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SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, AUG. 9

7:30am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

 

8:00am

Welcome

 

8:15am

Session 1 - Water/Wastewater

Tom Decker, Consultant

 

9:00am

Session 2 - Power

Britt Burt, Vice President of Research – Power, Industrial Information Resources

 

9:45am

Break

 

10:00am

Session 3 - LNG

Jacques Rousseau, Managing Director, ClearView Energy Partners, LLC

 

10:45am

Session 4 - Wall Street Perspective

Michael Halloran, Senior Research Analyst, Managing Director, Robert W. Baird and Company

 

11:30am

Session 5 - Commercial Construction

Alex Carrick, Chief Economist, ConstructConnect, Ontario, Canada

 

12:15pm

Lunch

 

1:30pm

Session 6 - Oil and Gas

John Spears, President, Spears and Associates

 

2:15pm

Session 7 - Petrochemical

Mark Eramo, Vice President, IHS Markit

 

3:00 - 3:15

Break

 

3:15pm

Session 8 - Domestic Economic Outlook

William Strauss, Senior Economist and Economic Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

 

5:30 - 6:30pm

Reception

 

Dinner on your own

 

FRIDAY, AUG. 10

7:30am

Continental Breakfast

 

8:15am

Session 9 - International Economic Outlook

David Teolis, Senior Manager, Economic and Industry Forecasting – International, General Motors Corporation

 

9:00am

Session 10 - Mining

Mark Atkins, Deloitte Consulting

 

9:45am

Session 11 - Additive Manufacturing

James Sears, Manager, Additive Manufacturing Technology Center, Carpenter Technology

 

10:30am

Adjournment

 


 

This Event Has Concluded

 

AUGUST 9-10, 2018

VMA MARKET OUTLOOK WORKSHOP

BLACKSTONE HOTEL, CHICAGO, IL 

 

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Market Outlook Workshop - considered to be VMA’s premier meeting - is held in August of each year. This year’s workshop will take place August 9-10th at The Blackstone Hotel in Chicago, IL. Attendees will hear presentations from industry leaders on the outlook for various end user markets. Additionally, attendees will receive hard information about the domestic and international economic outlook. You will return to your office with notes and PowerPoint presentations to prepare your 2018 sales and marketing forecast.

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Attendance is open to any VMA and VRC member who has responsibility for sales and/or marketing. Most attendees are interested in developing business forecasts for the following year. Those who have branding and marketing responsibilities should also consider attending.

 

REGISTRATION FEES

Attendee registration is open to all VMA/VRC Members. Registration fees are $625 for the first registrant from a dues paying member-company. Second and subsequent registrants from the same company can register at the reduced rate of $525 per registrant. Your registration fee includes all food events during the workshop which includes continental breakfast, breaks, lunch and Welcome Reception.

 

HOTEL RESERVATIONS - CUTOFF EXTENDED UNTIL JULY 12

Accommodations for the 2018 Market Outlook Workshop have been arranged at The Blackstone Hotel at the discounted rate of $219.00 a night. To make reservations, CLICK HERE or call them at 1-800-468-3571 or 312-447-0955. Just reference the VMA Market Outlook Workshop. The discounted rate is good only for the nights of August 8 – 10th, with rooms on the 10th being limited. Any rooms booked by attendees outside those dates are not guaranteed the discounted rate.

 

CANCELLATION POLICIES

  • Cancellations received up to 30 days before the event are refundable, minus a 5% registration service charge.
  • Cancellations received between 15 and 29 days before the event are 75% refundable.
  • Due to hotel and other event guarantees, cancellations received between 0 and 14 days prior to the events are non-refundable.
  • All cancellations must be in writing to Malena Malone-Blevins at mmaloneblevins@vma.org.

QUESTIONS?

Please call Malena Malone-Blevins, Meetings Manager at 202-331-8105 ext. 310 or by email at mmaloneblevins@vma.org.

 

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