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    AES Convention in Buenos Aires.

    Almost forgot to post: last week Audio Engineering Society held a Convention in Buenos Aires, they invited me (together with some Colleagues) to speak about the challenges of Manufacturing (and surviving the Chinese onslaught).
    At the last moment they told me I could use some floor space to show my stuff, BUT since it was a Conference based event, not a Sales one, they had a few Rules I had to accept: NO sales (not even answering price requests) , nothing could even touch the walls, nothing could be hanged (so no props or banners), no furniture was supplied (not even a table or chairs) , crazy.
    That said, and knowing the best Recording and Live Sound Engineers as well as Acoustics Architects would be present, I complied.
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    > ... to speak about the challenges of Manufacturing (and surviving the Chinese onslaught).

    Was there much discussion on the subject of tariffs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob p View Post
    > ... to speak about the challenges of Manufacturing (and surviving the Chinese onslaught).

    Was there much discussion on the subject of tariffs?
    You bet.
    Not that we expected much Government help, they are 120% sold to World Finance.
    Our own "Donald Trump" President if you wish, only ours is "polite" and "mild mannered" ... not that helps us at all.

    There was a programmed meeting with 3 representatives from the Ministry of Science and Technology, (sounds good, huh?) which would have received our written demands/proposal for : "soft" (low interest long term) Credit, reduced Tax, no tariff and less red tape importing Industrial machinery (CNC mills, plastic injectors, pick and place machines, wave/oven soldering ones), Lab equipment, easier renting Industrial buildings or low cost access to "Industrial Parks", easier firing poor/lazy/bad employees (firing anybody is a nightmare) and similar Production and Efficiency boosting things, all applied to new production or expanding of existing one.

    Not only they didnīt show up, their cellphones became dead too, answering machines "were full and could not take new messages" and only one of them sent an SMS 4 hours later saying "he had an Emergency with his Daughter and couldnīt come"
    Somebody who knows him personally mentioned that the "emergency" was his Daughterīs Birthday Party.
    Not that we expected anything different

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