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2018 Annual Conference
Radisson Hotel Lansing
111 N. Grand Ave
Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 482-0188

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM EDT
Category: Conferences and Events

Michigan Chemistry Council 2018 Annual Conference

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
9:00am to 6:00pm
Radisson Hotel Lansing at the Capitol
111 N Grand Ave, Lansing, MI 48933

The Michigan Chemistry Council Annual Conference is the largest gathering of professionals from Michigan’s chemical industry. 

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, 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. 

Individual registration for those whose companies are not sponsoring or exhibiting begins at $150 (early bird before September 28th).

Please click here to register!

Program and Speakers

Morning Keynote: "Outlook for Chemistry and the Economy: What Can We Expect on Autos and Tariff Impacts"

Martha Moore, Senior Director for Policy Analysis and Economics, American Chemistry Council

Morning Keynote:  "Public Politics and Private Politics: How Should Companies Respond?"

Thomas Lyon, Dow Chair of Sustainable Science, Technology and Commerce at the University of Michigan

Morning Presentation: "Update on PFAS in Michigan and Best Practices for Industry" John Cuthbertson and Lucy Pugh, AECOM

Technical Presentation: "MDEQ's Meaningful Change Rule and Chemical Plant Permitting"

Stephanie Jarrett, Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr, & Huber
Tracey McDonald, Michigan DEQ
Technical Panel: "Latest PFAS Solutions"
  • Matt Schroeder, Dragun Corporation
  • Beth Landale, GHD
  • Adam Redding, Calgon Carbon
  •  Brian Erskine, US Ecology
General Presentation: "Peer to Peer Best Practices in Energy Efficiency and Management" Phil Rausch, Hemlock Semiconductor
Afternoon Panel: "Michigan Environmental Decision-Making: Impacts of New Review Panels and EJ Orders"
  • Charlie Denton, Barnes & Thornburg
  • Amy Epkey, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
  • Maggie Pallone, Public Sector Consultants
  • James Clift, Michigan Environmental Council
Afternoon Panel: "2018 Election Preview and What's to Come?"

Lansing press corps and political pundits

  • Emily Lawler, MLive
  • Kyle Melinn, MIRS News
  • Bill Ballenger, Ballenger Report

 Exhibitor and Sponsor Opportunities

There are a number of exhibitor and sponsor opportunities available. Please click here for an exhibitor and sponsor prospectus and application form. Please note that there are new options and pricing available this year for both MCC member and non-member companies.

Thanks to our current sponsors!

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Industry Partner:
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Please click here to register!

Contact: [email protected] | 517.372.8898