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2023 Midwest Seminar

Plan to join us during the peak weekend of fall colors at one of the most spectacular sights in Michigan! Where past meets present overlooking the stunning Straits of Mackinac.

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2023 Midwest Seminar
2023 Midwest Seminar

Time & Location

Oct 05, 2023, 7:00 PM – Oct 08, 2023, 12:00 PM

Grand Hotel, 286 Grand Ave, Mackinac Island, MI 49757, USA

About the Event

Plan to join us during the peak weekend of fall colors at one of the most spectacular sights in Michigan! Where past meets present overlooking the stunning Straits of Mackinac!

Hotel

Make sure to reserve your hotel room at the link below in addition to purchasing your seminar ticket!

Room block expired September 15th

Book your room today using the following link:

2023 MINASF Midwest Seminar Grand Hotel Reservation Link

Ferry and luggage details to be provided.

Agenda

This year’s seminar theme is “Sustainability - The Pathway to Tomorrow’s Technology and Innovation: A Greener Future for the Next Generation of Metal Finishers and Consumers''.

Keynote Speaker:

Paul Eichenberg - “How Not to Get Shocked, Jolted and Fried by the Coming Shift in Automotive Power Sources”

Paul is a strategic automotive consultant, he collaborates with automotive suppliers to develop and execute creative, innovative solutions to the complex challenges facing the industry.

Thursday, October 5th

Arrival, Check-in and Registration

  • 7 to 10pm: Welcome Meet & Greet at Cupola Bar - Arrive when you can, grab dinner on your own and network with everyone as we meet on the 5th floor in the Cupola Bar

Friday, October 6th

Midwest Seminar

  • 8 to 9am: Light Breakfast - Terrace Room
  • 9 to 9:15am: “Welcome” - Mark Burger - President, MINASF
  • 9:15 to 9:45am: “Considerations for Selecting the Proper Finish for EV Related Applications” - Derrick Gula, Atotech
  • 9:45 to 10:15am:  “EV’s & Finishing: The Market, The Changes, The Needs & Opportunities” - Mark Schario, Columbia Chemical
  • 10:15 to 10:30am: Break
  • 10:30 to 11am: “Sustainable Pathways: Navigating the Global Supply Chain of Key Commodities” - Rich Held, Haviland
  • 11 to 12pm: “Regulatory Update for Finishing” - Jeff Hannapel, The Policy Group
  • 12 to 1pm: Lunch - Pontiac Room
  • 1 to 1:15pm: Tabletop Intros
  • 1:15 to 1:45pm: "The 3 R's of Sustainable Manufacturing" - Collin Peters, Atotech
  • 1:45 to 2:15pm: “Initiatives with Equipment and Specialty Treatment Chemistry to Reach Sustainability Goals” - Stefanie Rigg, MacDermid Enthone
  • 2:15 to 2:30pm: Break
  • 2:30 to 3pm: “Wastewater Recycling: Practical Approaches for Success” - Ed Barriager, Haviland
  • 3 to 4pm: Keynote - “How Not to Get Shocked, Jolted and Fried by the Coming Shift in Automotive Power Sources” - Paul Eichenburg, Paul Eichenburg Consulting

*Click HERE for more detail on presentation topics

Cocktail Reception

  • 6:30 to 7:30pm: West Front Porch

Dinner

  • 7:30 to 9pm: Grand Pavilion - This landmark dining destination centers on old-world hospitality, where dressing up for dinner is a tradition and gathering for the meal is an event!

Saturday, October 7th

Explore on your own or choose one of the following:

Golf at the Jewel

  • 10amtee off

Bike around the Island

  • 10am departure

Attendee Registration - $400

Includes: Friday, 10/6 - Light Breakfast, Midwest Seminar, Lunch, Cocktail Reception and Dinner

Guest Registration - $250

Includes: Friday, 10/6 - Cocktail Reception and Dinner

Guest Lunch - $50

Join our seminar attendees for lunch in the historic Pontiac Room

Golf at the Jewel - $30

The Jewel Golf Course provides unforgettable views of the Straits of Mackinac, the Mackinac Bridge, and the seasonal Fall beauty of Mackinac Island. Don’t miss the chance to play on a course awarded Editor’s Choice “Best Grand & Boutique Golf Hotels” by Golf Digest.

Bike Around the Island - $30

You can’t visit Mackinac Island without exploring on a bike! Attendees can experience the breathtaking 8.2 mile paved road ride around the island, or go off road and explore the island on their own.

Tickets

  • Attendee

    Includes: Friday, 10/6 - light breakfast, seminar, lunch, cocktail reception and dinner

    $400.00
    +$10.00 service fee
  • Guest

    Includes: Friday, 10/6 - cocktail reception and dinner

    $250.00
    +$6.25 service fee
  • Friday Guest Lunch

    Lunch with seminar attendees @ 12:00pm on Friday

    $50.00
    +$1.25 service fee
  • Golf at the Jewel

    Golf at the Jewel, Saturday 10/7 @ 9:00am If you choose to golf, you will not have time to bike, so don't buy both tickets! If you, an attendee, and your guest would like to golf, please purchase 2 golf tickets

    $30.00
    +$0.75 service fee
  • Bike Around the Island

    Bike around the Island, Saturday 10/7 @ 10:00am If you, an attendee, and your guest would like to bike around the island, please purchase 2 bike tickets

    $30.00
    +$0.75 service fee

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