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OCTC 2014 Strategic Planning Retreat

Information and Agenda

September 8-9, 2014
Deer Creek State Park Lodge and Conference Center
Mt. Sterling, Ohio

OCTC's 2014 Strategic Planning Retreat provides member companies with the opportunity to discuss critical issues and challenges facing the chemical industry and provide input to OCTC as we develop our priorities for advocacy, member programs and the services we offer for 2015 and beyond. The agenda includes:

Spouses and guests are welcome and encouraged to participate in all meetings and activities. The Strategic Planning Retreat is an integral part of developing OCTC’s priorities in the coming years, so please register now. We look forward to seeing you at the retreat!

Monday, September 8

10:00 a.m.     Golf/Recreation

4:45 p.m.       Welcome: Happy Hour

5:45 p.m.       Fireside Chat: Inside the Beltway – Discussion of upcoming elections and its impact on the chemical industry’s advocacy.

• Walter Moore, American Chemistry Council (Federal Politics)
• Brandon Lynaugh, Strategic Public Partners (Ohio Politics)

7:00 p.m.       Dinner

8:30 p.m.       Networking Reception 

Tuesday, September 9

7:00 a.m.       Breakfast

8:00 a.m.       OCTC Board Meeting – All members invited to attend.

• OCTC Accountant and Auditor

9:30 a.m.       The Heat is On…Or is It? – What President Obama’s “Clean Power Plan” means for Ohio manufacturers and how it will impact energy prices, Ohio’s own energy policy and natural gas as an energy source.

• Rob Brubaker, Porter Wright
• Kevin Schmidt, Strategic Public Partners

10:45 a.m.     Whippersnappers in the Workplace: Addressing Generational Challenges – Understanding the attitudes and challenges of working through change as generations enter and leave the workforce.

• Carrie Sponseller, Eastman and Smith
• Melissa Ebel, Eastman and Smith

11:30 a.m.     Ohio EPA Water Updates – Meet the new Chief of the Division of Surface Water and hear his priorities for the Division.

• Karl Gebhardt, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

12:15 p.m.     Working Lunch

12:30 p.m.     Policy and Insight – Discussion of federal and global policies and engaging in the rulemaking process.

• Bill Allmond, Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates

1:15 p.m.       Participants’ Roundtable – Group discussion of the issues facing your company, what our federal and state government should be doing to help our industry and what you believe should be OCTC’s priorities for 2015 and beyond.

• All Retreat Participants

3:00 p.m.       Adjournment

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