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NACD Membership Resources and Benefits Webinar

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 | 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET | Register here
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 | 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET | Register here
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 | 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET | Register here

Hear from NACD's Membership Manager, Jenni Jenkins, as she reviews the various membership resources and benefits available to NACD's Members and Affiliates.


2021 Central & Southern Regions Meeting

2021 Central & Southern Region Meeting

The 2021 Central & Southern Region Meeting will be held June 7-9, 2021, at the Hilton Milwaukee Center in Milwaukee, WI.

Hotel & Travel

Hilton Milwaukee City Center
509 W Wisconsin Ave.,
Milwaukee, WI 53203

NACD Room Rates:
Rates Available from June 6, 2021 - June 9, 2021

  • Single/Double: $168.00

Hotel Reservation Deadline: May 17, 2021

To reserve a room, book online or please call (414) 271-7250. Please be sure to mention NACD to receive the discounted rate.

Hilton Milwaukee



ONLINE: Click here to register online.

HARD COPY: Click here to download a hard copy registration form.

Email completed forms to


Best Practices of Digital Marketing

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 | Noon - 1:00 PM ET | Register here

Join Rebecca Geier, Chief Marketing Officer of ChemVM Technologies, Inc. as she navigates the best practices of digital marketing for engineers and technical audiences.  The B2B buying process that technical buyers – from engineers to chemical procurement leaders – use to search for information related to products and services has transformed over the last two decades. Buyers are now in control of when and where they search for information – now primarily online. Business and sales leaders must adjust mindsets and investment strategies to ensure they are found where and when their buyers are buying.

Thank you to SMC Global for sponsoring this webinar!

Chemical Leadership: Women Business Leaders

Thursday June 24 | Noon - 1:00 pm (ET) | Register here

Join a dynamic panel discussion centered around leadership in the Chemical Distribution Industry highlighting women business leaders.  This discussion will be moderated by Amelia Greene (Wego Chemical Group Inc) and feature current industry leaders, Amanda Bagley (Bedford Specialty Sales, Inc), Andi Nagle (Chem/Serv, Inc.), and Lynne Bukovic (Harcros Chemicals Inc.).

Thank you to Lintech for sponsoring this webinar!

Media Training

Wednesday July 14, 2021 | Noon (ET) | Register here

Talking to the media is like no conversation you will ever have. It is even harder when you are also in the middle of an unfolding situation or crisis. To complicate things further, eye-witnesses immediately begin to post live videos, recorded videos, photographs and ugly posts the instant your situation becomes visible.
If you don’t speak and issue a statement, the information void is filled by rumors and speculation, which can hurt your revenue, reputation, and brand.
Wow! That sounds like a lethal combination.
How do you win?
Gerard Braud has been helping organizations on five continents prepare for interviews for more than 25 years. Based on the 15 years prior to that when he was a television reporter, he has devised proven techniques to help organization prepare their statements on a clear sunny day. His training techniques also involve having key elements built into each statement. The final part of the training is to move at the speed of social media to finalize the statement and then get it out to the media, your employees, customers, community and other stakeholders.
In this webinar, we’ll touch on the secrets you need to know in order to prepare before your event, as well as how to quickly deliver a perfect statement.
You’ll learn:
• The power of a preamble in your statement.
• The differences between making an ad-lib statement vs. using a script.
• Secrets to not falling into the speculation trap.
• Best practices for controlling how the final news report is edited.

Thank you to Alexander Chemical for sponsoring this webinar!


California Chemical Regulatory Policy Update

Thursday July 15, 2021 | Noon (ET) | Register here

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) is pleased to provide a 60-minutes webinar for National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) members on key current and emerging California state legislative and regulatory initiatives directly relevant to NACD member company operations. Topics the webinar will cover include new legislative and regulatory initiatives, status updates on pertinent initiatives NACD is tracking, and proposed rules that could invite substantial operational change if issued in final, including the following:
- SB 312, the Cosmetic Fragrance and Flavor Ingredient Right to Know Act
- California Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017
- DTSC Safer Consumer Product Regulations
- OEHHA’s proposed rule to revise/reduce the “short form” warning under Prop 65
- DPR’s proposed rule increased, risk-based mill assessments on pesticide sales?


2021 ChemEdge Conference & Trade Show

August 10-13, 2021 | Registration Coming in June 2021


Northeast Region Events

2021 Northeast Region Meeting

More information on the Northeast Region Meeting will become available as the meeting is developed.

