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ILMA is returning to the site of the 2008 Annual Meeting, the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, AZ. An easy trip from the Phoenix airport, this resort is set on 27 acres with beautiful flowering cactus next to the majestic McDowell Mountains.

In addition to all the great networking events ILMA will offer at the excellent venues the resort provides, attendees and guests will have an opportunity to enjoy a 2.5 acre water playground, a cruise along a 7-acre lake, the Spa Avania and stunning vistas blended with Native American culture. There is also an array of great dining options, including Center Stage Bar, SWB, a southwest bistro and Alto Ristorante e Bar.

ILMA is pleased to have Mike Eruzione as this year's keynote speaker. Eruzione was captain of the underdog U.S. Ice Hockey Team that defeated the formidable Soviet Union team in the 1980 Olympic Games. The highlight of the games for Eruzione was scoring the game-winning goal against the Soviet Union. That victory advanced the U.S. team to the final game where they beat Finland to win the gold medal. With the world watching, the unlikely heroes rose to the occasion, prompting broadcaster Al Michaels' now-famous question to the millions viewing at home: "Do you believe in miracles?" ILMA thanks Rhein Chemie Corporation for sponsoring this year's Annual Meeting keynote address.

The ILMA committees have worked diligently to develop sessions that will delve into topics of concern to all ILMA members, including The Don't Miss Session: Effects of GHS on Your Business; an overview of corporate sustainability programs; an update on a new API standard; dispelling the confusion about ATF multi-vehicle and multi-purpose fluids; and the impact of GHS on the grease and metalworking fluids industries. Plus, the special Management Session, Safe Workers, Safe Sites: "Lessons from the Flightdeck"™.

See you in beautiful Scottsdale!