2012 Flexible Film and Bag Conference

Draft Agenda

Monday, May 7, 2012

8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Golf Tournament (Optional)
Cowboys Golf Club
8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. American Progressive Bag Alliance Board Meeting (Board only)
3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Film and Bag Executive Board Meeting (Board only)

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 

WELCOME RECEPTION

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

8:00 a.m. CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Opening Remarks
Mike Henagan, MidSouth Extrusion

8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Made in America Again
Harry Moser, Founder "The Reshoring Initiative: Bringing Manufacturing Back Home"
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Flexible Film Advocacy Update
Mark Daniel, Hilex Poly on behalf of the American Progressive Bag Alliance
Keith Christman, American Chemistry Council on behalf of the Flexible Film Recycling Group
Cathy Browne, Crown Poly, Inc. on behalf of Western Plastics Association

Suzanne Morgan, SPI

11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

 Coffee Break

11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

New Resin Innovations
Doug Laurent, ExxonMobil
Dr. Bill Beaulieu, Chevron Phillips Chemical
Paul Rossignoli, NOVA Chemicals

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

LUNCH

1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Are You Getting the Value You Should From Your SPI Membership?
Bill Carteaux, SPI President and CEO

2:00 pm. - 3:15 p.m.

Film Masterbatch Innovations
Prakash Patel, Ampacet – Ti02 & White Opacity for Film
Jim Steele,Techmer PM – Additives/Masterbatches
Bob Trinklein, Colortech – Color concentrates
Holly Hansen, Heritage Plastics - "The New Plastic"

3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

BREAK

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Manufacturing Outlook for 2012
Stephen Gold, President & CEO, Manufacturer's Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI)

4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Safety in the Workplace
Marline Blaze, Traveler's Insurance

4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Conversation Stations
All session speakers will be available at designated stations for additional and more intimate follow up questions and discussion.

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

 Networking Reception

 Wednesday, May 9, 2012

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Creating Margin Stability in Volatile Resin Markets
Andy Van Putte, RTi

8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Trends in Polyethylene Film Reprocessing
This panel of speakers to discuss the changes in China’s acceptance of post-consumer polyethylene waste due to stricter regulations and higher wages. How will this impact the market in the U.S. and recycling trends for flexible film?

Patty Moore, Moore Recycling
Dave Dunning, AERT*
Covanta*
Charlie Nettles, Textrude*

9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

From Rigid to Flexible
Joel Johnson, Printpack*
Tim Lewis, CMD
Evalca*

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

BREAK

10:45 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.

Frack to the Future:  The Impact of Shale Natural Gas on Ethylene and Polyethylene
John Stekla, IHS (formerly CMAI)

11:55 a.m. - Noon

Conference Wrap-Up/End Program