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 polotical, economic and trade developments. Understanding their importance will help you navigate the competitive global landscape for the next twenty-five years.
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Networking Lounge Enjoy beer, wine and snacks in a casual, relaxed networking environment.
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!
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
ILMA Town Hall
Get the latest updates on GF-6, THFs, Dexos 3, Obsolete Oils. Panelists TBA.
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.
Taking place at the Omni's Country Club. More info TBA.
Blue Ridge Farm-to-table concept with creative Southern cuisine served in a casual indoor environment. Reservations are recommended for both lunch and dinner.
Open for breakfast daily from 6:30 AM - 10:30 AM. Seafood dinner buffet on Friday from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM and Prime Rib dinner buffet on Saturday from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Champagne brunch on Sunday from 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM.
An inventive bar and restaurant that brings together the food culture and local flavors of downtown, with expansive indoor and outdoor searing and spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Named for frequent historical visits from Thomas Edison and his "Vagabonds", Edison serves NC craft beers, small bath bourbons, handcrafted cocktails, and regionally inspired food in a contemporary, fun and artistic setting.
Open Sunday - Thursday from 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM and Friday - Saturday from 11:00 AM - Midnight.
For the ultimate Thursday through Saturday entertainment, head out for some night life with local and regional comedians opening for hilarious dueling piano shows. An extensive bar menu with red and white wines, local craft, domestic and import beers, bomb shots and specialty drinks.
Open Thursday - Saturday from 8:00 PM - 1:00 AM.
Marketplace is the perfect place to grab a coffee and house made pastry or pick up a sandwich and house made pizza for a quick meal. Stop by the sweets boutique, The Pink Pig, for a frozen treat or decadent dessert. Located in the Vanderbilt Wing on the Lobby Level.
Open Sunday - Thursday from 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM, and Friday - Saturday from 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM.
A fine selection of wines by the glass and small plates, catering to your before and after dinner plans. Looking out across the cityscape of downtown Asheville, you can relax and savor flights of chocolate as the sunset paints the sky.
Open Sunday - Thursday from 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM and Friday - Saturday from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM.