2019 FIA Fall Meeting of Members

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. 

 

REGISTRATION:

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 kathy@forging.org or fax it to (216) 781-0102. Please note: Registrations are not confirmed until payment is received.

 

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HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS:

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

920 Broadway

Nashville, TN 32703

The Holiday Inn Express is a 7 minute walk from The Westin Nashville.

Click here for directions.

 

SPONSORSHIPS:

A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available for this year’s FIA Fall Meeting. Click here for sponsorship information.

 

MEETING AGENDA:

Click here to print the full meeting agenda.

 

Monday, October 14, 2019

6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception

               

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 

7:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Registration Open

 

7:30 a.m.–8:15 a.m.

Opening Breakfast

 

 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.

Keynote Session:

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.

Lunch

 

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.

Keynote Session:

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.

Registration Open

 

7:30 a.m.–8:15 a.m.

Breakfast

 

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.

FIERF Update

Suzanne Tkach, Managing Member & Owner, Tkach Consulting

 

10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Keynote Session:

Trade Policy, Economic Populism & Political Scenarios for 2020 and Beyond

Rick Santorum, Former U.S. Senator & CNN Political Commentator

 

12:00 p.m.

Adjourn


For questions about the FIA Fall Meeting, please contact Angela Gibian, Manager of Events, at (216)781-6260 or angela@forging.org.