Steve ForbesHeadliningNetworkASA 2012is featured speaker and world-renowned editor, publisher and businessmanSteve Forbes. Not only is Forbes the Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes, the nation’s leading business magazine with circulation of more than 900,000, in 1996 he entered the new media arena with the launch ofForbes.com.
He also campaigned vigorously for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Presidency in both 1996 and 2000. Forbes is the author of several best-selling books, including: “How Capitalism Will Save Us: Why Free People and Free Markets are the Best Answer in Today’s Economy,” co-authored by Elizabeth Ames (2009) and “Power Ambition Glory: The Stunning Parallels between Great Leaders of the Ancient World and Today…and the Lessons You Can Learn,” co-authored by John Prevas (2009).
AtNetworkASA 2012, Forbes will provide his take on what the future holds for the PHCP and PVF industry during theA.O. Smith Future Trends Luncheon, to be heldFriday, Oct. 19 at 11:30 a.m.
Dakota MeyerDakota Meyeris a United States Marine Corps veteran and recipient of the coveted Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Ganjgal on Sept. 8, 2009, as part of Operation Enduring Freedom in the Kunar province, Afghanistan. He is only the third living recipient of the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War, and the first living United States Marine in 38 years to be so honored. Hear his story atNetworkASA 2012onThursday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 a.m.during thePlumbing Industry Forum & Breakfast, brought to you by Kohler.
Stuart RothenbergStuart Rothenbergis the author of the highly popular Rothenberg Political Report, a semi-monthly newsletter that provides an honest overview and clear-eyed analysis of American elections and their political ramifications. He is known for reporting on all political happenings with unbiased clarity and nonpartisan precision. In addition to his usual thorough report, Rothenberg will provideNetworkASA 2012delegates with an up-to-the-minute analysis of the 2012 U.S. Presidential election race. His keynote address will take placeThursday, Oct. 18 at 10 a.m.
Other Program HighlightsJust prior toNetworkASA 2012will be theOctober Fall Classicgolf outing, benefiting ASA-PAC, on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 1:30 p.m. Kicking offNetworkASA 2012will be theBradford White and ASA Opening Reception, which takes placeWednesday, Oct. 17 at 6 p.m.
In addition to Meyer and Rothenberg onThursday, Oct. 18, you won’t want to miss theASA Annual Meeting & Member Lunch, brought to you by InSinkErator, from11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., as well as theWholesaler and Vendor Conference Appointmentsfrom2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
OnFriday, Oct. 19, don’t forget about the always popularWeldbend IPD Breakfast, to be held at6:45 a.m.Following the breakfast later that morning will be ASA’s educational sessions, brought to you by the ASA Education Foundation. At 2 p.m., our2013 Industry Forecastwill review short- and long-term economic forecasts, how they will impact your business, what leading economic indicators you should be watching for and what strategies you should be implementing within your company. The event concludes Friday evening with theIPD and Plumbing Division Open Housesfrom 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Please visit the ASA homepage at www.asa.net for a complete NetworkASA 2012 brochure and event registration details.