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2017 MSCI CARBON CONFERENCE
Hyatt Hill Country Resort & Spa
San Antonio, Texas
February 21-22, 2017

Conference Registration
Complete the registration form and mail or fax it, along with your remittance or credit card information, to MSCI. Register early and save up to $500. Your registration fee covers lunch on Tuesday, refreshments, Tuesday evening reception and dinner, breakfast on Wednesday morning and refreshments.  You will also receive a link to receive presentations from the meeting – an invaluable resource.

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, 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. 

The Tuesday evening reception and dinner will be held outdoors; weather permitting. It calls for casual and comfortable clothing; jackets are recommended. While planning your wardrobe, please remember that San Antonio's average high and low temperatures in mid-February are 69° high and 47° low.

Affiliate Member and First-Time Attendee Reception
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Are you an MSCI Affiliate Member? Is this your first Carbon Conference or first MSCI event? The Bar Products, Flat Rolled and Plates & Shapes Division Councils and the MSCI staff welcome you to the Carbon Conference 2017! Please join us for an early start and meet council members and staff prior to our Tuesday evening reception and dinner.


For questions or assistance, contact:

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

Briana Dee
Senior Membership and Events Coordinator
(847) 485-3021 – bdee@msci.org

Hotel & Travel

Hotel Information
Experience the true Texan hospitality of a stunning Hill Country hotel and resort. Nestled on 300 acres of the Rogers-Wiseman family ranch, this San Antonio resort & spa offers a unique blend of countryside relaxation and casual elegance. Located just 1.5 miles from SeaWorld San Antonio, and only 16 miles northwest of the downtown San Antonio River Walk and San Antonio International Airport, Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa feels a world away, but with the convenience and fun of San Antonio just outside your door.

Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa
9800 Hyatt Resort Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78251
Phone: (210) 647-1234
Website:  http://hillcountry.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html

Online reservations may be made here. When calling, please mention MSCI to receive the negotiated rate. 

Room Rates (run of house - single/double occupancy): $259.00 plus tax (resort fee has been waived)

Cut-off date: Friday, January 20, 2017

Please note: It is recommended that you make your hotel accommodations early to ascertain availability. These rates are available three days prior and three days after the conference, based upon availability. MSCI cannot guarantee availability or the room rate after January 20 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. Hotel room deposits will be refunded if cancellations are made at least 48 hours prior to scheduled arrival date.

Hotel check-in time is 4:00 pm and check-out time is 11:00 am. While the hotel will attempt to accommodate early check-in and late departures, it cannot be guaranteed depending upon hotel occupancy.

Transportation Information

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 is supporting its new member by suggesting 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 at 

http://www.enterprise.com/car_rental/deeplinkmap.do?bid=028&refId=MSCIW61

CTA Transportation offers 24-hour private chauffer driven services. Arrival cost is approximately $168.00 from the San Antonio Airport. Please call (210) 829-8608 for reservations.

Taxis are available near the baggage claim area of the San Antonio Airport. For return to the airport, please speak with the hotel concierge to make advanced arrangements.  Approximate one-way fare is $48.00.

Golf

MSCI Golf Tournament
Hill Country Golf Course
Wednesday, February 22 1:00 pm shotgun start - Scramble Boggie Max

Sprawling over 200 acres and designed by Arthur Hills and Associates to capture the beauty and landscape of the Texas Hill Country, the Hill Country Golf Club features diverse terrain, from link-style, rolling-meadows and lush hillsides to tree-shaded plateaus and tranquil lakes and ponds. In 2012, the course was ranked among the Top 25 Southern U.S. Golf Resorts by Condé Nast Traveler.

Fee: $245.00 per person, inclusive of greens fees, golf cart, and lunch.

Taylor-Made clubs are available to rent for $65.00 and are charged to your room portfolio.

Golf pairing requests will be taken until Monday, February 13, 2017. Please email confirmed foursomes to Rose Manfredini at rmanfredini@msci.org. After that time, we will be unable to accommodate special requests.

