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Business Day 2019

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The Illinois Manufacturers’ Association Invites you to attend Business Day at the Capitol, Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Springfield, IL

IMA’s Business Day offers you the opportunity to
meet with your elected officials to deliver our message of job growth and prosperity,
and to help our legislators understand the impact of their actions on Illinois

Register here

Schedule of Events:

11:00am – Registration

Ballroom, DoubleTree Hotel

Noon – Luncheon and Program

Keynote Remarks: Gov. JB Pritzker

Panel Discussions:

Data Privacy (1:15 to 1:45 p.m.): Data breaches, biometrics, social media, and the collection
of consumer data. Data privacy is a hot topic in the United States and across
the world. Illinois employers are in a unique situation where they collect and
disseminate data and technology to benefit their customers. The Illinois
Supreme Court recently ruled against an Illinois employer that collected
fingerprint scans under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act and
there are more than dozen legislative proposals before the General Assembly.
 Attorney Aaron Tantleff is a nationwide expert advising companies on how
to handle technology, privacy, cybersecurity, and intellectual property issues.

Aaron Tantleff, Foley & Lardner

Recreational Marijuana (1:45
to 2:15 p.m.)
: Illinois lawmakers are considering
a proposal to legalize recreational marijuana after authorizing the
use of medicinal marijuana in 2013. Ten states and the District of
Columbia current allow the use of marijuana for recreational
purposes. The chief sponsor of the legislation, Rep. Kelly Cassidy, will
discuss the proposal while attorney Scott Cruz will talk about the impact on
the manufacturing sector, including the ability to drug test and maintain safe
& drug free workplaces.

Representative Kelly Cassidy, D-14th
and Scott
Cruz, Clark Hill PLC

Graduated Income Tax (2:15 to 2:45
: Governor JB Pritzker is proposing a
significant change in the Illinois Constitution that will eliminate the current
flat income tax and replace it with a graduated income tax structure. Under the
plan that will reportedly raise $3.4 billion in new taxes, Illinois
corporations, pass-thru entities like Subchapter S corporations, and
individuals will pay significantly higher taxes at a top rate of 7.95 percent
(not including the corporate personal property replacement tax). Jared Walczak,
senior policy analyst with the nonpartisan Tax Foundation will discuss the
negative impact of graduated taxes while Ralph Martire of the Center for Tax
& Budget Accountability, a union-backed think tank will advocate in support
of the measure. 

Jared Walczak, Tax Foundation and Ralph Martire, Center for Tax
and Budget Accountability

3:00 – 5:00pm – Lobby Your Legislator

State Capitol

5:00 – 8:00pm – Gala Reception

IMA Headquarters

Cancellations must be made in writing and received by April 24, 2019. Refunds cannot be made after that date.

Additional sponsorship opportunities:


Includes your company name on promotional materials,
one ad in packet, and 10 registrations to events


Includes your company name on promotional materials,
one ad in packet, and five registrations to events


Includes your company name on promotional materials
and two registrations to events


Includes your company name of promotional materials
and one registration to events


HOTEL INFORMATION – For hotel reservations, call the President Abraham Lincoln Springfield – a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel at 866-788-1860.

For questions regarding Business Day, please contact Christine Sisk at (217) 718-4213, or email

A special thanks to our sponsors: