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#ILMAEngage Online Registration and Hotel Reservations Close Friday, March 13

Thursday, April 2

Friday, April 3

Saturday, April 4

Committee Day

Sponsored by Motiva

Whatever your market segment interests, there is an opportunity to get more engaged with ILMA and have your voice heard by participating as a committee member. Committee meetings are open to all attendees.




7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Registration: ILMA / Petro Canada

Base Camp

Sponsored by Petro-Canada

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Metalworking Fluids (MWF) Committee Breakfast Meeting

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Refreshment Break in Base Camp

Sponsored by American Refining Group, Inc.

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Supplier Committee Meeting

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Engine and Transmission Committee Meeting

12:15 PM - 2:15 PM

ILMA Networking Lunch Buffet
Take a break and enjoy some lunch while networking with your friends and colleagues.

12:15 PM - 2:15 PM

SHERA Committee Lunch Meeting

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Global Affairs & Trade Committee Meeting

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Refreshment Break in Base Camp

Sponsored by American Refining Group, Inc.

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

New Member and First-Time Attendee Reception

Wondering how to make the most of your first ILMA meeting experience? Take advantage of the opportunity to mix and mingle with ILMA Board members and committee chairs to find out what ILMA and ILMA meetings are all about.

Sponsored by Functional Products

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Opening Reception
Drinks, hors d'oeuvres and networking on the beautiful Mountain View Terrace.

Sponsored by SK Lubricants Americas, Inc.

7:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Registration: ILMA / Petro Canada

Base Camp

Sponsored by Petro-Canada

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Manufacturing Member Business Breakfast Meeting 

Manufacturing members only

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Networking Breakfast Buffet

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

General Session

Remarks from ILMA CEO, Holly Alfano and President, Chuck Decker


ILMA Talk: Keynote Address

Capitalism: The Engine that Moves Humanity

Rajendra Sisodia

FW Olin, Distinguished Professor of Global Business; Whole Foods Market Research Scholar in Conscious Capitalism

Despite the role of capitalism being regularly called into question in our society, Raj Sisodia offers a fresh take on free enterprise and how it has actually lifted humanity all over the world. How can businesses do better to affect the lives of their employees and what does that mean for the bottom line? Don't miss this moving, thought-provoking, and perhaps controversial look at how businesses of all sizes have the power to achieve greater heights.

 Sponsored by Ergon, Inc. 

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Refreshment Break in Base Camp

Sponsored by Allegheny Petroleum Products Company

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

ILMA Book Club

Enjoy light bites and tea in the Omni's stunning Skyline Room while discussing the following books:

Where the Crawdad Sings by Delia Owens

The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

Maid by Stephanie Land

Sponsored by Lockhart Chemical

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Time for networking and refreshments in Base Camp

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

CEO Meet & Greet

ILMA CEO Holly Alfano

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Lunch Session

The Five Disruption-Proof Trends Shaping Our World and Their Impact on Politics, Business, and Technology

Afshin Molavi

Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Institute at Johns Hopkins University SAIS, Co-Director, emerge86 Lab

From rapid urbanization and growing middle classes to unprecedented connectivity and technology acceleration, Molavi will highlight five key demographic and universal growth trends that are reshaping our world. He describes these shifts as "disruption-proof" in that they transcend our day-to-day political, economic and trade developments. Understanding their importance will help you navigate the competitive global landscape for the next twenty-five years.

1:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Time for networking and refreshments in Base Camp

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Engage Networking Lounge
Enjoy beer, wine and snacks in a casual, relaxed networking environment.

Sponsored by Master Fluid Solutions

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

BBQ, Beer, and Bluegrass

Join us for some good old fashioned southern BBQ, beer sampling from Asheville's craft brew scene, and a foot-stompin' local Bluegrass band to top off the night.

Bar sponsored by Afton Chemical Corporation

Beer Wall sponsored by Daubert Chemical

Activities & Decorations sponsored by Infineum USA L.P.

Dinner sponsored by Penthol

Foundation Day

Please stay and complete your ILMA Engage experience with Foundation Day! Take this opportunity to participate in the ILMA Foundation’s education initiatives with three informative sessions featuring intriguing, timely topics and expert speakers. Round out the day with a golf tournament benefitting the ILMA Foundation initiatives, including the scholarship program, research, and education. Or take a tour of the iconic Biltmore Estate. An easy stretch and flow yoga class is also an option. Finish up with a reception following the golf tournament where winners will be announced!

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Registration: ILMA / Petro Canada

Base Camp

Sponsored by Petro-Canada

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Breakfast Session

ILMA Town Hall

Moderator: Greg T Julian

Panelists: Dennis Bachelder, Jeffrey Leiter and Kaustav Sinha

Senior Engineer, American Petroleum Institute

ILMA General Counsel

Manager of North American Sales, Chevron Oronite

Get the latest updates on GF-6, THFs, Dexos 3, Obsolete Oils. 

Sponsored by Chevron Oronite

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

ILMA Conversations:

Artificial Intelligence (AI): History, Definitions, Opportunities and Strategy

Dave Dragon

President, Dragon Management Consulting

There has been a significant buzz around artificial intelligence over the past few years. The question is: why are we hearing about it now? Dragon's interactive presentation will review a brief history of AI, provide the definitions for the major elements of AI and highlight the AI opportunities and challenges facing ILMA member companies. Dragon will conclude with a discussion concerning the importance of developing a well thought out strategy for AI.

Sponsored by The Lubrizol Corporation

                     ILMA CONVERSATIONS

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

ILMA Conversations:

Having Your Cake and Eating It Too: Keys to Successful Dealmaking

Ben ScharffKevin Yttre

Managing Director; Grace Matthews

President and Managing Director; Grace Matthews

Business owners often balance a desire for growth and opportunities for their company with personal financial and lifestyle goals. By clearly defining the end game, it is possible to engineer a transaction combining the right partner, structure and economics. Scharff and Yttre's presentation will include a discussion about how "working backwards" from your goals is the key to successful dealmaking, as well as how to successfully design and navigate the M&A process.

Sponsored by The Lubrizol Corporation

1:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Tour the Biltmore Estate

Your trip to Asheville for ILMA Engage 2020 won’t be complete until you see the iconic Biltmore Estate. Built in 1895, Biltmore was the home of George and Edith Vanderbilt. It has been faithfully preserved, still containing original furnishings and masterpieces of art. Displaying an authentic view of America’s Gilded Age, touring this estate is a one-of-a-kind experience, combining stunning mountain views with a truly majestic home and inspirational gardens.

Sponsored by South Atlantic Services

1:15 PM

Shuttles to Golf Course

Shuttles will leave from the main lobby every 15 minutes starting at 1:15 PM.

2:00 PM


2:00 PM Shotgun Start

Foundation Golf Tournament

The annual Foundation Golf Tournament will be played at the Omni Grove Park Inn's legendary 18-hole, 6,400-yard championship course. Shuttles we be provided, leaving from the main lobby every 15 minutes starting at 1:15pm.

Sponsored by Vanderbilt Chemicals

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Foundation Day Reception

Taking place at the Omni's Country Club. More info TBA.


Committee Day

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