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Annual Conference 2019

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND PLAN TO ATTEND THE 2019 REGION V CONFERENCE IN GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN!

Conference Information 

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MAY 13-16, 2019

AMWAY GRAND PLAZA
187 MONROE AVE NW
GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN



CONFERENCE BROCHURE

Conference Workshops

WEDNESDAY’S WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
THURSDAY’S WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Pre-Conference Workshops

APPLICATION WORKSHOP

VPP SITE TOUR - EATON AEROSPACE - FULL

Attendees who signed up with registration:
Date: May 14, 2018
Bus Departure Time: 9:00 a.m.
Departure Location: Amway Grand Plaza, 187 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI,49503, (616)774-2000
Return Time: 3:00 p.m.
Eaton Aerospace is an Electrical and Industrial Power Management Solutions Company made up of over 98,000 employees, doing business in more than 175 countries. Working with both the Private sector as well as Government using “Power Management Technologies”.  

Note: For the security of employees and visitors, attendees scheduled for the tour will be required to supply full name and current address three weeks prior to the event.  Your information will remain confidential with Eaton Aerospace.
PPE Requirements: closed toe shoes, pants/ slacks (no dress’s or skirts), safety glasses and a visitors vest (supplied).

INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE 101

Industrial Hygiene 101 is an introductory course for safety professionals, EHS generalists, and anyone with an interest in how occupational health hazards are evaluated.  This course provides attendees with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand the work conducted by professional industrial hygienists, and includes a practical workshop on air sampling for toxic dusts and gases.  

  • Understanding OSHA

  • Understanding Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

  • Understanding Occupational Exposure Limits

  • Understanding Sampling and Analytical Methodologies

  • Air Sampling Equipment, Media, Calibration, Documentation

  • Industrial Hygiene Best Practicess

SGE WORKSHOP

Attendees will need to sign up with OSHA prior to deadline. 
Application information can be found on OSHA's SGE website.

A NIGHT AT FOUNDERS BREWERY - TOUR - FULL

Join us Monday, May 13th from 6pm-9pm at the Founders Brewery Company for an amazing night of networking fun hosted by the Region V VPPPA board.  Never been to a brewery before?  Well, here’s your chance to dine on great food and sample some of the best beers Founders Brewery has to offer, all while mixing it up with other safety professionals from around the region.  Your registration of $20 includes (2) drink tickets and a fantastic food buffet.  Don’t delay, registration fills up fast.  Registration can be made with your conference registration.   




Registration

HAVEN’T HAD A CHANCE TO REGISTER -
ONSITE REGISTRATION BEGINS TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2019 2:00 - 5:00 CENTER CONCOURSE 

Hotel Reservations

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ONLINE RESERVATION: FULL

https://book.passkey.com/e/49718235

DIRECT CALL:

Reservations Toll Free: (800) 253-3590
Reservations Local Phone: (616) 776-6450

Note: the room block at the Amway Grand Plaza is at capacity for the event. Rooms may still be available but could be outside of the discounted rate. Please contact the hotel directly or see other hotel options listed below:

HOMEWOOD SUITES GRAND RAPIDS DOWNTOWN
STREET ADDRESS
161 Ottawa Avenue N.W. 
Grand Rapids MI 49503 
PHONE NUMBER
1-616-451-2300

EMBASSY SUITES GRAND RAPIDS DOWNTOWN   
STREET ADDRESS
710 Monroe Avenue NW 
Grand Rapids MI 49503 
PHONE NUMBER
1-616-512-5700

HAMPTON STES GRAND RAPIDS DOWNTOWN   
STREET ADDRESS
433 Dudley Place NE 
Grand Rapids MI 49503
PHONE NUMBER
1-616-456-2000

Sponsors

SPONSORSHIP FORM

PLATINUM SPONSOR - $5,000 AND ABOVE. WHAT YOU RECEIVE:

• Your company name with logo/tagline will be in our promotional materials at the conference including the Region V website, and conference app• Visual banner/poster commemorating company sponsorship including logo at the registration area, • Company name announced to attendees on multiple occasions during the conference, • Visual displays commemorating company sponsorship including logo display at the conference site, • One free conference registration, • A link to your company's website from the Region V website for 12 months.

GOLD SPONSOR - $2,500-$4,499 - WHAT YOU RECEIVE:

• Your company name with logo/tagline will be in our promotional materials at the conference including the Region V website, and conference app • Company name announced to attendees on multiple occasions during the conference, • Visual displays commemorating company sponsorship including logo display at the conference site, • One free conference registration, • A link to your company's website from the Region V website for 8 months.

SILVER SPONSOR - $1,000-$2,499 - WHAT YOU RECEIVE:

• Your company with logo/tagline will be in our promotional materials at the conference including the Region V website, and conference app• Visual displays commemorating company sponsorship including logo display at the conference site, • A link to your company's website from the Region V website for 4 months.

BRONZE SPONSOR - $500 - $999 - WHAT YOU RECEIVE:

• Visual displays commemorating company sponsorship including logo display at the conference site, and conference app

Additional advertising opportunities are available through our special Corporate Sponsorship of the conference. Please contact Bill Linneweh -wlinneweh@hendrickson-intl.com for additional information.

VPPPA Region V Board Positions Elections

Elections for the VPPPA Region V Board of Directors' will be held at this year's Annual Region V VPPPA Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan.   This year, seven open positions are up for election to begin serving at the end of the 2019 Region V conference.

Nominations will be open during our Opening Session the morning of Wednesday, May 15th.  Should there be a contented position, elections will be held the afternoon of Wednesday, May 15th and the morning of Thursday, May 16th.  Election results will be announced at the Closing Session:

 Current open positions are listed below.

  • 1 – Chair (2-year Term, Expires 6/1/21)

  • 1 - Treasurer (2-year Term, Expires 6/1/21)

  • 1 - Hourly Representative from a Union Site (2-year Term, Expires 6/1/21)

  • 1 - Hourly Representative from a Mobile Workforce (2-year Term, Expires 6/1/21)

  • 3 - Director-at-Large (3-year Term, Expires 6/1/22)                                                                           

If you’re interested in running for one of the open positions, please review the Board Member Expectations Sheet and return the completed Region V Commitment Signature Sheet no later than Wednesday, May 8, 2019.

Should you have any questions, please contact:

Bill Linneweh, Region V Chair
Office: 630-874-9727
Email: wlinneweh@hendrickson-intl.com

Call for Exhibitors

WE INVITE YOU TO EXHIBIT AT THE 31ST ANNUAL 2019 VPPPA REGION V CONFERENCE

The Voluntary Protection Programs Participants' Association is The Premier Global Safety & Health Organization dedicated to cooperative occupational safety, health and environmental management systems. VPPPA is a member-based association, supporting work sites across the U.S. in their efforts to achieve and maintain status in OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program. The Region V Conference provides an excellent opportunity to create new relationships while strengthening existing relationships and reinforce your services and products to companies who continuously strive for Safety Excellence.

BENEFITS

  • Leads from the conference are more cost effective than cold calls.

  • Conference is held under one roof. All activities are located at the Indiana Convention Center

  • Exhibitor reception is held on the first full day of the conference – attendees enjoy excellent food and beverage as well as raffle items donated by exhibitors and Region V.

  • Educational times are planned so that attendees have ample time to visit exhibitors.

  • Advertising, sponsorship and promotional options bring extra attention to your service or product.

  • Pre-Show and post-show registration lists are provided to exhibitors.

QUESTIONS & KEY CONTACTS

For information or questions regarding exhibit hall and space assignments, contact Region V Board Members:

Randy Schwarzkopf (618) 218-0203 Randy.Schwartzkopf@AftonChemical.com
Eric Siefker (419) 943-1183 siefkeej@proteccoating.com

EXHIBITOR GUIDE

For questions regarding payment and/or registration for booth personnel, e-mail Registration@vpppa.org or call (703) 761-6513.