Monday | October 8

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Celebrating 70 Years of ILMA: How Our Industry Makes the World a Better Place
Speaker: Alex Epstein – Founder & President, Center for Industrial Progress

To help celebrate our 70th anniversary, ILMA is bringing back Alex Epstein, author of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels. Epstein is a philosopher and industry outsider who became passionate about hydrocarbons when he studied the full picture of their impacts. This year he will share his perspective on the past, present, and future of the work we do and how it advances humanity.

Sponsored by LANXESS Corporation

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Energy Disruption: How New Forces are Changing the Energy and Lubricants Markets
Speaker: Blake Eskew – Vice President, IHS Markit

Energy markets are entering a period of rapid and transformative change. Technology advancement, demographics, societal factors, and regulatory pressures are all reshaping the energy landscape, with both near-term and long-term impacts. How will these forces affect energy and lubricant producers and consumers?

Sponsored by Ergon, Inc.

Reducing Risk and Unleashing Export Opportunities 

Speakers: Sharyn Koenig – Managing Director, Eastern & Western Regions, Export-Import Bank of the United States
Tony Michalski – Senior International Trade Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service


What resources can the Department of Commerce offer you to help expand your business globally? Find out about the Trade Winds and Gold Key programs, as well as how The Export-Import Bank of the U.S. (EXIM Bank) can help take the fear out of exporting and increase your company’s international sales.

Sharyn Koenig is managing director, Eastern & Western Regions for the Export-Import Bank of the United States, with overall responsibility for business development. She has over 35 years of experience with EXIM Bank’s products, and advising exporters, bankers and the trade-related business community in international risk mitigation and trade financing techniques.

As a senior international trade specialist at the U.S. Commercial Service office in Ontario, California, Tony Michalski assists companies in the Inland Empire and southern California region with their international business development. His 20 years of work at the U.S. Commercial Service along with an opportunity to work in the International Sales Department of a private sector firm has equipped him with knowledge and skills to serve the local business community and help the region increase its exports.

This presentation was such a hit at the ILMA 2018 Management Forum, that we’ve brought it to the Annual Meeting so that more members can gain exposure to this important information about expanding your business globally. Private appointments are available on Monday, October 8 and Tuesday, October 9. To schedule your appointment, contact Sharyn AND/OR Tony directly.


Tractor Hydraulic Fluids in the Crosshairs
Panelists: Luc Girard, President, Sanjuro Consulting, Inc.
                 John Huron, THF OEM Liaison, Chevron Oronite Company
                 Jeffrey Leiter, ILMA General Counsel
                 Doug Towns, Senior Vice President, Cross Refining & Marketing, Martin Lubricants

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What trends lie ahead for this category? What are the ramifications of a class action lawsuit and how will that affect our industry? What standard or specification should these products meet? Is there a case to be made for allowing the sale of an “economy grade” product? This Annual Meeting session will explore all these questions with expert panelists.



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