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SPIDA 2019 Annual Meeting
May 2-4, 2019
Gaylord Opryland
Nashville, Tennessee
Online registration closes on Friday, April 26

Special Thanks To Our

2019 Diamond Sponsor:

Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors

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Bronze Sponsors

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SPIDA Friends

Keynote speaker Alex Chausovsky will be addressing our group. Mr Chausovsky is a highly experienced market researcher and analyst with more than a decade of expertise across subjects including macroeconomics, industrial manufacturing, energy efficiency, automation, and advanced technology trends. He has consulted and advised companies throughout the US, Europe, Brazil, China, and Japan for the last 15 years.

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In his prior role, Mr. Chausovsky led a group of analysts covering the industrial manufacturing. He was also the lead analyst for 3D printing at a major international firm. Alex regularly delivers keynote addresses at leading industry conferences and association events.


Thursday, May 2

2:30 am – 5:30 pm

6:30 pm


Friday, May 3

8:00 am – 9:00 am 

9:00 am – 9:15 am

9:15 am – 11:00 am 


11:00 am – 11:15 am

11:15 am – 11:45 am

11:45 am – 12:15 pm  



12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

1:15 pm – 1:45 pm


1:45 pm – 2:15 pm


2:15 pm – 2:30 pm

2:30 pm – 3:45 pm 


3:45 pm – 4:30 pm

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm  

Saturday, May 4

11:30 am




5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Board Meeting (Delta Island Board Room)

Kick-Off Dinner at General Jackson Steamboat - Dinner Cruise and Concert

(optional, RSVP required)

Registration / Breakfast (Crystal Gazebo)

Welcome / Introductions (Jackson A&B)

Keynote Presentation - Alex Chausovsky, ITR Economics

"Managing in an Uncertain Economy"


Update on SPIDA Business

Educational Presentation -- Transportation

Presented by: Owens Corning


BUFFET LUNCH (Crystal Gazebo)

Educational Presentation -- Safety

Presented by: Ryan Barnes (Sheet Metal Connectors) and Alvin Dueck (Tradesman Manufacturing)

Educational Presentation -- Hiring Strategies with the next Generation

Presented by: Tony Plantz (DuctMate)


Round-table Discussions


Round-table Reports

Welcome Reception & Vendor Displays  (Delta Pavilion)


Optional Social Events (RSVP Required)


Music City Brew Tour (3 hour tour - departs downtown at 11:00am)

**Other options include the Gaylord golf course, SoundWaves indoor water park, and Grand Ole Opry (on-your-own events)


Dinner at Old Hickory Steakhouse inside Gaylord hotel

Registration is Now Closed
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