Central Region Events

2017 Central Region Meeting

The 2017 Central Region Meeting will be held June 12-14, 2017 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, IL.


ONLINE: Click here to register online.

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

Fax completed forms to (703) 527-7747 or email to meetings@nacd.com.

Hotel & Travel

Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel
1551 Thoreau Dr. N
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 303-4100

NACD Room Rate: $169/night

Book your rooms online or please call the reservation department at (800) 468-3571 or (847) 303-4100. Be sure to mention NACD to receive the group rate.

Hotel Reservation Deadline: May 21, 2017


2017 Meeting Agenda

Please click the bolded session name to view a description.

Monday, June 12, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

FBI Improvised Explosives Presentation and Demo
SABT Matthew Herron, FBI

In a special presentation and demonstration designed exclusively for NACD, Special Agent Bomb Technicians from the Chicago FBI will discuss the agency’s explosives program, explosive precursor chemicals, and improvised explosives. The presentation will also include examples of actual FBI cases and terrorism incidents involving the use of improvised explosives before proceeding to a nearby location to receive a live range demonstration with actual explosions using many of the chemical precursors and improvised explosives discussed.

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Registration and Opening Reception
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
7:15 am

Continental Breakfast

8:15 am Opening Remarks
David Casten, Barton Solvents, Inc.
NACD Central Region President
8:30 am

Legislative & Regulatory Update
Eric R. Byer, NACD

The creation of new regulations and enforcement of existing rules continue to increase across all federal agencies that regulate the chemical distribution industry, including the EPA, DOT, OSHA, and DHS. 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 affect your company.

9:00 am

Guidance in Uncertain Times
Brian Beaulieu, ITR Economics

Uncertainty and volatility are the prevailing challenges business leaders confront today bringing forth critical questions regarding the overall health of the U.S. economy and how to remain profitable and make strategic decisions in such economic unpredictability. ITR Economics CEO 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. Topics will address what to expect this year and beyond, including: customer trends, business-to-business activity, interest rates, oil prices, inflation, exchange rates, emerging economies, and more!

11:30 am


1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Golf at Salt Creek Golf Club

Set amidst gently rolling terrain, mature trees, and beautiful ponds, Salt Creek’s 3,985 yard, par 63 course challenges players of all skill levels with tree-lined fairways and strategically placed sand bunkers.

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

FootGolf at Salt Creek Golf Club

FootGolf is an exciting new sport that combines the skills of the sport of soccer with those of the game of golf. Salt Creek Golf Club became, in 2014, one of the first courses in the area to embrace this rapidly growing sport.

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Networking Event at Level 257
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
7:30 am Continental Breakfast
7:55 am

NACD State of Affairs
Douglas A. Brown, Brown Chemical Co., Inc.; NACD Chairman of the Board

NACD Chairman of the Board Douglas A. Brown will deliver an update on association membership, programs, and events and provide an outlook of what’s ahead.

8:10 am

NACD Voluntary Benefits Program Overview
Patrick Bell and Dave Matthews, Pritchard & Jerden

Voluntary Benefits allow employees to select the benefits that are best suited for their particular needs and fund those benefits themselves, using payroll deduction. Voluntary Benefits plans enable you to offer your employees more benefit choices without impacting your company’s benefits budget, while still sending the message, “We care about you.“ NACD is excited to offer its unique and competitive voluntary benefits program to all its members.

8:30 am

Workshop: Business Negotiation Skills
Dr. Ashleigh Rosette, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University

This Business Negotiation Skills workshop is designed to help you better understand how differences can be opportunities rather than obstacles in a negotiation and teaches proven effective strategies that can help you attain a better outcome. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills by participating in live negotiations in a variety of diverse settings, integrating your personal experiences with key principles from exercises and course discussions.

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lunch/Meeting Adjourns


Photos from the 2016 NACD Central Region Meeting

2016 NACD Central Region Meeting