2022), and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (November 2021), will together invest more than $2 trillion of federal funds into American manufacturing, infrastructure (including broadband) and advanced energy.

Call it the Biden Administration’s Made in America initiative. The idea behind it, in the words of the Economist, ”is that with government action, America can reindustrialize itself, bolster national security, revive left-behind places, cheer up blue-collar workers and dramatically reduce its carbon emissions all at the same time.”

On Tuesday, June 27, 2023, Broadband Breakfast is pleased to present the Made in America Summit in Washington. The summit’s four sessions will explore the intersection of these vital big-picture topics:

●  (R)e-building Energy and Internet Infrastructure

●  Semiconductor Manufacturing and U.S.-Chinese Tech Race

●  Challenges to Reorienting America’s Supply Chain

●  Making Cleaner Energy and Enhancing Green Industry


The Made in America Summit will be held at the Samsung Executive Briefing Center (700 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Suite 600). Breakfast and lunch are included with event registration.

MADE IN AMERICA SUMMIT PROGRAM

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PANEL 1

SCALING UP THE SMART GRID

The Inflation Reduction Act invests billions of dollars in clean energy projects that work to limit carbon emissions and other pollutants, including solar, wind, nuclear, clean hydrogen and more. But will its investments in clean energy founder on the lack of infrastructure deployment, or by delays in federal, state and local permitting? This session will also consider the intersection of “smart grid” infrastructure, long-haul and local, and the synchronicities between the broadband and energy economies.

PANEL 2

DOMESTIC MANUFACTURING AND THE CHIPS RACE

The CHIPS and Science Act provides $280 billion in funding to spur semiconductor research and manufacturing in the United States. Semiconductors are key components of consumer electronics, military systems and countless other applications, making a domestic supply chain critically important — particularly amid an increasingly hostile technological race with China. How successful will efforts be to bring semiconductor manufacturing to America?

PANEL 3

THE FUTURE OF BUY AMERICA REQUIREMENTS

The Build America Buy America Act, part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, established a domestic content procurement preference for all federally subsidized infrastructure projects. Although waivers of Buy America requirements have been proposed for certain projects — such as Middle Mile Grant Program recipients — it appears unlikely that these will be extended to initiatives such as the Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment program, despite requests and warnings from industry leaders. Although fiber-optic cable production is on the rise, significant issues remain in America’s semiconductor and electronic equipment supply. How will these issues be addressed in broadband and other infrastructure projects?

PANEL 4

CREATING AN AMERICAN GREEN ENERGY INDUSTRY

The Inflation Reduction Act establishes requirements for the use of American-made equipment in clean energy production. How will those requirements impact green energy development? How will the resulting projects interact with other ongoing infrastructure initiatives? What will it take for America to establish itself as a clean energy superpower?

GOLD LEVEL

Samsung Electronics constantly reinvents the future, expanding its highly differentiated mobile devices as well as working hard to develop next-generation innovation. Samsung follows a simple business philosophy: to devote its talent and technology to creating superior products and services that contribute to a better global society. In 2021, Samsung announced a $17 billion investment in a new semiconductor manufacturing facility, helping to improve supply chain resilience and boost production of crucial logic chips.

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