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The IMFA 2019 Seminar will be held on the 6th-8th March 2019 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, Maryland.

The deadline to book your hotel room for the IMFA Seminar is one week away! Please use this link when booking as it helps IMFA save expenses on future seminars and benefits everyone it attendance. Hotel LINK

Please see our draft agenda below – we have some amazing speakers this year and we also want to maximize networking and discussion time, during our breakout sessions.

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DRAFT Agenda
March 6 – March 8, 2019
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
National Harbor, Maryland, USA

Wednesday March 6

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Welcome Reception and Registration

Thursday, March 7

7:30 AM – 4:30 PM Registration Open
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast Buffet
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Welcome Address
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM A Free Thinking Futuristic Look At Our Industry
Speaker: Friederich Jaeger, JMBG GmbH + Co KG
Direct to Consumer Packaging
Speaker: Steve McLaughlin, UFPT
Recyclability
Speaker: Susan Cornish, Moore & Associates

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Break and Exhibits
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Breakout – Direct to Consumer
 Breakout – Recyclability
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Risk Solutions
Speaker: Tom Lentz, AON Risk Solutions
Alternative Fibres
Speaker: Kelly Tiller, Genera

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Break and Exhibits
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Breakout – Alternative Fibres
 Breakout – Risk Solutions
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM Winning Student Presentation
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Networking Reception (located in the Pienza Bella Vista Room)
7:00 PM Dine Around

Friday, March 8

7:00 AM – Noon Registration Open
7:30 AM – 8:15 AM Breakfast Buffet
8:30 AM – 9:15 AM Keynote Speaker
Non-Wood Fibers: A Global and Regional Perspective
Kathy Kneer, Pöyry Management Consulting

9:15 AM – 10:15 AM Current Regulatory Issues
Speaker: George Misko, Keller & Heckman
Food Packaging – PFAS
Speaker: Lynn Dyer, FPI

10:15 AM – 10:45 AM Break and Exhibits
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM Breakout – Regulatory /PFAS/FPI
11:45 AM – 12:45 PM General Session
Future of the Industry – Participative Discussion
Raffle – Win 2020 Seminar Registration

Closing Remarks
12:45 PM – 1:45 PM Lunch on your own
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Member Meeting
Strategic Q&A with the IMFA Board
IMFA Membership Vote
3:30 PM Seminar adjourns