The 2021 Northeast Region Meeting will be Sept. 27-29, 2021 at the AC Hotel Portland Downtown Waterfront in Portland, ME.


Hotel & Travel

AC Hotel Portland Downtown Waterfront
158 Fore Street,
Portland, ME 04101

NACD Room Rates:
Rates Available from September 26 - September 29, 2021

  • Single/Double: $259

Hotel Reservation Deadline: September 4, 2021

The hotel will begin accepting reservations within the next few weeks. Be sure to check back for details on reserving a room.

NACD Annual Meeting 2021

Save the Date for NACD Annual Meeting 2021!

Please save the date to join us November 8-11 2021 for our 2021 NACD Annual Meeting at the Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa in Aventura, Florida.




Previous Calendar Events


A Biden Administration OSHA Outlook

Thursday, May 26, 2021 | Noon - 1:00 pm ET | Register here

Member: $49
Non-member: $69

With a new administration in Washington, including a soon-to-be named head of the U.S Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), big changes are likely coming for workplace safety regulations and enforcement. Please join NACD at 12 noon on Thursday, April 29 for an OSHA outlook webinar to be presented by Pete Downing, President of Environment & Safety Solutions. While OSHA kept a relatively low profile during the Trump Administration, the agency has been extremely active during the first weeks of the Biden Administration. OSHA has already issued serval new policies on COVID-19 worker safety and published a long-awaited proposed rule to update the Hazard Communication Standard. What other actions will OSHA take that will impact the chemical distribution industry? Will the agency resume efforts to update its Process Safety Management Standard, intensify efforts under its Chemical National Emphasis Program, and increase enforcement efforts, including a return to public shaming of companies that have been cited? Pete will discuss these and other topics to help your company prepare.

Thank you to Houghton Chemical Corporation for sponsoring this webinar! 

Hazardous Area Static Control – Levels of Safety and Options that can be Implemented for Safely Transferring Flammables

Tuesday May 18, 2021 | Noon - 1:00 pm (ET) | Register here.

Join Richard Puig, Regional Manager (Gulf Coast & Latin America) of Newson Gale, to discuss the causes of static electricity and hazards in flammable transfers.   Review of different levels of solutions and equipment that can be implemented to protect against a hazardous area static discharge, from using simple mechanical clamps to systems with visual indication and interlocks for process control.


Fraud – An Update and Prevention Tips from the FBI

Thursday April 29, 2021 | Noon - 1:00 pm (ET) |Register here

Please join NACD on Thursday, April 29 at Noon (ET) for a timely webinar during which the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Program Analysts   – Carolyn Ross and Tony Bliss will provide information regarding Business Email Compromise (BECs) fraud activities targeting the chemical distribution industry. During this session, Carolyn and Tony will provide an overview of the WMDD, Business Email Compromise, review prevention measures your company can take, and provide information on what to do if victimized by fraudulent activities by highlighting their priority programs in the WMDD.  Because of FBI policy, this webinar WILL NOT be recorded, so please plan to join us live. 



  • IC3 Complaint Lifecycle
    • Public Service Announcements 
  • BEC Overview
    • BEC Scenerios
    • BEC Trends
    • BEC Targets
    • BEC Prevention
  • Financial Fraud Kill Chain (FFKC)
  • WMDD overview
  • WMDD Threat Assessment of EPC/TIC/CWA


Responsible Distribution Workshops

Virtual Spring Responsible Distribution Workshop

Save the date for the virtual spring Responsible Distribution Workshop, which will take place April 22-23, 2021, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (ET) each day.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn from veteran code coordinators and industry experts as they present topics relevant to the unique challenges facing members in the 7th Cycle of Responsible Distribution. Don’t miss this opportunity to strengthen your own Responsible Distribution-related training and better prepare your company for continuous improvement in the 7th Cycle and beyond.

More details to come soon.



ONLINE: Click here to register online.
HARD COPY: Click here to download a hard copy registration form.
Email completed forms to

Regulatory Workshop

  • April 19-21, 2021 – Regulatory Workshop: Cannabis Regulatory Compliance

Regulatory Workshop: Cannabis & Workplace Safety

Join NACD virtually on April 19-21, 2021 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. (ET) each day for a deep dive into the implications of state cannabis laws, cannabidiol (CBD), and industrial hemp on workplace safety. This workshop will be presented by Attorney and Managing Partner at Caldwell Everson PLLC, Faye Caldwell. Faye is “a trusted advisor, sought after speaker and results driven litigator, devoting her practice to drug testing issues.” Faye will provide expert knowledge on state cannabis laws for employers and leave each attendee with the tools they need to develop an effective drug testing policy for your company and employees.


