Event Date: Monday, October 14, 2019 to Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Join your forging industry colleagues and peers for the 2019 Fall Meeting taking place October 14-16, 2019 at The Westin in Nashville, TN.
Click on the button below to register for the FIA Fall Meeting online or complete the registration form and send it to Kathy Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to (216) 781-0102. Please note: Registrations are not confirmed until payment is received.
A hotel room block has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Express Nashville Downtown at the discounted rate of $249/night. The deadline to book your room on the group room block is October 8, 2019.
To reserve your rooms Click here or call the hotel directly at (877) 666-3243 and reference the Forging Industry Association.
Holiday Inn Express Nashville-Downtown
Nashville, TN 32703
The Holiday Inn Express is a 7 minute walk from The Westin Nashville.
Click here for directions.
A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available for this year’s FIA Fall Meeting. Click here for sponsorship information.
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Monday, October 14, 2019
6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
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
Alex Jennings, FIA Chairman, President at Specialty Ring Products, Inc.
8:45 a.m.–9:45 a.m.
Why You Need to Make Marketing the Strength of Your Business
James Soto, Founder and CEO, INDUSTRIAL
9:45 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Workforce Development: Forgers Share Their Game Plan
Alex Jennings, Specialty Ring Products, Inc.
Amy Goerlinger, Walker Forge, Inc.
Doug McIntyre, Weber Metals, Inc.
Chelsea Lantto, Trenton Forging Company
11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Election, Tariffs & Other Washington D.C. Legislation of Importance to Forgers
Bruce Mehlman, Founder, Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas
12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
1:45 p.m.–2:45 p.m.
Section 232 Overview & Remedy
Myles S. Getlan, Cassidy Levy Kent
2:45 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Market Outlook for Forging & Tooling Materials
Lynn Lupori, Head of Consulting-North America, CRU Group
4:15 p.m.–5:15 p.m.
Share & Learn Roundtable Discussions
1. Marketing Roundtable
*Moderated by James Soto
2. Market Outlook for Forging & Tooling Materials Roundtable
*Moderated by Lynn Lupori
3. Workforce Development Roundtable
*Moderated by Jim Warren
6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Ole Red Reception & Dinner
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
7:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m.–8:15 a.m.
8:30 a.m.–9:45 a.m.
Economic Update: Year End & 2020 Forecast
Dr. Christopher Kuehl (PhD), Managing Director, Armada Corporate Intelligence
10:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Suzanne Tkach, Managing Member & Owner, Tkach Consulting
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Trade Policy, Economic Populism & Political Scenarios for 2020 and Beyond
Rick Santorum, Former U.S. Senator & CNN Political Commentator
For questions about the FIA Fall Meeting, please contact Angela Gibian, Manager of Events, at (216)781-6260 or email@example.com.