Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

Henderson, Nevada
Wednesday, February 04, 2015



WEDNESDAY, FEB. 4

11 a.m.
REGISTRATION OPENS

Noon
NETWORKING LUNCH

1:00 p.m. WELCOME REMARKS
BRENNAN LAFFERTY,
Publisher, Plastics News

1:10 p.m. KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS AND INFLUENCING OTHERS: UNLOCKING ONE OF THE SECRETS OF SUCCESSFUL LEADERSHIP
JEFFREY ANDERSON,
President/CEO, Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, Co-Founder, The Chatham Group

2:00 - 2:35 p.m.
WELCOME REMARKS: JOSEPH PRYWELLER, Conference Director, Plastics News

THE POWER OF DIFFERENCE
JOHN HART,
Managing Director, P&M Corporate Finance
JEFF MENGEL,
National Practice Leader, Plastics, Plante Moran

2:35 p.m.- 3 p.m.
NETWORKING BREAK

Tools for Building a Successful Business

3 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.
MARKETING FOR GROWTH AND BRAND AWARENESS: MARKETING IS FOOD, NOT MEDICINE
TERESA SCHELL,
President/Owner. Vive LLC

3:40 - 4:20 p.m.
ROULETTE RECRUITING IN 2015: HOW TO PLAY THE ODDS WHEN HIRING SALES AND MANAGEMENT TALENT IN TODAY'S MARKETPLACE
RUSS RIENDEAU
, Executive Vice President, Jobplex Inc.

4:20 - 4:45 p.m.
INCREASING PROFIT MARGINS & SALES: GOING ON OFFENSE
TOM LANGAN
, Owner, WTL Trading

4:45 - 5:15 p.m.
UNWRAPPING THE PACKAGING INDUSTRY: SEVEN FACTORS FOR SUCCESS
BERNARD CORMIER
, Vice President, Transaction Advisory Services, Ernst & Young

5:15 p.m
CLOSING REMARKS
JOSEPH PRYWELLER,
Conference Director, Plastics News

6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
BEST PLACES TO WORK RECEPTION & RECOGNITION DINNER

   6:30 p.m- 7 p.m.
   Cocktail Reception
   Garden Terrace

   7 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
   Awards Ceremony
   Grand Ballroom

   7:45 p.m. - 9 p.m.
   Dinner
   Medici Cafe


THURSDAY, FEB. 5 (Please see Spouse Track Tab for details) 

7 a.m.
REGISTRATION OPENS

7 a.m.-8 a.m.
NETWORKING BREAKFAST

7:45 a.m.
WELCOME REMARKS

JOSEPH PRYWELLER,
Conference Director, Plastics News

TROY NIX, Executive Director, Manufacturers Association for Plastics Processors (MAPP)

JOHN PICCIUTO, President, Western Plastics Association (WPA)

7:55 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

DEVELOPING A STRATEGIC CULTURE BY ACCIDENT AND ON PURPOSE
JEFF SOMPLE,
President, Mack Molding

8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

PANEL DISCUSSION: RISING STARS OF PLASTICS
Moderator: DON LOEPP
, Editor, Plastics News

BRYAN CAMPBELL,
President, Mack Molding Southern Division
JAY KUMAR,
President, Universal Plastics
MICHAEL LIPTON,
Director of Plastics, Recycle 1, Arizona Pacific Plastics
KIM HOLMES, Senior Director, Recycling and Diversion, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association

9:15 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
NETWORKING BREAK

9:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
THE SEARCH FOR PROFITABILITY IN PLASTICS
 
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
BUSINESS VALUE AND TAX ISSUES
SESSION MODERATOR: BILL WOOD
, Economics Editor, Plastics News

9:45 a.m - 10:25 a.m.
HARVESTING THE VALUE OF YOUR BUSINESS: HOW CAN YOU MAXIMIZE YOUR BUSINESS POTENTIAL?
DEBORAH DOUGLAS,
Managing Director, Douglas Group

10:25 a.m. -10:35 a.m.
TAXING ISSUES FOR PLASTICS PROCESSORS

MICHAEL DEVEREUX, Director of Manufacturing & Distribution Services, Mueller Prost

