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TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Below is the tentative schedule of events for the NWPCA Annual Leadership Conference, March 4-6, 2020 at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. 

Sessions take place in the Orchid Ballroom unless noted otherwise.

TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2020

2:00 - 5:00 pm PDS Advisory Group Meeting (closed) 
3:30 - 5:00 pm Registration Desk Open (Registration counter)

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2020

7:45 am - 5:00 pm Registration Desk Open (Registration counter)
8:00 - 9:15 am   Government Affairs Committee (Acacia 1-3)
8:00 - 9:15 am   Science & Technology Council (Acacia 4-6)
8:00 - 9:15 am   Membership Council (Banyan 1-2)
9:30 - 10:45 am   Recyclers Council (Acacia 1-3)
 9:30 - 10:45 am   Standards Committee (Acacia 4-6)
 9:30 - 10:45 am   Industry Marketing Committee (Banyan 1-2)
11:00 am The Pallet Foundation Golf Tournament (bus boarding/loading. Golf check-in at course.) (Buses depart from main entry circle)
12:30 - 6:00 pm Shot-Gun Start at 12:30 pm at Naples Grande Golf Club
 1:00 - 5:00 pm   Tennis Tournament (courts on property)
 6:00 - 6:30 pm   Member Mingle: Next Generation of Business Leaders
6:00 - 6:30 pm Spouse-Guest Reception (Sunset Veranda)
6:30 - 8:00 pm Welcome Reception (Mangrove Pool)

THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2020

All sessions take place in the Orchid Ballroom except where noted.
7:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration desk open (Registration counter)
 7:00 - 8:00 am   Breakfast in Exhibit Hall (Royal Palm Ballroom & Foyer) 
7:00 am - 8:00 pm   Exhibit Hall Open (Royal Palm Ballroom)
8:00 - 8:45 am NWPCA General Business Session
8:45 - 9:45 am The 2020 Elections & the Political Landscape
9:45 - 10:15 am   Break
10:15 - 11:15 am The Economic and Financial Market Outlook in a Time of Uncertainty
 11:15 - 12:00 pm   PDS 2020: Beyond Pallet Design
12:00 - 1:30 pm Exhibit Hall with Lunch (Royal Palm Ballroom & Foyer)
12:00 - 1:30 pm Pallet Foundation Trustee Meeting (closed)
 1:30 - 2:15 pm   Workforce 2020 to 2030
 2:15 - 2:30 pm   Break
 2:30 - 3:30 pm   Industry Consolidation, Private Equity and Transition Impacting the Pallet Business - sponsored by PalletPAC
 3:30 - 4:30 pm   Sales Tools You Can Use - sponsored by The Pallet Foundation
  4:30 - 5:00 pm   Member Mingle: Hispanic Business Leaders
5:00 - 8:00 pm Reception in Exhibit Hall and Pallet Industry Auction to benefit The Pallet Foundation. Donate to the auction.

FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2020

All sessions take place in the Orchid Ballroom except where noted.
7:00 - 8:30 am Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall (Royal Palm Ballroom & Foyer)
 7:15 - 8:15 am   Member Mingle Breakfast: Women in Business (Acacia 7)
7:00 am - 1:30 pm    Exhibit Hall Open (Royal Palm Ballroom)
7:00 am - 1:00 pm Registration Desk Open (Registration counter)
8:30 - 9:30 am Headwinds, Tailwinds: Using Outside Information to Build a Winning Business Strategy
9:30 - 10:15 am Business Risk Management: Scenarios and Solutions
10:15 - 10:30 am   Break
 10:30 - 11:15 am   Changing Rules, Challenging Times: Managing Drugs and Workforce Safety Issues
Concurrent Sessions
11:15 am - 12:00 pm   Cybersecurity Outlook 
11:15 am - 12:00 pm   Health Care Plan for Manufacturers

12:00 - 1:30 pm Exhibit Hall with Lunch (Royal Palm Ballroom & Foyer)
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)
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