Schedule subject to change.
* Private Meeting
** Separate Fee Required
Click on the bold session titles to see a description of the event.
|7:30 am-Noon||NACD Board of Directors Meeting*|
|10:00 am-2:00 pm||Registration Open|
|1:00-5:00 pm||CEF Board of Trustees Meeting*|
|1:30-2:30 pm||ICTA Board/Membership Meeting*|
|2:00-5:00 pm||Business Marketplace Move-In|
|3:30-5:00 pm||Producer Affiliate Relations Committee Meeting*|
This event is intended for attendees registered under the Spouse Category
Reconnect with old friends and meet new ones over at this spouse networking event.
|ICTA Cocktail Hour*|
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
|7:00-7:45 am||Continental Breakfast/Business Marketplace Open|
|7:00 am-Noon||Registration Open|
Do you want to be safe from failure and remain average, or do you want to take a chance and become great? How do the best of the best continually get better, smarter, faster? Why do the leaders of sports and titans of business seem to understand one another? Join Coach Johnson as he takes you through his experience with focus, visualization, goal setting, mindset, and strategy — from a gifted high school athlete to a legendary and infamous NFL coach revered by millions. In this session, he will apply those lessons and relate them back to the business world to show how any individual, team, or organization can go from good to exceptional.
|9:15-9:45 am||Coffee Break/Business Marketplace Open|
Join old friends and new acquaintances at the Spouse Networking Breakfast.
Southwest Airlines has given the business world a textbook example that providing fabulous customer service and maintaining high employee morale in a low-cost environment is possible and profitable. A key developer of Southwest Airlines' legendary customer service and leadership training programs, Young shares the inside story behind the success and how to apply these proven organizational principles to your team or company.
|Noon-5:00 pm||Annual Golf Outing**|
Backwater or “inland” fishing among the Ten Thousand Islands of the Florida Evergladesprovides a great scenic trip as well as great fishing. Fish the backwater mangrove for a variety of species, including mangrove snapper, trout, redfish, sheepshead, snook, and — when in season — tarpon.
Join us for a fun-filled afternoon of food, fun, and drinks. Attendees will be instructed by top JW Marco Island chefs how to create the perfect paella and sangria before breaking into teams to compete for bragging rights as top NACD chefs! But don’t forget — no cooking competition is complete without the dreaded “secret ingredient” thrown into the mix. This competition will be one to remember.
|6:00- 6:45 pm||First-Time Attendees Reception|
All attendees and guests gather at the Opening Reception on Tuesday evening to reconnect with old friends and socialize with new acquaintances. Attire is upscale resort casual.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
|7:00 am-Noon||Registration Open|
Please join us and become one with nature as you realign your body and mind on this tranquil beach setting of gentle rolling waves, fresh air, and sea life facing the Gulf of Mexico.
Employers, particularly those in safety-sensitive industries like chemical distribution, face new challenges as more states decriminalize or entirely legalize marijuana for medicinal and recreational uses. The fact that marijuana use remains illegal under federal law adds to the confusion. During this special breakfast session, we will review these emerging cannabis issues and discuss actions you can take to retain your employees and maintain a safe workplace.
Continental Breakfast/Business Marketplace Open
|7:30 am-5:15 pm||Emerging Leaders Program*|
Uncertainty and volatility are the prevailing challenges that business leaders confront today. The critical questions facing the business community are, “What will be the overall health and vibrancy of the U.S. and global economies going forward?” and “How can I be profitable and make critical strategic decisions in the face of such economic volatility?” Sifting through the often-conflicting maze of economic information, ITR Economics Senior Analyst Brian Beaulieu 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. The session will provide ITR’s views of what to expect this year and beyond, covering such topics as industry and consumer trends, business-to-business activity, interest rates, oil prices, inflation, exchange rates, emerging economies, and more.
|10:00-10:30 am||Coffee Break/Business Marketplace Open|
|11:30 am-1:00 pm||Networking Lunch/Business Marketplace Open|
|1:00-5:00 pm||Consultations with Responsible Distribution Mentor
By appointment only. Advanced registration required.
|2:30-3:30 pm||Education Committee Meeting*|
|3:30-4:45 PM||Government Advocacy Committee Meeting*|
|3:30-5:00 PM||Membership Advancement and Retention Committee Meeting*|
CEF Appreciation Reception
|6:00-7:30 PM||Regional Receptions|
Thursday, November 14, 2019
|7:30-8:15 am||Continental Breakfast/Business Marketplace Open|
|7:30 am-Noon||Registration Open|
|8:15-9:00 am||Annual Business Meeting & Awards|
|9:00-9:15 am||Coffee Break/Business Marketplace Open|
James Keeler is back by popular demand! This year, he will moderate a transportation panel that will get to the root of the transportation issues facing the industry and the cutting-edge technologies that will help alleviate the issues we face today. The panel will address what solutions are being offered by both carriers and shippers across all modes of transportation to improve the logistics environment. The panel will include experts from the Safety Transportation Board, truckload, and intermodal, as well as a representative from the barge industry.
|11:00-11:45 am||Coffee Break/ Business Marketplace Open|
|11:45 am-1:45 pm||Closing Luncheon
Asa Hutchinson (R) has been serving as the 46th Governor of Arkansas since 2015. Previously, he was U.S. Attorney for the Fort Smith–based Western District of Arkansas, U.S. Congressman from the Third District of Arkansas, Administrator of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and the first Undersecretary for Border and Transportation Security at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Governor Hutchinson will share his thoughts on important issues that face your businesses today: taxes, infrastructure and security, and more.
|6:30-10:00 pm||Closing Reception & Dinner|
Questions? Call NACD Meetings Department, (703) 527-6223 x3042.