education & meetings

Combined 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

 

Registration

ONLINE: Click here to register online.

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

Email completed forms to meetings@nacd.com.


Attendees

Click here to view the attendee list for the 2021 Combined Central & Southern Region Meeting. Please note you will need your username and password to access the list.

 

2021 Meeting Agenda

Please click the bolded session name to view session description.

Monday, June 7, 2021
6:30-7:30 pm Registration and Opening Reception
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
7:00-7:45 am Continental Breakfast
7:45-8:00 am Opening Remarks
Marilyn Fitzgerald, Transchemical, Inc.; NACD Central Region President
Colie Whitaker, Whitaker Oil Company; NACD Southern Region President
8:00-9:00 am

The Pro's and Pitfalls of Embracing E-Commerce
Scott Barrows, Blue Pallet (formerly, EchoSystem)

An in depth look at how e-commerce has affected other industrial sectors (MRO, Electrical, etc) and how that can help prepare chemical distributors for what lies ahead. The discussions will also detail the different options available for chemical distributors and also the different strategic models that each one operates under.

9:00-10:00 am

Post COVID Opportunities and the Biden Administration
Gene Marks, The Marks Group

The vaccines are here and Covid will soon be a thing of the past. So what does this mean for your company, your people, your partners and your community? What new issues will we be facing? What investments should we be making? How will the economy fare? What will our new administration in Washington do to help fund our way out of recession and how will that impact your operations? What are smart leaders around the country doing to navigate their companies towards growth and profitability over the next two years?

 

10:00-10:15 am

Break
Thank you to our break co-sponsors, ChemSynergy and Walsh & Associates, Inc.

10:15-11:15 am

Tech 2021
Gene Marks, The Marks Group

Mobile tech, office collaboration techs, customer relationship management, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, cyber-security...these are only a few of the major technology trends that are having a significant impact on how we do business, generate leads, sell and service our customers, both now and in the future.

11:30-12:45 pm

Lunch
Thank you to our lunch sponsor, Datacor, Inc.

12:30-5:30 pm

Golf 

6:45-9:00 pm

Networking Event - Dinner at the hotel

Wednesday, June 9, 2021
7:00-7:45 am

Continental Breakfast

7:45-8:00 am NACD State of Affairs
Kurt Hettinga, NACD Chairman
8:00-9:30 am

Pick up the Phone and Sell: How to Grow Sales 20% Annually…When you Can’t See Your Customer and Prospects
Alex Goldfayn, Evangelist Marketing Institute

WSJ Bestselling Author and revenue growth consultant Alex Goldfayn’s clients add 10-20% new sales annually, on average, and in this presentation, he will take you through exactly how to do this…in 5 simple minutes per day…when you can’t see your customers and prospects in person. Alex will arm you with specific planning and tracking tools so that you can implement this system at your organization.

9:30-9:45 am

Break

9:45-11:15 am

The Future of Work
Becky Frederick, Future Workplaces

The year 2020 has taught us many things. For those in the workforce, one thing has become resoundingly clear: the future of work is changing before our eyes. The reality is the way that work is organized and systemized has changed overnight. Companies have been forced to adapt and become virtual. Will we ever go back to a traditional work environment? How do employees and leaders navigate this new world and drive business strategy? How do you prioritize diversity, inclusion, and culture in the workplace if everything is virtual? Leaders will have incredible opportunities to re-think and re-shape this world of work as they prepare for the needs of their workforce and adapt their business strategy to this new world.

11:30-12:30 pm

Regulatory Update
Jennifer Gibson, NACD

This session will provide highlights of the current legislative landscape and an overview of the regulatory initiatives and enforcement trends un¬derway and coming down the pike that will impact your company.

12:30 pm

Meeting Adjourns