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Preliminary Schedule(subject to change)

(As of September 1, 2016)

Wednesday, October 5, 2016


3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Registration Open

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Board of Directors Meeting (By Invitation Only)

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Opening Networking Reception
Sponsored by Hanley-Wood

Thursday, October 6, 2016

7:00 am – 9:00 am

Industry CEO/Presidents Roundtable w/ Breakfast

This breakfast roundtable will be an opportunity for industry CEOs and presidents to discuss the key issues facing the industry and the strategic direction of WDMA. It will also provide a forum for review and input into the strategies to enhance the effectiveness of WDMA.

9:00 am – 10:30 am

Opening Keynote Session:

Driving Growth Through Innovation: How Leading Firms Are Transforming Their Futures

Speaker: Robert Tucker, Best-Selling Author & President/Founder, The Innovation Resource

10:30 am – 10:45 am

Networking Break

10:45 am – 12:00 pm

General Session:

2017 Market Outlook
Speaker: Mark Robbins Boud, Senior Vice President & Chief Economist, Metrostudy

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Networking Lunch

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

General Session:

Simple Sabotage: Detecting & Rooting Out Everyday Behaviors That Undermine Your Workplace

Speaker: Robert Galford, Managing Partner at the Center for Leading Organizations & Leadership Fellow in Executive Education at Harvard University

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm

Networking Break

2:45 pm – 4:00 pm

General Session:

The Distribution Solution -- Lessons on Creating and Maintaining a Winning Formula

Speaker: Rhonda Kallman, Co-Founder of The Boston Beer Co./Sam Adams Beer & Founder/CEO of Boston Harbor Distillery

4:00 pm

Closing Remarks


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