The Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container Association 36th Annual MEMBERS ONLY conference is taking place March 27th-29th, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. 
 
100+ FIBC / Bulk Bag manufacturers, importers, distributors, and suppliers of industry related products from around the world will be meeting to hear industry leading speakers, network and take part in industry-shaping committee projects. Checkout the great lineup of speakers and events below. 
 
Interested in becoming a FIBCA member?  
 
Future FIBCA Conferences:
  October 23-25, 2019 - Hilton Bayfront - San Diego, California
  March 25-27, 2020 - Wyndham Grand - Clearwater Beach, Florida
  October 14-16, 2020 - The Wynn - Las Vegas, Nevada
Don't delay if you would like to become a member and attend the upcoming FIBCA Conference.  Use the application link above to get the membership approval process started.
CONFERENCE LINEUP
Migratory Anti-static Film vs. Permanent Anti-static Film (Differences, Shelf-Life & Much More!)

Steven M. Lloyd
ILC Dover

Migratory and permanent anti-stat liners have been a hot topic within the FIBC industry for many years. Mr. Lloyd who is the Global Manufacturing Engineering Manager at ILC Dover has generously offered to come to share his expertise to help clear up some of the mysteries surrounding the difference, use, and shelf-life of these materials.
Tariffs, GSP and USMCA Update!

How is the FIBC Industry being Impacted?
 
Bradford Ward
King & Spalding
 
Bradford Ward specializes in litigating and investigating trade remedy matters and developing market access strategies for clients in a broad range of industries. His 35-year career as an international trade expert includes 9 years in the Obama and Trump administrations. Brad served as Deputy General Counsel in the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR).

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
A Leaders FOCUS
Thomas Dismukes
Motivational Storyteller; Humorist and Adventurer

After breaking a world record for balancing 95 glasses on his chin, Thomas Dismukes has become an expert in the inexplicable pursuit of a life in balance. In a hectic age when we are pulled in so many directions, Thomas shows the keys to focusing our talents for the benefit of others and ourselves. Come laugh and learn from Thomas's world adventures as we discover, the 5 essential elements of A Leader's FOCUS and the principles that will help make the things we do more successful, more meaningful and a lot more fun! 
Conference Gold  Sponsor Presentation      

Justin Murphy
Halsted Corporation

Since 1876, our strength has been to provide a comprehensive purchasing program for packaging distributors and bag companies. We want to be very clear: we do not solicit or sell to end-users. Our salespeople are not competing with your staff. Our team is here to help your packaging company compete in this market. We handle the sourcing, quality control, financing, transportation logistics, warehousing and distribution for your packaging products.

We can ship containers direct to your designated location, or arrange for partial containers to be shipped from one of our warehouses. With warehouse facilities on both sides of the country, we also offer our customers immediate availability to our extensive inventory.

New Data Protection Regulations (EU GDPR,   California Consumer Privacy Act)

Does Your Website Comply?
 
Julie Matthews
Jason Schwent 
Lathrop Gage LLP

Who does the GDPR affect?
The GDPR not only applies to organisations located within the EU but also applies to organisations located outside of the EU if they offer goods or services to, or monitor the behavior of, EU data subjects. It applies to all companies processing and holding the personal data of data subjects residing in the European Union, regardless of the company’s location.

What are the penalties for non-compliance?
Organizations can be fined up to 4% of annual global turnover for breaching GDPR or €20 Million. 
Resin Supply Update

 Philippe Combier
Propex Operating Co.
&
 Jay Todd
Service Thread
Global FIBC Import & Export Data
 
Lewis Anderson
FIBCA

Import and export data will be presented for countries around the world. 
Benefits of FIBCs Video

Justin Murphy, Halsted Corp.
 Mike Owens, FormPak

Script, Budget and More!
UV Study Committee
 
Nancy Cline, BAG Corp.

UV Study White Paper Finalized
FIBC Safe Handling Project Updates
 
 Lewis Anderson, FIBCA
First Look - Whiteboard Video #2 (Safe Storage & Transportation of FIBCs)

Danny Hoch, Elway
Spanish Version of the Safe Handling Poster Available for Purchase.

Philippe Combier, Propex
Status of French Translation of the Safe Handling Poster.
FIBCA Networking Opportunities

In addition to all the great presentations and committee reports, etc. you'll also have plenty of opportunities to network with your fellow FIBCA members.

·     Two Open Bar Receptions
·     Breakfast Buffet
·     Lunch Buffet
·     Golf Tournament
Golf Green Fees, Round-Trip Transportation and Breakfast : $105
Rental Clubs: $60
Only 2 Openings Remaining!
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