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All sessions are happening on Eastern Standard Time.

Virtual sessions will be made available for on-demand viewing immediately following the session close on the virtual conference platform.

On-Demand Sessions
Available starting November 10

Diversity & Inclusion: It Matters (Sensitivity and Unconscious Bias Training)
Tiffany M. Releford, Partner at Whiteford, Taylor, Preston

Thank you to our session sponsor, C.J. Chemicals

Diversity and inclusion are important components of business operations. A basic discussion of current events will provide the foundation of the session without getting into the political arena. This session will examine the value of diversity and inclusion, as well as how to recognize and address unconscious biases. Viewers will gain:

  • A better understanding how diversity, equity, and inclusion are more important now than ever before.
  • Knowledge that will provide a safer and inclusive workplace
  • Education that appreciates a deeper sense of community outside the workplace
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
9:00 am-3:00 pm Business Marketplace Open
1:30-3:00 pm

Welcome Remarks
Kurt Hettinga, Superior, Annual Meeting Chairman

Political Outlook Post 2020 Election
Chris Stirewalt, Politics Editor, Fox News Channel

Thank you to our session sponsor, EchoSystem

Spin-Free News of the Day from a ‘Simple Country Pundit.’ Chris Stirewalt tells it like it is and isn’t afraid to draw on his now-famous ‘Stirewaltisms’ to get his point across. From hammering the “malarkey” unfolding in the Senate as Republicans push for a health care overhaul to advising presidential nominees to “suit up and show up,” Stirewalt is known for his singular way of reporting the news: tell-it-like-it-is commentary infused with first-hand anecdotes, hilarious phrasing, and smart insight. Humble and larger than life, Stirewalt’s gregarious persona keeps audiences engaged while delivering a succinct overview of our current political climate and a deep dive into issues that matter to his audience now, including analyzing races, breaking down what’s happening on Capitol Hill, taking apart legislative battles, and offering a bird’s eye view of what’s to come in politics.

3:00-3:15 pm


Thank you to our break sponsor, Chemformation

3:15-4:30 pm

The Impact of the Coronavirus on the Workplace: Preparing for the New Normal of Work
Jeanne Meister, Managing Partner, Future Workplace

Thank you to our session sponsor, Thatcher Company, Inc.

Join us as we learn more about Jeanne Meister, Managing Partner of FutureWorkplace’s latest research on the impact of the Coronavirus on the workplace through several surveys of HR, IT and Real Estate executives to probe the issues, challenges and range of issues and challenges of leaders in leading in a world of VUCA, Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous times. She will examine changes in recruiting and managing teams remotely with a new focus on agility, resilience wellbeing and a human experience at work. Additionally, she will explore the opportunities for innovation and new ways of working and learning.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020
9:00 am-3:00 pm Business Marketplace Open
1:30-3:00 pm

Opening Remarks
Thomas Corcoran, Brenntag, AG, Chairman, NACD Board of Directors

The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels
Alex Epstein,
NYT Best-Selling Author and President and Founder of the Center for Industrial Progress

Thank you to our session sponsor, ASHTA Chemicals Inc.

We are told that fossil fuels--oil, coal, and natural gas--are rapidly becoming the energy of the past. In fact, they are the largest and fastest-growing source of energy in the world. The reason? Because while fossil fuel use does have some negative side effects, those side effects are far outweighed by the life-giving benefits of the reliable, low-cost energy and versatile materials they are uniquely able to provide to billions of people. And in a world where billions still have very little access to energy, fossil fuels should play an even greater role going forward.

3:00-3:15 pm


Thank you to our break sponsor, Datacor, Inc.

3:15-4:30 pm

Legislative & Regulatory Update
Eric R. Byer and Jennifer Gibson, NACD

Thank you to our session sponsor, Pilot Chemical Company

During this session, you will gain an update on the legislative and regulatory initiatives that may impact your company in the coming months.

4:30-5:00 pm

Regional Business Meetings

Thank you to our Central Region Business Meeting sponsors, Chemical Solvents, Inc.Chem/Serv, Inc., and TLC Ingredients, Inc.

Thank you to our Northeast Region Business Meeting sponsor, Charkit Chemical Company and Mays Chemical Company, Inc.

Thank you to our Southern Region Business Meeting sponsors, ChemSolv, Inc. and Quadra Chemicals

Thank you to our Western Region Business Meeting sponsors, Tarr, LLC and TRInternational Inc.

Thursday, November 12, 2020
9:15 am-3:15 pm Business Marketplace Open
1:30 pm-2:30 pm

Opening Remarks
Ed Boss, Riteks; NACD Treasurer

Economic Guidance in an Uncertain Economy
Brian Beaulieu, CEO and Chief Economist, ITR Economics

Thank you to our session sponsor, AIG/Axon

COVID-19, consumer activity, the financial markets, fiscal stimulus, monetary stimulus, and politics are exerting pressures on NACD members. We will break it down, objectively look at the numbers and trends, and present what it is likely to mean to NACD members. You don’t want to miss this one!

2:30-2:45 pm


Thank you to our break sponsor, Leschaco, Inc.


2:45 pm-3:45 pm

NACD Annual Business Meeting and Awards


Diamond Corporate Sponsors
& Strategic Partners

AIG echosystem


Platinum Corporate &
NACD Program Sponsor



Platinum Corporate


Gold Corporate



Platinum Event

Barentz Brenntag Harcros Univar

Gold Event

Azelis Brainerd Chemisphere Superior

Silver Event

Akrochem chemgroup   Lintech Norfox PVS sealand  webb   whitaker


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