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PMPA Management Update Conference

San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina - San Diego, California
March 8-10, 2018
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Schedule of Events

Thursday, March 8

4:30 – 5:00 p.m.
First Timer Welcome Reception

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception | Registration

Friday, March 9

7:00 a.m.
Registration Desk Opens

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.
Buffet Breakfast

8:00 – 11:30 a.m.
General Session

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Group Lunch


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Chairman's Invitation

Sue Draht-2
Sue Draht
2018 Management Update Conference Chairman
Hardinge Inc., Elmira. NY

Dear PMPA Members and Industry Colleagues:

It has been a three-year journey for the Management Update Conference, traveling along the themed path of “Transformation.” The 2018 Conference will be our third year of cultivating how we transform ourselves and our companies to face the challenges of staying on the cutting edge of technology, staying focused on our goals, and staying viable in today’s business environment.  This year….we put an exclamation mark on TRANSFORMATION!

The Management Update Committee works hard to infuse creative programming with meaty topics and sessions, and we like to mix things up a bit to keep you all on the edge, wondering what new and innovative ideas will be offered each year.  Here’s what we’re doing differently this year:

  • The program schedule has been condensed into two full days! Because we’re in California and a large portion of attendees come from the East Coast/Midwest, we don’t anyone to miss out on Sunday morning content because of an early flight home. The Conference will run from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Friday and Saturday.
  • There will be three “tracks” of content focused on specific management disciplines…similar to the Tech Conference programming. You can choose from Operations Management, Sales & Marketing, and Business Management themed sessions. You are not limited to one track, but can mix and match sessions to suit your interests.
  • Social networking continues to be a focus that you tell us is important to you. A new networking activity geared toward “getting to know you” will take place throughout the conference. Be sure to participate by sharing the one thing that most people don’t know about you on the registration form. There will be prizes…plus a more detailed explanation coming soon.
  • Receptions are scheduled all three nights to allow for additional networking before heading out to enjoy all that San Diego offers.

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