Event Date: Monday, October 15, 2018 to Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Join FIA for the 2018 Fall Meeting of Members taking place in from October 15-17 in Fort Worth, Texas. This year's attendees will learn about the latest political, economic and regulatory issues affecting the forging industry today. Registration for the Fall Meeting of Members will be opening soon. For questions about the conference or event sponsorships, contact Katlyn Stratis at (216) 781-6260 or email@example.com.
Monday, October 15, 2018
8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
FIA Board of Directors Meeting
1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
FIERF Board of Trustees Meeting
6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
7:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m.–8:15 a.m.
8:30 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Welcome & Announcements
Will Walker, FIA Chairman, President & CEO at W.T. Walker Group
8:45 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
Economic Update: Year End & 2019 Forecast
Dr. Chris Kuehl, Managing Director and Co-Founder at Armada
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Workforce Development: Game Plan for Engaging Your Local Two-Year College
Nick Graff, Executive Director at Advanced Manufacturing Technology Centers & Dallas County Community College District
11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Midterm Elections, Tariffs and Other Washington D.C. Legislation of Importance to Forgers
Jack Levy, Partner, Cassidy Levy Kent
Myles Getlan, Partner, Cassidy Levy Kent
Jennifer Baker Reid, President, The Laurin Baker Group, LLC
12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
1:45 p.m.–2:45 p.m.
Energy & the Economy: Charting the Course Ahead
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas - invited
2:45 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Technology Panel: Trends & Future
4:15 p.m.–5:15 p.m.
Share & Learn Roundtable Discussions
1. Marketing Roundtable
2. Safety Roundtable
3. Open Topic Roundtable
Fall Meeting attendees should pre-register for preferred roundtable discussions. Moderators will be present at each session to lead the discussion.
6:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
Stockyards Station Reception & Dinner
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
7:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m.–8:15 a.m.
8:30 a.m.–9:45 a.m.
Digital Marketing Strategies: Don’t Get Left Behind!
David Underwood, President and Co-Founder at TopSpot
10:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Mark Shirley, CEO of Finkl Steel
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Millennials, Trump, and Amazon.com
Trends and Issues that will Impact Your Cash Flow and Profits in the Next Four Years
Gene Marks, Small Business Expert
Click here to learn more about the conference's speakers.
The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel
200 Main Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
Discounted group rate: $209 per night plus applicable taxes
The cut-off date to receive the discounted group rate is Friday, September 21, 2018 or until sold out.
To make reservations at the discounted group rate, click here or call The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel at 817-870-1000 and mention the Forging Industry Association.
Non-members are welcomed to attend the FIA Fall Meeting. Please contact Katlyn Stratis at firstname.lastname@example.org for registration pricing.
Click here to learn more about the sponsorship opportunities that are available for the Fall Meeting of Members.
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