ONLINE: Click here to register online.

HARD COPY: Click here to download a hard copy registration form.

Email completed forms to

Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs) 101

Thursday, April 15, 2021 | Noon - 1:00 pm ET | Register here

This webinar will detail critical information participants should consider when using or personally handling IBCs. Specifically, participants will:

  • Learn about the various configuration of composite IBCs, and plastic and steel asset tank IBCs (UN 31HZ1 vs 31H1, 31H2, 31A, 11A, etc. )
  • Learn about the wide variety of accessories available on all type of IBCs
  • Gain knowledge about typical transportation and storage practices of IBCs
  • Obtain an introduction to NFPA Code 30 compliance for combustible liquids as it relates to Composite IBCs and steel IBCs.
  • Learn to interpret the UN marking located on the side of every hazmat authorized IBC, the performance standards behind them and marking requirements specific to IBCs.
  • Receive an introduction to proper load securement to avoid catastrophic injury when opening transport containers.


Thank you to Rigid Intermediate Bulk Container Association of North America (RIBCA-NA) for sponsoring this webinar!

NACD Town Hall: Ask Eric Anything

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET

Join our first virtual town hall of 2021 and make sure to bring your best questions for NACD President and CEO, Eric R. Byer. We will be taking your questions live and doing our best to cover any and all topics that you wish to bring to the table.

If you have a question you'd like to submit ahead of time, please enter it in the questions/comments field while registering.


The State of Shipping, featuring Commissioner Carl Bentzel of the Federal Maritime Commission

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 | Noon - 1:00 pm ET | Register here.

Join NACD CEO & President Eric Byer as he hosts Commissioner Carl Bentzel of the Federal Maritime Commission for a highly engaging presentation and conversation with shipping industry subjects that may include the shipping delays, customer service, rate increases, port issues, and more.


Thank you to Nuco Logistics, Inc. for sponsoring this webinar! 


NACD Webinar: 2021 Legislative & Regulatory Outlook

NACD 2021 Legislative & Regulatory Outlook

  • Thursday, January 28, 2021 | Noon - 1:00 p.m. ET

Join NACD for our annual beginning-of-the year Legislative and Regulatory Outlook webinar at 12:00 PM (ET) on Thursday, January 28, 2020. Doug Leigh and Erin Getz will discuss prospects for NACD priority legislation including trade and infrastructure in the 117th Congress as well as state-level legislation. Jennifer Gibson and Allison Tuszynski will provide updates on top regulatory issues including the regulatory reform and enforcement climate in the new Biden Administration, the Section 301 China Tariffs, the EPA Risk Management Program, Toxic Substances Control Act developments, and more. Be prepared for what 2021 has in store on the policy front by participating in this timely webinar.

Register here.

Thank you to ASW Global for sponsoring this webinar!


NACD Trade Focused Virtual Washington Fly-In

NACD Trade Focused Virtual Washington Fly-In

January 26, 2021 | Noon-3:00 PM ET 

Each spring chemical distributors and their supply chain affiliates from around the country gather in Washington, D.C. to meet with their Members of Congress and regulators to educate and advocate for important policy goals. Well, clearly this year things are going to be a little different, but it doesn't change the fact that meeting 'face-to-face' with those who craft and enforce our laws is the most effective way to get your message through to Capitol Hill and federal agencies.

This year, on January 26 from Noon to 3:00 p.m. ET, we will have our first-ever NACD Trade Focused Virtual Fly-In! From discussing the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill to the renewal of the Generalized System of Preferences, we're excited to dive deep with high-ranking legislators and regulators from Capitol Hill to discuss all things trade!

Your experiences are important, and your presence will be noted by our guest speakers—we need your voice and we hope you'll join us!

Thank you to our sponsors: EchoSystemColumbus ChemicalGreenchem IndustriesFluid Energy Group Ltd.Seeler Industries Inc.Tarr, LLCThird Coast TerminalsSuperior Oil, and LyondellBasell Industries.

Responsible Distribution Webinar: Dashboard Walk-Though

Responsible Distribution Dashboard Walk-Though

  • Thursday, January 21, 2021 | Noon - 12:20 p.m. ET

Is the 7th Cycle verification looming ahead for you and your organization? Learn how to navigate the Responsible Distribution dashboard as Mike Lang, NACD Vice President of Education, and Member Programs, will show you how to complete the various stages associated with your verification such as Company Overviews, Site Profiles, Specifications, Corrective Actions, and more!

Register here.