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Annual Conference & Exhibits

Date: 
Sun, 10/14/2012 - 12:00pm - Wed, 10/17/2012 - 12:00pm


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TRSA Overflow Hotel

The TRSA room block at Hotel 71 is now sold out. TRSA has obtained additional rooms at a nearby hotel listed below:

Hotel Monaco Chicago
(approximately a 3 blocks from the Hyatt)
225 North Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601

Contact: Darlene at 703-822-4688 or toll free, 877-761-3723. The special TRSA negotiated rate is $259, single or double occupancy per night plus tax (currently at 16.4%). Space is limited so call today.

Join TRSA in commemorating the industry's accomplishments of the last 100 years as members celebrate the organization's Centennial and conduct the usual complement of education and networking sessions that comprise the TRSA Annual Conference & Exhibits. The meeting's programming will give members ideas for leveraging their past to build a brighter future. Sessions include keynote presentations, social events, committee meetings, workshops, seminars and textile services facility tours. Contact Salita Jones, 703/519-0029, ext. 108, sjones@trsa.org.

Conference Program At-A-Glance

 Sunday, October 14
8 am – 12 Noon     TRSA Committee Meetings
                           - Associate/Associate Executive
                           - Education
                           - Healthcare 
                           - Marketing & Public Relations
                           - Membership
                           - Safety & Human Resources
12 Noon – 4 pm     TRSA Board of Directors Meeting
5:30 – 7:30 pm      Welcome Reception plus Charitable Event

Monday, October 15
7 – 7:30 am          Breakfast
7:30 – 7:45 am      Welcome by TRSA Chair Woody Ostrow and TRSA President/CEO Joseph Ricci
7:45 – 8:30 am      State of the Association
8:30 – 9:30 am      General Session – Rocky Bleier, Vietnam Veteran, Super Bowl Winner
9:30 – 10:15 am    BREAK
10:15 – 11:30 am   Multi-Track Education Sessions
                                - Developing a High Performance Culture
                                - Flexible Factories: Ford Meets Fast-Changing Market Demands
11:30 am – 1pm     Lunch & Presentation
                                - Combating Textile Theft
1 – 2:15 pm           Multi-Track Education Sessions
                                - Alternative Fuel Vehicles Impact Fleet Decisions
                                - TRSA Clean Green, Hygienically Clean Certifications
                                - Navigating EEOC's Compliance Maze
2:15 – 2:30 pm      BREAK
2:30 – 3:45 pm      Multi-Track Education Sessions
                                - Leveraged Sourcing, Recruiting, Hiring
                                - Impact of Global Marketplace on Textile Quality
                                - How Strategic Plans Fail - All Talk, No Action
3:45 – 4:45 pm      Institute Alumni Reception (EMI, PMI and MMI)
4:30 – 6:30 pm      Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall

Tuesday, October 16
7 – 8 am                   Breakfast
8 – 9 am                   EEOC's Endgame for Workplace Discrimination
9 – 10 am                 Multi-Track Education Sessions
                                    - Building a Safety Culture - EHS Safest Company Winner
                                    - Energy Supply & Pricing Prospectus
10 – 10:15 am           BREAK
10:15 – 11:15 am       Multi-Track Education Sessions
                                     - Investment Analyst Industry Forecast
                                     - Risk Management: Worker’s Compensation
11:15 am – 12:30 pm  Multi-Track Education Sessions
                                     - Private Equity Propels Linen King's Growth
                                     - Aligning Operations with Business, Supply Chain Goals
12:30 – 2 pm             Lunch in Exhibit Hall
2 – 3:15 pm               Panel Discussion: What Customers Really Want
3:15 – 4:30 pm           Panel Discussion: Industry Legends Help You Look Forwardl
6 – 7 pm                    Black-Tie Centennial Reception
7 – 10 pm                  Black-Tie Dinner & Awards

Wednesday, October 17
7 – 8 am                   Breakfast
8 – 9:30 am               TRSA Annual Membership Meeting
                                       - Treasurer’s Report
                                       - Board Elections
                                       - Officers & Directors Installation
                                       - Membership Votes

Location

Hyatt Regency Chicago Chicago, IL