IHS to Hold Live Discussion on Counterfeiting Within Globally Integrated Supply Chains as U.S. Finalizes 2012 Defense Bill

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IHS Inc. (NYSE:IHS), the leading global source of information and analysis, today announced it will host a panel on Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. EST titled “Counterfeit Electronics and the Defense Authorization Bill” in order to address breaking news, critical issues and global implications from current congressional dialog on U.S. defense legislation. Delivered via live webcast, the 90-minute panel will feature nine experts who will provide insight into key global supply chain, international trade and electronics industry challenges brought forth during U.S. government policy discussions aimed at mitigating counterfeit electronics, obsolescence and supply chain risk.

“Congress has clearly articulated the growing threat that counterfeit electronic parts pose to the safety of armed services personnel, national security, and the economy, in addition to how they increase the short- and long-term costs of defense systems,” said IHS Vice President-Supply Chain Glenn Bassett. “We're pleased to offer a forum where business leaders can share comprehensive insight and valuable practices around many of the complex issues associated with counterfeiting and intellectual property rights within globally integrated supply chains.”

The event brings together a cross section of defense, technology, and country intelligence experts from IHS and industry, offering a breadth of experience from defense contractors, original equipment manufacturers, distribution (franchised and independent), contract manufacturers, original component manufacturers, government agencies and associations. The panel will share potential issues and implications of U.S. government policy considerations within the Defense Authorization Bill for 2012, the White House bill and the Levin / McCain amendment. They will address some of the critical questions around the role of the People’s Republic of China and other Asia-Pacific countries within globally integrated supply chains, as well as specific issues surrounding counterfeit electronics, sustainment of products and defense logistics discussed during the Senate Armed Services Committee hearings on counterfeit electronics in the defense supply chain.

Panelists will include:
• Dan Ellsworth – president and chief executive officer, World Micro Inc.
• Glenn Bassett – vice president-Supply Chain, IHS
• Kristal Snider – vice president, ERAI Inc.
• Marina Malenic - aviation reporter, Jane's Defence Weekly
• Mark Snider - president and founder, ERAI Inc.
• Mark Northrup - vice president, Advanced Technical Operations and Strategy, IEC Electronics
• Paul E. Hagen - principal, Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.
• Sarah McDowall - senior analyst, Asia Pacific country intelligence, IHS
• Thomas Dinges - analyst, EMS & ODM Research, IHS

Panel topics to include:
• U.S. Defense Authorization Act of 2012
• The White House bill and the Levin / McCain Amendment
• Potential implications of counterfeit legislation
• OEM/EMS/ODM and the globally integrated supply chain
• International counterfeiting and intellectual property rights
• China’s role in the electronics supply chain
• Asia-Pacific commodity and sourcing concentrations
• Counterfeit electronics and component obsolescence
• The role of exports of used and end-of-life products
• China’s import controls on used equipment and e-waste
• Take-back and international waste shipment regimes
• Electronic recycling, waste and counterfeits
• Franchised, authorized and independent distribution
• Supply chain, obsolescence and counterfeit risk mitigation

Over the course of an hour, each speaker will provide a concise, yet insightful look at these issues. At the conclusion of the prepared statements, panelists will address audience questions.

To hear the live event, visit the conference site at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the webcast. A replay will be available for a limited time approximately 24 hours after the conclusion of the live event on December 8th.


About IHS (www.ihs.com)
IHS (NYSE: IHS) is the leading source of information and insight in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape, including energy and power; design and supply chain; defense, risk and security; environmental, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability; country and industry forecasting; and commodities, pricing and cost. Businesses and governments in more than 165 countries around the globe rely on the comprehensive content, expert independent analysis and flexible delivery methods of IHS to make high-impact decisions and develop strategies with speed and confidence. IHS has been in business since 1959 and became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, USA, IHS employs more than 5,500 people in more than 30 countries around the world.

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