2017 FIA Fall Meeting of Members

2017 FIA Fall Meeting of Members

October 16–18, 2017
JW Marriott Chicago
151 W. Adams St.
Chicago, IL 60603
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At the 2017 FIA Fall Meeting of Members, attendees can learn about the latest political, economic and regulatory issues affecting the forging industry today. Organizational health, productivity and talent management will also be highlighted this year. Expert speakers include:

Chris Stirewalt
Digital Politics Editor at FOX News

Pat Richie
Principal Consultant at The Table Group

David DeLong
President of Smart Workforce Strategies and Research Fellow at the MIT AgeLab

Lynn C. Outwater
Senior Equity Shareholder at Jackson Lewis P.C. Pittsburgh Office

William A. Strauss
Senior Economist and Economic Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Randy Dean
Time Management and Personal Organization Expert

Schedule of Events

Monday, October 16, 2017

8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
FIA Board of Directors Meeting

1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
FIERF Board of Trustees Meeting

6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Meet up with fellow FIA members at this casual reception before heading out to dinner on your own. Fall Meeting registration materials will be available for pickup.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

7:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Registration Open

7:30 a.m.–8:15 a.m.
Opening Breakfast

8:30 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Welcome & Announcements
Jeffrey T. Jones, FIA Chairman, Vice President of Forge Resources Group

8:45 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
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
Author and consultant David DeLong will show you how to think more creatively about retaining high-potential employees, bridge the gap between boomers and millennials, and better prioritize strategic talent initiatives to drive your company’s growth.

10:15 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Economic Update
William A. Strauss, Senior Economist and Economic Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
The Latest Information from Washington Specific to Forging
Jennifer Baker Reid, The Laurin Baker Group

12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

1:45 p.m.–2:45 p.m.
Labor Laws & Regulations Update
Lynn C. Outwater, Senior Equity Shareholder at Jackson Lewis P.C. Pittsburgh Office

2:45 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
The Advantage: Why Organization Health Trumps Everything Else in Business
Pat Richie, Principal Consultant at The Table Group
Most organizations are “smart,” i.e. good at strategy, technology, finance, partnerships, etc. In spite of this, most organizations struggle with politics and confusion. In short, they are “smart” but not “healthy.” They lack true executive cohesion and clarity to effectively tap into all their smarts. Pat Richie can help you learn, develop, and execute disciplines of a healthy organization in a way that you and your employees will embrace and enjoy, and your competitors will envy.

4:15 p.m.–5:15 p.m.
Share & Learn Roundtable Discussions
Fall Meeting attendees will be split into small groups to discuss general business topics. Moderators will be present at each table to lead the discussion.

6:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
Fall Meeting Dinner Cruise
Join your fellow Fall Meeting attendees for a dinner cruise aboard the Spirit of Chicago. Buses will depart the JW Marriott at 6:00 p.m., and drop you off at the Navy Pier docks. Boarding begins at 6:30 p.m., and the dinner cruise takes place from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Buses will be waiting after the cruise to take you back to the JW Marriott. Casual attire is encouraged. Spouses are invited for a minimal fee.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

7:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Registration Open

7:30 a.m.–8:15 a.m.

8:30 a.m.–9:45 a.m.
From Distracted to Productive: Finding Your Productivity and Focus in an Increasingly Interrupted World
Randy Dean, time management and personal organization expert
Randy Dean has been training people how to be more effective time and email managers for more than 19 years, and has personally tested his strategies in major corporate and academic settings. Dean’s systems are based on strategies created by himself and thought leaders in the field.

10:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
FIERF Update
Mark Shirley, FIERF President, CEO of Finkl Steel

10:30 a.m.–12:00 a.m.
Political Outlook
Chris Stirewalt, Digital Politics Editor at FOX News
Chris Stirewalt is one of the liveliest commentators covering politics today. He is an expert storyteller who uses his trademark humor to down complex political issues. Stirewalt will offer candid and witty insights on the current political climate and the latest happenings on Capitol Hill and in the White House, as well as a breakdown of how our political party system reached its current state of polarization and what he sees coming down the pike in Washington and across the nation.

12:00 p.m.

Speaker Biographies

Chris Stirewalt
Chris Stirewalt is the digital politics editor for FOX News. Working in FOX’s Washington bureau since 2010, Stirewalt helps coordinate political coverage across Fox platforms, contributing articles, video segments, a daily newsletter, a weekly podcast with co-host Dana Perino, and regular appearances on FOX’s most popular programs to the network’s lineup. Stirewalt’s newsletter, FOX News First, boasts nearly 200,000 subscribers, and his podcast I’ll Tell You What was so successful that it was spun off into a television show of the same name leading up to the 2016 election.

