The 2016 ACA Leadership Conference will bring together industry executives and senior managers 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

MONDAY, OCTOBER 10
Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia
11:00 am Registration
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm PaintCare® Budget & Finance Committee Meeting & Luncheon
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm PaintCare® Board of Directors Meeting
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Welcome Reception @ Union League of Philadelphia
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Welcome Dinner @ Union League of Philadelphia
Sponsor: Axalta Coating Systems, Inc.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11
Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia
6:30 am Registration
7:00 am – 8:00 am ACA Budget & Finance Committee Meeting & Breakfast
7:00 am – 8:00 am ACA Board of Directors Breakfast

Sponsor: BYK USA Inc.

8:15 am – 11:15 am ACA Board of Directors Meeting with Featured Speaker:
Charlie Cook, Political Analyst and Publisher, Cook Political Report
11:15 am – 12:30 pm ACA Executive Committee Meeting
Leadership Conference
Union League of Philadelphia
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Opening Luncheon with Featured Speaker:
Diarmuid O’Connell, Vice President, Business Development, Tesla Motors
2:15 pm – 5:15 pm Session 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 pm Conference Reception
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Conference Dinner
Sponsor: Axalta Coating Systems, Inc.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12
Union League of Philadelphia
7:00 am Registration
7:45 am – 9:15 am Continental Breakfast with Featured Speaker:
Leroy Chiao, U.S. Astronaut and International Space Station Commander
9:30 am – 11:30 am Session 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