NetworkASA 2010: THRIVE is scheduled for October 12-15, 2010 at the Marriott Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile. In recent weeks, ASA has been polling members, speaking to industry leaders and compiling feedback from previous meetings to create an agenda full of sessions to provide value to the attendees, presented by some of the top individuals in their respective fields. “This is shaping up to be one of the most impressive meeting agendas in recent years,” said Mike Adelizzi, ASA executive vice president. “From economics to politics to business success to the state of our industry, NetworkASA 2010 will cover all of these topics and more – an experience and education not available anywhere else in the PHCP and PVF industry.”
KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONRudy Ruettiger
Inspirational Speaker, Distinguished American
Rudy Ruettiger is perhaps the most famous graduate of the University of Notre Dame. As fans cheered “RU-DY, RU-DY”, he sacked the quarterback in the only play in the only game of his college football career. He is the only player in the school’s history to be carried off the field on his teammates’ shoulders. Today, Rudy reaches audiences with a unique, passionate, and heartfelt style of communicating, portraying the human spirit.
FUTURE TRENDS LUNCHEONKarl Rove
Former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush,
Author, Columnist, Political Commentator
Karl Rove served as Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush from 2000–2007 and Deputy Chief of Staff from 2004–2007. He is now a frequent contributor to Fox News and columnist for Newsweek and the Wall Street Journal.
INDUSTRY OUTLOOKDonald R. McNeeley
President and COO, Chicago Tube and Iron Corporation
Professor, Northwestern University’s Graduate School of Engineering
Don is listed in Who’s Who in America as well as Who’s Who Worldwide and is frequently called upon to speak on a variety of subjects related to business, the steel industry, and economics. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal and featured in Inc. Magazine and Crain’s Chicago Business. A favorite of ASA audiences, we are pleased to welcome back Don to speak at an all-industry seminar during NetworkASA 2010: THRIVE.
Ditka & Carbonari to Round Out Strongest Lineup of Speakers in YearsThis year’s Weldbend IPD Breakfast will take the Chicago theme to a new level with former NFL player and coach, analyst, author, and beloved Chicago sports figure, Mike Ditka, sharing his philosophy on attitude, character and enthusiasm.
NetworkASA 2010 attendees in the plumbing sector will experience invaluable market insight of the highest level; Bruce A. Carbonari, chairman and chief executive officer of Fortune Brands, Inc. and former head of Moen, the company’s largest single brand, headlines the Plumbing Industry Breakfast.