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TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Below is the tentative schedule of events for the NWPCA Annual Leadership Conference, March 13-15, 2019 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego.

TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2019

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

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2019

All committee meetings take place on the 3rd floor of the Seaport Tower in the room noted. The committee meetings are open to NWPCA members.

7:30 am - 5:30 pm Registration Desk Open
Morning Committee Meetings:
8:00 - 9:15 am   Government Affairs Committee (Hillcrest A)
8:00 - 9:15 am   Science & Technology Council (Hillcrest D)
8:00 - 8:30 am   Industry Marketing Committee (Torrey Hill A)
8:30 - 9:30 am   Nature's Packaging (Torrey Hill A)
9:30 - 10:45 am   Recyclers Council (Hillcrest A)
9:30 - 10:45 am Standards Committee (Hillcrest D)
10:00 am - 5:00 pm    Exhibitor Move-In and Set Up 
11:00 am The Pallet Foundation Golf Tournament (bus departure from Kettner Drive, Seaport Tower side exit)
12:30 - 6:00 pm Shot-Gun Start at 12:30 pm at Steele Canyon Golf Club
6:00 - 6:30 pm Spouse Reception (Meet other spouses/guests) (Pool Deck, 4th Fl. Seaport Tower)
6:30 - 8:00 pm Welcome Reception (Pool Deck, 4th Fl. Seaport Tower)

THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2019

All sessions take place in the Grand Ballroom except where noted.
7:00 - 7:50 am Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
7:00 am - 8:00 pm   Exhibit Hall Open
7:00 - 4:30 pm Registration Desk Open
8:00 - 8:45 am NWPCA General Business Session
9:00 - 10:00 am The State of Jobs, Manufacturing & The Economy
10:00 - 10:45 am Trucking Trends and the Future of Transportation
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Keynote: Gutsy Leaders: Lead, Engage and Drive - Jackie Freiberg, Subject Matter Expert
12:00 - 1:30 pm Exhibit Hall with Lunch
12:00 - 1:30 pm Pallet Foundation Trustee Meeting (closed)
 1:30 - 2:15 pm   Concurrent Sessions:
 2:30 - 3:30 pm   Reducing Your Tax Bill: Using the R&D Credit, 20% QBI Deduction, and Other Tax Breaks
3:30 - 4:00 pm Member Mingle: Hispanic Business Owners/Leaders  (Hillcrest A, 3rd Fl. Seaport Tower)
5:00 - 8:00 pm Reception in Exhibit Hall and Pallet Industry Auction to benefit The Pallet Foundation. Donate to the auction.

FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2019

All sessions take place in the Grand Ballroom except where noted.
7:00 - 8:20 am Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
7:00 am - 1:30 pm    Exhibit Hall Open 
7:00 am - 1:00 pm Registration Desk Open
8:30 - 9:30 am Politics & Your Business in the Present-Day Trump World
9:30 - 10:30 am Protecting Your Business – When Crisis, Unfair Regulation or other Challenges Arise
 11:00 - 12:00 pm   Concurrent Sessions:
12:00 - 1:30 pm Exhibit Hall with Lunch
12:00 - 1:30 pm    Past Chairmens' Meeting (Closed) 
1:30 - 2:15 pm   Concurrent Sessions:
1:30 - 3:00 pm Exhibitor Move-out
2:00 - 5:00 pm Board of Directors Meeting (closed)
6:00 - 9:00 pm Closing Celebration (Pool Deck, 4th Fl. Seaport Tower)
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