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Thursday, November 1 Social Activities

1:00 pm Activity Gateway Arch Grounds and River Boat Tour
Come check out the recent renovations to the Gateway Arch grounds and explore the trails, museum, and take a ride on the river boat.

A shuttle service will Depart from the Double Tree Hotel at 12:45 or meet us on-site.

Tram Ride to the Top $13, St. Louis Riverfront Cruise $19 or $30 for both.  All fees paid on-site.

Shuttle returns to Collinsville at 4:30 p.m.

6:00 pm Dinner Porter’s Steakhouse 1000 Eastport Plaza Drive, Collinsville IL, 62234
8:00 pm Social Hour Porter’s Lounge (Cash Bar) 1000 Eastport Plaza Drive, Collinsville IL, 62234


Friday, November 2 – Gateway Convention Center

8:00 am Breakfast & Welcome by Mayor John Miller

8:30 – 9:30 am Federal Tariffs and Local Commodities [TENTATIVE] Speaker: Dennis Wilmsmeyer, America’s Central Port Director America’s Central Port is the United States’ third largest inland port, third largest rail hub with six of the country’s Class I rail carriers, and moves 105 million tons of cargo through the region annually. Illinois’ agriculture and industrial industries rely on the Port logistically. Hear how the federal tariffs have impacted our local commodities.

9:30 – 9:45 am BREAK – Networking/coffee time

9:45 – 11:00 am Collective Bargaining – Lessons Learned from Janus V AFSME Speaker: Michael Lowenbaum, Attorney at Law with Jackson Lewis P.C. Janus V AFSCME was a landmark US labor law case by the SCOTUS on June 27, 2018 concerning the power of labor unions to collect fees from non-union members. Hear how this landmark case will impact current and future collective bargaining agreements.

11:00 – 11:15 am BREAK– Networking/coffee time

11:15 – 12:15 pm [TBD]

12:15 – 1:00 pm Business meeting and lunch

1:00 pm Adjournment


Click here for event brochure and mail-in registration form.

  • November 1, 2018 - November 2, 2018
    1:00 pm
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1 Gateway Drive, Collinsville, Illinois, 62234, United States


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