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Date: MARCH 12-14, 2018      Location: Sheraton Grand Nashville, 623 Union Street, Nashville, TN, 37219 Room Reservation  615.259.2000Schedule:

MONDAY, MARCH 12 – 4:30-6:00 – Cocktails Reception & Registration – free for dinner

TUESDAY, MARCH 13 – 8:00-5:00 Speaker Program, Dinner for all

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14 – 8:00- 12:30 HALF Day of Speaker

Master of Ceremony – Kelly Semrau, SC Johnson Kelly Semrau, Senior Vice President, SC Johnson. Kelly has more than 25 years of experience and currently oversees sustainability actions, public and governmental policy, public affairs and overall corporate social responsibility on a global basis for SC Johnson. Kelly is also responsible for community leadership and the company’s philanthropy efforts and sits on the Board of Trustees as Vice Chairman and President of the SC Johnson Fund, Inc.Keynote Speaker – Matthew Luhn

The best story wins!The most powerful tool in entertainment and business is a great story.

 Matthew Luhn is a writer, story and branding consultant, creative writing instructor and keynote speaker with over 25 years’ experience creating stories and characters at Pixar Animation Studios, The Simpsons, and beyond.

Alongside his story work in Hollywood, Matthew also trains CEOs, marketing teams, directors and other professionals how to craft and tell stories for Fortune 500 companies, Academy Award winning movies and corporate brands.

Matthew’s “Story Seminars” and “Story for Business Workshops” run in New York City, Los Angeles, London, and other major cities worldwide. His “Story for Business Workshops” and keynotes train business leaders and entrepreneurs how to use storytelling to bridge the gap between heart and business to build better brands and business communication, while his “Story Seminars” train attendees how to develop stories and write dialogue to create compelling stories and screenplays. His clients include Target, Procter and Gamble, Adidas, BMW, Sony, Mattel, Facebook, Charles Schwab, Microsoft, Warner Brothers, Google, Salesforce, and many more.

Matthew’s story credits include Toy Story (1995), Toy Story 2 (1999), Monsters Inc. (2001), Finding Nemo (2003), Cars (2006), Ratatouille (2007), UP (2009), Toy Story 3 (2010), Monsters University (2013), Toy Story of Terror (2013), Toy Story That Time Forgot (2014), and other films and TV shows currently in development.   

Confirmed Speakers:

Scott Carpenter, Vice President, Marketing and Partner Innovation at Formulated Solutions “Consumer Healthcare Aerosols, Better Living Through Aerosol Convenience.”

Gurusamy Manivannan, PhD., MBA, Senior Director, Strategic Markets & Growth, PLZ Aeroscience Corporation, “Future of Filling”

Patrick Haskins, Chief Executive, British Aerosol Manufacturers Association, The Future of Aerosols 2 Study and Promoting Innovation, The BAMA Standard: Promoting a level playing field in manufacturing.

Lorne Lucree, Luxury Brand Products, “Innovating for the Modern Luxury Personal Care Consumer”

Mary Frash, CAPCO, Marketing Manager at Ball Corporation, “Make More Magic”

Frank Salek, Vice President of Purchasing and Supply Chain, KIK Custom Products, “TOPIC”

Point Counter Point Transparency Harry Zechman, Stoner Inc.

Open Discussion on Aerosol Issues/Challenges of the Industry Associations and their Future, Regulatory, E-Commerce, Ingredient Disclosure, Green Chemistry – moderator Kelly Semrau

Doug Raymond, Raymond Regulatory Resources, “Regulatory Update”

Jason Olson, Automotive Brand Director -invited to tell the story of an innovative product developed that consumers love

Menav Llalwani, American Spraytech, LLC  “Products that Consumers Love”

“Aerosol Manufacturing – Trends, Technology, & the Future”: Moderator Steve Sanchez. Jim McBride, MBC, Bernie Brokke, Terco, Celeste Jenkins, Haumiller, Greg Gerstung, Gerstung Aerosol and Tom Riggins R. A Jones

E-Commerce – speaker invited

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