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2017 Annual Conference
Radisson Hotel Lansing
111 N. Grand Ave
Lansing MI, 48933
(517) 482-0188

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM EDT
Category: Conferences and Events

Michigan Chemistry Council 2017 Annual Conference

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

9:00am to 6:00pm

The Michigan Chemistry Council Annual Conference is the largest gathering of professionals from Michigan’s chemical industry. For this year’s event, the MCC will celebrate 50 years of serving the business of chemistry in Michigan, and attendance is expected to be our largest ever.

This full-day conference will feature fantastic keynote speakers, as well as breakout sessions for both technical and general audiences. There will also be ample networking time with exhibitors and peers. Finally, the conference will conclude with a reception for attendees, MDEQ staff, legislators, and other invited guests.

Who Should Attend?
This conference will provide value to a range of professionals, including but not limited to: plant or operations managers, EHS or regulatory managers, public or government relations managers, and technical or sales managers. Continuing education units (CEUs) will be available for the technical sessions.

Registration Options:
We encourage companies to consider sponsorship and/or exhibitor options, most of which include a number of individual registrations. Additional attendees are $50 each and individual registration for those whose companies are not sponsoring or exhibiting begins at $150 (early bird before September 22nd).

Please see sponsor and exhibitor options here.

Please click here for individual registration (online form).

Please click here for individual registration (paper form).


Keynote Speakers:


Schedule of Events - Tuesday, October 17
Time Event/Topic Presenter
7:30 to 8:00 Exhibitor Set-up  
8:00 to 9:00  Attendee Registration and Breakfast - Exhibit Hall Open   
9:00  Welcome & MCC Update  John Dulmes, MCC Executive Director 
9:15  Morning Customer Keynote - "Chemistry and Automotive Sustainability" Debbie Mielewski, Senior Technical Leader of Materials Sustainability, Ford Motor Company
10:15  Conference Keynote Rick Snyder, Michigan Governor
11:00 to 11:15  Networking Break  
11:15 to 12:15  Industry Keynote - "Celebrating the Business of Chemistry and Meeting Future Challenges" Cal Dooley, President and CEO, American Chemistry Council
12:15 to 1:15  Lunch and Networking with Exhibitors  
1:15 to 3:15  Breakout Sessions* Breakout session presenters
3:15 to 3:45  Networking Break  
3:30 to 3:45  MCC Annual Membership Meeting - (Open to All Members and Guests) Greg Pflum, Vice President BASF and MCC Board President
3:45 to 5:00  Afternoon Policy Keynote - "MDEQ Update and Q&A"

Heidi Grether, Director, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
Michael McClellan, Environment Deputy Director, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

MDEQ Division Leadership

5:00 to 6:00  Reception for Conference Attendees, MDEQ Staff, Legislators, and Invited Guests  
*See Breakout Sessions detail below

Technical Breakout Sessions*
Time Topic Presenter(s)
1:15 to 1:50

"Tracking Michigan Air Toxics Program Applicability Using MON Operating Scenarios"

Steve Zervas and David Dempsey, Trinity Consultants
1:50 to 2:25

"PFAS and Emerging Contaminants Issues for Michigan"

John Cuthbertson and Dorin Bogdan, AECOM
2:25 to 3:15

Panel - "Michigan Vapor Intrusion Issues and Implications for Industry"

Tom Kinney, Associate and Senior Hydrogeologist, GHD
Dan Greene, Senior Hydrogeologist, Fishbeck Thompson Carr & Huber, Inc.
Charlie Denton, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Matthew Williams, Vapor Intrusion Specialist, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

*Continuing education units (CEUs) will be available for the technical sessions. 2 credit hours will be given for the following certifications: Professional Engineer (PE); Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM); Certified Hazardous Materials Practitioner (CHMP); and Certified Dangerous Goods Professional (CDGP).


Chemistry-Community Relations Breakout Sessions

Time Topic Presenter(s)
1:15 to 3:15

The sessions will focus on how Michigan’s chemistry companies can maintain and improve their reputation in their local communities.

Participants will learn from expert presenters and best practice case studies shared by peers on ways to build valuable outreach programs and to foster strong local relationships. These sessions are aimed at developing proactive and ongoing efforts rather than simply responding to crises.

These sessions will include both public relations professionals, as well as representatives from MCC member companies, including:

Mark Kramer, Anderson Development Company
Marika Diamond, BASF
Michael Szudarek, Marx Layne Public Relations

Kurt Scholtens, Webb Chemical Services Corporation
Doug Kilmer, TRC Solutions


Hotel Information
Individual attendees will make reservations for the event directly with Radisson reservations at 1-800-333-3333. Reservations may also be made by going to the web address www.radisson.com/lansingmi

Please use the Promotional Code: MICHEM to receive your discounted group rate of $139.95 per night.


Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities Available!

We invite you to sponsor or exhibit at this fantastic, full-day conference. Most options include a number of individual conference registrations. Please click here for an exhibitor and sponsor prospectus  - deadline is September 17th.
Thank You To Our Confirmed Sponsors and Exhibitors!

Contact: john@michiganchemistry.com | 517.372.8898