2017 FIA Fall Meeting of Members

Hear an Update on the Status of the FIA President Search

The 2017 FIA Fall Meeting of Members will be held October 16–18, 2017, at the JW Marriott Chicago. At the Fall Meeting, the FIA Search Committee will give an update on the status of the search for a new FIA President.

In addition to the President search update, this year's event features a roster of outstanding speakers and diverse topics with keynote speakers on both days, as well as a dinner cruise on Lake Michigan that includes a buffet dinner, open bar and a live DJ for entertainment.

Sign up through September 22, 2017, to take advantage of the early bird rate and save $300 on your registration. After September 22, 2017, the registration rate will increase from $1,195 to $1,495.

FIA Fall Meeting attendees must book their own hotel accommodations. To reserve a room at the JW Marriott Chicago for the FIA rate of $299/night, call 877-303-0104 and mention the FIA Fall Meeting, or visit the hotel’s dedicated FIA page. The deadline to reserve a room for the FIA rate is September 25, 2017.

Promote your company at the 2017 FIA Fall Meeting of Members by becoming a sponsor. Each sponsor will be recognized onsite with signage, and acknowledged during the opening welcome and announcements. To learn more, contact Mike DiLorenzo at [email protected] 216-781-6260.

Speakers and Topics

The Advantage: Why Organization Health Trumps Everything Else in Business
Pat Richie, Principal Consultant at The Table Group
Political Outlook
Chris Stirewalt, Digital Politics Editor at FOX News
Closing the Skills Gap: Innovative Talent Management Solutions for a Changing Workforce
David DeLong, President of Smart Workforce Strategies, and Research Fellow at the MIT AgeLab
From Distracted to Productive: Finding Your Productivity and Focus in an Increasingly Interrupted World
Randy Dean, time management and personal organization expert
Labor Laws & Regulations Update
Lynn C. Outwater, Senior Equity Shareholder at Jackson Lewis P.C. Pittsburgh Office
Economic Update
William A. Strauss, Senior Economist and Economic Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
The Latest Information from Washington Specific to Forging
Jennifer Baker Reid, The Laurin Baker Group

Sponsorships Available

Tuesday, October 17
Opening Breakfast: $2,500 SOLD: Specialty Ring Products
Morning Break: $1,000 SOLD: Finkl Steel
Lunch: $3,500
Afternoon Break: $1,000 SOLD: Ellwood City Forge
Dinner Cruise: $4,000 SOLD: Forge Resources Group

Wednesday, October 18
Breakfast: $2,500
Morning Break: $1,000