Tours & Activities

Texas Style Shooting
Wednesday, February 22 – 1:00 – 4:30 pm
$260.00 per person.

Located 6.5 miles or 15 minutes from the Hyatt Hill Country Resort and Spa, the National Shooting Complex is one of the premier shooting facilities in the world, spanning 671 acres of San Antonio countryside. It hosts the World Skeet Championships and National Sporting Clays Championship. Certified instructors and experienced shooters will be partnered with new shooters and the contests begin. Included is deluxe motor coach transportation from the hotel to the complex, 50 rounds of ammunition per person, rental of guns, and eye and ear protection. Please enjoy lunch on your own before the tour.  

 

Dine-Around

Wednesday Dine-Around
Wednesday evening, following the reception at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country, dinner will be a Dine-Around of area San Antonio restaurants.  Buses will transport attendees to the restaurant selected during registration.  If you would like to add the Dine-Around to your registration (cost $100), please contact Briana Dee at (847) 485-3021. 

Dine-Around cancellations can be accepted until February 3, 2017.  No refunds will be issued after this date as we are obligated to provide guarantees to the restaurants.


Acenar

Ácenar is one of the largest and most innovative contemporary Mexican restaurants and bars on the River Walk. Guests will enjoy a modern take on Texas regional Mexican dishes inspired by the history and heritage of these two cultures.

Ácenar’s professional team delivers a culinary explosion of bold Latin-infused flavors.  Enjoy many fine selections of Gulf fish, crab and shrimp, or piping-hot San Antonio style enchiladas, savory chiles rellenos, sizzling parrilladas, asadas and cabrito — all made to your satisfaction.

This multi-level spacious restaurant features floor, balcony and outdoor seating. The interior and exterior reflect colors and designs influenced by Lisa’s Mexican and Asian heritage, such as molcajete walls and pagoda-style patio.

Linger after dinner upstairs in the Balcony Lounge or in the popular Átomar Bar where you’ll enjoy Latino style cocktails, signature margaritas, and premium tequilas from the extensive Latin drinks menu. 

Biga on the Banks

Biga on the Banks sets the standard for fine dining among San Antonio River Walk Restaurants, especially when it comes to Private Dining. Biga on the Banks has a reputation for innovation among Riverwalk Restaurants in San Antonio and are proud to have a place in San Antonio’s fine dining. Owner and Chef Bruce Auden is well known for his innovative approach to New American cuisine. Join Biga on the Banks for a relaxed elegance and fine dining experience on the famous San Antonio Riverwalk.

Blue Star Brewery

The Blue Star Brewing Company opened in 1996 and is located at the beginning of the Mission Reach, a major bike-friendly and pedestrian friendly thoroughfare to the city’s cultural and historical features that runs along the San Antonio River. This eclectic craft brewery and restaurant is a central watering hole and activity hub for locals and hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. The craft beer made on premise, and elevated pub food, are served six days a week using fresh and locally raised and grown ingredients.

The owners have fostered a strong bond with their community, elevating their classic pub dishes through their alliance with local farmers. The food is made with quality ingredients prepared simply. Blue Star Brewing Company’s Friendly neighborhood atmosphere is rivaled only by the quality food and beer it serves. Weekly live bands and entertainment, Spurs shuttle, late-night shows, group bike rides, and countless other community events have made this unique restaurant and brewery a destination location for locals and tourists, alike.

Boudro's

Step into Boudro's, a Texas bistro, and experience why it is one of the most treasured and popular attractions on the San Antonio River Walk. Order a bottle of wine from their extensive cellar that's specifically chosen to pair with the big and bold flavors of executive chef Robbie Nowlin, who marries the traditions and history of South Texas with the finesse of the world's finest restaurants.. 

Whether you enjoy your experience nestled among the limestone walls inside the restaurant, at a table along the river or on a barge while floating on the river itself, you'll see how Boudro's transforms a meal into a dining event.

