Conference Registration

Your registration fee covers the Welcome Party on Sunday, breakfast, refreshments and the reception/dinner on Monday, breakfast, refreshments and the reception/dinner on Tuesday.

Registration Pricing
Register early, on or before Friday, October 1:  $2,295
Register after Friday, October 1:  $2,745

Registration:  $500


Sunday, November 14

Sunday, November 14, 2021

1:00 – 6:00 pm 
Ponce De Leon Ballroom Foyer

4:30 – 5:30 pm
Aluminum Products Division Council Meeting (Closed to council members)
South Mezzanine 3-4

6:00 – 7:00 pm
Affiliate Member & First-Time Attendee Reception
Mediterranean Courtyard

7:00 – 10:00 pm
Welcome Party
Ocean Lawn

Monday, November 15

Monday, November 15, 2021

8:00 – Noon
Ponce De Leon Ballroom Foyer

8:00 – 9:00 am
Breakfast Buffet
Ocean Lawn

9:00 – 9:15 am
Transfer Break

9:15 am – Noon
General Session
Ponce De Leon Ballroom

9:15 – 9:45 am  State of the Institute
Robert Weidner, III, president & CEO, Metals Service Center Institute

9:45 – 10:45 am
Economic Outlook
The global economy is on course to rebound from the pandemic-induced recession.  Is this sustainable?  Are frictions in global supply chains inducing inflationary pressures presently continue?  How will the Biden administration policies affect economic growth?  How will U.S. Manufacturing be impacted? All this and more from trusted economist, Alan Beaulieu.
Alan Beaulieu, president, ITR Economics

10:45 – 11:00 am
Refreshment Break
Ponce De Leon Ballroom Foyer

11:00 – Noon
Conscious Leadership
Colonel DeDe Halfhill knows first-hand how hard leadership can be; how often exhaustion, uncertainty, misguided expectations, and unpracticed skills sabotage our best intentions. DeDe will share both humorous and heartwarming stories about the power of self-awareness. Doing the hard work of knowing who we are, what’s getting in our way, and how we respond in everyday moments changes everything about how we lead. The truth is, our greatest gifts are inside, just waiting to be expressed if only we can clear the stuff that’s preventing them from coming out.
Lieutenant Colonel DeDe S. Halfhill, U.S. Air Force (retired)

7:00 – 8:00 pm
Main Pool

8:00 – 11:00 pm
Dinner Poolside
(Seating by producer invitation)


1:30 – 4:30 pm
Cocktails and Croquet
Calling all couples and single participants:  Join us for a fun and relaxed afternoon at The National Croquet Center which is home to the world’s largest dedicated croquet facility. No experience required!
Please meet the buses beginning at 1:15 pm to transport you to the National Croquet Center at the south porte cochere outside the Ponce De Leon Ballroom.

Tuesday, November 16

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

8:00 – 11:30 am
Information Desk
Ponce De Leon Ballroom Foyer

8:00 – 8:30 am
Grab ‘n Go Continental Breakfast (optional)
Ponce De Leon Ballroom Foyer

9:00 – 11:30 am
General Session
Ponce De Leon Ballroom

9:00 – 10:00 am
Decode the Future
There are several new realities that will force business to rethink many of their commonly held beliefs about what works in business today and what the future may look like.  Joel will share the major technology shifts that are coming and how they’ll affect human behavior and the ways in which we will be interacting with these emerging technologies in the next 5-10 years.
Mitch Joel, founder, Six Pixels Group

10:00 – 10:30 am
Refreshment Break
Ponce De Leon Ballroom Foyer

10:30 – 11:30 am
Global Supply Chains in a Post-Pandemic World
The U.S.-China trade war and the supply and demand shocks brought on by the Covid-19 crisis are forcing manufacturers everywhere to reassess their supply chains. Companies are facing pressure to reduce their dependence on risky sources and rethink their strategies.   This dynamic duo will share how globalization and global supply chains are being transformed by a number of recent developments including geo-politics, digitization, the rising centrality of sustainability, and most recently the Covid pandemic.
Anil Gupta, the Michael Dingman Chair in Strategy, Globalization and Entrepreneurship,  Smith School of Business, University of Maryland at College Park & chairman, The China India Institute
Haiyan Wang, managing partner, The China India Institute

