61st Annual IAPD Convention Schedule


Monday, October 16, 2017

8:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m.    Executive Committee Meeting
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  Supplier Meetings
12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.    Board of Directors Lunch
1:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.    Board of Directors Meeting
6:00 p.m.
- 7:00 p.m.   Social Hour
6:30 p.m.
- 9:00 p.m.   Board of Directors Dinner
         

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.    Registration Open 
 8:00 a.m.
7:00 p.m.    Supplier Meetings 
8:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m.    Convention and Expo Committee Meeting
8:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m.    Marketing Committee Meeting 
8:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
  Pipe, Valve and Fittings (PVF) Common Interest Group (CIG) Meeting
10:15 a.m. 11:45 a.m.    Membership Committee Meeting
10:15 a.m.
11:45 a.m.
  Editorial Committee Meeting
10:15 a.m. 11:45 a.m.
  Environmental Committee Meeting
12:00 p.m.
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1:30 p.m.
  Manufacturers and Distributors Council Subgroup Meeting with Lunch
1:45 p.m. 3:00 p.m.    Government Relations Committee Meeting
1:45 p.m. 3:00 p.m.    Education Committee Meeting
3:00 p.m.
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4:30 p.m.   Education Session: Motivating Millennials™: How To Recognize, Recruit and Retain The Next Generation of Leaders, presented by Ryan Avery
3:15 p.m. 4:45 p.m.    Strategy Task Force Meeting
4:45 p.m. 5:45 p.m.    Small Distributors Council Reception 
6:00 p.m. -
7:00 p.m.   New Member/First-Timer Reception, by Invitation Only
7:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m.   Welcome Reception
         

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

7:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m.    Sunrise Stretch and Sweat with Shasonta Delmage
7:00 a.m. -
5:00 p.m.
  Registration Open
7:15 a.m. 8:15 a.m.    Networking Breakfast
8:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m.    General Session (Keynote SpeakersAwards and IAPD Business Session)
12:00 p.m.
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 8:00 p.m.
  Supplier Meetings
12:15 p.m. 1:30 p.m.    Networking Luncheon
12:15 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 
  Past Presidents' Lunch, by Invitation Only 
1:45 p.m. 3:00 p.m.    Manufacturers Council Meeting
1:45 p.m.
3:00 p.m.
  Distributors Council Meeting
3:15 p.m.
4:30 p.m.    Education Session: Secret LinkedIn Social Selling Hacks, presented by Viveka Von Rosen
4:45 p.m. 5:45 p.m.
  Education Session: Salesforce for Sales, presented by Tim Schultz
Hosted by the Manufacturers' Representatives Common Interest Group (CIG)
4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.    Canadian Common Interest Group (CIG) Meeting 
6:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m.    IAPD Plastics PAC Fundraiser: Wine and Cheese Tasting 
6:30 p.m. -
7:30 p.m.    Social Hour Sponsored by the Manufacturers' Representatives Common Interest Group (CIG) 
7:30 p.m. -
10:00 p.m.
  Open Night

Thursday, October 19, 2017

7:00 a.m.
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10:00 a.m.
  Exhibitor Set Up
7:30 a.m.   3:00 p.m.    Registration Open
7:30 a.m.
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8:30 a.m.
  5k Fun Run/Walk
8:00 a.m  -
11:00 a.m.
  Supplier Meetings
8:00 a.m.
-
11:00 a.m.
  Education Session: Crush Price Objections, presented by Paul Reilly
8:00 a.m.
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8:45 a.m.
  Education Session: How to Add Green Business Practices to Your Organization, by Jim Kohler
9:00 a.m.
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10:00 a.m.
  Women in Plastics Common Interest Group (CIG)
10:00 a.m.
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11:00 a.m.
  Education Session: Where Will We Be in 2032?, presented by Mark Kramer
11:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.    IAPD Plastics Expo
3:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.   Supplier Meetings
7:00 p.m.
10:00 p.m.
  Closing Party at Chicago Sports Museum
         

Friday, October 20, 2017: Departures