Paesanos

Your table is al fresco (in the open air). The bread is al forno (warm from the oven). And your pasta – if you ordered the pasta, which is always a good choice on our menu of traditional Italian favorites – arrives al dente (slightly firm). As you’ll soon discover, Paesanos is the perfect blend of the old world and the new. Nestled into a cozy bend of the San Antonio River Walk, it’s where visitors and locals alike go to enjoy an authentic Italian experience, full of fresh ingredients, bold flavors and legendary dishes like our famous Shrimp Paesano – an experience not to be missed.

And when the meal ultimately ends – after toasting your companions with world-class wines, stealing bites from off of each other’s plates, and sharing a complimentary house dessert (free with any entrée) – you’ll truly know the meaning of buon appetito.

 

 

 

 


Acenar

Ácenar is one of the largest and most innovative contemporary Mexican restaurants and bars on the River Walk. Guests will enjoy a modern take on Texas regional Mexican dishes inspired by the history and heritage of these two cultures.

Sponsorships

Don’t miss the opportunity to generate new leads and raise positive awareness of your company. Be a 2017 Carbon Conference sponsor and build on your relationships within the metals supply chain. A number of outstanding sponsorships remain. For more information and to secure your sponsorship, speak with Monique Kaiserauer at (847) 485-3004.

Deadline to submit artwork is Tuesday, January 24, 2017. Limit one sponsor per event unless otherwise noted.

$7,500 Level includes one complimentary registration*, signage, listing in the conference app, and display of literature. Meal sponsorships also include a reserved table, and the golf sponsorship includes custom flags.

Choose from:
Breakfast February 22
Lunch February 21
Dinner February 21
Golf Tournament February 22
Room Drop of company literature or takeaway item February 21**
MSCI Carbon Conference App
Room Keycards provided upon check-in
Padfolios provided upon registration
Bottled Water provided at refreshment breaks and throughout the conference

$5,000 Level includes signage, listing in the conference program app, and display of literature.

Choose from:
Charging Station
Conference WiFi
Mints
Reception February 22

$3,500 Level includes custom napkins, signage, listing in the conference program app, and display of literature.

Choose from:
Product Division Reception (choose Bar, Flat Rolled or Plates & Shapes) February 21
Refreshment Break February 21 or 22

*Complimentary registrations are valued at $1,595
**Limit 2 sponsors

Speakers

Keynote Speaker

Mario Longhi

Mario Longhi is president and chief executive officer of United States Steel Corporation and serves on the company’s Board of Directors.  In these roles, he is applying his experience as a proven leader in manufacturing and of corporate transformations to his oversight of U. S. Steel’s own transformation journey.  Known as The Carnegie Way, this multi-year effort aims to build value for all of the company’s stakeholders and return U. S. Steel to sustainable profitability throughout the business cycle.  Under Mr. Longhi’s leadership, The Carnegie Way is facilitating profound cultural, financial and operational flexibility and effectiveness at the company.  This is being achieved through an intense focus on developing collaborative customer relationships, driving operational excellence, fostering innovation and creating cutting-edge solutions to address our customers’ current and future needs. 

Mr. Longhi is also considered a thought leader on the subject of global trade.  He has served as one of the steel industry’s leading voices on this subject, and he has worked with elected officials and regulators at all levels of government in both the United States and the European Union.  Mr. Longhi’s advocacy has played a key role in global efforts to curtail government-supported overcapacity and ensure that market forces, not market-distorting practices, drive supply and growth among steel companies. 

Mr. Longhi has held a series of increasingly responsible executive leadership roles since he joined U. S. Steel in July 2012 as executive vice president & chief operating officer.  He was appointed president and chief operating officer in June 2013 and was elected president and chief executive officer in September 2013.