7:00 – 8:00 pm
Ocean Lawn

8:00 – 11:00 pm
Margaritaville:  Farewell Dinner
Ocean Lawn
Welcome to MSCI’s Margaritaville on the Ocean Lawn. Wear your favorite Key West attire at our casual and fun outdoor reception and dinner.(Seating by producer invitation)


9:00 – 10:00 am
MSCI Spouse/Guest Book Club
All spouses/guests are invited to join us for conversation, coffee and light refreshments, followed by discussion of this year’s featured book: “The Last Train to Key West” by Chanel Cleeton.  The book club discussion will be led by Dr. Cori Convertito, Curator at Key West Art & Historical Society.

12:30 pm
Delegates’ Golf Tournament – Shotgun start
Ocean Course – The Breakers
Lunch buffet for golfers opens at 11:30 am
Golfers please use the shuttle on the front drive near the fountain to travel to the golf course.

Affiliate Member and First-Time Attendee Reception

Sunday, November 14th from 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Are you an MSCI Affiliate Member? Is this your first Aluminum Conference or first MSCI event? The Aluminum Products Division Council and MSCI staff welcome you to the 2021 Aluminum Products Division Conference! Please join us for an early start and meet the Aluminum Products Division Council and staff prior to our Sunday Welcome Party.

Hotel & Travel

About The Breakers

The Breakers is a luxury oceanfront hotel and one of America’s legendary resort destinations listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Distinguished as a AAA Five Diamond property, the resort has earned numerous accolades for its commitment to the environment, community service and the quality of life it provides to its employees.  Situated on 140 acres of incomparable oceanfront property in the heart of Palm Beach, The Breakers is a magnificent, Italian-Renaissance design in a breathtaking setting.

The Breakers
One South County Road
Palm Beach, Florida  33480

Room Rates (resort fees have been waived)
Deluxe Room              $300.00
Premium Room          $375.00
Atlantic Room             $480.00
Deluxe Suite                $580.00
Atlantic Suite               $900.00

Cut-off date:  Friday, October 8, 2021

Please note: It is recommended that you make your hotel accommodations early to ascertain availability.  MSCI cannot guarantee availability or the room rate after Monday, October 8, or when the MSCI room block is filled—whichever occurs first.

All reservation requests must be accompanied by a first night room deposit, or guaranteed with a major credit card.  Deposits will be refundable only if the reservation is cancelled at least 72 hours prior to arrival time.

Hotel check-in time is 4:00 pm and check-out time is noon. While the hotel will attempt to accommodate early check-in and late departures, it cannot be guaranteed depending upon hotel occupancy.

Transportation Information

The Breakers is located just 6 miles or 15 minutes from Palm Beach International Airport.  The hotel is 42 miles from the Fort Lauderdale International Airport and 72 miles from the Miami International Airport.

Transportation can be arranged through Dav El Chauffeured Transportation.  Transportation must be arranged prior to your arrival and may be done by calling (561) 687-9454 or online here.

The cost of a sedan from Palm Beach Airport is approximately $102, about $264 from Fort Lauderdale and $326 from Miami Airports.

Valet Parking at The Breakers is $35 per day.  Limited self-parking is available.

National Car Rental and Enterprise Rent-A-Car

We are proud to announce that National Car Rental and Enterprise Rent-A-Car along with its subsidiary Enterprise Fleet Management are MSCI member companies!

MSCI suggests that you also support Enterprise and/or National when renting a car during MSCI conferences. MSCI has negotiated discounted rates for your benefit. For faster service and reward options please enroll into Emerald Club. Emerald Club members are recognized at both National and Enterprise so please reference your Emerald Club number and Account Number XZ15W61 when reserving at both National and Enterprise. Counter-by pass is available through National Car Rental. Reservations with Enterprise and National can be made by phone or online here.

