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ILMA 2023 Annual Meeting: October 7–10

Join 1,000+ of your lubricants industry colleagues – from manufacturers and distributors to raw materials and solutions providers – at the beautiful JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, CA. The fun begins on Sunday with Sports Day, featuring plenty of opportunities to network over a little friendly competition. Monday and Tuesday offer education sessions on market trends and business intel, ending in the fabulous President’s Dinner on Tuesday night. In between there are both formal and informal networking opportunities and committee meetings where the industry hashes out the most important issues of the day.

Registration will open Summer 2023


Meet the Keynote: Dick Vitale
College Basketball Analyst, ABC Sports & ESPN

Dick Vitale, college basketball’s top analyst and ambassador, joined ESPN during the 1979-80 season — just after the network’s September 1979 launch—following a successful college and professional coaching career. In 2008, he received the sport’s ultimate honor when he was selected as an inductee into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Vitale’s thorough knowledge of the game is brought forth in an enthusiastic, passionate, sometimes controversial—but never boring—style. His “Vitale-isms” have taken on a life of their own. Just a few of his many household phrases:
“Awesome, baby!”, “diaper dandy” (freshman star), “all-Windex performer” (ferocious rebounder) and “Maalox time” (the final minutes of a close game).

He’s been selected for 14 halls of fame, as well as the NSAA Sportscaster of the Year in 2013.

"ILMA created an atmosphere for meaningful dialog and at the same time relaxation and fun."

"Many of the sessions and committee meetings are 'can't miss' events for me."

"I very much enjoy the committee meetings and the presentations given by professional speakers and guest lecturers about industry topics."

"Ample networking time and excellent speakers."

"Good opportunity to catch up, network, and get a sense of what is going on in this space."

"Sports Day is always a great way to make some new connections!"

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