IAPD Women in Plastics Educational Workshop

Thursday, November 8, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Hilton Charlotte University Place
8629 JM Keynes Drive
Charlotte, NC, 28262, USA


Women and men are welcome to attend.

Join Women in Plastics for a morning of learning and connecting on Thursday, November 8 in Charlotte, NC.

This half-day educational workshop will feature:

  • Keynote speaker on building executive presence
  • Interactive networking activities
  • Lively group discussion
  • An opportunity to meet industry peers and build business relationships
  • Networking breakfast and lunch

This educational offering is intended to help foster facilitated networking and the chance to connect with attendees on a deeper level. 




 

Registration Fees:

IAPD Members - US$125
Non-members - US$175
Students (with valid student ID) - US$25
Welcome Reception Only - US$25


Schedule:


Wednesday, November 7, 2018
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Welcome Reception at Firewater Restaurant & Bar

Thursday, November 8, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Registration / Networking Breakfast 
9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Welcome / Ice Breaker
9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.   Industry speaker: Lori Louthan
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Ice Breaker
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.   Coffee Break 
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.   Sharon McCloud: Building Executive Presence
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.   Networking Lunch

Keynote Speakers

Sharon McCloud

Building Executive Presence

Women make up 57 percent of college graduates and earn 63 percent of master's degrees in the United States. Yet female leadership in C-Suites, politics and elsewhere comes nowhere close. Why is that? In numerous surveys, top executives point to being perceived as leadership material as essential to being promoted into leadership positions. Aligning mindshare with the ability to command a room is the DNA of executive presence. In this high energy, interactive session, McCloud teaches the three key elements to build your executive presence, whether you're an emerging leader or looking to advance into the C-Suite.
 
In this session you will:

  • Develop actionable strategies to build your executive presence
  • Learn why gravitas, communication and appearance matter in today's business climate
  • How to continue working on communication skills

About Sharon McCloud

Sharon Delaney McCloud is an Emmy Award winning television journalist, speaker, partner and vice president at Walk West in Raleigh, NC. She spent 20 years reporting on stories across the country, moderating political debates and volunteering in each community she covered before starting a marketing and video production firm. Now, as vice president of professional development at Walk West, McCloud heads up the firm’s media training and presentation coaching workshops. She also leads a team of creative producers who deliver premium video and digital content for Walk West’s clients. McCloud earned a bachelor’s degree in communication from Florida State University and toured the world with the Department of Defense’s U.S.O. program before kicking off her career in TV news. In the community, McCloud volunteers for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the St. Baldrick's Foundation. She and her husband Mike McCloud have three children and live in Raleigh.

Lori Louthan

Director, Functional Forms Segment Growth
SABIC

About Lori Louthan

Lori Louthan is director of segment growth for SABIC’s Functional Forms business, a global supplier of plastic sheet and film within Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), which ranks among the world’s top petrochemical companies. 

Louthan is responsible for overseeing current business and the development of global solutions for SABIC’s Functional Forms customers in the mass transportation, electrical, electronics and specialty glazing industries. 

Over her 25-year career, Louthan has held a variety of leadership roles within sales, product management, business development, marketing and operations/supply chain management. She has a broad background in engineering polymers and parts/shapes businesses, and has led multiple global teams and businesses.   

Louthan joined SABIC in 2014 after previously serving in several business management roles with DuPont, where her most recent position was global business director for its parts and shapes business.   

Louthan earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration and an MBA in international business from the University of Delaware. 
 

Hotel Info:

Hilton Charlotte University Place
8629 JM Keynes Drive
Charlotte, NC, 28262, USA
(704) 547-7444

IAPD attendees will receive a special discounted rate of $149 per night. CLICK HERE to make a reservation or call the reservations line at (704) 547-7444 and mention you are an IAPD Women in Plastics attendee. The cut-off date for the hotel block is Monday, October 8, 2018.
 


Welcome Reception


Firewater Restaurant & Bar 
8708 JW Clay Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28262

Wednesday night before the workshop, join attendees for a fun and laid back reception at Firewater Restaurant and Bar in the University area of Charlotte. Drinks and appetizers will be provided from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Firewater Restaurant & Bar is 0.3 miles (a 3-minute walk) from the Charlotte Hilton University Hotel.

Sponsorship Opportunities:


Elite Sponsor - US$1000
  • Event signage with company logo listed as an Elite Sponsor.
  • Company logo in the sponsorship section of the audio/visual presentation.
  • Badge ribbons identifying your company's attendees as a sponsor.
  • Company logo and direct link to your website on IAPD Women in Plastics Workshop emails and on the IAPD Women in Plastics webpage.
Breakfast Sponsor - US$500
  • Event signage with company name listed as breakfast sponsor.
  • Company name listed in the sponsorship section of the audio/visual presentation.
  • Badge ribbons identifying your company's attendees as a sponsor.
Lunch Sponsor - US$500
  • Event signage with company name listed as contributing sponsor.
  • Company name listed in the sponsorship section of the audio/visual presentation.
  • Badge ribbons identifying your company's attendees as a sponsor.

Thank You to Our Sponsor:


Elite Sponsors





Exclusive Reception Sponsor



Lunch Sponsor