MSCI Cocktails & Croquet Tournament

Monday, November 15, 2021– The National Croquet Center – West Palm Beach
1:30 – 4:30 pm

Calling all couples and single participants:  Join us for a fun and relaxed afternoon at The National Croquet Center which is home to the world’s largest dedicated croquet facility, with the most delicate lawns spanning four acres and a 19,000 square foot clubhouse designed in the Florida Keys style. Includes transportation to the National Croquet Center, tournament instruction and scoring, equipment , cocktails and dry snacks.  No experience required!!

Fee:     $225.00 pp

MSCI Golf Tournament

MSCI Golf Tournament

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 – The Breakers – Ocean Course 12:30 pm shot gun start

Discover acre upon acre of lush green: Florida’s oldest golf course, nurtured by The Breakers for more than a century.  In late 2018, the course emerged from a full-scale renovation by renowned golf course architect Rees Jones. Inspiring players of all levels, the course offers an extraordinary golf experience that honors its heritage and seaside location with contemporary playability. Inheriting the original layout designed by Alexander H. Findlay in 1897, Jones’ makeover of the Ocean Course took inspiration from The Breakers’ philosophy of balancing preservation and modernization.

Fee: $350.00 per person, inclusive of tournament & greens fees, golf cart, beverage cart and lunch.

Titleist clubs are available to rent for $105.00 and are charged to your room portfolio.

Golf pairing requests will be taken until Monday, November 8. Please email confirmed pairings to Julie Thane. After that date, we will be unable to accommodate your requests.

Please contact the golf shop to arrange individual tee-times: (561) 659-8407.

Tours & Activities

Activity registration deadline is Friday, October 8, 2021.  No refunds on cancelled activities or golf will be issued after this date as we are obligated to provide guarantees to our vendors.


Sunday, November 14, 2021

Catamaran Cruise
1:30 – 4:30 pm
$325.00 per person
Minimum 15 /Maximum 49

Sailing on a catamaran is an experience to remember. The scenic Intra-coastal waterway offers views of spectacular estate mansions and homes and the clear blue Atlantic Ocean with flying fish, turtles, porpoise and manatees. Includes private charter for two hours, transportation to dock, water, and soft drinks.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

MSCI Spouse/Guest Book Club
9:00 – 10:00 am

All spouses/guests are invited to join us for conversation, coffee and light refreshments, followed by discussion of this year’s featured book: “The Last Train to Key West” by Chanel Cleeton.  The book club discussion will be led by Dr. Cori Convertito, Curator at Key West Art & Historical Society

About the Book:

For the tourists traveling on Henry Flagler’s legendary Overseas Railroad, Labor Day weekend is an opportunity to forget the economic depression gripping the nation. But one person’s paradise can be another’s prison, and Key West-native Helen Berner yearns to escape.

After the Cuban Revolution of 1933 leaves Mirta Perez’s family in a precarious position, she agrees to an arranged marriage with a notorious American. Following her wedding in Havana, Mirta arrives in the Keys on her honeymoon. While she can’t deny the growing attraction to her new husband, his illicit business interests may threaten not only her relationship, but her life.

Elizabeth Preston’s trip to Key West is a chance to save her once-wealthy family from their troubles after the Wall Street crash. Her quest takes her to the camps occupied by veterans of the Great War and pairs her with an unlikely ally on a treacherous hunt of his own.

Over the course of the holiday weekend, the women’s paths cross unexpectedly, and the danger swirling around them is matched only by the terrifying force of the deadly storm threatening the Keys.


Don’t miss this unique opportunity to generate new leads and raise positive awareness of your company. Be a 2021 Aluminum Products Division Conference sponsor and build on your relationships within the metals supply chain.  For more information and to secure your sponsorship, speak with Julie Thane at (847) 485-3014 or Kathy Spellman at (847) 485-3018.

$7,500 Level 

Includes signage, listing in the conference program and app and display of literature, and up to two reserved tables at event. Welcome Party sponsorship includes projected logo.  General session sponsorships include a 1-2 minute video, approved by MSCI, shown at the beginning of the session.  Video can be a combination of CEO welcome message and/or company promotion.

