2019 Emerging Leaders Conference
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
1:00 - 5:00 pm - Conference / Plant Tour of Kennedy Tank
6:00 - 8:00 pm - Networking Reception / All American Buffet 

The Networking Reception and Buffet will be held at Punch Bowl Social, located at 120 S. Meridian Street in Indianapolis.  
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
8:00 am - Continental Breakfast
8:30 am - 12:00 pm - Presentations and Round Table Discussions

Conference attendees include fabrication shop leadership, emerging and current leadership personnel.  

Attendees will participate in a plant tour of Kennedy Tank and Manufacturing Company
(Closed toe shoes required, if any other plant gear is necessary, it will be provided by Kennedy Tank)
Sessions you can't miss:
"Building a Winning Culture in Professional Sports and  Business," presented by Keynote Speaker: Joe Reitz, former Indianapolis Colt
"Pitfalls of Changing a Safety Culture," presented by Greg Anderson, Environmental and Safety Director, Kennedy Tank  
"Steel Fab Management in Today's Digital World," presented by Dan Yoder and Bill Kennedy, Kennedy Tank

"Production Welding Process," presented by Michael Heinrich's, VP of Operations, Boardman, LLC

"Sub Arc Welding, Best Practices and What's New," presented by David Koutz, Lincoln Electric

Round Table 
  • Round table discussion led by Robby Hagemann, Boardman, LLC and Bill Kennedy, Kennedy Tank, focusing on safety, business trends, customer driven specifications and business activity
"The Importance of Teamwork on and off the Track," presented by Jack Harvey, Indy Car Driver
"The Importance of Longevity in Business," presented by Ed McCarthy, Samuel, Son & Co., Ltd. 
Sponsorship Opportunity
Sponsorship opportunities are available for the event. Affiliates who register as a sponsor will receive recognition before, during, and after the event in emails, on the website and on signage. 
Room Rate: 
Special room rate of $134.00 per night plus tax, no self parking, valet parking is available at $30.00 per night, check-in time is 3:00 pm, check-out is 11:00 am. The cut-off date for room reservations is September 19th, rooms not reserved will be released back to the hotel's general inventory.  Reservations received after this date, will be honored on a space available basis, at the hotel's prevailing rate. Click here to make hotel reservations, or call 1-317-261-1200, ask for the front desk and reference group code “STI."