Walmart To Host U.S. Manufacturing Summit On Aug. 22

Convene approximately 1,500 government officials, suppliers and retailers to discuss economic growth in the U.S.

What: Walmart will convene approximately 1,500 people – including representatives from more than 500 supplier companies, 32 states, major retail industry leaders and other retailers at its U.S. Manufacturing Summit. The summit will build on Walmart’s commitment to drive more American manufacturing as an industry.

Walmart and the National Retail Federation (NRF) are partnering to bring all sides together. Governors and state officials will have the opportunity to connect directly with hundreds of manufacturers who are ready to create jobs in their areas. Likewise, for supplier companies, it is an opportunity to present potential projects and learn about the resources available in different states. 



Mike Duke, President & CEO, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Bill Simon, President & CEO, Walmart U.S.

Rosalind Brewer, President & CEO, Sam’s Club

Duncan Mac Naughton, EVP, Chief Merchandising & Marketing Officer, Walmart U.S.

Business Leaders:

Jeff Immelt, Chairman & CEO, GE

Vlad Kazhdan, Vice President - Product Merchandising, Element Electronics Corp.

Hamdi Ulukaya, Founder & CEO, Chobani

H. Kim Kelley, Chairman & CEO, Hampton Products International

Bud Kilby, President & CEO, Renfro

Kevin Toomey, President & CEO, Kayser-Roth Corporation

Matthew Shay, President & CEO, National Retail Federation

Hal Sirkin, Senior Partner & Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group


Penny Pritzker, U.S. Secretary of Commerce

Richard Fisher, President & CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Gov. Mike Beebe (Ark.)

Gov. Phil Bryant (Miss.)

Gov. Nikki Haley (S.C.)

Gov. Paul LePage (Maine)

Gov. Susana Martinez (N.M.)

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter (Idaho)

Gov. Rick Scott (Fla.)

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (W.V.)


Thursday, August 22, 2013, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. EDT


The Orange County Convention Center

9800 International Drive

Orlando, FL 32819

The summit will be webcast live and can be followed on Twitter @Walmartnewsroom #MadeinUSA.

A replay of the webcast will be available shortly after the summit concludes.

For additional information about Walmart’s commitment to buy $50 billion more in products made, sourced or grown in the U.S. over the next 10 years visit their website.


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