Choose from:

  • Welcome Party, Sunday, November 14  SOLD! Sponsored by Hydro
  • General Sessions
  • Room Drop of company literature and/or takeaway item
    • Sunday night, November 14 SOLD! Sponsored by Constellium
    • Monday night, November 15
    • Tuesday night, November 16

The following items and giveaways also include company logo artwork:

$5,000 Level

Includes signage, listing in the conference app, and display of literature. Reception sponsorships also includes custom napkins. Sports events include preferred pairings.

Choose from:

  • Cocktail Receptions
    • Monday, November 15 SOLD! Sponsored by alimex Americas
    • Tuesday, November 16
  • Cocktails and Croquet Tournament, Monday, November 15
  • Golf Tournament Tuesday, November 16

$3,500 Level 

Includes custom napkins, signage, listing in the conference program and app, and display of literature in the registration foyer.

  • Registration Hospitality Sunday, November 14
  • Refreshment Break Monday, November 15
  • Refreshment Break Tuesday, November 16 SOLD! Sponsored by Red Bud Industries
  • “Grab and Go” Breakfast, Tuesday, November 16 SOLD! Sponsored by Arconic


Alan Beaulieu, Ph.D. , President, ITR Economics

One of the country’s most informed economists, Dr. Alan Beaulieu is president and a principal of ITR Economics. Since 1990, he has provided in-depth economic consulting and presentations across North America, Europe, and Asia.

Alan has coauthored, with Brian Beaulieu, the books “Make Your Move,” “Prosperity in the Age of Decline,” and “But I Want It!” He has also penned numerous articles and makes up to 90 appearances a year.

Alan has a doctorate from Louisiana Baptist University.

Cori Convertito, Ph.D., Curator, Key west Art & Historical Society

Dr. Cori Convertito received her Ph.D. from the University of Exeter during which time she examined ‘The Health of British Seamen in the West Indies, 1770-1806’ which focused on British West Indies development and its influence on health and medicine in the Royal Navy.  For her thesis, she was awarded The Boydell & Brewer Prize for the best doctoral thesis in maritime history in 2011-12.  Prior to her attendance at Exeter, she obtained her Master’s degree in Maritime History from the Greenwich Maritime Institute at the University of Greenwich in 2006 where she engaged in research for her dissertation entitled ‘Tattooing in the Victorian Navy’.

Cori has published several articles and has presented papers at a number of international conferences including the U.S. Naval Academy’s McMullen Naval Historical Symposium, ‘Navy & Nation’ at the National Maritime Museum, UK and ‘Health, Medicine and Mariners’ at the University of Exeter.

At present, Cori is the Curator at the Key West Art & Historical Society which operates four distinct and inspired museums, as well as an adjunct instructor of American History and Humanities at The College of the Florida Keys.

Anil Gupta, the Michael Dingman Chair in Strategy, Globalization and Entrepreneurship, Smith School of Business, University of Maryland at College Park & chairman, The China India Institute

Dr. Anil K. Gupta is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on strategy, globalization and entrepreneurship. Ranked by Thinkers50 as one of the world’s “most influential living management thinkers,” he has been named by The Economist as one of the world’s “superstars” in a cover story on “Innovation in Emerging Economies.” Anil is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Stewardship Committee for the Initiative on the Future of Consumption, as well as The Bretton Woods Committee set up by the World Bank and IMF to advise them on solutions to global challenges. He is a frequent guest and panelist at the World Economic Forum’s annual summits in Davos and regional summits in China, India, and the Middle East. He is one of only 3 professors in the world to have been elected by his peers as a Lifetime Fellow of the three most prestigious bodies in the field – Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society, and Academy of International Business, with a combined membership of over 25,000 scholars worldwide.

