Western Region Events

2017 Western Region Meeting

The 2017 Western Region Meeting will be held on April 19-22, 2017 at the Wailea Beach Resort -  Marriott, Maui in Wailea, HI. Please check back soon for more information.


MEMBERS: Click here to register online.

NONMEMBERS: Click here to download a hard copy registration form.

Fax completed forms to (703) 527-7747 or email it to meetings@nacd.com.

Registration Deadline: March 28, 2017

Hotel & Travel

Wailea Beach Resort - Marriott, Maui
3700 Wailea Alanui Dr.
Wailea, Hawaii 96753

NACD Room Rates:

  • Ocean View - $269/night 
  • Premium Ocean View - $321/night
  • Deluxe Ocean Front - $360/night

To reserve a room please call: (877) 622-3140 and reference the National Association of Chemical Distributors (the room block is not listed under the acronym 'NACD').

Hotel Reservation Deadline: March 17, 2017

2017 Meeting Agenda

Agenda subject to change. Please click the bold titles to view a session description.

Please click here for a list of recreational activities. Please make arrangements directly with activity providers.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
6:00 pm Welcome Reception and Dinner
Thursday, April 20, 2017
7:00 am

Continental Breakfast

7:30 am Opening Remarks
Michael Merlo, BHS Marketing LLC.;
NACD Western Region President
7:45 am

NACD State of Affairs  
Douglas A. Brown, Brown Chemical Co., Inc.; NACD Chairman of the Board

NACD Chairman of the Board, Douglas A. Brown, will deliver an update on association membership, programs, and events and provide an outlook of what’s ahead.

8:00 am

Workshop: Business Negotiation Skills
Dr. Ashleigh Rosette, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University

This Business Negotiation Skills workshop is designed to help you better understand how differences can be opportunities rather than obstacles in a negotiation, and teaches proven effective strategies that can help you attain a better outcome. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills by participating in live negotiations in a variety of diverse settings, integrating your personal experiences with key principles from exercises and course discussions.

10:30 am

Cybersecurity and Terrorist Threat Update
Special Agent Edward Arias

Your company takes the necessary precautions against physical threats, but did you know there's a hidden danger that develops from within? Join FBI Special Agent Edward Arias as he discusses the current and emerging cyber threats.

11:30 am

Insurance Update: What You Neeed to Know
Bruce Radi, SullivanCurtisMonroe Insurance Services, LLC

With the number of unforeseen events that could impact the chemical distribution industry, it is imperative that businesses are aware of the financial risks that could arise. With the proper planning and necessary coverages in place, companies will be able to greatly reduce their financial burden. This session will provide you with information on cost effective coverages to reduce the frequency, duration, and financial impact of disruptive events such as a cybersecurity threat/data breach, product recall and other important insurance coverages.

12:40 pm

Golf Tournament – Emerald Course (Quota Game)

The Quota Game allows players of various handicaps to play a team based game. The game bases a point system on a maximum handicap of 36 and scoring is based on percentage of your target score.

Friday, April 21, 2017
7:00 am

Continental Breakfast

7:35 am

NACD Voluntary Benefits Program Overview
Michael Slade, Swett & Crawford Group, Inc.

Voluntary Benefits allow employees to select the benefits that are best suited for their own particular needs and fund those benefits themselves, using payroll deduction. Voluntary Benefits plans enable you to offer your employees more benefit choices without impacting your company’s benefits budget, while still sending the message, “We care about you.“ NACD is excited to offer its unique and competitive voluntary benefits program to all its members.

8:00 am

Guidance in Uncertain Times
Alex Chausovsky, ITR Economics

Uncertainty and volatility are the prevailing challenges business leaders confront today bringing forth critical questions regarding overall health of the U.S. economy and how to remain profitable and make strategic decisions in such economic volatility. ITR Economics Senior Analyst Alex Chausovsky will provide a timely snapshot of the economy today, where it is headed over the next three years, and what it means to your business. Topics will address what to expect this year and beyond, including: customer trends, business-to-business activity, interest rates, oil prices, inflation, exchange rates, emerging economies, and more!

9:00 am

NACD Spouse/Guest Program

Join us for a champagne breakfast as we learn about the legends, myths, and customs of the Hawaiian Islands from a local historian. Afterwards, join us for a fun lei making class!

10:15 am

Regulatory Updates
Jennifer Gibson, NACD

The harsh regulatory climate the chemical distribution industry endured over the past eight years under President Obama was unprecedented. President Trump has pledged to roll-back burdensome regulations and make it easier for businesses to operate. This session will provide an update on the new President’s actions three months into his term and discuss the impact on the rulemaking and enforcement actions of the federal agencies including EPA, OSHA, DHS, and DOT and what this means for your company.

12:40 pm

Golf Tournament – Gold Course (Best Net Ball)

6:00 pm

Closing Reception and Dinner - Luau

Saturday, April 22, 2017
8:30 am

Wrap-Up Breakfast

10:30 am

Meeting Adjourns


Photos from the 2016 Western Region Meeting

2016 NACD Western Region Meeting