SPI 2013 Equipment & Moldmakers Summit - Leading Through a Climate of Change

May 5 - 7, 2013


The SPI Equipment Council is pleased to announce the SPI 2013 Equipment & Moldmakers Summit-Leading Through a Climate of Change. This leadership summit will bring together C-level executives, key policymakers and business experts to address today’s pivotal issues impacting the bottom line of plastics suppliers in a rapidly changing business climate including: Healthcare Reform, Workforce Development, Tax Reform, Energy Savings, OSHA Regulation & Immigration Law, with keynote 2012 Presidential Candidate, Senator Rick Santorum.



Location  miamigolf
Turnberry Isle
1999 West Country Club Drive
Aventura (Miami), Florida 33180

Full Registration: $695
Spouse Registration: $295



Program Dates:
Sunday May 5 - Tuesday May 7, 2013  
Click here for a pdf of the full agenda
Sunday, May 5 - Arrivals and Golf, Activities and Welcome Reception
1:00 PM  

Golf at the Miller Course at Turnberry Isle Tee off at 1:00 PM
With a boxed lunch sponsored by the Peabody Orlando

12:15 PM 5:00 PM Fishing - Arrive at dock by 12:15 PM for 1:00 PM departure
1:00 PM 4:45 PM Art Deco Walking Tour with Dr. Paul George
5:00 PM   Registration Opens
6:00 PM 8:00 PM Sunday Reception - Crazy Shirt Night
Monday, May 6 - Full day of program
7:30 AM 8:00 AM Monday Breakfast
8:00 AM 12:15 PM General Sessions
12:15 PM 1:30 PM Monday Networking Lunch with Speakers
1:30 PM 5:00 PM General Sessions
6:00 PM 7:00 PM Cocktail Reception
7:00 PM 10:00 PM Dinner with Entertainment
Tuesday, May 7 - Full day of program 
7:00 AM 8:00 AM Tuesday Breakfast 
8:00 AM 12:00 PM General Session 
12:00 PM 1:00 PM Tuesday Lunch
1:00 PM 5:00 PM Committee on Equipment Statistics Annual Meeting
6:00 PM 8:00 PM Tuesday Cocktail Reception

Spouse Program
Monday, May 6

9:30 AM 1:30 PM Spouse Tour - Villa Vizcaya and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens Tour
                            Tuesday, May 7
9:00 AM 10:00 AM Spouse Organizational Meeting - Spouses interested in supporting an Equipment Council Scholarship fundraising efforts and brainstorm other potential initiatives.

Take advantage of the resort amenities in your free time   

Three outdoor heated swimming pools including the lagoon-style pool with waterslide and lazy river ▪ Beach Club on the Atlantic Ocean ▪  Four-Star Spa ▪ State-of-the-art Fitness Center ▪ Tennis Center ▪ Free shuttle to upscale Aventura Mall and easy access to South Beach, Downtown, Miami attractions, Fort Lauderdale

Program Content - Invited and confirmed speakers include:

  • Keynote  – 2012 Presidential Candidate, Senator Rick Santorum
  • Keynote – Florida Governor Rick Scott
  • Healthcare Reform: How it Impacts Your Company  –  Keith Friede, Area Vice President, Talent & Organization Development 
  • Association Health Care – Mark R. Orzechowski, Area Senior Vice President, Gallagher Benefit Services
  • Update: OSHA Regulations and Immigration Laws – Greenburg Taurig, LLP
  • Recruiting and Retention for LongTerm  –  Lori Kleiman, SPHR, National Practice Leader, Gallagher Human Resources Consulting
  • Talent Acquisition Strategies –  Mary Scheibel, Principal and Founder Trefoil
  • SmartForce Development – Greg Jones, VP, AMT
  • America’s Workforce Imperative: A Manufacturing Education Strategy– Jeannine Kunz, Director, Professional Development, SME
  • A Primer on Growing Your Own - Dan Reinecke, Technical Sales Coordinator, Bekum America
  • Answers to the Chaos of Managing People – Maureen Steinwall, Owner & President, Steinwall, Inc.
  • Strategic Energy Management – Paul Scheihing, Technology Manager, Department of Energy and Bob Bechtold, President, Harbec Plastics
  • Taxes – 2013 and Beyond – Jim Gould, Partner, GDS Strategies, LLC
  • R&D Tax Credit – Scott Schmidt, Principal, Black Line Group
  • Plastics Processing Capital Spending Survey & Forecast - Steve Kline, Jr., Director of Market Intelligence, Gardner Business Media
  • Presentation on Economic Trends and Forecasts – Bill Wood, Mountaintop Consulting
  • Export 101/Global Market Opportunities for Moldmakers, Michael Taylor, Sr. Director International Affairs & Trade, SPI
  • Reporting on the State of the Association and Industry –  William Carteaux, SPI President and CEO
  • Equipment Council Overview:  What it Does and What it Does for You  –  Glenn Anderson, EC Chair


miamiTurnberry Isle Miami resort on the beach is situated within the lush surroundings of Aventura, an exclusive enclave in North Miami Beach, Fla. An Autograph Collection property and named one of the "World's Best Resorts" by Travel + Leisure, the Mediterranean-style resort & club is located across the street from South Florida’s leading shopping destination - Aventura Mall, and is ideally situated 12 miles south of Fort Lauderdale International Airport and 18 miles north of Miami International Airport. A soothing retreat atmosphere on 300 tropical acres draws guests from all over the world.

Our conference rate is an incredible opportunity to enjoy a world class resort both during the conference and, if you wish, before and after all on the conference rate.

Standard Room Rates are: $215.00 (single or double) with an $18.00 per person per day resort fee. Reserve your rooms online by clicking here. Book early as the room reservation deadline ends April 19th, 2013

▪ Two Raymond Floyd-redesigned 18-hole championship golf courses ▪ Three outdoor heated swimming pools including the lagoon-style pool waterslide and lazy river ▪ Beach Club on the Atlantic Ocean ▪  Four-Star Spa ▪ State-of-the-art Fitness Center ▪ Tennis Center

Conference Registration:  
Full Registration $695.00
Spouse Registration $295.00

Cancellation Clause: Refunds will be accepted until April 12, 2013. No refunds will be issued after April 12, 2013. Substitutions will be accepted.

For more information, please contact Jackie Dalzell, Director Industry Affairs 216.233.6794, jdalzell@plasticsindustry.org

The Equipment Council would like to thank its sponsors:

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Keynote Sponsor



Gold Sponsor


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PlasticsTechnology  MMT Logo

MYS logo

Silver Sponsors


OCCC logo   Rosen Hotels & Resorts logo   Visit Orlando logo

    The Hilton Orlando logo

Bronze Sponsors

Contact Alan Carter for sponsorship opportunities. 202-974-5284

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