Meeting preview: NPCA annual meeting: Cleveland will host the association's 118th annual meeting and leadership conference, with a special opening reception at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.It may be a mature industry, but it can still rock n' roll. The National Paint and Coatings Association (NPCA NPCA National Parks Conservation Association
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This year's opening general session keynote speaker is Dan Buettner Dan Buettner (born 1960 in St. Paul, Minnesota) is an American explorer, educator, author, public speaker and co-producer of an Emmy Award-winning documentary who also holds three world records for endurance bicycling. , an explorer, "Guinness Book of Records" holder and founder of LifeQuest expeditions, which are sponsored by and featured in National Geographic. While conducting expeditions to unlock the secrets of longevity, he's found "blue zones," regions of the world where the ratio of centenarians Here is a list of well-known centenarians (people who lived to be or are living at 100 years or more of age), with the still living ones bolded and italicized. This list is divided into sub-lists, according to how the centenarian (mostly) became well-known. is much higher than anywhere else. Buettner will share insights into discovering your own personal blue zone.
Also scheduled to speak is Ted Fishman, author of "China, Inc.: How the Rise of the Next Superpower Challenges America and the World." He will discuss China's emergence as a world power and the impact on global economics.
The annual meeting will also include the Honors Luncheon, during which NPCA will bestow be·stow
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Schedule (as of 9/12/05)
Sunday, October 23
10:00-11:30 a.m.: Budget and Finance Committee Meeting
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.: Board of Directors Reception and Luncheon
1:00-3:00 p.m.: Board of Directors Meeting
3:00-4:30 p.m.: Executive Committee Meeting
6:30-9:30 p.m.: Welcoming Reception at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, sponsored by RPM and Sherwin-Williams.
Monday, October 24
7:15-8:45 a.m.: Small Business Council Forum and Continental Breakfast--featured speaker is Andy Birol (sponsored by Einhorn Associates, Inc.).
7:30-8:45 a.m.: Continental Breakfast (sponsored by ICI (language) ICI - An extensible, interpretated language by Tim Long with syntax similar to C. ICI adds high-level garbage-collected associative data structures, exception handling, sets, regular expressions, and dynamic arrays. Paints)
9:00-10:30 a.m.: Opening General Session. Keynote speaker is Dan Buettner (sponsored by Orr & Boss).
10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: Industry Suppliers Forum Session--featured speaker is Tom Keenan (sponsored by D.H. Litter).
12:00-1:30 p.m.: Honors Luncheon (sponsored by Vincentz Network)
1:45-3:15 p.m.: Forum Session--featured speaker is Ted Fishman, author of China, Inc. (sponsored by E.T. Horn).
5:30-7:00 p.m.: Chairman's Reception (sponsored by Cook Composites and Polymers).
Tuesday, October 25
7:00-8:15 a.m.: Continental Breakfast (sponsored by Palmer Holland)
8:30-10:00 a.m.: Forum Session--"RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) A data collection technology that uses electronic tags for storing data. The tag, also known as an "electronic label," "transponder" or "code plate," is made up of an RFID chip attached to an antenna. and Your Industry," with featured speaker Kevin Ashton Kevin Ashton (born 1968 in Birmingham, England) is a British technology pioneer who cofounded the Auto-ID Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which created a global standard system for RFID and other sensors. .
10:15-11:45 a.m.: MIC Forum Session--"State of the U.S. Paint & Coatings Industry," with featured speakers Chuck Bangert and Scott Detiveaux, Orr & Boss, Inc. (sponsored by Chemical Distributors, Inc.).
11:45 a.m.-1:00p.m.: Final General Session and Luncheon--featured speaker is Erik Peterson, expert in global strategic planning Strategic planning is an organization's process of defining its strategy, or direction, and making decisions on allocating its resources to pursue this strategy, including its capital and people. (sponsored by Cook Composites and Polymers)
1:30-5:30 p. m.: Architectural Coatings Committee Meeting
1:30-5:30 p.m.: Industrial Coatings An industrial coating is a paint or coating defined by its protective, rather than its aesthetic properties, although it can provide both.
The most common use of industrial coatings is for corrosion control of steel or concrete. Committee Meeting
1:30-5:30 p.m.: Spray Paint Committee Meeting.
For more information, contact NPCA's Dorothy Brawner at (202) 462-6272 or www.paint.org.