AHRI members and guests are invited to join us November 16-18 for the first-ever virtual Leadership Forum! Although we are unable to meet in person, AHRI will deliver an exciting program of events, with distinguished keynote speakers, panel sessions on pertinent industry topics, as well as the traditional Sector Leadership Council Meetings, that attendees have come to expect. Surprises are in store for those who register early!
Register today to hear first-hand how the post-election political environment will likely affect the legislative and regulatory landscape in the U.S. as well as advocacy at AHRI, and what HVACR businesses can expect in terms of supply chain and workforce development impacts due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Key events are outlined below. View the schedule-at-a-glance and the full meeting program more details.
LEADERSHIP FORUM OPENING GENERAL SESSION (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
The opening session of AHRI’s Virtual Leadership Forum will feature 2020 Chairman John Galyen and incoming Chairman Mike Schwartz in a ‘fireside chat” setting, recapping 2020, and looking ahead to the coming year. Recipients of the AHRI Richard C. Schulze and Distinguished Service Awards will be announced, followed by the traditional Need-to-Know video. A panel session featuring AHRI’s staff sector leads, moderated by COO John Lanier, will round out the first part of the morning.
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: 2020 ELECTION ANALYSIS (2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.)
Keynote speaker A.B. Stoddard, associate editor and columnist with the political news site RealClearPolitics, will address the recently held 2020 elections and review the new political landscape.
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: LIFE AFTER COVID...AND GLOBALIZATION (10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.)
Geopolitics expert Peter Zeihan will present on the issues of changing demographics, housing shortages, supply chain impacts, and the future workforce generation, all in the wake of the global pandemic.
Following his address, Zeihan will participate in a moderated discussion with AHRI COO John Lanier to discuss the future of the global system as it pertains to the HVACR industry.
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCES BOARD’S TOP PRIORITIES (2:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.)
California Air Resources Board (CARB) Vice Chair Sandra Berg will provide AHRI members with an update on CARB’s ongoing efforts to reduce air pollution and protect public health in the state. Berg will provide insight into CARB’s top priorities and discuss actions related to air quality that may impact the HVACR and water heating industry.
Associate Editor and Columnist, RealClearPolitics
Vice Chair, California Air Resources Board (CARB)
AHRI Rees Scholarship Foundation Virtual 5K Fun Run/Walk
Normally, this event would call for waking up at the crack of dawn, but this year, because it’s virtual, you can participate at a time that’s convenient for you during the official dates of the meeting! See the registration page for details.
Thank you to our meeting sponsors