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2015 Fall Conference

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Chicago-Omni

2015 Fall Conference
November 3-5, 2015

Omni Chicago Hotel
676 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611


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Executive ConferenceFall 2015November 3 – 5, 2015 in Chicago
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
06:00 – 07:00 PM New Member Reception – Omni
07:00 – 09:00 PM Opening Reception – Omni
Cocktails, Hors d’oeuvres and Dinner
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
07:00 – 08:00 AM Breakfast – Omni
08:00 – 08:15 AM Welcome to the 2015 Fall Manufacturers Executive Conference
Gerry LoDuca – President
08:15 – 09:45 AM Keen Insights to Success Conor Cunneen – Irish speaker, author and business humorist
“Despite listening to Chicago accents for over 15 years, Conor Cunneen has never lost his brogue as you will hear when he speaks on how the Gift of GAB (Goals, Attitude, Behavior) can generate improved business performance.A former VP Marketing with Unilever, this Irishman is an acclaimed speaker, author and educator who provides Substance with Humor to improve People, Performance and Productivity to clients from Harley-Davidson to Helsinki, from Memphis to Madrid.
As a two-time cancer survivor, Conor has probably been at the sharp end of some HMMC member products!! A Fellow of the Marketing Institute of Ireland, Conor is also a Chicago Humorous Speaker of the Year, so you can be sure of a program that will leave you with a spring in your step, a beat in your heart (that is very important), a smile on your face, and implementable ideas to improve People, Performance and Productivity.
A multiple author, his most recent book is What Mark Twain Learned Me ’bout Public Speakin’.  With his long-suffering wife, Pat, he lives in Naperville IL where he says the natives are friendly and he has been force-fed more corned beef and green beer than he ever had in Ireland.”
09:45 – 10:15 AM Morning Break
10:15 – 11:45 AM Peak Your Profits!®Jeff Blackman – Business-growth specialistNot many of us can afford a personal “success/career” coach, so HMMC is doing the next best thing by offering our group a unique success coaching experience at the Spring Conference.
Jeff shares his profit-producing strategies with numerous CEOs, Presidents, business-owners, entrepreneurs, sales leaders and their salespeople. He’s a “hall of fame” speaker, best-selling author, acclaimed success coach, broadcaster and lawyer. He’s also a contributing columnist to numerous magazines and newspapers.In this fast-paced, hard-hitting, high-energy, interactive and information-loaded results-session, Jeff Blackman shows you how to skillfully convert obstacles into opportunities, results and profits. Immediately! Be ready for interactive sessions throughout the day. At the end, all attendees will leave with an extensive, customized workbook with all the tools that were presented.
11:45 – 01:15 PM Lunch – Omni
01:15– 02:45 PM Return to Peak Your Profits!®
02:45 – 03:00 PM Afternoon Break
03:00 – 04:30 PM Return to Peak Your Profits!®
04:30 – 05:00 PM Cindy Parsons – Wounded Warrior Project
Cindy Parsons is a licensed registered nurse whose life changed when in 2004, her son, Shane, entered the Army and served honorably in a decorated infantry brigade. In 2006, Shane was critically injured in Iraq and Cindy became a strong advocate for wounded service members. She participated in the Wounded Warrior Project Caregiver Summit in Washington and lobbied Congress for the passage of the “Caregiver and Veteran Omnibus Health Service Act of 2010.” Cindy is currently serving on the board of the Brain Injury Association of Ohio.
06:00 – 09:30 PM Special Event – HMMC & Wounded Warrior Charity Event
We will meet in the lobby of the hotel at 05:45 PM to begin our night in Chicago.
Thursday, November 5, 2015
07:00 – 08:00 AM Breakfast – Omni
08:00 – 09:30 AM Gary Corless-UNPLUGGED”Gary Corless
Gary will lead us through the Past, Present and Future as he shares his vision on Distribution, Relationships with Manufacturers and the Rationale and Future of Distributor Private Label. Gary brings his experience as a past president and chief executive officer of McKesson/PSS as well as other various leadership roles as he speaks and answers questions on industry issues. Gary will follow up with his involvement as the Strategic Giving Executive Vice President for the Wounded Warrior Project and his hopes, dreams and goals for this organization.
09:30 – 09:45 AM Morning Break
09:45 – 10:45 AM “Sales Compensation Strategy/Structural Plans”HMMC Team Panel
HMMC continues the series with information provided by a diverse panel to help educate and expand your knowledge. Bring your questions!
10:45 – 11:00 AM HMMC Closing Comments and VisionGerry LoDuca – President
11:00 AM Adjourn
Speakers

Conor Cunneen

Irish speaker, author and business humorist

With the gift of gab, this funny motivational speaker will cover topics of Goals, Attitude and Behavior as only an Irishman in Chicago could. Conor is sure to cover E3, Energize, Educate & Entertain!

Jeff Blackman

Speaker, Author, Success Coach, Broadcaster and Lawyer

In this fast-paced, hard-hitting, high-energy, interactive and information-loaded results-session, Jeff Blackman shows you how to skillfully convert obstacles into opportunities, results and profits. Immediately!

Gary Corless

Strategic Giving Executive VP of Wounded Warrior Project

Gary will lead us through the Past, Present and Future as he shares his vision on Distribution, Relationships with Manufacturers and the Rationale and Future of Distributor Private Label. He will follow up with his involvement in the Wounded Warrior Project.

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