Friday, December 6, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM CST
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JW Marriott Chicago 
151 West Adams Street
Chicago, IL 60120

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Christine Sisk 
Illinois Manufacturers' Association 


 –– SOLD OUT ––

Our Annual Luncheon is now sold out and registration is closed.

If you’d like a sponsorship or to be added to our waitlist, please call 217.522.1240 or email ima@ima-net.org.

Thank you to our sponsors and members for their outstanding support of the IMA!


$175 Individual Ticket - $1,500 Table of Ten

 Cancellations must be received IN WRITING by November 29th.  Refunds will not be made after November 29, 2019.



Keynote Speaker: Dr. Suresh Sunderrajan

  Associate Laboratory Director, Argonne National Laboratory


Room Block Information:   https://book.passkey.com/go/IMAAnnualLuncheon


Schedule of Events

9:00-11:30 am – Registration

9:30-10:30 am – Breakout Sessions

1030-11:45 am – Networking Reception and Exhibits

12:00-2:00 pm – Lunch Program


Breakout Sessions

The IMA Association Health Plan – Can It Benefit Your Company?, presented by Presidio  

Brad Urhausen, CLCS, Executive Vice President – Employee Benefits 

The Illinois Manufacturers’ Association recently launched an Association Health Plan designed only for manufacturers with 2 – 50 employees. This plan could save you money while offering health coverage from industry leader Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois.  Join us to find out more about the Association Health Plan and the members it can serve.


Trade and Tariffs – What’s the Latest, presented by Bank of America Merrill Lynch & The International Trade Association of Chicago 

John J. Loy, Director, Product Sales Manager, Global Trade & Supply Chain Solutions & Richard Paullin, Executive Director 

Illinois’ largest trade partners are Mexico and Canada.  What’s the latest on the USMCA and other trade agreements impacting global markets.  What countries are now hot beds for sourcing due to the trade impasse?  Learn about the latest implications of tariffs and the trade outlook for 2020.


Are Your 2019 Illinois Employment Policies Compliant and Are Your Ready for What’s New in 2020?, presented by Waltz, Palmer & Dawson, LLC 

Susan Dawson, Partner 

 So many new HR laws go into effect on January 1, 2020.  Recreational Cannabis is uncharted territory in Illinois.  Find out what changes you need to make to your employment policies; best practices for drug testing; how to respond if an employee tests positive, and how to ensure a consistent response to these issues across your organization.  This is just a snapshot of what will be covered in this session as so many other laws come into play in 2020.


Managing Your Workforce in a Shrinking Labor Market, presented by Illinois Manufacturers’ Association Education Foundation

Jim Nelson, Vice President of Education and Workforce Policy

As Illinois enters the third decade of the 21st century, the number one challenge facing manufacturers remains sourcing talent in a changing technological environment.  Studies show that apprenticeships are the best way to guarantee your employees have the skills and knowledge to safeguard your company’s continuing success.  Join us for a panel discussion on the value of investing in apprenticeships.  Learn from CEO’s and apprentices using the ICATT Apprenticeship program.  Find out if the ICATT program is right for your company. 


IMA Member Milestone Anniversary Awards

The IMA will recognize companies celebrating milestone anniversaries – 25, 50, and 100 years – as valued IMA members at the 2019 annual luncheon 


Sponsorship Opportunities

Event Sponsor - $20,000 (premier seating and 2 tables of 10)

Program Sponsor - $15,000 (2 tables of 10)

Lunch Sponsor - $10,000 (1 table of 10)

Networking Reception Sponsor - $5,000 (1 table of 10)

Gold Sponsor - $2,500 (1 table of 10)

Table Sponsor - $1,500 (1 table of 10)


Payment Information

Check Enclosed for $ ____________ (Payable to the IMA)

For Credit Card Payments, please contact Denise Holliday (217-520-1240 Ext. 4556)

Sponsorship commitments must be received by November 19, 2019



Questions? Contact Christine Sisk at csisk@ima-net.org or (217) 718-4213.

Thank you to our generous sponsors: