Day 1: Thursday, April 7
7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Registration: ILMA Base Camp
Base Camp sponsored by HollyFrontier Corporation, Refreshments sponsored by American Refining Group, App content sponsored by Calumet Specialty Product Partners, L.P., Wifi sponsored by Axel Americas LLC, Meeting signs sponsored by Azelis, Badges sponsored by Forsythe Lubrication, Lanyards sponsored by Renkert, Meeting edition of Compoundings sponsored by Advanced Lubrication Specialties, Pocket guide sponsored by Lanxess
Shuttles to the ILMA Foundation Golf Tournament
Shuttles will depart from the Convention Center entrance.
8:00 am - 1:30 pm
ILMA Foundation Golf Tournament
Sponsored by Vanderbilt Chemicals
Have some fun and squeeze in some more networking time while supporting a good cause at this year's ILMA Foundation Golf Tournament! The ILMA Foundation promotes the value of the lubricants industry and supports the interests, values and vision of the independent lubricant manufacturer.
Designed by the famed architect firm von Hagge, Smelek & Baril, Plantation Preserve Golf Course offers many different tests for all golfers to enjoy, including the signature 9th hole island green, the daring 14th hole split fairway and the huge, conjoined 15th and 17th greens. $149 per player includes breakfast, transportation, greens fee, cart fee, sleeve of golf balls and two drink tickets. Club rentals are also available for $65 per set.
Thank you to our ILMA Foundation Golf Tournament Hole Sponsors!
Afton Chemical Corporation, Allegheny Petroleum Products, Azelis Monson Companies, BRT, Inc., Ergon, Inc., Etna Products, Hangsterfer's Laboratories, Hillebrand, Infineum, Olyslager North America, OEC Group, Radco Industries, South Atlantic Services, and Tulco Oils
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Following on the success of our popular virtual speed networking at the 2020 Annual Meeting, we're hosting ILMA's first in-person speed networking event. Shake up your ILMA meeting routine and strike up a conversation with someone new. You never know who you’ll meet – a supplier, customer, colleague, or your new best friend!
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Networking Lunch Buffet
Relax and enjoy some lunch with friends and colleagues.
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
SHERA Committee Meeting
ILMA's Safety, Health, Environmental & Regulatory Affairs (SHERA) Committee provides guidance regarding existing and emerging safety, health, environmental and regulatory issues related to the lubricants industry and their impact on ILMA members and end users. Open to all ILMA member attendees.
3:40 pm - 4:40 pm
Supplier Committee Meeting
A forum for supplier members to share opinions about industry trends and Association activities, and discuss ways to support Manufacturing members.
Engine & Transmission Committee Meeting
Engine oil and transmission fluid stakeholders meet to discuss the most pressing issues for this industry segment, including testing, specifications, regulations and other topics. Open to all ILMA Member attendees.
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
New Member/First-Time Attendee Reception
Sponsored by Functional Products, Inc.
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, committee chairs and top tier sponsors to find out what ILMA and ILMA meetings are all about. By invitation only.
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sponsored by Radco Industries
Kick off your meeting experience with an opportunity to network and catch up with your colleagues. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
Day 2: Friday, April 8
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Registration: ILMA Base Camp
Base Camp sponsored by HollyFrontier Corporation, Refreshments sponsored by Allegheny Petroleum Products, App content sponsored by Calumet Specialty Product Partners, L.P., Wifi sponsored by Axel Americas LLC, Meeting signs sponsored by Azelis, Badges sponsored by Forsythe Lubrication, Lanyards sponsored by Renkert, Meeting edition of Compoundings sponsored by Advanced Lubrication Specialties, Pocket guide sponsored by Lanxess
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Manufacturing Member Business Breakfast Meeting
Sponsored by Sea-Land Chemical Company
Grab a bite to eat and get the lowdown on all of ILMA's activities and where your membership dollars are going. Ask ILMA leadership your questions about association operations. Manufacturing Members only.
9:15 am - 10:30 am
Opening General Session
ILMA asks that companies not schedule meetings during the Opening General Session so that all may attend this important community event.
Keynote Address: On the Edge: The Art of High-Impact Leadership
Keynote Speaker: Alison Levine
Sponsored by Ergon, Inc.
Imagine yourself on the highest mountain in the world. You have to deal with the physiological effects of extreme altitude, along with bone-chilling temperatures, battering winds and a climbing team that's counting on all of its members to make smart decisions. There's simply no room for poor judgment—one mistake or misstep can result in an unrecoverable error. There's no better training ground for leaders than settings where people are pushed beyond their perceived limits. Drawing on her experience as team captain of the first American women's Everest expedition, Alison Levine makes a compelling case that the leadership principles that apply in the world of extreme adventure also apply to today's rigorously competitive business environments.
