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2019 Annual Conference
Radisson Hotel Lansing
111 N. Grand Ave
Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 482-0188

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Monday, September 09, 2019, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM EDT
Category: Conferences and Events

Michigan Chemistry Council 2019 Annual Conference

Monday, September 9, 2019
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 networking reception for attendees 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. There are options and pricing available for both MCC member and non-member companies.

Please click here for a sponsorship and exhibitor prospectus.

Individual registration for those whose companies are not sponsoring or exhibiting is $175.

Please click here for individual registration.

Program and Speakers

9:00am - Registration and Networking Breakfast  
10:00am - Welcome and MCC Annual Meeting

John Dulmes, Executive Director, Michigan Chemistry Council
Brooke Beebe, Vice President, Hemlock Semiconductor; 
Board President, Michigan Chemistry Council

10:30am - Morning Keynote:
"How to Communicate Science Strategically"

John Besley,
Michigan State University
11:15am - Morning Moderated Panel:
"Confronting PFAS Challenges"

Moderator: Tammy Helminski, Barnes & Thornburg
Steve Sliver, Michigan PFAS Action Response Team
Perrin Rynders, Varnum LLP

12:00pm - Lunch and Discussion Tables EGLE division leaders and other state policymakers
Afternoon Breakout Sessions
1:15pm - Technical Breakout Presentation: 
"Understanding Regulatory Responsibilities for Chemical and Facility Security"
Lawrence Fitzgerald and Melissa Hart, TRC Companies
2:00pm - Technical Breakout Presentation:
"PFAS Remediation: Application of Water Treatment Technologies"
Andrew McCabe, Barr Engineering
1:15pm - General Breakout Roundtable Discussion: 
"Community Advisory Panels and LEPCs: Requirements and Best Practices"
Marika Diamond, BASF
John Shepherd,
Eagle Group USA
Brenna Roos
Michigan State Police
2:00pm - General Breakout Roundtable Discussion: 
"Chemical Facility Security and Resources for Industry"

Michael Moll, Pfizer
Lt. Michele Sosinski, Michigan State Police EMHSTC
Sgt. Jeff Hoffman, Michigan Cyber Command Center (MC3)
Jim Harkness, Department of Homeland Security
Mark Davidson, Federal Bureau of Investigation

2:45pm - Afternoon Networking Break  
3:00pm - Afternoon Keynote: 
"Michigan Attorney General Update: Course Correction"
Peter Manning, Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division Chief, Michigan Department of Attorney General
3:45pm - Afternoon Keynote: 
"EPA Update"

Cathy Stepp
, EPA Region 5 Administrator

4:30pm - Concluding Networking Reception  


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Contact: [email protected] | 517.372.8898