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2017 Southwestern Chapter Meeting Schedule

Thursday, SeptEMBER 21
11:00 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m. Registration
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Welcome Buffet Lunch
12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Chapter Chairman’s Opening and Welcome Remarks

  • Cindy Parker, Facility Manager, Zero Mountain, Inc.
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. GCCA Update

  • Corey Rosenbusch, President & CEO, Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA)
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Medical Marijuana – How it Affects the Workplace

  • Matt Nieman, Jackson-Lewis
2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Refreshment Break
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. GCCA Claims Review

  • John Horvath, Horvath & Weaver
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Cold Chain Café – Roundtable Discussions

  1. Food Safety Regulations and Compliance
  2. Successfully Managing the Trio: Recruiting, Hiring, and Onboarding
  3. Succession Planning
  4. Customer Oriented KPIs
  5. Driver Relations and Improving Truck Turn Times
  6. Unique Revenue Opportunities Through Value Added Services
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Networking Reception
Friday, SEPTEMBER 22
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Emerging Technology and Innovation

  • O’Connor Construction Group – Paul O’Connor
  • Tippmann Innovation – Kristine Grudis
  • Douglas Battery – Mike Olin
  • Viking Cold Solutions – Collin Coker – Thermal Energy Storage for Industrial Cold Storage Facilities
  • RefrigiWear, Inc.
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Chapter Business Meeting
12:15 p.m. Meeting Adjourned

 *Schedule subject to change