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Saturday, March 20

7:30am-8:30am Sovereign Foyer

Committee Member Breakfast
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8:00am-12:00pm Aurora & Sovereign

Committee Meetings

  • 8:00am-10:00am: Aurora
    Market Development Committee
  • 9:00am-10:00am: Sovereign
    Sustaining Member Committee
  • 9:45am-10:15am 
    Mid-Morning Break
    Sponsor -  
  • 10:00am-12:00pm: Aurora
    Technical Services Committee
  • 10:00am-12:00pm: Sovereign
    Member Services Committee

10:00am-4:00pm Constellation Foyer

Conference Registration 

6:00pm-8:00pm Bay Terrace

Welcome Reception
Sponsor -  Western Technologies, Inc.

Sunday, March 21

8:00am-11:00am Sovereign

Board of Directors Breakfast and Meeting
Sponsor -  Western Technologies, Inc.

10:00am-3:00pm Constellation Foyer

Conference Registration

11:00am-4:30pm Lobby

Highland Valley Wine Tour
Sponsor - 

5:45pm-8:00pm Marina Terrace

Conference Kickoff Cocktail Reception
Sponsor - Eastern Alloys, Inc./EA Raw Materials

Monday, March 22

7:30am-8:30am Constellation Foyer

Session Continental Breakfast
Sponsor - 

8:30am-11:15am Constellation Ballroom

General Session 

  • 8:30am-8:45am: Introductory Remarks
    Keith Ewing, AGA President
    Melissa Lindsley, AGA Executive Director
  • 8:45am-9:45am: Keynote: The Power of Neuroscience
    Mario Ubiali, Thimus Srl 
  • 9:45am-10:00am: Coffee Break
    Sponsor - Ritchey Metals Co., Inc.
  • 10:00am-10:45am: General Membership Meeting: 2020 Performance and 2021 Objectives
    Melissa Lindsley, AGA Executive Director
    John Krzywicki, AGA Marketing Director
    Thomas J. Langill, Ph.D., AGA Technical Director

9:30am-10:30am Sunset Terrace

Spouse/Guest Brunch (pre-registration required)
Sponsor -  Columbiana Boiler Co., LLC

12:30pm-5:30pm Coronado Golf Course

Golf Tournament (pre-registration required)
Sponsor -  Richker Metals, Inc. 

6:00pm-8:00pm Lobby

Sunset Cruise
Sponsor - 

Tuesday, March 23

7:30am-8:30am Constellation Foyer

Session Continental Breakfast
Sponsor - 

8:30am-11:00am Constellation Ballroom

General Session

  • 8:30am-9:00am: EU Market: Technology, Markets & Brexit
    Paul Niederstein, The Coatinc Company
  • 9:00am-9:45am: Understanding Your Business IT Health
    Jim Lambert & Suren Sagadevan, DivergeIT
  • 9:45am-10:00am: Coffee Break
    Sponsor - United Combustion & Services
  • 10:00am-10:45am: Marijuana Laws & the Effect on the Workplace
    Christopher Olmstead, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C
  • 10:45am-11:30am: Pot Panel Discussion & Ideas to Resolve Labor Shortage
    Michael Sherwin, Columbiana Boiler/ United Combustion Services
    Todd Bella, AZZ Galvanizing Services
    Nick Papas, Corbec, Inc.

12:45pm-5:00pm Lobby

Whale Watching Tour
Sponsor - Ritchey Metals Co., Inc. 

Wednesday, March 24

7:30am-8:30am Constellation Foyer

Session Continental Breakfast
Sponsor - Columbiana Boiler Co., LLC

8:30am-11:15am Constellation Ballroom

General Session

  • 8:30am-9:00am: Lean Leadership
    Nick Papas, Corbec Inc.
  • 9:00am-9:30am: IZA Initiatives Important to Galvanizers and Our World 
    Andrew Green, International Zinc Association 
  • 9:30am-9:45am: Coffee Break 
    Sponsor -  
  • 9:45am-10:15am: 2020 Market Performance & 2021 Forecast
    John Krzywicki - AGA Marketing Director
  • 10:15am-10:45am: Zinc Supply & Pricing Forecast 
    Marc Morgan, Eastern Alloys, Inc. 
  • 10:45am-11:15am: Galvanizing Family Feud

12:15pm-4:30pm Lobby

Passport to Balboa Park
Sponsor - 

6:00pm-7:00pm Bay Terrace

Excellence Awards Reception
Sponsor - Western Technologies, Inc.
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7:00pm-9:00pm Avalon

Excellence Awards Dinner (pre-registration required)
Sponsor - W. Pilling Riepe GmbH & Co. 

9:00pm-11:00pm TBD

Post Excellence Awards Celebration
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