Event Schedule

June 1, 2016

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More info on each event will be added in the weeks to come.

Meeting Room locations are preliminary and subject to change by the hotel.  


TimeEventLocation/Room
Tuesday - Apr 17th, 2018
12:00pm - 4:00pm Registration Desk Registration
This is Supply Summit headquarters. The place to meet staff, pick-up name badges, get directions, and get answers to any questions you might have.
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12:30pm - 1:30pm Exec Committee & Board of Governors Luncheon Hill
This is a business meeting for members of the Association elected to leadership roles.
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2:00pm - 4:00pm Supplier Section Board of Governors Hill
Elected Board and invited Guests only.
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2:00pm - 3:00pm Services Corp. Board Meeting Fontenelle
Service Board Committee and invited guests
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3:00pm - 5:00pm Executive Committee Meeting Fontenelle
This is a business meeting for officers of the Board of Directors.
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5:30pm - 10:00pm President's Board Dinner See Invitation for Details
Board, Former Presidents, Spouses, and Guests only.
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Wednesday - Apr 18th, 2018
7:30am - 4:00pm Registration Desk Registration
This is Supply Summit headquarters. The place to meet staff, pick-up name badges, get directions, and get answers to any questions you might have.
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8:00am - 11:30am Board of Directors Meeting St Nicholas - A
Elected Board, Former Presidents and invited guests only.
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8:00am - 11:00am Purchasing Track St Nicholas - B
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9:00am - 11:00am Welcome Station
An opportunity to check in and grab a coffee or cookies. Sponsored by
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9:30am - 11:00am 1st Ladies Coffee See Invitation for Details
This is a reunion of spouses and guests of executives who have served on the Board of Directors.
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11:45am - 5:00pm Golf Tournament Depart from Registration Desk
Our Supplier Associate Section is organizing a great golfing event at Shoreline Golf Course to get the meeting started. Please sign in when you arrive at the desk.
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11:45am - 5:00pm Trap Shooting Event Depart from Registration Desk
This event gets more popular each year. Today we're at the Harry A Koch Trap & Skeet Range. Please sign in when you arrive at the desk.
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5:30pm - 6:30pm 1st Time Attendees Reception St Nicholas
Join us for a reception designed to get to know one another and answer any questions you may have. See invitation for details.
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6:30pm - 9:30pm Welcome Reception Blackstone A
The Welcome Reception is a perfect opportunity to meet with fellow attendees, catch up on old times and meet new colleagues. Sponsored by the Supplier Associate Section
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Thursday - Apr 19th, 2018
6:30am - 5:00pm Registration Desk Registration
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6:45am - 8:00am Walk/Run Event Gather in Lobby
Come join the fun for this early morning workout!
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9:00am - 10:00am Breakout Session: Product Liability Blackstone B
Greg Pellegrom will speak about the basis for product liability lawsuits and the prevention of user harm.
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9:00am - 10:00am Breakout Session: Healthcare and Tax Reform St Nicholas
Ed Fensholt represents Lockton Companies and will speak about association-based health insurance and Dave Burger, KCoe Isom, will speak about the recent Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
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9:45am - 3:00pm Spouse/Guest Tour Depart from Registration Desk
This year the guest tour will take you to the beautiful Lauritzen Gardens, which will be followed by lunch at Stokes Southwest Grill and Wine Bar. Please sign in when you arrive at the desk.
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10:00am - 10:30am Refreshment Break
Sponsored by
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10:30am - 11:30am General Session: Ag Economy Blackstone B
Jim Mintert, professor at Purdue University Department of Agricultural Economics, will share both data analysis and personal insights into what lies ahead for the agriculture economy.
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12:00pm - 1:30pm Luncheon and Keynote Blackstone A
George Russell and Doug Griffin will team up to talk about what's happening in the farm equipment marketplace and how members can respond.
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1:30pm - 2:00pm Supplier Associate Section Meeting w/Elections Grand Central Ballroom
The entire Supplier Section is encouraged to attend.
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2:00pm - 4:30pm Supplier Showcase Grand Central Ballroom
This is an outstanding opportunity to strengthen existing partnerships between suppliers and manufacturers and explore new ones. It is the centerpiece of the Supply Summit.
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3:15pm - 4:30pm Showcase Reception Prefunction Area
Enjoy a drink and a snack while you explore the showcase.
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8:00pm - 12:00am Omaha Crawl Gather in Lobby
Gather in the lobby a little before 8. Your wristband is your ticket to enjoy food and drink discounts at spots along the crawl.
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Friday - Apr 20th, 2018
7:15am - 12:00pm Registration Desk Registration
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7:30am - 8:30am Education Committee Herndon
This committee's main goal is educating our members through organizing plant tours, scheduling educational speakers at our Spring and Fall Meetings, and developing our purchasing track.
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7:30am - 8:30am Membership Committee Washington City
A committee dedicated to serving our Membership as a whole. This committee works on member recruitment and member retention. If you would like to be a part of this committee please contact Nick Jensen at njensen@thurstonmfgco.com
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8:45am - 9:45am Tillage & Ground Engaging Equipment Council St Nicholas
Rye DeGarmo is vice president of engineering at Great Plains Manufacturing, Inc. DeGarmo will offer a global perspective on the tillage equipment marketplace.
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9:45am - 10:00am Refreshment Break
Sponsored by the Association's Services Corp.
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10:00am - 11:00am General Session: Technology in Manufacturing St Nicholas
Mark Sumner is national sales manager for Acieta, an industrial automation plant. Sumner will discuss the state of automation in manufacturing.
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11:30am - 2:00pm Acieta Tour Departs from Registration Desk
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11:30am - 3:00pm CLAAS of America Departs from Registration Desk
Get a behind the scenes look at the CLAAS North American headquarters where hundreds of LEXION combines are assembled.
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3:00pm - 4:00pm Convention/Conference Planning Session Washington City
This is a time for the convention committee, office staff and executives to share ideas for future speakers, locations, and format.
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