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Compete Connect - April 2023 Edition
April was a very active month for the Council. The Council launched its second phase of policy-generating work at the University of California at Davis, hosted by Chancellor Gary May. Additionally, a delegation from the Council on Competitiveness participated in the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement by leading a panel at the Agreement 25 conference focused on reimagining the future of […]
Lessons Learned from Ireland's Road to Peace and Prosperity - 25th Anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement
This month, Northern Ireland – indeed, the world – took time to reflect on and honor the 25th Anniversary of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement … a moment a quarter of a century ago when the people of Northern Ireland and their political leaders changed the course of history by establishing a democratic peaceful process as […]
Council on Competitiveness President & CEO to Lead Panel Discussion on Future of Northern Ireland at Agreement 25
World leaders descend on Belfast to mark the 25th anniversary of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement (B/GFA) April 17, 2022, Washington, DC. From April 17-19, Belfast will host global political and economic leaders to mark the 25th anniversary of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement (B/GFA), which underpins Northern Ireland's peace, its constitutional settlement, and its institutions. Central to marking […]
Compete Connect - March 2023 Edition
In March, the Council co-hosted the National Commission on Innovation and Competitiveness Frontiers Phase 2 Launch Summit. Council President and CEO joined a distinguished panel at the 2023 annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to frame a proactive and positive bilateral engagement model between the United States and Japan […]
Speaker - Bill Bates
Bill Bates is a Senior Advisor to the Council on Competitiveness. He was previously an Executive Vice President with the Council and the founding Executive Director of the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils. He has led multi-year initiatives to explore the economic opportunity for advanced manufacturing in the United States and the development of a […]
Keynote - The Hon. Jed Kolko
Jed Kolko is Under Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs. In this position, Kolko coordinates economic analysis for the Commerce Department and provides direction and oversight for the Census Bureau, the Bureau of Economic Analysis, and the Chief Economist in the Office of the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs. Before joining the Commerce Department, Kolko served as chief economist at Indeed, […]
Co-Host - The Hon. Deborah L. Wince-Smith
The Honorable Deborah L. Wince-Smith is the President & CEO of the Council on Competitiveness, a non-partisan leadership coalition of CEO’s, University Presidents, Labor Union Leaders, and National Laboratory Directors, all committed to developing policy solutions and national initiatives to drive future productivity growth, prosperity for all Americans, and the global success of American business. […]
Council on Competitiveness CEO Deborah Wince-Smith Testifies to Congress on U.S. Science & Technology Strategy
On February 28, Council on Competitiveness CEO Deborah Wince-Smith testified to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, which is led by Chairman Frank Lucas and Ranking Member Zoe Lofgren. The hearing was titled “The United States, China, and the Fight for Global Leadership: Building a U.S. National Science and Technology Strategy." Deborah framed her […]
Compete Connect - February 2023 Edition
The Council on Competitiveness is looking forward to hearing from The Honorable Paul Monks and The Honorable Jed Kolko during the National Commission Phase 2 Launch Summit at U.C. Davis from March 27-28, 2023. This month the Council co-hosted with Brazil’s National Confederation of Industry (CNI) the launch of the 30th U.S.-Brazil “Innovation Immersion.” This event focused […]
Compete Connect - January 2023 Edition
The Council on Competitiveness looks forward to a strong year working with the organization’s membership and developing policy and actions to amplify the power of innovation, sustainability, resiliency, and inclusivity. Two events are already on the horizon: the “National Commission Phase 2 Launch Summit” hosted at UC Davis March 27-28, 2023 and the 2023 National […]
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