Western Region Events

2018 Western Region Meeting

The 2018 Western Region Meeting will be on April 17-21, 2018 at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel on the Kohala Coast, HI.


MEMBERS: Click here to register online.

NONMEMBERS: Click here to download a hard copy registration form.

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

Registration Deadline: March 27, 2018

Hotel & Travel

Mauna Lani Bay Hotel
68-1400 Mauna Lani Dr.
Kohala Coast, HI 96743

NACD Room Rates:
Rates Available from April 15, 2018 - April 21, 2018

  • Run of Ocean View – $269
  • Deluxe Ocean View – $289
  • Ocean Front – $339
  • Deluxe Ocean Front – $399
  • Corner Ocean Front – $449
  • One Bedroom Ocean View Suite – $799

To reserve a room please call: (800)367-2323 and reference the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD).

Hotel Reservation Deadline: March 23, 2018



Click here to view a current list of attendees. Please note you will need your username and password to access the list.

2018 Meeting Agenda

Agenda subject to change. Please click the bold titles to view a session description.

Please click here for a list of recreational activities. Please make arrangements directly with activity providers.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
4:30-7:00 pm Sunset Cruise on Winona
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
6:00-10:00 pm Welcome Reception and Dinner
Thursday, April 19, 2018
7:30-8:00 am

Continental Breakfast

8:00-8:15 am Opening Remarks
Jeff Martin, Horn;
NACD Western Region President
8:15-9:00 am

Legislative and Regulatory Update  
Eric 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.

9:00 am-Noon

Selling Boldly: How to Quickly Grow Your Sales
Alex Goldfayn, Evangelist Marketing Institute LLC

Join Alex Goldfayn, CEO of the Evangelist Marketing Institute, and author of the brand-new book Selling Boldly for this quick-hitting session on growing your sales with simple, powerful, no-cost techniques. Alex will detail 10 growth behaviors which you can start implementing as soon as you get back to your desk. If your company applies only a few of the approaches Alex presents, your sales WILL grow. They won’t have a choice!

1:00 pm

Golf Tournament – South Course (Quota Game)

The Quota Game allows players of various handicaps to play a team based game. The game bases a point system on a maximum handicap of 36 and scoring is based on percentage of your target score.

Friday, April 20, 2018
7:00-8:00 am

Continental Breakfast

8:00-8:15 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.

8:15-8:45 am

Contract Signed! How Does Responsible Distribution Fit In?
Caroline Kramer

Congratulations, you just secured a deal for a new product line! Among the questions you need to ask are, “How will the new product line affect my EHS&S operations? When should I bring our Code Coordinator into the conversation? What procedures and processes will need to be evaluated, change, or implemented?” This session will take a look at business development and the possible impacts on your Responsible Distribution program.

8:45-9:00 am


9:00-11:45 am

Leading with Values
Becky Frederick, Workplace Strategy

Leading with values begins with an organization’s most valuable asset: its people. In this highly interactive experience, participants will start by identifying and clarifying their core values – the values which most often guide their day-to-day decisions, behaviors, and actions. Using customized Value Reflection Cards and Worksheets, Becky guides participants through a series of activities – first giving them the opportunity to choose values that reflect their principles and priorities. Ensuing conversations provide further opportunity for participants to reflect on how these values inform the way they make decisions, treat others, and take action. There will be an opportunity to specifically discuss how values are a key driver in employee engagement and how organizations can “move values forward” by engaging in values work, aligning strategy with values, and embedding values in practices.

10:00 am-1:30 pm

Spouse/Guest Program
Roy's Waikoloa

Join us for a cooking class at Roy’s Waikoloa.


Chemical Educational Foundation Program Update
Bruce Schechinger, BHS Marketing LLC

Bruce Schechinger will provide an update on the Chemical Educational Foundation’s latest program and fundraising initiatives in the Western Region.

1:00 pm

Golf Tournament – Gold Course (Best Net Ball of Foursome)
Sponsored by SullivanCurtisMonroe

6:00-10:00 pm

Closing Reception and Dinner

Saturday, April 21, 2018
8:30 am

Wrap-Up Breakfast

10:30 am

Meeting Adjourns

Mauna Lani