Anil is the author, coauthor or coeditor of several highly acclaimed books including The Silk Road Rediscovered (Wiley, 2014), Getting China and India Right (Wiley, 2009), Global Strategies for Emerging Asia (Wiley, 2012), The Quest for Global Dominance (Wiley, 2008), Smart Globalization (Wiley, 2003), and Global Strategy and Organization (Wiley, 2003) as well as over 70 papers in leading academic journals. Getting China and India Right received the 2009 Axiom Book Awards’ Silver Prize as one of the world’s two best books on globalization and was short-listed for the Asia Society’s Annual Bernard Schwartz Book Award. Anil has served as a columnist for Bloomberg BusinessWeek, as a Contributing Editor for Chief Executive Magazine, and is a frequent contributor to HBR.org. His opinion pieces have also been published in The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Chief Executive Magazine, Daily Telegraph, China Daily, Economic Times, and other outlets.

He also serves on the advisory boards of the E-Ship Centre at IIT Bombay, and Asia Silicon Valley Connection. He has also served as an advisor to the US-India Business Council. Anil is the Michael Dingman Chair in Strategy, Globalization and Entrepreneurship at the Smith School of Business, University of Maryland at College Park. Anil also serves as chairman, The China India Institute, a Washington DC-based research and consulting organization. He has earlier served as a Chaired Professor in Strategy at INSEAD and a visiting professor at Stanford University and Dartmouth College. He received a doctorate from the Harvard Business School, an M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management at Ahmedabad, and a B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur.

DeDe S. Halfhill, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Airforce (retired)

Lieutenant Colonel DeDe S. Halfhill most recently served as the deputy director for public affairs, U.S. Pacific Command,  where she led and synchronized joint public affairs operations, planning, coordination, and administration within the Department of Defense’s largest geographic combatant command.  She provided guidance and counsel to four service components, four sub-unified commands, U.S. departmental staffs and allied military representatives throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Colonel Halfhill was commissioned in 1996 as a graduate of Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Iowa.  Her career includes tours with the Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, The Thunderbirds; as Strategic Communication Advisor to the Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force; and two deployments to Iraq where she served as the public affairs advisor to the Commanding General, Multi-National Forces, Iraq and as commander, 332nd Expeditionary Force Support Squadron, Joint Base Balad, Iraq.  Colonel Halfhill also worked as a Legislative Fellow for Senator Evan Bayh.

Her education background includes:

  • 1996  Bachelor of Arts degree in communications, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1996  Public Affairs Officer Course, Defense Information School, Fort George G. Meade, Md.
  • 2003  Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
  • 2007  Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
  • 2008  Masters of Arts degree in management, American Military University
  • 2009  National Defense Fellow, Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.
  • 2009  Legislative Studies Certificate Program, Government Affairs Institute, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
  • 2012  Air War College, by correspondence

Mitch Joel, founder, Six Pixels Group

When brands like Google, Walmart, Starbucks, Microsoft, Procter and Gamble, Twitter, and Unilever want to leverage technology to better connect with their consumers, they call Mitch Joel. Mitch is the founder of Six Pixels Group – an advisory, investing, and content producing company that is focused on brands, commerce, community, and what’s next. Prior to Six Pixels Group, Mitch was the president of Mirum – a global marketing agency operating in 25 countries with close to 3,000 employees. He spent close to two decades building, running, and (eventually) selling his agency to WPP – one of the world’s most valuable marketing and communications holding companies. Mitch Joel has been called “one of North America’s leading visionaries” and the “Rock Star of Digital Marketing” by Strategy Magazine, he has been listed as one of the “Speakers Worth Catching” by Forbes, he has been named to the Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2021, he was recognized as one of the top 100 online marketers in the world, and he was named to the highly prestigious “Top 40 Under 40”… but he’s much more than that. He is also an entrepreneur, investor, author, trusted advisor, chronic reader, and passionate speaker who connects with people worldwide by sharing his insights on business transformation, innovation, and marketing.

