Annual Meeting


CCTI 2023 Annual Meeting Registration
May 3-5,2023
Peabody Hotel, Memphis, TN
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  • Regular Full Meeting Registration $500
  • Early Bird Spouse/Companion Rate $225
  • Regular Spouse/Companion Rate $250

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Hotel Cutoff Date: Monday, April 10, 2023

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CCTI special room rate now available for all CCTI Attendees. A limited number of rooms are also available 3 days pre and post our meetings if you want to enjoy all the fun that Memphis, TN offers! Bring your family and come for the networking and educational meetings! Registration includes all meals, receptions and the meeting for you and your guest!

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CCTI Meeting Preliminary Agenda

Wednesday, May 3rd

All Day Arrivals

2:00 – 4:00pm Board of Directors Meeting
5:30 – 8:30pm CCTI Annual Meeting Welcome Reception and Memphis BBQ

Thursday May 4th 8:00 – 9:00am CCTI Membership Breakfast

Hear the annual association update and presentations from CCTI’s Associate Members.

9:00 – 9:10am Welcome from Jason Erdie, CCTI President
9:10 – 9:15am Announcements from Andrea Ball, CCTI Executive Director
9:15 – 10:15am Economic Impacts for Manufacturing – Kenneth Barden, JD, CAMS, CFCS, CSS

Kenneth Barden is a lawyer and compliance and tax specialist. He has almost 40 years of experience in the legal field, spending the first 15 years of his career as a municipal attorney and private practitioner. He has worked in the international development field for over 25 years. Among his previous positions were a time at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), where he served as Senior Good Governance and Anticorruption Advisor. Previously, he lived and worked in several countries on integrity and financial related projects, including 6 years in the Republic of Palau, as well as in Indonesia, Philippines, and Palestine. Among the entities that Mr. Barden has worked for are World Bank, UN, and Asian Development Bank. Mr. Barden’s interest in the Inflation Reduction Act is derived from that Act’s intersecting policy points on tax, climate change, and health issues. Ken holds a Juris Doctor from Indiana University Robert McKinney School of Law, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Indianapolis. He also holds post-graduate diplomas from the Disaster Management Centre at the University of Wisconsin and in International Humanitarian Law from the National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, in Hyderabad, India. Mr. Barden has also completed a post-graduate program in International Environment Law with the United Nations Environmental Program and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research. Mr. Barden is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and a Certified Sanctions Specialist.

10:15 – 10:30am Coffee Break and Supplier Networking

10:30 – 11:30am All About Adhesives, Kalib Price, Adhesive Chemist and Polymer Chemist at Greif, Inc
Kalib Price is a Chemist at Greif that specializes in polymers and adhesives. He specializes in the coatings and adhesives industry with an exceptional aptitude in organic chemistry, polymer science, lab management and all facets of R&D. He has been with Greif for almost seven years. Greif is a leading supplier of industrial packaging products and services, growing from its beginnings in Cleveland, Ohio, to a global footprint across more than thirty countries and 200-plus locations. Kalib holds a BS in Chemistry from Western Carolina University and LSS Black Belt from Villanova University. His likes are diverse; Rotaxanes – molecular motors; Spending time with two Australiana Shepherds; Big into DIY, and appreciates (but dislikes) a long Honey-Do List.

11:30am – 12:00pm Future Transportation and Supply Chain Predictions
1:00 – 5:00 pm Enjoy Memphis for the afternoon!

5:00 – 7:00 pm CCTI Networking Reception

We are bringing the Memphis Blues from Beale Street for our closing event! Enjoy some good eats and raise a glass with your colleagues and friends! We will see you in the fall in Vegas at Pack Expo!

Friday, May 5th
All Day Departures