Schedule of Events

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October 26 - Thursday  
8:00 a.m.  Finance Committee Meeting
12:00 p.m.  Board of Directors Meeting
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.  Registration
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Technical Members Meeting
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.  President's Welcome Reception / Dinner
 October 27 - Friday
 7:00 a.m.  Registration Desk Opens
 7:00 - 7:45 a.m.  Buffet Breakfast
 7:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Business Sessions: Personal Leadership Transformation         
 7:45 - 8:15 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
- Doug Coster, PMPA President
 8:15 - 9:30 a.m. Keynote: Roy Firestone 
"Roy Firestone...A One Man Show"
 9:45 - 10:30 a.m. PMPA State of Union
- Doug Coster, PMPA President
- Bernie Nagle, PMPA Executive Director
PMPA Treasurer's Report
- Steve Sorenson, PMPA Treasurer
 10:45 - 11:45 a.m. What PMPA is Doing For You in DC
- Miles Free, PMPA
- Omar Nashashibi, The Franklin Partnership
           
 10:00 am - 12:00 pm  Spouse / Guest Session- Experience Wine Blending!

Interested in learning about the art of wine blending and creating the perfect glass of wine?  Guided by a wine professional, you will first learn about various local wines and then be instructed on how to create the perfect glass of blended wine.  A blind taste-test by a participants’ panel will determine the best-blended glass of wine, and everyone will receive a labeled bottle of the winning concoction to take home.  Plan to meet and re-connect with PMPA member spouses and guests at this casual and fun event.  

*This event is for spouses and guests registered with the Spouse/Guest Package only.

 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.  Women of PMPA Lunch

During the meeting, the Women of PMPA will be hosting a lunch with an informal Q & A panel that will address head on how women succeed and advance in a manufacturing career. Attendees are encouraged to ask the panelists questions in a “fishbowl session” setting. These can be questions related to their work/life balance, leadership and skill building, or a topic of your choosing.

If you would like to address a question to our panelists, please submit your question below.    

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WOP17annual  

Click Here to learn more about the panel members.

 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Private One-On-One Business Consultations:  
Take this opportunity to schedule a complimentary 20-minute consultation with either Cathryn Peno-Dall and Greg Knarr of alliantgroup to discuss R&D tax credits and incentives, or with Dr. Stacy Feiner to discuss business coaching matters.  Click Here to learn more about one-on-one business consultations.

All sessions will be 20-minute private discussions.

   AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES ON YOUR OWN
  5:00 - 6:30 p.m.  PMPA PAC Reception
 Come and learn what the PMPA PAC is all about.  Admittance requires a signed PAC Authorization Form.  Forms will be available at the PMPA registration desk.
 DINNER ON YOUR OWN
 October 28 - Saturday
 7:00 a.m.  Registration Desk Opens
 7:00 - 7:45 a.m.  Buffet Breakfast
 7:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Business Sessions: Transform Your Workforce
 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.   Business Session 1:
- John Brandt, The MPI Group, Inc.
 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.      Business Session 2: 
- Sterling Gill, PMPA
- Bryan Albrecht, Gateway Technical College
 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Business Session 3:
“Engaging Everyone in a Continuous Improvement Culture” 
- John Walker and Steve Olsen, Camcraft, Inc.
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.                                    
Business Session 4: 
Workforce Development Panel
- Bryan Albrecht, Facilitator
- Mike Reader, Precision Plus, Inc.
- Dan Vermeesch, Micron Mfg. Co.
- Steve Sorenson, Sorenson Engineering
- Jeff Ohlemacher, EMC Precision
 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
PMPA Education Foundation Fundraiser
Wine Tasting

Experience a taste of wine country while supporting the PMPA Education Foundation! Tasting will be held in the Golden Gate Room located in the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco. Click here for more information.

To encourage support for the Education Foundation, an online Live Auction has begun – check out all the great auction items here: www.32auctions.com/pmpaef     Funds raised by the Auction will benefit, promote and fund education, training and career opportunities in the Precision Machining Industry.  

   EVENING ON YOUR OWN
 October 29 - Sunday
 7:00 a.m.  Registration Desk Opens
 7:00 - 7:45 a.m.  Buffet Breakfast
 7:45 - 11:30 a.m.  Business Sessions: Transform and Transition Your Company          
 8:15 - 9:15 a.m. Business Session 1: 
How Family Governance Can Save Your Family Business
- Doug Box
 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. Business Session 2: 
Family Business Governance  
- Dr. Stacy Feiner
 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Business Session 3: 
The New and Improved R&D Tax Credit: A Cash-Saving Opportunity for PMPA Members

- Greg Knarr, alliantgroup
 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. NextGen Group Lunch - All are welcome!  
RSVP to Sterling Gill, III - sgill@pmpa.org
 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Private One-On-One Business Consultations:  
Take this opportunity to schedule a complimentary 20-minute consultation with either Cathryn Peno-Dall and Greg Knarr of alliantgroup to discuss R&D tax credits and incentives, or with Dr. Stacy Feiner to discuss business coaching matters.  Click Here to learn more about one-on-one business consultations. 

All sessions will be 20-minute private discussions.

  AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES ON YOUR OWN
 5:30 p.m.   Awards Banquet Reception and Couples Photos
 6:30 p.m.   Awards Banquet
  Dinner / Awards / Dancing
  Attire for this year's Awards Banquet is "cocktail dress"  (i.e.no tuxedos or formal wear, but no jeans.)
 11:00 p.m.  Meeting Adjourned
 October 30 - Monday
 8:30 a.m.  Perpetual Order of Past President's Breakfast
 9:00 a.m.  Wives of Past President's Breakfast
   Departures





















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Schedule of Events

Thursday, October 26
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Registration

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 
Technical Members Meeting

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
President's Welcome Reception/Dinner

Friday, October 27
7:00 - 7:45 a.m.
Buffet Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Business Session

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