Prior to joining U. S. Steel, Mr. Longhi spent six years at Gerdau Ameristeel Corporation, serving first as president from 2005 through 2006 and then additionally in the role of chief executive officer from

2006 until 2011.  Before his arrival at Gerdau Ameristeel, Mr. Longhi spent 23 years at Alcoa, Inc., which he joined in 1982 as a construction superintendent for the company’s Alumar Refinery in his native Brazil.  During his time with the company, he advanced through increasingly responsible positions in Brazil, the United States and Switzerland, including tenures as president – Alcoa Wheels International, president – Alcoa Forgings Division, president and chief executive officer – Howmet Castings, and Alcoa vice president and group president – Global Extrusions.

Mr. Longhi began his career in the metals industry in 1978 as an engineer at Cobrasma, a Babcock and Wilcox licensee for the sale, design and manufacture of pressure vessels for use in South America.

Mr. Longhi was named 2015 Steelmaker of the Year by the Association for Iron and Steel Technology and CEO of the Year at the 2015 Platts Global Metals Awards.  He was also honored by American Metal Market in 2011 with an Award for Steel Excellence as Industry Ambassador/Advocate of the Year.

In January 2017, Mr. Longhi was invited to participate in U.S. President Donald Trump’s Manufacturing Jobs Initiative.  Mr. Longhi also currently serves on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the World Steel Association.  He is also vice chairman of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), serves as a member of AISI’s Board of Directors and is chairman of the association’s Policy and Planning Committee.  Mr. Longhi serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the National Association of Manufacturers.  He is also a current member of the Association for Iron and Steel Technology.  During his career, he has also served as chairman, director and Executive Committee member of the Steel Manufacturers Association.

Outside the steel industry, Mr. Longhi serves as a member of The Business Council, the Council on Competitiveness, and the National Petroleum Council.  He also serves on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, and he is a member of the African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania’s Presidential Roundtable.

A native of Tatui, state of São Paulo, Brazil, Mr. Longhi earned a bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering from the Institute Mauá de Tecnologica in São Paulo.  He became an American citizen in 2007.

 

Speakers

Alan Beaulieu

One of the country’s most informed economists, Dr. Alan Beaulieu is a principal of the ITR Economics where he serves as President. Since 1990, he has been consulting with companies throughout the US, Europe, and Asia on how to forecast, plan, and increase their profits based on business cycle trend analysis. Alan is also the Senior Economic Advisor to NAW, Contributing Editor for Industry Week, and the Chief Economist for HARDI.

Alan is co-author, along with Brian Beaulieu, of books

Make Your Move, Prosperity in the Age of Decline, and But I Want It.

He has also penned numerous articles on economic analysis. He makes up to 150 appearances each year, and his keynotes and seminars have helped thousands of business owners and executives capitalize on emerging trends.  

Philip K. Bell

Bell is President of the Washington, D.C. based Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA). Prior to leading the SMA, Phil served as Director of External Communications and Public Affairs for Gerdau Long Steel North America based in Tampa, Fla. He is a 25-year industry veteran who developed an interest in the steel industry and manufacturing in the late 1980’s while working in maintenance and operations at Elementis Chromium in Corpus Christi, Texas. He has held executive level positions in operations, human resources and public affairs with Gerdau, the SGL Carbon Group, and Qualitech Steel Corporation.

Mr. Bell currently serves on the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Advisory Committee on Steel (ITAC 12), advising the Secretary of Commerce and United States Trade Representative on trade policy, trade agreements, and other trade related matters that benefit U.S. businesses, workers, and the economy. He is a member of the National Association of Manufacturing (NAM) Council of Manufacturing Associations (CMA) and the Association of Iron & Steel Technology.

Phil graduated from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. He holds a master’s degree in Global Strategic Communications from the University of Florida, with distinction. 

