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The 2016 ACA Leadership Conference will bring together industry executives and senior mangers for a multi-day leadership forum. This inaugural event will feature thought leaders presenting their views on corporate and economic issues, business strategy, emerging and existing markets,  new technology, and stewardship. Targeting  executives and senior managers representing an array of companies in the coatings industry, this conference will provide coatings industry professionals with an opportunity to interact with their peers in an environment that is both informative and inspirational.

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Schedule of Events

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11
6:30 amRegistration
12:30 pm – 2:00 pmOpening Luncheon with Featured Speaker:
Diarmuid O’Connell, Vice President, Business Development, Tesla Motors
2:15 pm – 5:15 pmSession 1: Geopolitics – “Challenges for U.S. Leadership”
Kurt Volker, Former Ambassador to NATO
Dave Des Roches, Associate Professor and Senior Military Fellow, National Defense University

Session 2: Innovation – “Building a Culture of Innovation”
Heather Yurko, Senior Manager, Service Logistics + Operations Systems, Cisco Systems

Session 3: Peak Performance – “Memory Power for Executives”
Scott Bornstein, CEO of MemoryPower and Chief Memory Training Expert

6:30 pm – 7:30 pmWelcome Reception
7:30 pm – 9:00 pmWelcome Dinner
Sponsor: Axalta Coating Systems, Inc.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12
7:00 amRegistration
7:45 am – 9:15 amContinental Breakfast with Featured Speaker:
Leroy Chiao, U.S. Astronaut and International Space Station Commander
9:30 am – 11:30 amSession 1: Economics – “State of the Economy”
Tim Quinlan, Senior Economist, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC

Session 2: Politics – “The Post-Election Landscape”
Chris Stirewalt, Editor, Fox Digital Politics