Foxconn to appear at New North Summit

Electronics manufacturer will discuss business approach, supply chain opportunities

Sean P. Johnson
Posted by of Insight Publications

Manufacturers in Northeast Wisconsin can hear firsthand about Foxconn Technology Group’s business approach and supply chain partnership opportunities when a representative from the company speaks Thursday at the New North Summit.

Foxconn is the world’s largest electronics manufacturing service provider and is in the early stages of constructing a manufacturing campus in Mount Pleasant. Alan Yeung, director of U.S. strategic initiatives for Foxconn, will introduce his company to the New North region and present on its approach to Wisconsin. An overview of “Foxconn Day,” an event for potential supply chain partners that would take place in the Green Bay area early in 2018, also will be provided.

“We are excited to offer those attending the Summit the opportunity to hear firsthand from Foxconn on how New North companies can get involved with this historic project in Wisconsin,” Jerry Murphy, executive director of New North Inc., said in a statement. “We believe the information shared will be invaluable to those interested in working with Foxconn.”

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. estimates Foxconn will spend $1.4 billion in supplier purchases from Wisconsin companies. Potential Foxconn suppliers can use the New North-created Supply Chain Marketplace tool to create a free company profile at www.wisupplychainmarketplace.com.

Online registration for the New North Summit continues at newnorthsummit.com. Advance registration is $90, increasing to $100 at the door on the day of the event. Student tickets are available for $15. Networking and registration begins at 7 a.m., followed by the start of the 2017 Summit program at 8 a.m.