Bill Chisholm

Bill Chisholm is President and CEO, of Samuel, Son & Co., Limited.  Bill has spent his entire career in the steel industry.  Prior to joining Samuel, Bill was with Dofasco and then ArcelorMittal.  From 1980 to 2001, he served in a number of increasingly senior operations roles at Dofasco which culminated in his appointment as President, Tubular Products Division.  He was then promoted to the position of Chief Operating Officer, ArcelorMittal Tubular Products, where he integrated the North American operations of Dofasco with the assets of Mittal Steel.  He was responsible for three business units, operating 26 plants in 13 countries and four continents, while employing over 10,000 employees.   From 2009, until the mid-2013, Bill served as Chief Executive Officer for ArcelorMittal, Mexico.  He was responsible for the largest integrated steel mill in Mexico, producing four million tons of products for the global market.  

Bill is a graduate of Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology in Chemical Engineering Technology, and has continued his education at both McMaster University and the Ivey School of Business.

Kevin M. Dempsey

Dempsey leads the AISI public policy team representing the interests of North American steel producers and serves as Senior Vice President of Public Policy and General Counsel to the Institute. Before joining AISI, he was a partner at Dewey & LeBoeuf, a global law firm, and its predecessor Dewey Ballantine LLP. While in private practice, Dempsey litigated numerous international trade cases on behalf of U.S. steel producers and other U.S. industries before the U.S. International Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the U.S. courts. He served as counsel to several U.S. integrated steel producers in the Section 201 investigation on steel products in 2001-03. The unanimous finding by the ITC of injury to the domestic steel industry led to then President George W. Bush implementing tariffs on a variety of steel products, which at the time provided a breathing period during which the steel industry was able to achieve extensive restructuring and consolidation, which led to the revitalization of the domestic steel industry.

Prior to joining Dewey Ballantine in 1995, Mr. Dempsey served as counsel to Senator John C. Danforth (R-MO) and the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. In 1989–90, while on the staff of the Senate Commerce Committee, he participated in the development of the acid rain cap-and-trade system established by the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. Later, while serving on Senator Danforth's personal staff and again on the staff of the Senate Commerce Committee, he played a key role in the drafting of the implementing legislation for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the GATT Uruguay Round Trade Agreements.

During his years on Capitol Hill and in the private sector, Mr. Dempsey has worked extensively on international trade negotiations, including the Doha Development Agenda and the negotiations on the accession of China to the WTO. He also has considerable experience with U.S. and international law related to subsidies, trade remedies, market access, intellectual property rights, and product standards, as well as U.S. legislative procedures for authorizing and implementing trade agreements. He has also advised on matters related to trade and environment and the ongoing global climate change negotiations.

Mr. Dempsey received his Juris Doctor Degree from Harvard Law School and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Washington University. He is a member of the District of Columbia bar and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the D.C. Circuit.

Anil K. Gupta, Ph.D.

Dr. Anil K. Gupta is the Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy, Globalization and Entrepreneurship and Distinguished Scholar-Teacher at the Smith School of Business, The 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 the INSEAD Chaired Professor in Strategy at INSEAD and a visiting professor at Stanford University as well as 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.

Anil 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 also been named by The Economist as one of the world’s “superstars” in a cover story on “Innovation in Emerging Economies.” He is one of only 3 professors in the world to have been elected by his peers as a Lifetime Fellow of all three of the 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’s other honors include the “Best Professor in Strategic Management” award from CMO Asia, recognition by BusinessWeek as an Outstanding Faculty in its Guide to the Best B-Schools, induction into the Academy of Management Journals’ Hall of Fame, and listing by Management International Review as a “North American Superstar” for research in strategy and organization. He is also a regular participant at the World Economic Forum summits including the annual meeting in Davos and the regional meetings in China, India, and the Middle East. He is also a member of the Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Emerging Multinationals.

