VIP Reception

Join SWIMA members, manufacturers, legislators, and local dignitaries as we recognize area manufacturers and the important impact of the manufacturing sector on the economy.

Cocktail reception including awards presentations and a keynote address.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
5:00-8:00 p.m.
Ford Idaho Center, Nampa

Reception Schedule:

5:00–Doors open, enjoy complimentary food & drink while previewing the expo

6:00–Program Begins

  • Welcome Remarks by Idaho Commerce Director, Tom Kealey
  • Spirit of SWIMA Awards Presentations
  • Keynote address given by Brian Fretwell

7:30-8:00–Expo preview, networking, and more food & drink!

Reception Ticket Cost:

  • SWIMA members —two (2) complimentary per member company, then $20 each
  • Made Here! Sponsors —free per sponsorship level, then $20 each
  • All Others —$30 each

Keynote by Brian Fretwell:

Building Momentum: What the successful industrial companies in the world are doing to get the most out of their people.

About Brian: Brian Fretwell is an in-demand Master Facilitator for some of the biggest companies in the world. His job is to help companies create the behavior change in their employees that will meet future company needs in leadership, safety, and communication. In the last ten years, he’s helped deliver programs in mining operations in the Outback of Australia, the Oil Fields of Alberta, fracking operations in West Virginia, Nuclear sites, Electric Companies, and other locations nationally and internationally. Having worked with over 25,000 people in that time, he has a unique view of what is and is not working in the constant struggle to address changing people challenges around the world. His talk will focus on how you can leverage some of the same practices the big companies are using to deliver even better people outcomes.