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2017 Vinyl360 Agenda

Thursday, November 9, 2017

7:30 am – 8:15 am

Breakfast (Masters ABC)

8:30 am – 8:45 am

Opening Remarks

8:45 am – 9:15 am

Vinyl Industry Outlook by Chuck Carr, Global Business Director – Inorganics, Chemical Market Services, IHS Markit | Click here to view the presentation.

9:15 am – 10:15 am

Keynote by Dr. Patrick Moore, co-founder of Greenpeace, author of Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout: The Making of a Sensible Environmentalist

10:15 am – 10:30 am


10:30 am – 11:00 am

Sustainability through the Retailer’s Lens with Carole Mars, Senior Research Lead at The Sustainability Consortium, and Chris Cassell, Director of Corporate Sustainability, Lowe’s Home Improvement and Cristian Barcan, VP of Sustainability and Industry Affairs, Vinyl Institute

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Vinyl Industry’s Global Sustainability Efforts – Panel Discussion moderated by Aine Curran, President and CEO of the Vinyl Institute of Canada with members of the Global Vinyl Council

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Lunch (Masters ABC)

1:15 pm – 1:20 pm

The Vinyl Industry’s Culture of Safety – Dick Doyle, President & CEO of the Vinyl Institute | Click here to view the video.

1:20 pm – 2:00 pm

Keynote by Henry Darwin, Chief Operations Officer for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Vinyl Industry Materiality Analysis Results Overview by Cristian Barcan and S&C North America | Click here to view the presentation. | Click here to view How the Vinyl Industry Defines Sustainability.

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm


3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Breakout Session: Material Analysis Hotspot Discussion Groups facilitated by Cristian Barcan

4:30 pm – 4:50 pm

Habitat for Humanity Partnership Opportunities with Frank Wrenn, Corporate Development Officer at Habitat for Humanity International | Click here to view the presentation.

4:50 pm – 5:00 pm

Wrap-up and Closing Remarks by Kate Offringa, President & CEO of the Vinyl Siding Institute

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Reception (Outside Masters DC)

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Awards Dinner | Click here to view the awards video.

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Entertainment with Chris Bliss, speaker, comedian, variety artist, and Bill of Rights proponent Chris Bliss will deliver an intelligent and timely commentary about our world, in the tradition of American satire from Mark Twain to Jon Stewart. Jay Leno, who featured Chris repeatedly on the Tonight Show, has called him "one of the brightest comedians around."

Friday, November 10, 2017

7:00 am – 8:00 am

Breakfast (Masters ABC)

8:00 am – 8:15 am

Opening Remarks

8:15 am – 8:20 am

Vinyl Business and Sustainability Council Update with Cristian Barcan

8:20 am – 8:45 am

Recap of Materiality Analysis Breakout Session by Cristian Barcan

8:45 am – 10:00 am

Overview of the Branded Performance Initiative discussion moderated by Susan Wade, VP of Marketing and Communications, Vinyl Institute | Click here to view the presentation.

10:00 am – 10:10 am

Closing Remarks

11:00 am

Vinyl360 Golf Tournament – Boxed lunches will be available for golfers prior to the start. (Dye’s Valley Course)