A charismatic and engaging storyteller, he will take you on an exciting ride that helps you understand how to manage disruption and leverage new technologies to outpace the competition.  His first book, Six Pixels of Separation, named after his successful blog and podcast, is a business and marketing best-seller. His second book, CTRL ALT Delete, was named one of the best business books of 2013 by Amazon. Currently, Mitch is an advisor and investor in many businesses and charitable organizations in the fields of artificial intelligence, smart audio/voice, martech, fintech, and blockchain. He sits on the advisory board for Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, Inovia Capital’s Early Stage Fund, HubSpot’s Inbound conference, and is a Trustee of the Westmount Public Library. Mitch is the former chair of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Marketing Association and a past executive for the National Advertising Benevolent Society. He is also a former board member of Postmedia and the Interactive Advertising Bureau of Canada. In the past, he sat on the content committee for both the National Retail Federation and the Web Analytics Association. Mitch is frequently called upon to be a subject matter expert for publications like Fast Company, Strategy, Forbes , and many other radio, television, digital, and print outlets. He is a columnist and journalist for I Heart Radio, the Harvard Business Review, and Inc. Magazine. Mitch is also the host of Groove – The No Treble podcast, where he is slowly trying to build the largest oral history of electric bass players in the world.

Haiyan Wang, Managing Partner, China India Institute

Haiyan Wang is managing partner of China India Institute, a research and advisory organization with a focus on the transformational rise of emerging markets, foremost China and India, and implications for key stakeholders.

Noted the world over for her vast expertise, she ranked at #25 by Thinkers50 as one of “the world’s most influential management thinkers.” Earlier, she was listed by Thinkers50 in “On the Guru Radar” and short-listed for the “2013 Global Solutions Award” and “2011 Global Village Award.” She has also been named a “New Guru” by The Economic Times.

Haiyan writes frequently for Harvard Business Review and has also been a columnist for Bloomberg Businessweek.  She is the co-author of three highly acclaimed books: The Silk Road Rediscovered, Getting China and India Right (which received the 2009 Axiom Book Awards’ Silver Prize as one of the world’s two best books on globalization/international business) and The Quest for Global Dominance (2nd Edition).  Her opinion pieces have appeared in top international media such as The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Financial Times, Chief Executive, Wired, The Economic Times, China Daily, The Times of India, South China Morning Post, as well as other outlets. She has also been an Adjunct Professor of Strategy at INSEAD.

A native of China and a coveted speaker, Haiyan speaks at major conferences such as the Summer Davos, TEDx, Economist, CNN Expansión, Brookings Institution, Asia Society, Global Peter Drucker Forum events as well as corporate forums in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

Prior to the founding of China India Institute in 2007, Haiyan spent over 20 years consulting for and managing multinational business operations in China and the United States across several different industry sectors. Wang was among the first batch of Chinese to study international business shortly after China embarked on economic reforms and opened its doors to the outside world. In the mid-1980s, she published several papers on China’s foreign trade reform in Chinese journals such as International Business and International Trade Tribune. Drawing on her broad international experience, she helps clients dissect global trends and make sense of the complex global landscape. In a global market that is increasingly Asia-focused and Asia-impacted, Wang’s expertise and insight on strategic direction in the East is undeniably valuable.

General Information

MSCI 2021 Aluminum Products Division Conference
The Breakers
Palm Beach, FL
Sunday, November 14 – Tuesday, November 16

Hotel's COVID-19 Initiative

B SAFE – Health & Safety Initiative

The Breakers remains committed to their Health & Safety Initiative because they care for the well-being of our team, guests and community.  For additional information, visit: https://www.thebreakers.com/bsafe/

Additional Sanitation
The hotel is committed to providing additional sanitization of our event spaces and high traffic areas in the hotel and offering hand sanitizing stations throughout our event space.  The Breakers has instituted UV cleaning technology and has installed hospital grade ventilation in the Ponce de Leon Ballroom where our General Session will be located.  More information is available here:


Face Masks
We will adhere to the most recent CDC guidance, that recommends that individuals wear face masks indoors regardless of their vaccination status. Face masks will be available at the registration desk.

Greeting & Social Distancing
We are working with the hotel to make sure that our meeting rooms are set up to allow for additional space between each attendee for added comfort and distancing. We have moved all receptions and meals outdoors.

At registration, please add a sticker dot to your badge that communicates your social distancing comfort level.

