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Annual Meeting & Leadership Conference

The Annual Meeting & Leadership Conference features inspirational, industry and business topics to provide industry leaders with a program that motivates, inspires and informs.

3/15/2018 to 3/17/2018
When: Thursday, March 15, 2018
Where: Hotel Del Coronado
1500 Orange Avenue
Coronado, California  92118
United States
Contact: Lisse Jurcenko
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Join us for the 2018 Annual Meeting & Leadership Conference and a return to the historic and legendary Hotel Del Coronado. The Annual Meeting, with inspirational, economic and business speakers, offers business leaders a meeting that encourages a deeper connection and understanding of the industry.

Program highlights include:

Safety Focus Panel - Presentations and a discussion on safety from a panel of extrusion and safety industry leaders, including Rick Merluzzi, Metal Exchange Corp.; Greg Lea, Hydro Metal Markets & AEC Safety Team Leader; Joe Wheatley, EnPro Learning Systems.

Aluminum Industry Outlook - Aluminum industry analyst Greg Wittbecker of CRU will provide an outlook for 2018 in terms of aluminum supply, demand, and prices in light of factors including the Aluminum Section 232 Investigation and other issues.
Fair Trade Update – AEC’s trade attorney will brief members on the current status of our trade case and offer a preview of the likely issues that we will need to focus on in 2018.

Keynote Address: Are You Still Relevant
Ross Shafer, an Emmy Award-winning comedian, writer, network TV host and best-selling author of Nobody Moved Your Cheese!, offers entertaining and eye-opening perspectives on achieving success through a better understanding of evolving influences. Shafer is an expert on the importance of creating emotional connections with customers, regardless of the business or industry, the effects of customer emotion on organizational growth, and the connections between emerging trends, human behavioral shifts, and cultural influences.

For complete program details, visit or download the brochure.



Hotel reservations now being accepted! Make your room reservation soon; March is a popular time for travel.***

Considered one of the country’s most beautiful beach resorts, the Hotel Del Coronado is a National Historic Landmark located on 31 oceanfront acres on Coronado Island just across the bay from San Diego. The legendary Hotel del Coronado provides a variety of in-room amenities, including in-room dedicated Wi-Fi, complimentary bottled water, TV with streaming service available, and more. Resort amenities include several ocean-view restaurants and bars, a spa, 24-hour fitness center access, pool, boat rentals, bike rentals, and more.


Hotel Del Coronado
1500 Orange Avenue
Coronado, California 92118
Reservations: 1.800.HOTELDEL (468.3533)

Make your online reservation for the Hotel Del Coronado here.***

Hotel reservations, cancellations and changes to accommodations must be made directly with the Hotel Del Coronado. Be sure to mention the AEC Annual Meeting to receive the special rate of $295/night (single or double, plus tax and fees). After February 12, 2018 reservations and group rates cannot be guaranteed and will be filled on a space-available basis.

***Please note: the Hotel Del Coronado room block is currently full.  If you require lodging, we suggest the Embassy Suites nearby that may have availability.

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