Emerging Leaders Spring Forum Schedule

EMERGE2020 Spring Forum Schedule at a Glance

The May 3-6 EMERGE2020 Spring Forum HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PANDEMIC.

Sunday, May 3

Early arrivals and optional recreational activities on Sunday afternoon.


Monday, May 4

10:30 am–12:00 pm: Officers’ Council Meeting

Invitation Only

10:00 am–6:00 pm: Registration

11:30 am–12:15 pm: First-Time Attendee Lunch

12:30–1:00 pm: Formal Welcome

Emerging Leaders Council members welcome attendees, giving a quick rundown on what to expect the next few days and how to make the most of them.

1:00–3:00 pm: Session 1

Roundtable Discussions #1
Maintaining a competitive advantage that helps to ensure successful growth requires companies & individuals to use best practices. These informative roundtable discussions are excellent opportunities for all attendees to learn from one another about direct and efficient practices focused on sales, marketing, purchasing and vendor relations. Registered attendees will be surveyed prior to the event to compile specific topics of interest in each area.

3:00–3:30 pm: Break

3:30-5:00 pm: Session 2

State of the Industry – Panel Presentation & Q+A
Chip Hornsby, MORSCO
Rick Hawk, A.O. Smith
Tim Morales, Tim Morales & Associates
Moderated by Michael Maloney, Coburn Supply

6:00–8:00 pm: Welcome Reception & Dinner

Hosted by David Chisolm, Vice President of Marketing, A.O. Smith
Chris Reynolds, 2020 Emerging Leaders Chairman


Tuesday, May 5

7:30–9:00 am: Networking Breakfast / Session 3

Speaker Jeff Havens – “Us vs Them!”
Understanding, recognizing, and resolving every generational issue facing today's workforce with 4 different generations.

9:00-9:15: Break

9:15–11:00 am: Session 4

Emerging Leaders Roundtable #2
More in-depth roundtables, with tables sorted by distributors, manufacturers, and manufacturer representatives.

11:30 am: Networking Lunch

ASA President’s Report – William Glockner Jr.

1:00–5:00 pm: Facility Tour at A.O. Smith

Round-Trip Motor Coach Transportation Provided

6:30–8:00 pm: Night Out Closing Event

Jason Aldean’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar


Wednesday, May 6

Morning Departures

ASA Headquarters and Education Foundation
1200 N. Arlington Heights Road, #150
Itasca, IL 60143
P: 630.467.0000
F: 630.467.0001