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Aluminum Extruders Council 2018 Management Conference

AEC Management Conference

September 11 – 13, 2018

Chicago, IL


Join us at the conveniently located Hilton Chicago O’Hare Airport Hotel for the 2018 Management Conference. Designed to be “in tune” with the needs and concerns of aluminum extrusion professionals, the program provides industry analysis, business perspectives, technical reports and more to provide a comprehensive view of what lies ahead.


Schedule at a Glance >>

Committee/Team Meetings Schedule >>


Why Attend?

With the turbulence within the current business and industry landscapes, it’s important to obtain a complete and accurate picture of where things stand and where they are headed. The AEC Management Conference is a business conference intended to benefit executives, technical staff and production managers in the aluminum extrusion industry.


From trade issues to economic indicators to industry analysis to Council initiatives, sessions at the Management Conference were developed to deliver the most relevant and thought-provoking content to help you make informed decisions.


Attend the Management Conference to: 

   Get a clearer view of the current state of the industry
   Learn processes, tactics and tips that will help you strengthen your company’s position in the marketplace
   Discover the latest products and services for the extrusion industry at the tabletop exhibits
   Connect with industry colleagues and peers

Check out the preliminary program on the following pages and make plans to join us in Chicago!

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Registration Information


Registration is open only to employees of AEC member companies.

Registration Fee: $945 

Registration fees will be refunded only if written notice is received at the Executive Office on or before September 4, 2018.  A 20% administration fee will be deducted from the refund.  Attendee substitutions may be made at any time.

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Schedule at a Glance

Tuesday, September 11    

7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

  Committee/Team Meetings
Registration Open
Welcome Reception
Wednesday, September 12
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - Noon
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
1:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Breakfast with Tabletops
General Session
Focus Sessions
Reception with Tabletops
Thursday, September 13    
7:00 a.m. - Noon
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - Noon
Breakfast with Tabletops
General Session



Committee/Teams Schedule

Tuesday, September 11
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.  

Surveys and Reports Team
Executive Committee (by invitation only)

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.   Industry Standards Team
Academic Engagement Team
9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.   Membership Promotion Team

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.



  Automotive Team
Marketing Team
Education Strategy Team
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.   Webinars Advisory Team 

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.



  B&C Team

Safety Team
Finishing Team


3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Business Excellence Steering Committee

Industry Promotion Steering Committee

Thursday, September 13
 7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.   Supplier Task Force
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Board of Directors (by invitation only)