|2015 Annual Meeting Education|
Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare Hotel
Building the Bridge: The Generation Gap Through the Eyes of Young Fastener Professionals
As Baby Boomers retire, organizations will turn to Gen Xers and especially Millennials to assume many important roles. The transfer of important business and industry knowledge will be critical but challenging, due to the differing lifestyle and workplace expectations between the generations.
Come learn how we can tackle this issue together at this informative session.
Presented by members of the Young Fastener Professionals organization.
Cutting Edge Trends in Warehousing and Delivery
How can you stay ahead of the curve on logistics? At this fast-paced session we’ll provide tips on:
Presented by Hannah Cross of Logistics Planning Service
Plating: Current Issues and Products
What’s new in plating and coatings? What do I need to know to make the right application choice? With 26 years in the metal finishing business, Brian Lowry will provide the answers to these questions and more in this fact-filled program.
Presented by Brian Lowry of Curtis Metal Finishing.
Ready for Growth? An Economic Update
2:00 - 3:30 pm
2015 promises to provide a few scares, but 2016 should see increased levels of demand across a broad swath of industries. We will discuss the economic realities that portend good news and the need for more capital expenditures, more planning, more labor, and an optimistic view of the future. In this thought-provoking program, Alan Beaulieu from the Institute for Trend Research will cover:
Alan Beaulieu is a principal of the Institute for Trend Research where he serves as President. Since 1990, he has been consulting with companies throughout the US, Europe, and Japan on how to forecast, plan, and increase their profits based on business cycle trend analysis. Alan is also the Senior Economic Advisor to NAW and the Chief Economist for HARDI. Alan is co-author, along with his brother Brian, of the book MAKE YOUR MOVE, and has written numerous articles on economic analysis.