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 pm

First Timer Welcome Reception

5:00 pm

Welcome Reception | Registration

 Friday, March 9

7:00 am

Registration Desk Opens

7:00 am

Buffet Breakfast

8:00  am

General Session

11:30 am

Group Lunch

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Dear PMPA Member,

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.

I would also like to mention the value of being a Conference Sponsor. Two levels of sponsorship are available, with additional opportunities for increased visibility on the meeting app and during the Conference. Your continued support of the Conference as a sponsor is so important to the PMPA.

The 2018 Conference has been designed to provide you with concrete ideas to implement as soon as you return from the conference…..both within your company and within yourself. It will truly be a “Monday Morning Action Plan” worthy of executing.

On behalf of the Management Update Committee, I would like to personally invite you to the 2018 Management Update Conference to be held Thursday-Saturday, March 8-10, at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Hotel in beautiful San Diego, California. Make your plans to attend, along with the rest of your sales and marketing, and business and operations management teams.

Registration is now open, and I look forward to seeing you in March in San Diego! I promise it will be worth your time and effort to attend.




Sue Draht
2018 Management Update Committee Chairman
Business Analyst
Hardinge Inc

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Sue Draght
2018 Management Update Conference Chairman
Hardinge Inc., Elmira, NY