LOS ANGELES — With rolling energy blackouts again disrupting life in California, plastics business managers are among those looking for answers, options and alternatives. That's the topic of an energy-crisis panel discussion April 11 at Plastics Encounter Los Angeles.
The session will run from 10:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the L.A. Convention Center as part of a broader, three-morning business conference accompanying Plastics News' April 10-12 Plastics Encounter trade show.
Los Angeles Business Journal reporter Howard Fine will moderate the session, which will feature the following panelists:
Jack Kyser, Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp.'s economic research director and chief economist.
Curtis L. Kebler, Western region director of asset commercialization for power provider Reliant Energy Inc. and a member of the governing board of the California Power Exchange.
Arnold Rosenthal, executive vice president of cost-containment consultants Utility Resource Management Group Inc.
Randall Phillips, a project engineer with Republic Tool & Manufacturing Corp., a Carlsbad, Calif., molding unit of lawn-care giant Scotts Co., that has coped with soaring energy costs.
Kyser — who serves on the Economic Policy Council of the California Institute, the research and policy arm of the California congressional delegation — also will deliver the keynote luncheon address. He also is on the economic advisory panels of both the state controller and the California Chamber of Commerce.
A one-day conference pass costs $195 and a three-day pass, $395. Interested parties can register online in the L.A. section at www.plasticsencounter.com, or by calling (888) 368-7229.