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2019 Annual Fall Meeting

Date: Sept 25 - Sept 27, 2019

Registration Form

Sponsorship Form

*If you need to cancel your hotel reservation, please call the MA office. Please do not call the hotel directly. Thank you.
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Wednesday, September 25
10:00 a.m.
Alabama Iron & Steel Council Meeting (Port of Mobile)
3:30 p.m.
Workforce Development & HR Committee Meeting
6:00 p.m. Legislative Reception & Dinner (Sponsored Event Only)
Thursday, September 26
7:30 a.m.
APPCO Governmental Committee Meeting
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Exhibitor Setup
9:00 a.m. MA Board Meeting
10:30 a.m. Annual Planning Committee Meeting
Chemistry Council Meeting
11:30 a.m. Registration & Strolling Lunch with Exhibitors
1:00 p.m. First Business Session
Welcome from MA Chairman, David Hendrixson, Daikin America
MA Update from MA President, George Clark
The Thunderbird Way
Chris Sticklin, Dunn University
2:35 p.m. Alabama's Workforce Transformation
Nick Moore, Governor's Office of Education & Workforce Transformation
3:10 p.m. Break with Exhibitors
3:30 p.m.
Business Diversity
Jeff Peoples - Alabama Power Company
4:00 p.m.
The State of Alabama
Governor Kay Ivey
4:45 p.m. Adjourn
4:45 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Social with Exhibitors
7:00 p.m.
Dinner at Julep Point (with Entertainment)
Friday, September 27
8:00 a.m. Breakfast with Exhibitors
9:00 a.m. Second Business Session
Economic Development
Secretary Greg Canfield, Alabama Department of Commerce
9:45 a.m. Assessment of the Political Scene & its impacts on Alabama Manufacturing
John Ashford, The Hawthorn Group
10:25 a.m. Break with Exhibitors
10:45 a.m.
Panel Discussion
Brian O'Conner, Lockheed Martin
United Launch Alliance representative
Jason Slinkard, BASF Corporation

12:00 a.m. Lunch with Exhibitors
Optional Activities
1:00 p.m. Pool Bash
1:15 p.m. Bay Fishing

Dinner on your own
Manufacture Alabama's Fall Annual Meeting is $595.00 (includes all planned meals and functions for you and your spouse.) A full refund will be granted if cancellation is received before September 11th. Substitutions are allowed.

First Time Attendee Registration
Registration for first time attendees is $395 per person (includes all planned meals and functions for you and your spouse) A full refund will be granted if cancellation is received before September 11th. Substitutions are allowed.

Dinner Tickets
Dinner tickets are available for purchase for additional family members/guests at $185.00 per person.


Make reservations online, click here, or call 1-800-544-9933. If reservations are made by phone, please use the group code MAA to receive the MA room block. The hotel rate at The Grand Hotel in Point Clear, Alabama is $169.00, Spa Building Marina View - $239.00 and Spa Building Resort View - $189.00. The Hotel rate is available three days prior and after the event based upon Hotel availability. Check-in is 4:00 p.m. Checkout is 11:00 a.m. Reservations must be made before September 2, 2019. Cancellations must be made five days before scheduled arrival; otherwise, one night’s room and tax will be charged to the credit card on file.

The meetings and business sessions are business casual. On Thursday, dinner will be outside - so make sure to dress casually. Shorts are welcome.

Optional Activities

Please confirm your participation in any activities during the registration luncheon Thursday, September 26th.

Golf “Fun” Open to all men and women in attendance. Golf is scheduled at the Lakewood Golf Club on the Dogwood Course beginning with tee times starting at 1:15 p.m. on Friday, September 27th. The cost of golf is $100 and includes green fee, cart and tax. Prizes will be given.

Bay Fishing is scheduled on Friday, September 27th at 1:30 p.m. You will need to meet at the marina no later than 1:15 p.m. This half-day, 4-hour trip is always a lot of fun. The cost per person is $100, which includes rental of the boat. Reservations are non-refundable unless weather conditions do not permit the boat to leave.

Pool Bash Enjoy the Marriott’s zero entry 50,000 gallon outdoor feature pool with water slide (towels and lounge chairs provided) on Friday September 27th from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

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