Aviva Leebow Wolmer

Aviva Leebow Wolmer is the Chief Executive Officer at Pacesetter.  She has been a transformative and commanding force during her tenure of leadership at Pacesetter.  Initially, Aviva was responsible for creating “Pacesetter University,” before transitioning first to Vice President for People and subsequently Executive Vice President, a role responsible for the company’s corporate, profitable growth.  From day one at Pacesetter, an immediate impact was felt when Aviva personally interviewed all 150+ associates.  Aviva knows that it’s the people who drive the business and understanding their needs and ideas for the organization was the first most important step she could take in driving true innovation.

In 2014, she immediately released the Vivid Vision as she accepted her new role as CEO.  This document continues to inspire and direct a culture shift within the organization.  Under Aviva’s dedication to innovation, partnership and personal fulfillment in the workplace, departmental boundaries no longer exist and she has ignited inspiration, creativity, enthusiasm and collaboration throughout the entire organization.

Aviva routinely travels to Pacesetter’s service centers in Atlanta, Chicago, and Houston in an ongoing effort to promote continuous improvement and remain close with Associates from the factory floor to the boardroom.

Aviva is aggressively working to break down the perception that steel is an antiquated industry and replace it with her vision of a vibrant technology-driven cornerstone of American manufacturing.  Aviva is also personally committed to issues affecting the local community.  Her leadership in breast cancer awareness continues to have far-reaching impact in Atlanta.  She is currently organizing and participating in the 3rd Pacesetter Team – Big Ol’ Shanty’s Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk.  Last year, the team raised $50,000.00 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Aviva became a Pacesetter Team Member in July 2010 after graduating from the University of Baltimore Law School magna cum laude.

Joseph Oleksak

Joe Oleksak is a partner and leader, information technology consulting team at Plante Moran.  Joe has more than seventeen years of information systems security and information technology audit experience in financial institutions including banks, credit unions, mortgage companies, and insurance companies. Joe’s experience includes: IT strategic planning, IT risk assessments, IT audit, global/local network security projects, web application security, PCI compliance, SSAE16 & SOC reviews, incident response and business continuity and disaster recovery management. Joe is a member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), and the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)². He attends and presents at multiple security and industry conferences annually and is a member of both the Indiana Bankers Association Information Technology Committee and the Illinois Bankers Association Technology Committee. Joe is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified in Risk and Information System Controls (CRISC).

 

Policies

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.

Activity and Registration Cancellation Policies
A full refund will be issued for cancellations received in writing by MSCI by 5:00 pm Friday, January 20, 2017; cancellations received in writing by MSCI before 5:00 pm Monday, February 6, 2017, 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 the MSCI Member Services Department .

Activity registration deadline is Friday, January 20, 2017. No refunds on cancelled activities or golf will be issued after this date as we are obligated to provide guarantees to our vendors.

Dine-Around cancellations can be accepted until February 3, 2017.  No refunds will be issued after this date as we are obligated to provide guarantees to the restaurants.

Press and Sponsorship Policies
No MSCI policy is intended to prevent accredited members of the press from attending MSCI events. Members of the press are defined as employees of publications that are subject to a circulation audit by a reputable third party (i.e., BPA). Each press outlet will receive one complimentary press registration. Any attribution from a formal presentation or informal conversation outside of a formal conference session requires the permission of any speaker and MSCI before their comments or information from their presentation may be printed or distributed or published. Please note that recording of programs, materials and/or presentations (e.g., audio taping and/or videotaping) is prohibited. MSCI has the right to deny attendance to individuals or publications not abiding by this policy.

Only event sponsors may distribute products or promotional materials at MSCI venues. Please contact Monique Kaiserauer at (847) 485-3004 if you are interested in becoming a sponsor.

Spouse/Guest Participation
Spouse and guests who accompany our delegates to San Antonio are encouraged to attend our Wednesday evening dine-around dinner. A spouse/guest dinner ticket for the Wednesday reception and dinner is $100.00. No children please. Your spouse or guest may also pay to participate in the optional activity noted in the schedule. The golf tournament is for delegate members only. To purchase a dinner or a tour ticket for your spouse/guest, please call Briana Dee at (847) 485-3021.