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NEMA's Illuminations Weekend: Where Leaders and Ideas Meet
NEMA’s premiere event for electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers.
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General Sessions

Turnberry Isle Miami Meeting Room

Turnberry Isle Miami
19999 W. Country Club Drive
Aventura/Miami, FL  33180
(305) 932-6200

Friday, November 9

6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Gala Welcome Reception
Sponsored by Intertek
(Business casual attire)

Relax and reconnect with electroindustry colleagues.

Saturday, November 10

7:00 to 8:00 a.m.
Illuminations Breakfast
Sponsored by Visit St. Petersburg Clearwater
(Business casual attire)

Start your day with breakfast to fortify yourself for a busy day of meetings and seminars.

8:00 to 8:45 a.m.
Annual Business Meeting and Kite and Key Award Presentation
(Business casual attire) 

Following the 86th annual business meeting will be the presentation of the Kite & Key Award winners. Since 1987, the NEMA Kite & Key Award has recognized outstanding individuals who have served NEMA and the electrical and medical imaging equipment manufacturers industry.

Don Leavens

9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Electroindustry Economic Outlook—Donald R. Leavens, PhD, Vice President and Chief Economist, NEMA
Sponsored by IHS
(Business casual attire)

Donald R. Leavens, PhD, will examine the current and future economic prospects for the electrical and medical imaging equipment manufacturing industry.

10:30 to 11:55 a.m.
From the Top: Trends and Issues Manufacturers Should Know About Distribution
(Business casual attire)

A panel discussion with three top distributors: John Engel, Chairman, President & CEO, WESCO International, Inc.; Robert Smith, President and CEO, IMARK Group, Inc.; Robert Reynolds, Executive Chairman, Graybar Electric Company, Inc. Moderator: Bill Scanlan, Producer/Host, C-SPAN

From the Top: John Engel,Robert Smith,and Robert Reynolds

Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Illuminations Luncheon
Sponsored by CSA Group
(Business casual attire)

Enjoy lunch with the company of electrical and medical imaging manufacturer colleagues.

Geoff Colvin

1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Keynote Address—Geoff Colvin, senior editor-at-large, FORTUNE magazine, and author, The Upside of the Downturn
Sponsored by EC&M, Electrical Wholesaling and T&D World
(Business casual attire)

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Illuminations Reception
Sponsored by Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.
(Business attire*)

Discuss the events of the day with industry colleagues while enjoying beverages and appetizers.

7:30 to 9:45 p.m.
Illuminations Dinner and Dessert Reception
Sponsored by Underwriters Laboratories
(Business attire*) 

NEMA’s most prestigious honor, the Bernard H. Falk Award, will be presented. The award, established in1992, recognizes an individual who makes an important contribution to the industry through technology, marketing, education, or public affairs.

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