Following last year’s exciting multi-city tour, the 2024 leg of the NAM’s Competing to Win Tour is gearing up for its official kickoff. The tour will continue to spotlight the industry’s advances, while also focusing on manufacturing’s well-paying careers, diverse career paths and real-world solutions for the industry’s growth and competitiveness.

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European Stops


In March of 2023, the Competing to Win tour traveled across the Atlantic, stopping in 12 European cities with 36 events and meetings over 11 days, shoring up strategic alliances critical for manufacturers in the U.S., solidifying support for Ukraine and working to bolster the power of commerce—on both sides of the Atlantic—to preserve, protect and expand democracy.

Why does this matter? It’s important for business and democracy. A strong E.U. and U.K.-U.S. relationship bolsters our economies, supports and creates jobs and makes supply chains more resilient. The preservation and expansion of democracy allows more people to contribute all their talents and aspirations to creating a better future for all. And stronger, free market democracies provide critical stability and risk-mitigation or -deterrence in the face of authoritarian regimes that are upending and can upend global order.

Lesson from the present: Russia’s escalated invasion of Ukraine changed an already fractured world. It reminded us that economic entanglements alone are not enough to prevent the worst impulses of authoritarian regimes. In an instant, they can wreak havoc on livelihoods and lives. Our only recourse is to prepare for, and guard against, it.

Geneva – Frankfurt – Ludwigshafen – Darmstadt – Warsaw – Krakow – Lipa – Rzeszow – Auschwitz – London – Brussels – Paris