Red: Touch-free greeting and keep 6 feet distance
Yellow: Elbow Bumps are welcome, but I’m still being cautious
Green: Hi-fives and handshakes welcome

MSCI Conference APP for iPhones & Androids

If you have an iPhone, MSCI has a convenient Conference App which will provide you with all the details of the conference, speakers, current attendance list, session room locations, property maps and other helpful information.  Go to the App Store and search for MSCI.  If you have an Android phone, go to Google Play to download our app.

What to Wear

What to Wear

During the day, business/resort casual sportswear is appropriate attire for our business sessions. This includes khaki slacks, polo-style shirts or sweaters for the gentlemen; slacks, skirts, polo-style shirts, blouses, sundresses or sweaters for the ladies. Remember meeting room temperatures and personal comfort zones vary widely. It is recommended that you bring a sweater or jacket to the sessions.

No black-tie formal events are scheduled.  Evening attire varies depending upon the function.

The Sunday Welcome Party will be held outdoors, weather permitting. It calls for casual and comfortable clothing. Jackets are not required for the gentlemen. Sweaters and slacks are appropriate for the men and the ladies.  Low-heeled shoes are recommended.

Monday evening’s dinner has been moved poolside for your safety and comfort.  Attire is now casual. Jackets are not required for the gentlemen. Sweaters and slacks are appropriate for the men and the ladies.

Tuesday evening’s reception and dinner is planned to be outdoors and will be fun and casual.  Wear your favorite Key West attire (Hawaiian shirts, straw hats, khakis…. parrot heads optional.) The dinner will on the Ocean Lawn, low-heeled shoes or wedges are recommended.

While planning your wardrobe, please remember that Palm Beach’s average high and low temperatures in early November are 80° high and 66° low.

Questions or Assistance

For questions or assistance, contact:

Julie Thane
Vice President, Member Engagement – Non-Ferrous
847-485-3014 – jthane@msci.org

Rose Manfredini
Vice President, Membership & Events
(847) 485-3008–rmanfredini@msci.org

Briana Dee
Senior Manager Integrated Marketing and Member Experience
(847) 485-3021–bdee@msci.org

Important Deadlines and Policies

A full refund will be issued for cancellations received in writing by MSCI by 5:00 pm Friday, October 8, 2021.  Cancellations received in writing by MSCI by 5:00 pm before Friday, October 29, 2021, will receive a refund of 50% of registration fees paid. No shows and cancellations received after that time will not be eligible for refunds. Substitutions may be made at any time. Written cancellations or substitutions will be accepted by contacting Briana Dee.

The activity registration deadline is Friday, October 8, 2021.  No refunds on cancelled activities or golf will be issued after this date as we are obligated to provide guarantees to our vendors. Tours have minimum participant requirements.  Please do not wait to register on property as tours without minimums met by October 8 may have been cancelled.

MSCI Antitrust Policy

MSCI conferences strictly comply with all U.S. antitrust laws.  As a conference attendee and/or presenter, we ask that you review and adhere to the MSCI Antitrust Policy.

Content Policy

The content  (including, but not limited to, slides, charts, video-clips, etc. ) presented at MSCI conferences is proprietary and presented solely for the benefit of conference attendees. The conference content should not be disseminated or re-transmitted in any way (e.g. electronically, via audio tape, etc.) to the public or third parties.

Entertainment Policy

Entertainment and/or company meetings should never be scheduled at the same time as official MSCI business or a social event.  This includes breakfast sessions, business sessions, and evening group functions.  MSCI recommends that company entertainment be planned prior to the opening or following the conclusion of Aluminum Products Division Conference.  Please respect MSCI’s policy in extending and accepting invitations.

Press and Sponsorship Policies

This event is closed to the press. Only event sponsors may distribute products or promotional materials at MSCI venues.  Please contact Kathy Spellman at (847) 485-3018 or Julie Thane (847) 485-2014 if you are interested in becoming a sponsor.

Registrant/Participant Image and Voice Agreement

Registration for attendance and/or participation at MSCI Conferences and other associated activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to permit MSCI’s to use and distribute (both now and in the future) the registrant or participant’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, audiotapes or other digital or electronic recordings of such event and activities.