The top must-attend NCCA event of 2015 is our
Annual Meeting, which convenes from April 20-22
at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson,
Ariz. If you’ve been on the fence about attending,
let me give you three reasons why this is a great
meeting to attend.
1. Two Keynote Speakers
The annual meeting will feature not one but two
keynote speakers, Clyde Fessler and Ron Felber.
You will hear one of these presentations in our general
session on Tuesday, April 21, and the other on
Wednesday, April 22.
Clyde Fessler will tell the story of how HarleyDavidson
came from the verge of bankruptcy to
become one of the top-performing corporations on
the New York Stock Exchange and one of the most
recognized brands in the world. Fessler retired from
Harley in 2002 as V.P. of business development and
was the man behind the company’s strategy.
Dr. Ron Felber, who was a highly ranked NCCA
keynote speaker in 2009, 2010, and 2013, will present
“Houdini’s Secrets: Escaping the Corporate
‘Box.’” As CEO of Chemetall NAFTA, Dr. Felber
knows our industry well, and you can expect this
presentation to provide solid take-home value to
2. Presentations Tailored Just for Us
Our meetings are carefully planned to deliver as
much take-home value as possible. In our planning
process, we consider the hottest topics of our industry,
and then we find qualified experts to address
For example, on Monday morning, April 20, we
will present a special session on Conflict Minerals,