16th AFS Texas Chapter Regional Conference Itinerary

September 21st - 23rd, 2017

Dallas/Fort Worth Marriott Hotel & Golf Club

3300 Championship Parkway Fort Worth, TX 76177
(866) 348-3984

  • Hotel Reservation cut-off: September 11th, 2017
  • Use Rate Code: AFMAFMA
  • Sponsorship Artwork deadline: September 7th, 2017
  • Event Registration cut-off: September 15th, 2017

Thursday, September 21st

Golf Tournament (11:00 AM - 4:45 PM)

The Golf Club at Champions Circle

Welcome Reception / Dinner (5:00 PM - 7:30 PM)

Dallas/Fort Worth Marriott Hotel & Golf Club

Friday, September 22nd

Breakfast

(7:00 AM - 8:00 AM)

Morning Sessions

(8:30 AM - 10:00 AM)

Regulatory

Tracey Wallace, Jackson Lewis P.C.

  • Recent Developments in Wage and Hour Law
  • Hot-Button Labor Issues and the National Labor Relations Board
  • Understanding Joint Employer Liability
  • OSHA Update

Technical

Randy Sandstrom, Technical Service Manager, ASK

Topic: Cold Box Systems
Troubleshooting cold box process to help reduce casting defects.

Morning Sessions

(10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)

Regulatory

Kartin Schatz, Jackson Lewis P.C.

  • Hot Topics in Discrimination Law and EEOC Enforcement
  • Managing Employee Leaves and Preventing FMLA Fraud
  • New Trends in Reasonable Accommodation under the ADA
  • The Changing Landscape of Independent Contractor Classifications

Technical

Stan Forehand, Technical Service Manager, HAI

Topic: No-bake Process
Troubleshooting no-bake process to reduce casting defects.

Luncheon

(12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)

Doug Kurkul, CEO, AFS

AFS National
Update on what's happening at AFS Headquarters.

Afternoon Sessions

(1:30 PM - 3:00 PM)

Regulatory

Brad Baker, Director of Membership, NAM

Topic: Manufacturing makes America Strong
Competing to win in a complex regulatory environment.

Technical

Bob Pischel, Product Manager, Foseco

Non-Ferrous Casting Defects
Troubleshooting castings defects for non-ferrous castings.

Afternoon Sessions

(3:30 PM - 5:00 PM)

Regulatory

Stephanie Salmon, Vice President Government Affairs, AFS

Topic: Government Affairs
Current Government issues you need to be aware of.

Technical

Ben Thomas, Vice President of Sales, Tinker Omega

Technology in Molding/Core Machines
How new technology of molding and core making machinery can help reduce defects.

Event

Circle R Ranch (5:30 PM - 9:00 PM)

Enjoy a true Texas Experience!

  • 5:30 PM - Buses leave hotel for Circle R Ranch
  • 6:00 PM -¬†Open Bar at Western Pavilion
  • 6:30 PM - Dinner
  • 9:00 PM - Buses leave Circle R Ranch for Hotel

Saturday, September 23rd

Breakfast

(8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)

Panel Discussion

(9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

Maureen Gerard, CFRE Director of Resource Development, FEF

Open Panel Discussions

Stephanie Salmon, AFS Government Affairs

Open Panel Discussions

Randy Sandstrom, Technical Service Manager, ASK

Topic: Cold Box Systems
Troubleshooting cold box process to help reduce casting defects.

Ben Thomas, Vice President of Sales, Tinker Omega

Technology in Molding/Core Machines
How new technology of molding and core making machinery can help reduce defects.

Board Meeting

(11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Adjourn

(12:00 PM)