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SPI Flexible Vinyl Products Division's 25th Annual Compounders Conference

The SPI Flexible Vinyl Products Division is pleased to announce our 25th Annual Compounders Conference.  Each year we bring together the best technical and industry issue specialists for an excellent program of education and information.  This is our invitation to you to join us for four exceptional days in Williamsburg, Virginia.

July 13-16, 2014
Colonial Williamsburg Resort

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Download a printable copy of the agenda here.
Spousal agenda is available here.

Program Dates: Sunday July 13 - Wednesday 16, 2014
Sunday July 13 - Arrivals and Outings
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Golf Tournament – Golden Horseshoe, limited to 40 people

18 hole tournament on one of the top 100 courses in the United States. Registration includes greens fees, carts, refreshments and prizes.  Cost of renting clubs is $55 and can be made directly with the course by contacting Jeff Winters at jwinters@cwf.org.

4:00 PM - 6:30 PM Registration Open
Badges required for all functions, please collect prior to attending opening reception.
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM  Opening Reception
Steps from Williamsburg Lodge, come and join us in an outdoor sunken garden with fountains, flowers and music, for a relaxed evening reception .
Monday July 14 - Program Commences at Colonial Williamsburg Resort
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Buffet Breakfast

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Leadership Welcome
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM  A Welcome to Colonial Williamsburg
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM General Session
9:00 - 10:00 Economic Update
J.D. Foster, Deputy Chief Economist, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
10:00 - 10:30 Feedstock Update
Ana GamboaAssociate Director, Chlor-Alkali Vinyls, IHS Chemical
10:30 -10:45 Break
10:45 - Noon Prop 65 Defense - Exposure, Safe Harbor and Bounty Hunters
Nina HallmarkOxo Advocacy Lead, Americas, ExxonMobil Chemical
Noon - 1:30 PM Lunch Break
1:30 - 4:15 PM

General Session: TECHNICAL

1:30 - 1:45 Identification of Azodicarbonamide as SVHC Update
Gary Rittell, Vice President, Rit-Chem Company Inc.
1:45 - 2:15 Quality Characteristics and Rheological Properties of PVC Plastisols- Transfer of Laboratory results to Production
Martin Fischer, Chemical Engineer, BYK Chemie GmbH, Germany
2:15 - 2:30 Break
2:30 - 3:15 Update Green Book
3:15 - 3:45 High Molecular Weight Phthalates – European Perspective
Didier Naert
3:45 - 4:15 Healthcare Reform’s Impact and a New Opportunity – SPI Healthlink, a Unique Solution Designed to Meet your Needs.
Mark Orzechowski Area Senior Vice President, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Reception - Lawn Bowling Green/East Lounge

White clothing suggested. This outdoor evening reception will include summer sports – croquet, lawn bowls – outdoor music and a relaxed atmosphere. Come dressed for light activities in white summer wear.

Tuesday July 15 – Continuing Program at the Colonial Williamsburg Resort
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Buffet Breakfast 
8:30 AM - 12:15 PM General Session: Reg/Leg
8:30 - 9:15

REACH Update - shining light on the regulatory spectre
Richard Johnson, Global Regulatory Leader, Penn Color Inc.

9:15 - 9:45 The Regulatory Challenges and Litigation Risks of Green Chemistry Initiatives: The Phthalates Example
Cheryl A. Falvey, Partner, Crowell & Moring LLC
9:45 - 11:00 Sustainability     TBC
Regulatory        Marie Martinko, SPI
Young Leaders  Katie Masterson, SPI
SPI Update       William Carteaux, SPI
11:00 - 11:15 Break
11:15 - 11:45 PVC Update
11:45 - 12:15 Plasticizer Update
Jacco de Haas, Global Marketing Manager for Specialty Esters, OXEA
12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Lunch Break in Williamsburg – Explore the city on your own or with friends! 
1:45 PM - 4:15 PM General Session
1:45 - 2:15 LEED Update
Brenden Owens, LEED Technical Development, USGBC
2:15 - 3:00 AHPBC Activity
D'Lane Wisner, President, DWA
3:00 - 3:15 Break
3:15 - 4:15 The Precautionary Principle and Strategic Responses to LEED
Ujjbal Vyas Ph.D., JD., Principal, Alberti Group
5:30 - 7:00 PM Reception
Our closing reception will be indoor/ outdoor. Clothing suggestion cocktail casual.
Wednesday July 16 - Continuing Program at Colonial Williamsburg Resort
8:00 - 10:30 AM Executive Committee meeting with working breakfast
10:30 AM Meeting Adjourns

The 25th Compounders Conference continues the tradition of premier programming with technical, regulatory, economic and commercial segments focusing on the flexible vinyl industry.  Our subject matter experts come from the federal government, industry, consulting firms and the premier associations in this arena. 

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Our conference rate is an incredible opportunity to enjoy a world class hotel both during the conference and, if you wish, before and after all on the conference rate. Room reservations must be made by Friday, June 20.

Williamsburg Lodge Deluxe Suites are available at the discounted rate of $206/night.
Rates are available two days prior to the conference dates.
1-800-261-9530 or visit the registration website here.

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SPI Member Rates (Both Processor and Supplier)  
Full Registration $675.00 including sessions and receptions
After July 1, 2014 $775.00
Non-Member Rates:  
Non-Member Processor Registration:   
Full Registration  $900.00 including sessions and receptions
After July 1, 2014 $1,000.00
Non-Member Supplier Registration:   
Full Registration  $1,500.00 including sessions and receptions
After July 1, 2014 $2,000.00
Member or Non-Member Spouse Registration  $175.00

Contact Terry Peters with any questions. 

Read our sponsorship options!
SPI has six sponsorship packages available with wide ranging benefits. Contact Alan Carter to secure your sponsorship.

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