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6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Pre-Event Network Mixer
The Foundry Table & Tap
Sponsored by Pittsburgh Regional Alliance
8:30 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.
Eric Byer, NACD (National Association of Chemical Distributors)
9:20 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Merger & Acquisitions in the Chemical Sector
Gaurav Bhati, A.T. Kearney
10:10 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
Buyer / Seller Relationships, and the associated forces at work in Industrial Distribution
Jim Baehr, Sourcing Strategies Group
11:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
ERP for the Chemical Industry
Gus Towers, Microsoft
Emir Dobraca, Edgewater Fullscope
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch with Keynote
Chemical Distribution – Proven and Re-Imagined
Markus Klaehn, President & CEO, Brenntag North America, Inc.
2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Transportation & Logistics Panel Discussion
Tom Janssens, Westlake Chemical
Avery Vise, FTR Transportation Intelligence
Neal Rothchild, CLX Logistics
Brian Spiller, Watco Companies
3:40 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.
Becoming (and Remaining) an Industry Leader Requires Actually Learning to Lead
Dr. Crystal G. Morrison, EverRise
Sponsored by Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc., PITTCON, & Ergon