ILMA Compoundings September 2017 - 4
KEYNOTES AND CONCURRENT SESSIONS AT
THE ANNUAL MEETING
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Keynotes You Don't Want to Miss!
Concurrent sessions on Monday and Tuesday at the Annual
Meeting will present you with some difficult choices! On
Monday, choose to attend either Trucking's "New Normal"
and Insights into Bulk Chemical Trucking with Nate Buelt
and Steve Raetz of C.H. Robinson or Globalization of the
Engine Oil Market - Identifying Growth Opportunities
with Teri Crosby of Chevron Oronite Co.
Pat Williams, co-founder and senior vice president of the
NBA's Orlando Magic, will be the keynote speaker at the
Annual Meeting general session Monday, Oct. 16. Williams
will speak about Inspirational Leadership, which he knows
much about, having spent 49 successful years as a player and
executive in professional baseball and basketball.
Williams became a pro sports general manager at age 24
- one of the youngest in history. He has been an integral
part of NBA history. Twenty-three of his teams have gone to
the NBA playoffs and five have made the NBA Finals. Williams is the author of more than 65 books, his most recent
being Coach Wooden: The 7 Principles that Shaped His Life
and Will Change Yours. We're looking forward to discovering
what words of wisdom he will give ILMA members at our
meeting next month!
ILMA thanks Lanxess Corp. for sponsoring this keynote
William Taylor will be the keynote speaker Tuesday, Oct.
17. He will present Global Trends in Innovation. How is
your company keeping pace with the trends that are challenging businesses to stay relevant? Taylor will guide you through
the processes of "big change," focusing on marketplace strategy, company culture and individual openness to seeing and
doing things that have never been done before. Inspiring case
studies will show how companies managed their transformation to meet the demands of a rapidly changing world.
Taylor is an agenda-setting writer, speaker and entrepreneur who chronicles the best ways to compete, innovate and
succeed. As co-founder and founding editor of Fast Company,
he launched a magazine that won countless awards, earned
a passionate following among executives and entrepreneurs
around the world and became a legendary business success.
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On Tuesday, Jim Eggenschwiler of The Redstone Group
will offer insights into Global Trade in the Americas:
Developments, Opportunities and Hidden Risks, while
Kristine Klavers of Argus Media will cover Changing Crude
Dynamics: Refined Product Demand and Potential
Impacts of MARPOL VI.