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CONFERENCE SESSIONS Keynote Address: 2020 Cement Outlook Edward Sullivan, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Portland Cement Association The presentation provides an assessment of the U.S. macroeconomic outlook and from that borrows key drivers for construction activity. Each of the major construction and cement consumption sectors (residential, nonresidential and public) are assessed and SURMHFWHG RXW ÀYH \HDUV 7KH SUHVHQWDWLRQ will address key headwinds facing the economy and construction sectors including; labor shortfalls, rising interest rates, new home DIIRUGDELOLW\HPHUJLQJVWDWHGHÀFLWVWDULIIVDVZHOODVWKHOLNHO\LPSDFWV of a slowing global economy. Edward Sullivan, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Market Intelligence for PCA, directs all PCA's forward market assessments that support the industry's planning efforts and market research. Ed's analysis and views regarding the construction, cement and concrete industries LV ZLGHO\ XVHG LQ FRUSRUDWH SODQQLQJ HIIRUWV WKH ÀQDQFLDO LQGXVWU\ DQG media. Ed's analysis also supports the cement industry's advocacy efforts LQ:DVKLQJWRQ'&DQGWRWKLVHQGKDVWHVWLÀHGEHIRUH&RQJUHVV Ed has been cited by the Chicago Federal Reserve as the most accurate forecaster among 30 top economists. Various other forecasting surveys have placed Ed among the most accurate construction economists in the country. Cement Technology Track LafargeHolcim's Weirton, W.Va., Cement Plant Modernization Project Jared Stull, Head of U.S. Terminals and Adam Cimaroli, Senior Manager, Terminal Projects, LafargeHolcim How Automation And Optimization Impact Operations Of Trucks Within A Cement Plant. Javier Torres Balaguer, Vidmar The Importance of Real-Time Cement Particle Characterization and How It Improves Your Bottom Line A.J. DeCenso, Preferred Process Solutions, LLC Safe Conversion to Natural Gas Ricardo Costa, FCT Combustion Inc Alternative Fuel Handling Systems for Cement Plants Brian Giese, BEUMER Group 'ULYLQJ(IÀFLHQFLHVLQ&HPHQW3ODQWV/HYHUDJLQJ Advanced Logistics and Auto Replenishment David Boardman, Stockpile Reports Applying Computer Vision to Facilities and Vehicle Management Anthony Tarantino PhD, Atollogy, USA Make Real-Time Inventory Your Reality Mike Mossage, Regional Vice President, Eastern U.S., BinMaster How to Save Thousands of Dollars on Silo Cleaning Dennis Blauser, Marietta Silos DSI and ACI as the Optimum Solutions for SO2 and Mercury Abatement Xavier d'Hubert, Senior Consultant, STM EcoSystems, Inc. Energy Savings and Process Optimization in Cement Production Udo Enderle, Managing Director, NETZSCH Optimized Kiln Operation by Keeping Kiln Shell Temperatures at Set Point with Controlled Water Cooling Heinz Knopfel, and Dirk Schmidt, Director, KIMA Process Control Realizing Energy Savings Using A Ceramic Lined Rotary Valve In Place Of A Screw Pump Keith E. Kressley, Coperion K-Tron MSHA's Enforcement Focus on Structural Integrity at Cement Operations Bill Doran, Attorney-At-Law, Ogletree Deakins High-End MSHA Training: Surviving an Inspection Brian Bigley, Cemex Overcoming Safety Cop Culture: Practices to Move You from Enforcer to Ally Justin Ganschow and Zach Knoop, Caterpillar Maximizing Conveyor Performance-Industry Standards Versus Real World Application Mike Cremeens, Shaw Almex and Dick McConnell, Flexco The Finish Mill Circuit In a Cement Plant Can Be Optimized by Using an Online PSD Analyzer Jeff DeNigris, Sensors & Automation – Product Manager, NAM, Malvern Panalytical BONUS TRACK Concrete/Cementitious Materials Track Calcium Carbonate for Performance Concrete Bobby Bergman, Technical Service Chemist, Huber Carbonates LLC, Atlanta Concrete + Carbon Dioxide Recycling Justin Lazenby, Thomas Concrete Inc., Atlanta; and Christie Gamble, Director of Sustainability, CarbonCure Technologies Inc., Halifax, N.S. )O\$VK%HQHÀFLDWLRQ$GYDQFHG0HWKRGV 5DÀF0LQNDUD9LFH3UHVLGHQW²7HFKQRORJ\%RUDO&06HUYLFHV//& Atlanta Processing C618 Stock from Impounded Ash Ross Gorman, Fly Ash Sales Plus more to come!

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