Northeast Region Events

2018 Northeast Region Meeting

The 2018 Northeast Region Meeting will be on September 24-26, 2018 at the Hotel Viking in Newport, Rhode Island. 


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 it to

2018 Attendees

Please click here to view the 2018 attendee list. Please note you will need your username and password to access the list.

Hotel & Travel

Hotel Viking
1 Bellevue Ave.
Newport, RI 02840

NACD Room Rates:

  • September 23: $249/night
  • September 24-27: $269/night

To book your rooms, reserve online or please call (800) 556-7126 and referencing Group Code 1KA5G0 or NACD to receive the group rate.

Hotel Reservation Deadline: August 24, 2018


Monday, September 24, 2018
12:30-5:30 pm Golf Tournament - Newport National Golf Club
12:30-2:30 pm NACD Member Facility Tour: Borden & Remington Corp.
6:00-7:00 pm Registration/Opening Reception
Tuesday September 25, 2018
8:00-8:30 am Breakfast
8:30-8:45 am Opening Remarks
Jessica Fegan, Connection Chemical LP, Northeast Region President
8:45-9:00 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.

9:00-9:45 am

Legislative & Regulatory Update
Eric R. Byer, NACD

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.

9:45-10:00 am Break

Economic Impact
Alex Chausovsky, 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 deci¬sions in such economic unpredictability. ITR Economics Senior Analyst Alex Chausovsky 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!

Noon-1:30 pm Lunch
1:30-3:00 pm

TSCA Compliance
Lynn Bergeson, Bergeson & Campbell

If your company imports, stores, repackages, processes, uses, or disposes of chemicals, you are subject to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). In this executive update, recognized TSCA expert Lynn Bergeson will review the latest TSCA regulations and highlight how they impact your company’s operations. A special focus on import and export issues will be included.

3:00-3:15 pm Break
3:15-4:15 pm

Transportation Update
Drew Anstett, Stett Transportation

In this interactive session, we’ll discuss the origin of the perfect storm of economic conditions and safety concerns that gave way to transportation regulations that squeeze capacity and make it more difficult to serve customers well. At the conclusion of the session, you will be equipped with a broader understanding of what appears to be a serious truck shortage, how to influence the course of upcoming regulations that could further challenge your operations and will be able to determine if you are positioned to be one of the market’s “preferred shippers”, attracting all of the most reliable and best-equipped carriers to partner with you rather than your competitors.

6:00-8:00 pm

Networking Event

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
8:00-8:30 am


8:30- 10:00 am

Discrimination & Harassment: Your Rights and Responsibilities
Tiffany Releford, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP

In this highly interactive session, Tiffany 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.

10:00-10:15 am Break
10:15-11:45 am

Customs - What You Need to Know
Herbert J. Lynch, Esq., Sullivan & Lynch, P.C.

Many chemicals have been impacted by the U.S.-China “trade war”. Customs & International Trade Attorney, Herbert J. Lynch will provide an update on the status of the Section 301 Investigation involving the imposition of additional duties on Chinese imports. The presentation will also include an overview of the regulations importers, exporters, and those distributing imported goods may be subject to and best practices to support compliance.