10:35 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Q&A with Deborah Douglas and Michael Devereux


10:45 a.m. - noon
PROFITABILITY AND PLASTICS
SESSION MODERATOR: JOSEPH PRYWELLER
, Conference Director, Plastics News

10:45 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.
A "SYSTEM" FOR CONTINUED GROWTH AND GREATER PROFITABILITY
ROBERT LARSON,
President, North American Food and Packaging Division, Coveris

11:05 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.
THE STRATEGY BEHIND THE ACQUISITION: WHAT COMPANIES DO RIGHT AND DO WRONG
RICK WEIL
, Managing Director, Mesirow Financial

11:25 a.m. -11:45 p.m.
FIVE WAYS TO LOSE $100,000 ON YOUR NEXT HIRE
DENNIS GROS
, President, Gros Executive Recruiters

11:45 a.m. - noon
Q&A With Speakers


Noon-1:15 p.m.
LUNCH/VISIT EXHIBITS

1:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m.
INNOVATION AND COMPETITIVE ISSUES IN PLASTICS

1:15 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
GLOBAL INNOVATION AND A THRIVING MANUFACTURING BASE
WIM DEVOS, CEO,
Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE)

1:50 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
INNOVATION AND THOUGHT LEADERSHIP IN PLASTICS
MARK MINNICHELLI,
Director, Technical Development, BASF Performance Materials

2:15 p.m. - 2:25 p.m.
Q&A with Speakers


2:25 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
THE SEARCH FOR INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS TO PLASTICS WASTE
SESSION MODERATOR: ALAN BLAKE,
Executive Director, PAC NEXT
SUSAN ROBINSON, Public Affairs Director, Waste Management
DAVID CLARK, Vice President, Safety, Sustainability & Environment, Amcor
JEFFREY WOOSTER, Global Sustainability Leader, Dow Chemical Co.

3:15 - 3:30 p.m.
NETWORKING BREAK

3:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.
RESIN PANEL DISCUSSION
MODERATOR: FRANK ESPOSITO,
Senior Reporter, Plastics News
MIKE BURNS, Vice President, Polyethylene Markets, Resin Technology, inc. (RTi)
SCOTT NEWELL, Vice President, Polypropylene Markets, Resin Technology, inc. (RTi)
TRACY STRAUGHAN, Director of Supply Chain, Building Products Platform, Gibraltar Industries Inc.

4:10 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
THE COST OF DOING NOTHING
CHRIS GEDWED, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Cosmetic Specialties International

4:45 p.m. - 4:55 p.m.
FUTURE LEADERS IN PLASTICS (FLIP)
ASHLEY H
OOD-MORLEY, Director of Key Accounts, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association

4:55 p.m.
CLOSING REMARKS
JOSEPH PRYWELLER,
Conference Director, Plastics News

5 p.m.
Conference Ends

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

5K Fun Run
Organized by PMCF
Location to be Determined

7 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.

PROCESSOR OF THE YEAR & EXCELLENCE AWARD DINNER & RECEPTION

   7 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
   Cocktail Reception
   Ballroom Foyer

  
7:45 p.m.
   Processor of the Year Dinner and Awards Ceremony
   Grand Ballroom

   8 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
   Awards Ceremony 
   Grand Ballroom


   9:15 p.m.
   Afterglow Party Begins


FRIDAY, FEB. 6

8 a.m.-10 a.m.

WELCOME REMARKS
JOSEPH PRYWELLER,
Conference Director, Plastics News

PROCESSOR OF THE YEAR BREAKFAST

WELCOME REMARKS
JOSEPH PRYWELLER
, Conference Director, Plastics News

PLASTICS NEWS BUSINESS MONITOR: FIRST QUARTER 2015 OUTLOOK
BILL WOOD,
Economics Editor, Plastics News

2014 PROCESSOR OF THE YEAR FINALISTS PANEL
FEATURING:
EVCO PLASTICS INC.
PRISM PLASTICS LLC
NICOLET PLASTICS INC.
STIHL INC.

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
EXECUTIVE FORUM GOLF OUTING
South Shore Golf Course







 

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