'New Directions' for the Industry to Be Explored at Spring Meeting Next Month
Experts in global security, the political and economic environment, sustainability, energy supply, and green building will gather at the Association's 2012 Spring MeetingApril 1-4, in Napa, Calif.to give their take on factors shaping the "New Directions" for the aluminum industry.
Just announced to the lineup is Skip Horvath, President of the Natural Gas Supply Association, who will offer his views on the direction of natural gas supply and the implications for the aluminum industry.
Horvath joins a top-notch slate of presenters from across disciplines who will speak to the dynamics impacting the direction of our industry and its markets, including:
Stephen Hadleyformer National Security Advisor to President George W. Bush and a confidant of U.S. Presidents for almost 40 yearswill deliver Tuesday's keynote address on the direction of global security and power.
A.B. Stoddardcolumnist for the Congressional newspaper of record, The Hillwill offer her commentary on this year's Presidential and Congressional elections.
Robin AdamsSenior Managing Consultant for CRU Strategieswill give his observations on the factors impacting global aluminum markets.
R.K. Stewart, FAIAAssociate Principal at Perkins & Will and past president of the American Institute of Architectswill share his vision for the direction of building and design, and aluminum's role in that future.
Steven Winkel, FAIAmanager of the San Francisco office of Preview Group Inc.will join R.K. Stewart in discussing building trends, bringing his expertise in environmental design and building codes.
Dr. John HeckmanManaging Director at PE International Inc.will offer his insights on life-cycle issues and how they pertain to downstream markets for aluminum in building and construction.
Bob Hirschfeld"one of the top satirists in the country," according to Jay Lenowill be Monday's dinner entertainment and offer a funny yet motivational take on sustainable and green issues.
Other highlights of the program are Monday's golf tournament at the Hiddenbrooke Club, followed by dinner at the Meritage resort's Estate Wine Cave; and Tuesday's spouse/guest program, followed by dinner at the Artesa Winery.
To register for the Aluminum Association 2012 Spring Meeting, please contact Pamela Dorsey, Director of Member Services & Meetings, at (703) 358-2967 or firstname.lastname@example.org.