Pat Richie
As one of the first Table Group consultants, Pat Richie has worked with hundreds of executive teams. He makes a strong connection with every client, illustrates Lencioni principles with distinctive strokes, and finds ways to help even difficult team members become part of a cohesive unit. He is known for helping organizations deal gracefully with very thorny issues, and for challenging top teams to stay on top. Richie’s clients span a broad spectrum of various industries, including energy, technology, private equity and healthcare.

David DeLong
President of Smart Workforce Strategies, David DeLong helps leaders implement practical solutions to address critical skill shortages created by major changes in workforce demographics, shifts in generational values and new technologies. DeLong is also a research fellow at the MIT AgeLab, and has been an adjunct professor at Babson College, where he teaches “Leading & Managing Organizational Change.” DeLong is the author of the widely-praised book Lost Knowledge: Confronting the Threat of an Aging Workforce.
Lynn C. Outwater
Lynn C. Outwater is a senior equity shareholder in the Pittsburgh office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Ms. Outwater frequently lectures on labor and employment law topics before Jackson Lewis clients and national and regional employer associations. She has testified before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce representing both the Society for Human Resource Management and the FMLA Technical Corrections Coalition, a 160-member American business coalition.

William A. Strauss
William A. Strauss is a senior economist and economic advisor in the Economic Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, which he joined in 1982. His chief responsibilities include analyzing the current performance of both the Midwest economy and the manufacturing sector for use in monetary policy. He organizes the Bank's Economic Outlook Symposium and Automotive Outlook Symposium. In addition, he conducts industrial and manufacturing roundtables throughout the year.

Randy Dean
Randy Dean is the author of the recent Amazon.com #1 Email Bestseller, Taming the E-mail Beast, and has 25 years of experience using and teaching an advanced time management and personal organization system. He has taught different versions of his time & email management systems for many prominent corporations, universities and government agencies. Dean left a successful career as a professional marketer to teach others how to be more organized and effective with their time.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Promote your company at the 2017 FIA Fall Meeting of Members by sponsoring one of the meals below. Each meal sponsor will be recognized onsite with signage, and acknowledged during the opening welcome and announcements. To become a sponsor, contact Mike DiLorenzo at mike@forging.org 216-781-6260.

Tuesday, October 17
Opening Breakfast: $2,500
Morning Break: $1,000
Lunch: $3,500
Afternoon Break: $1,000
Dinner Cruise: $4,000

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

Registration, Hotel & Transportation

Meeting Location & Accommodations
Encounter a landmark Chicago luxury hotel and experience the renowned architecture of world-famous Daniel Burnham. Located at LaSalle & Adams, this Chicago luxury hotel soars above skyscrapers in the heart of one of the world's most powerful financial districts.

JW Marriott Chicago
151 W. Adams St.
Chicago, IL 60603
Reserve a room at: https://aws.passkey.com/go/ForgingIndustry

Room Reservations
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 https://aws.passkey.com/go/ForgingIndustry.

The deadline to reserve a room for the FIA rate is 5 p.m. CDT on September 25, 2017. Reservations made after the deadline will be subject to the hotel’s prevailing rates and availability.

Meeting Registration Fees
Executive Early Bird: $1,195
Executive After September 22: $1,495
The meeting registration fee includes meeting materials, admittance to all speaker sessions, meals and receptions. Hotel room fees are not included in the meeting registration fee. Attendees must pay the total registration fee, whether they will be attending the full meeting or a portion thereof. The fee must be paid in advance of the meeting. Spouses and guests are invited to attend the Monday reception, and the Tuesday dinner cruise. There is a $125 charge for each spouse or guest. Registration may be completed online or by submitting a paper registration form. All fees must be paid in U.S. dollars.   

FIA will provide a refund for meeting fees cancelled on or before October 6, 2017. Registrations cancelled on October 7 or 8 will be refunded 50 percent. No refund is available October 9 or thereafter. Substitutions are permitted.

The JW Marriott Chicago is 18 miles southeast of Chicago O’Hare International Airport, and 11 miles northeast of Chicago Midway International Airport. Taxi fare is approximately $40 from O’Hare, and approximately $35 from Midway. The hotel does not provide shuttle service.Forging Industry Association (FIA)

Forging Industry Association (FIA)
1111 Superior Ave., Suite 615
Cleveland, OH 44114
Email: info@forging.org
Phone: 216-781-6260
Fax: 216-781-0102

10/16/2017 8:00 AM - 10/18/2017 12:00 PM
JW Marriott Chicago
151 W. Adams St.
Chicago, IL 60603 United States


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