The 2019 Central Region Meeting will be on June 10-12, 2019 at the Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center in Oak Brook, IL.
Those staying for the NACD FSMA Regulatory Workshop will need to make arrangements until June 13, 2019.
Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center
3500 Midwest Rd.
Oak Brook, IL 60523
NACD Room Rates:
Rates Available from June 8, 2019 - June 14, 2019
Hotel Reservation Deadline: May 19, 2019
To reserve a room, book online or please call (866) 275-6295. Please be sure to mention NACD to receive the discounted rate.
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Monday, June 10, 2019
|11:00 am-5:30 pm||Golf at Willow Crest Golf Club|
|1:00-4:30 pm||Citgo Lemont Refinery Tour|
|6:30-7:30 pm||Registration and Opening Reception|
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
|8:45-9:00 am||Opening Remarks
Bill Radostits, Radchem Products, Inc.
NACD Central Region President
NACD Vice Chairman of the Board Kurt Hettinga will deliver an update on association membership, programs, and events and provide an outlook of what’s ahead.
|9:15 am-12:15 pm||
Great employees are “great,” that is until they have an ethical lapse. In this interactive workshop, we will learn how even the best employee can rationalize bad decisions. Based on her work with convicted white-collar offenders and whistle-blowers, Dr. Kelly Richmond Pope will share knowledge about ethical decision-making, fraud prevention strategies, and ways to encourage and promote a sound ethical culture.
This session aims to address the hard questions faced by chemical distributors today as they weigh the pros and cons of entering the world of e-commerce. How can you protect your hard-earned client base if commerce moves online? What are the risks of not evolving with e-commerce? What choices will you need to make if you decide to make the leap? How do you adhere to Responsible Distribution when conducting commerce online? What are blockchain systems and how are they being used to maintain cryptocurrency transactions?
Environmental activists throughout the country are making unprecedented efforts to ban or limit the use of a host of chemical products. Among the chemical products that are under attack are PFOs, Ethylene Oxide, Polystyrene, BPA, Coal Tar Sealer, Sunscreen, Glyphosate, Neonicotinoids, straws, and more. Learn about these activists’ plans and how they could disrupt your business by attending this session.
|6:00-9:00 pm||Networking Reception and Dinner Presentation at Ditka’s|
Playmakers are in a constant state of calm readiness. Ready to tap into their experiences and knowledge on diverse topics in a moment’s notice while connecting disparate thoughts to create breakthrough solutions. Jeff Rogers shares how this mindset is the perfect tool to practice innovative thinking.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
|8:00-8:45 am||Continental Breakfast|
This session will provide highlights of the current legislative landscape and an overview of the regulatory initiatives and enforcement trends underway and coming down the pike that will impact your company.
In this highly interactive session, Tiffany Releford will clearly define what harassment and discrimination are and then discuss best practices of how employers can prevent these issues from occurring in the workplace. Using hypotheticals, she will review with the participants how best to respond to instances of discrimination and harassment, should they occur.