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
ILMA Book Club
Join the ILMA Book Club to discuss:
Ethel Rosenberg by Anne Sebba
Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton
Alone in the World by Hector Malory , translated by Adrian Y. DeBruyn
This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger
Lock stock & Peril by David McBride
Film: The Chair (Netflix)
10:45 am - 12:15 pm
MWF Committee Meeting
The Metalworking Fluids (MWF) Committee follows issues concerning manufacturers and suppliers for the metalworking lubricants sector. Open to all ILMA Member attendees.
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Major Trends in Lubricants: How the Landscape Is Shifting in Favor of ILMAs (Plated lunch session)
Sponsored by Motiva Enterprises
George Morvey, industry manager of the Energy Practice in the well-known and respected Kline Group, will share recent insights into some of the biggest trends playing out in the lubricants industry.
What happened in North America in 2021? How is the landscape changing in favor of private label and ILMA manufacturers and marketers? How will decarbonization, such as moves toward electric vehicles and renewable energy, affect the lubricants industry? What does the future look like for rerefined base oil in finished lubricants?
Get the answers to these questions and more while enjoying a plated lunch. It's a two-for-one use of your #ILMAMeets time!
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Global Affairs & Trade Committee Meeting
A forum focused on supporting the growth of international business opportunities. Open to all ILMA member attendees.
Day 3: Saturday, April 9
8:00 am - Noon
Registration: ILMA Base Camp
Base Camp sponsored by HollyFrontier Corporation, Refreshments sponsored by Daubert Chemical, App content sponsored by Calumet Specialty Product Partners, L.P., Wifi sponsored by Axel Americas LLC, Meeting signs sponsored by Azelis, Badges sponsored by Forsythe Lubrication, Lanyards sponsored by Renkert, Meeting edition of Compoundings sponsored by Advanced Lubrication Specialties, Pocket guide sponsored by Lanxess
8:00 am - 8:45 am
Networking Breakfast Buffet
Seize the final day of the meeting and meet someone new!
9:00 am - 10:30 am
#LubeTrends Live Town Hall: Improve Your ESG Scorecard
Sponsored by Chevron Oronite
Environmental, sustainability and governance (ESG) scores can be a bit of a mystery, from how they’re defined to how companies can improve them. With more of ILMA members' customers pushing for enhanced sustainability and ESG practices, it’s critical to understand this emerging aspect of doing business. Join our esteemed group of panelists for an enlightening discussion on what ESG means in the lubricants value chain.
Shawn Woll of August Mack Environmental will lay the groundwork for the discussion with some background on ESG scoring. Then ILMA CEO Holly Alfano will moderate a lively discussion with Woll; Brent Haynam, director of commercial engineering and sustainability with Scholle IPN; Ramesh Navaratnam, general manager for Patech North America; and Richard Camper, executive vice president of Hasco Oil Co. and chair of ILMA's new ESG Committee.
10:40 am - 12:00 pm
ILMA Express Talks (20 minute sessions)
Sponsored by The Lubrizol Corporation
These bite-size sessions get you the information you need in just 20 minutes so you can get back to doing business, better informed.
Express Talk #1: Dexos1 Gen 3 Update
Nathan Siebert, GM's engineering group manager for fluids and lubricants, will give an overview of what's new for the OEM's Dexos1 Gen 3 gasoline engine oil specification, which made its debut in September. Get an insider's insights into the most important aspects of this widely used standard.
Express Talk #2: The Base Oil Outlook in 2022
Last year was plagued by base oil supply woes, but 2022 is shaping up to be somewhat calmer. Amanda Hay, deputy managing editor for ICIS Americas and frequent Compoundings contributor, will paint a picture of domestic and global availability, as well as what base oil buyers may have to look forward to this year.
Express Talk #3: A Comprehensive View of the Transportation Ecosystem and Solving Port Congestion
Rob McRae, vice president of transportation at Univar Solutions, will provide a view of the full transportation ecosystem and how factors within each mode affect the way we experience transportation. Gain a better understanding of the relationships between ocean, rail and truck, and what to expect in the future.
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Time for Networking and Business Meetings
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Innovative Business Council Meeting
ILMA's Innovative Business Council gathers members interested in making a difference in the lubricants industry through new business trends and innovations. Open to all ILMA Member attendees.
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join the inaugural meeting of ILMA's new Sustainability Committee, created to help ILMA members harness the power of ESG and sustainability for business success. Open to all ILMA Member attendees.
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Good Vibes by the Tide
Close out your Engage experience with your toes in the sand and a drink in your hand. Say goodbye to your ILMA friends while playing games and having some fun in the sun!
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