Conference Program

Welcome to AHAM's 2017 Annual Member Meeting Program where Networking, Collaboration and Business Intelligence Meet.

AHAM celebrates 50 years as the voice of the home appliance manufacturing industry.  Our program looks forward to The Next 50 years of leadership for the home appliance industry.   We have put together a program highlighting major themes and challenges before the industry.  An excellent slate of presenters, and a panel of CEOs will inform your thinking on the future state of the home appliance industry.  Our goal is to inspire ideas, and lead meaningful discussions through program topics and networking opportunities.

Annual Members Meeting 2017

   

Saturday, 29 April 2017

 
(GRC Members Only)
Track
Salon A
Time
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
2:00 PM

Annual Supplier Division meeting to discuss priorities and programming.

(Open to AHAM Members Only)

Track
Salon B
Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
3:00 PM

Sunday, 30 April 2017

 

The Council will review priorities in Canada across AHAM services. The guest speaker at the meeting is Rachel McCormick Counsellor and Program Manager (Energy and Environment) Embassy of Canada

(Canada Council Members Only)

Track
Salon D
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10:00 AM

Lunch for all the attendees!

(Open to all attendees)

Track
Salons ABC
Time
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
12:30 PM

Cybersecurity. Counterfeiting. The Circular Economy. Do you have a plan to respond to these daunting issues that are already on the radar screens of AHAM members? We've brought together expert speakers for presentations and discussion on the latest developments and thoughts on how companies can respond and thrive amidst each of these challenges.

Invited Speakers from: U.S. Department of Homeland Security

(Open to all attendees)

Track
Salons ABC
Time
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
2:00 PM
Dr. Ron Ross
FISMA Implementation Project, Joint Task Force Transformation Initiative, Systems Security Engineering Initiative
National Institute of Standards and Technology, Computer Security Division

(Open to all attendees)

Track
Salons ABC
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
2:00 PM
Bruce M. Foucart
President

Foucart & Associates, Inc.

(Open to all attendees)

Track
Salons ABC
Time
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
2:45 PM

Take advantage of this networking opportunity to meet other members and discuss the event.

(Open to all attendees)

Track
Foyer ABC
Time
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM
3:30 PM
From Manufacturing Light Bulbs to Selling Light

John C. Pouland
Vice President - Government Affairs & Solutions

Philips North America

(Open to all attendees)

Track
Salons ABC
Time
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
3:45 PM

A panel of senior AHAM staff will talk about the connection between Cybersecurity; Counterfeiting; the Circular Economy and the appliance industry.

(Open to all attendees)

Track
Salons ABC
Time
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
4:30 PM

End your day with a look back…and forward, as we celebrate AHAM's first 50 years and contemplate the next 50. Come dressed for 1967 or 2067!

Entertainment provided by band, The Real Geniuses

(Open to all attendees)

Track
Salons ABC
Time
6:15 PM - 9:30 PM
6:15 PM

Monday, 01 May 2017

 

AHAM's annual business meeting featuring remarks by AHAM Board Chair Melanie Cook and recognition of volunteer leaders. The breakfast will also include a geopolitical overview of the world.

Chair's Address: Melanie Cook, VP, Sourcing, GE Appliances, a Haier company, and AHAM Board Chair

Keynote: Ambassador Nick Burns, former top diplomat for three U.S. presidents.

(Open to all attendees)

Track
Salons ABC
Time
7:45 AM - 9:30 AM
7:45 AM
Track
Foyer ABC
Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
9:30 AM

2016 was a successful year for the industry and AHAM. 2017 and beyond presents new opportunities and challenges. In his State of the Association, AHAM President and CEO Joe McGuire, will provide an overview of AHAM's current agenda and accomplishments and lay the groundwork for AHAM's mission through 2020. On the special occasion of AHAM's 50th anniversary a panel of distinguished appliance industry leaders will share their thoughts on the future opportunities and challenges of the industry.

(Open to all attendees)

Track
Salons ABC
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
10:00 AM

The first 100 days have come and gone. How will President Trump's regulatory and budget vision unfold? A senior administration official explains what's happened so far, what's next and what it could mean for you.

(Open to all attendees)

Track
Salons ABC
Time
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
12:00 PM

An opportunity for AHAM’s Board and industry leaders to discuss AHAM's mission and vision.

(Board Members, Company CEOs)

Track
Junior Ballroom 1
Time
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
1:45 PM

At AHAM’s Member Services Hour, AHAM staff will be available to take questions on key issues that face the home appliance industry as well as answer member portal and committee questions. Annual meeting attendees are encouraged to participate in this session to gather and share information, and to get to know the AHAM staff issue leaders. The session will be informal, and will provide attendees with an opportunity for face time with each AHAM issue leader as well as network with other attendees.

(Open to all attendees)

Track
Salons ABC
Time
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
1:45 PM

At a plenary forum and in dynamic breakout group discussions, members will vet and drill down on the top strategic questions and potential AHAM mission priorities for the next three years.

Facilitated by Steve Lane of Vertical Leap Consulting

(Open to AHAM Division Members Only)

Track
Salons ABC
Time
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
3:00 PM

Honor the outstanding contributions of your fellow AHAM members as we recognize outstanding service, partnership and leadership within the industry.

(Open to all attendees)

Track
Salons ABC
Time
6:15 PM - 9:00 PM
6:15 PM