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Below is the tentative schedule of events for the NWPCA Annual Leadership Conference, March 2-4, 2016 at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel in Orlando, Florida. Hover over and click the green highlighted text to learn more about that session along with information on our presenters.


Tuesday, march 1, 2016

2:00 - 5:00 pm PDS Advisory Group Meeting (closed)
4:00 - 5:30 pm Registration Desk Open  

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

7:00 - 7:45 am Committee Chairs Meeting (closed)  
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration Desk Open  
8:00 - 9:00 am Recyclers Council Meeting (open to all)  
8:00 - 9:00 am Government Affairs Committee Meeting (open to all)  
8:00 - 9:00 am Science & Technology Advisory Council Meeting (open to all)  
9:00 - 9:15 am  Break  
9:15 - 10:15 am Standards Committee Meeting (open to all)  
9:15 - 10:15 am Industry Marketing Committee Meeting (open to all)  
9:15 - 10:15 am Membership Advisory Council Meeting (open to all)  
10:30 am  The Pallet Foundation Golf Tournament
Villas of Grand Cypress Golf Resort
(load buses for 11:00 am departure)
 
12:15 - 6:00 pm Shot-Gun Start at 12:15 pm
(Optional event includes lunch, transportation to/from the Loews. 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   
 

Thursday, MArch 3, 2016


6:30 - 8:30 am Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall | Meet the Exhibitors
 
7:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration Desk Open   
8:30 - 9:45 am  Opening Session and Annual Business Meeting  
9:45 - 10:15 am  Break   
10:15 - 11:00 am  Tracking the Economy: This Time Is Different
 
11:00 - 11:45 am Protecting Your Business When Crisis Hits
 
11:45 am - 1:30 pm Lunch in the Exhibit Hall | Meet the Exhibitors
 
11:45 am - 1:30 pm Pallet Foundation Trustee Meeting (closed)  
1:30 - 2:15 pm
 
Concurrent   OSHA (Update with Case Studies)
 
  Concurrent    Managing the Crisis – A Panel Perspective 
 
 Concurrent    Roundtable Topics in the Exhibit Hall:  
  ● Repair, Recycling and Material Handling  
  ● New Pallet Manufacturing and Material Handling  
2:15 - 2:30 pm Break  
2:30 - 3:15 pm
 
 Concurrent    Fire Codes: A Step-By-Step Guide to Growing and Managing Your Business                 
 Concurrent    Economic Data: Putting it into Practice
 
Concurrent    Roundtable Topics in the Exhibit Hall:  
    ● Manufacturing and Repair of Wooden Boxes and Crates  
    ● Pallet By-Products, Markets and Material Handling  
3:15 - 3:30 pm Break  
3:30 - 4:15 pm   
                    Concurrent PDS Research: NWPCA/VT Collaboration on the Examination of Stress Distributions Under Corrugated Boxes  
                    Concurrent  Roundtable Topics in the Exhibit Hall:  
   ● HT / ISPM Questions and Conversation  
                    Concurrent  Nature's Packaging Task Force Meeting (Closed)   
5:30 - 8:00 pm Exhibitor-Hosted Reception and Pallet Industry Auction to benefit The Pallet Foundation
  ● Review Auction Items & Donors

Friday, March 4, 2016

 
6:30 - 8:30 am  Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall  
7:00 am - 1:00 pm Registration Desk Open  
8:30 - 9:30 am  Trucking Trends and What This Means for Pallet Usage
 
9:30 - 10:00 am  Break  
10:00 - 11:00 am  Modern Distribution Centers and Wood Pallets
 
11:00 - 11:45 am Forests as Financial Assets and the Future of U.S. Wood Supplies
 
11:45 am -1:30 pm Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
11:45 am -1:15 pm Past Chairmens' Lunch (Closed)  
1:30 - 5:00 pm Board of Directors Meeting (closed)  
7:00 - 10:00 pm  Closing Celebration - Beach Theme Event at Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville  


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