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Tentative Schedule

Below is the tentative schedule of events for the NWPCA Annual Leadership Conference, March 7-9, 2018 at the Harbor Beach Marriott in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Tuesday, march 6, 2018

   
2:00 - 5:30 pm Registration Desk Open
2:00 - 5:00 pm PDS Advisory Group Meeting (closed)  

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

7:30 am - 5:30 pm Registration Desk Open  
Morning Committee Meetings:  
8:00 - 9:15 am  Government Affairs Committee  
8:00 - 9:15 am  Industry Marketing Committee  
8:00 - 9:15 am  Standards Committee   
9:30 - 10:45 am  Recyclers Council  
9:30 - 10:45 am   Membership Advisory Council   
9:30 - 10:45 am   Science and Technology Council   
11:00 -11:15 am The Pallet Foundation Golf Tournament Check-in/Bus Loading
East Course at Jacaranda Golf Club
 
12:30 - 6:00 pm Shot-Gun Start at 12:30 pm
(Optional event includes box lunch. Register for golf and the conference at the same time, or contact staff to add the golf tournament to your registration.) 
6:00 - 6:30 pm  Spouse Reception (Meet/greet other spouses/guests)  
6:30 - 8:00 pm Welcome Reception
(Outdoors on Ocean Terrace)
 
 

Thursday, MArch 8, 2018


7:00 - 7:50 am 
Breakfast in Caribbean Foyer
 
7:30 - 4:30 pm Registration Desk Open   
8:00 - 9:00 am
NWPCA General Business Session & 2018 Review  
9:20 - 10:20 am Keynote Address: Michael Abrashoff
"You're the Commander of Your Ship"
 
10:30 - 12 Noon Automation - Trends & Opportunities  
12:00 - 2:00 pm Grand Opening of Exhibit Hall with Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
 
12:30 - 2:00 pm Pallet Foundation Trustee Meeting (closed)  
2:00 - 2:30 pm
   (concurrent)
Member Mingles - Education Sessions
  • Next Generation of Leaders
  • Recycled Pallets
  •  
    (concurrent)
    2:45 - 3:30 pm
    2:45 - 3:15 pm                          
    Member Mingles - Education Sessions
  • Women in Business
  • New Pallets & Containers
  •  
    3:30 - 4:00 pm
    Member Mingles - Education Sessions
  • Latino Business Owners/Leaders
  •  
    4:00 - 4:30 pm Member Mingles - Education Sessions
  • New Members
  •  
    5:00 - 8:00 pm  Reception in Exhibit Hall and Pallet Industry Auction to benefit The Pallet Foundation. Donate to the auction  

    Friday, March 9, 2018

     
    7:15 - 8:20 am Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall  
    7:30 am - 1:30 pm Registration Desk Open  
    8:30 - 9:30 am One Year with Donald Trump, The Mid-Term Elections & Beyond  
    10:00 - 11:00 am
       (concurrent)
    Two Sides of Lumber: Hardwood & Softwood  
    10:00 - 11:00 am
       (concurrent)
    Labor & the Workforce
     
    10:00 - 11:00 am
       (concurrent)
    Virginia Tech Pallet Industry and Landfill Avoidance Survey Results  
    11:15 am - 12:00 pm
      (concurrent)
    Succession Planning  
    11:15 am - 12:00 pm 
       (concurrent)
    Wood Packaging & the Blockchain Supply Chain  
     11:15 am - 12:00 pm 
       (concurrent)
    The Pallet Design SystemTM: Recent and Future Developments  
    12:00 - 1:30 pm Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
    12:00 - 1:30 pm Past Chairmens' Meeting (Closed)  
    2:00 - 5:00 pm Board of Directors Meeting (closed)  
    6:00 - 9:00 pm  Closing Celebration - Beach Party!
    Don your flip-flops and resort wear then head to the beach for a fun finale celebration of networking with wooden pallet packaging professionals. 
     


    Thank you 2018 SEASON sponsors

    Kiln-Direct.com | Mid Continent Steel & Wire | Pallet Machinery Group | Pendu Manufacturing, Inc.  | Profile Technology, Inc. | Rotochopper, Inc. | Smart Products  | Smith Sawmill Service |Universal Fastener Outsourcing | Viking Engineering & Development Inc.


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