PLASTICS LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

Tue, May 8th
8:30 am to 1:30 pm

The domestic manufacturing outlook is strong for the coming years, particularly with the increase in “re-shoring” and improved availability of investment capital. Designed for C-Level executives and small and middle-market company Presidents and CFO’s, this program will feature talks and panel discussions on how our industry can best take advantage of the capital markets for expansion both internally and through acquisition.

 
Welcome and Introduction 
8:30am – 8:45am 
Perc Pineda, Ph.D., Chief Economist, Plastics Industry Association 
 
 
Keynote: Capital Markets for the Large-Cap Business 
8:45am – 9:30am 
Colin Convey, Managing Director, Head of Packaging Investment Banking, Goldman Sachs 
 
 
Keynote: Capital Availability for the Small and Medium Business 
9:30am – 10:15am
Sharon Miller, Managing Director, Head of Small Business, Bank of America 
 
 
Break 
10:15am – 10:30am 
Coffee, Tea and Networking 
 
 
Panel Session: Accessing Capital for Growth and Acquisition 
10:30am – 12:00pm
Colin Convey, Managing Director, Head of Packaging Investment Banking, Goldman Sachs 
John Hart, Managing Director, P&M Corporate Finance (PMCF) 
Sharon Miller, Managing Director, Head of Small Business, Bank of America 
Samuel H. Smith, III, Managing Director & Founding Member, Customers Commercial Finance, LLC 
Craig P. Staub, Managing Principal, Odyssey Partners 
 
 
Networking Lunch 
12:00pm – 1:30pm 
Join your industry peers for a hot buffet lunch before heading to the show floor

SPEAKERS


Wed, May 9th
8:30 am to 1:30 pm

Designed for Senior Business Development, Sales and Marketing, and Product/Divisional Business Managers, this program will feature representatives from major corporations in the Medical, Consumer Products, Aerospace and Proprietary Plastics Manufacturing Sectors. The program focus will be on these markets and their projected demand for existing and new product ideas for the coming years.
 
 
Welcome and Introduction 
8:30am – 8:45am
Scott Farmer, Executive Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer, Berry Global 
 
 
Keynote: Plastics and the Food and Beverage Industry 
8:45am – 9:30am
René Lammers, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Global Beverages R&D, PepsiCo. 
 
 
Keynote: Future Trends for Plastics in Healthcare 
9:30am – 10:15am
Theresa Hermel-Davidock, Senior Director, Abbott Laboratories 
 
 
Break 
10:15am – 10:30am 
Coffee, Tea and Networking 
 
 
Panel Session: What do the Industry Sectors Expect from the Plastics Industry in the Coming years? 
10:30am – 12:00pm 
Theresa Hermel-Davidock, Senior Director, Abbott Laboratories 
René Lammers, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Global Beverages R&D, PepsiCo. 
Jay Olson, Global Manager, Materials Engineering & Technology, John Deere Technology Innovation Center 
Dr. Alex Rubin, Senior Technical Fellow, Boeing Research and Technology 
 
 
Networking Lunch 
12:00pm – 1:30pm 
Join your industry peers for a hot buffet lunch before heading to the show floor

SPEAKERS


Thu, May 10th
8:30 am to 1:30 pm

Designed for Manufacturing Executives and General Managers of Manufacturing Facilities, this program will feature leaders from both Plastics Manufacturing and National Associations speaking on topics ranging from Workforce Development through the latest innovations in manufacturing including: Additive (3D and 4D) Manufacturing, closing the gap between research and technological innovation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and Smart Manufacturing—using real-time information to obtain a whole new level of visibility throughout the Supply Chain.
 
 
Welcome and Introduction 
8:30am – 8:45am
Troy Nix, President, MAPP, Inc. 
 
 
Keynote: Workforce Development and the Plastics Industry 
8:45am – 9:30am 
Jay Timmons, President & CEO, National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) 
 
 
Keynote: BAAM Additive Manufacturing 
9:30am – 10:15am 
Gregory Haye, General Manager, Materials and Process Development Center of Excellence, Local Motors, Inc.
 
 
Break 
10:15am – 10:30am
Coffee, Tea and Networking 
 
 
Panel Session: Workforce Development and Technology Innovation in Manufacturing 
10:30am – 12:00pm
Steve Bieszczat, Chief Marketing Officer, IQMS 
Gregory Haye, General Manager, Materials and Process Development Center of Excellence, Local Motors, Inc.
Mike Regan, Director of 3D Materials, HP, Inc. 
Peter Stansky, Digitalization Development Manager, Siemens Industry, U.S.A. 
Jay Timmons, President & CEO, National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) 
 
 
Networking Lunch 
12:00pm – 1:30pm 
Join your industry peers for a hot buffet lunch before heading to the show floor.

SPEAKERS

  • Steve Bieszczat
    Chief Marketing Officer
    IQMS
  • Gregory Haye
    General Manager, Materials and Process Development Center of Excellence
    Local Motors, Inc.
  • Mike Regan, Ph.D.
    Director of 3D Materials
    HP, Inc.
  • Peter Stansky
    Digitalization Development Manager
    Siemens Industry, U.S.A.
  • Jay Timmons
    President and CEO
    National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)