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General Information


CONFERENCE VENUE & HEADQUARTERS HOTEL

All conference events will take place at:

Sheraton Grand Phoenix
340 N. 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
602-262-2500

REGISTRATION

  • Register and reserve hotel rooms online.
  • Advance registration discounts are for a limited time and will guarantee participation in selected events.
  • Payment must accompany registration by May 10 to qualify for lowest rates.
  • Rates increase after May 10.
  • Higher rates apply for registration on site.
  • MPIF and APMI International members receive discounted rates.
  • Children under the age of 17 will not be permitted.


FULL THREE-DAY CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

The POWDERMET2019/AMPM2019 conference registration fee includes:

  • Opening General Session and technical events for both co-located conferences (POWDERMET2019 & AMPM2019)
  • Exhibit hall admission
  • Meal functions: Opening Night Reception, PM Design Excellence Awards and Industry Luncheons, PM Evening Alehouse, and the Closing Event—Rhinestone Rodeo!
  • Registration bag with handout materials
  • Post-conference digital proceedings of POWDERMET2019 and AMPM2019 technical manuscripts

Download a Conference Proposal Letter to help convince your management to send you to the conference.

 

DAILY REGISTRATION

Daily rates include:

  • Opening General Session (where applicable) and technical events for both co-located conferences (POWDERMET2019 & AMPM2019)
  • Exhibit hall admission, including the PM Evening Alehouse (if applicable)

Daily rates do not include luncheons, Opening Reception, dinner events, or manuscript proceedings. Meal tickets and proceedings may be purchased separately.


SPOUSE REGISTRATION

Spouse registration is designed to allow significant others, not affiliated with the PM industry, to join you at the Opening Night Reception, the Closing Event—Rhinestone Rodeo!, and the exhibit hall, including the PM Evening Alehouse.

All registrations will be acknowledged by e-mail. 

Important: If you do not receive an acknowledgment within 4–7 days, please contact Stephanie Schember.


STUDENT REGISTRATION

(Non-NSF/CPMT Grant Recipients)

The student rate includes:

  • Opening General Session and technical events for both co-located conferences (POWDERMET2019 & AMPM2019)
  • Exhibit hall admission
  • PM Design Excellence Award Luncheon, Industry Luncheon, and the PM Evening Alehouse*
  • Post-conference digital proceedings of POWDERMET2019 and AMPM2019 technical manuscripts
  • Registration bag with handouts

To qualify for the student rate, you must:

  • Be enrolled as a full-time engineering student who is not employed in the industry
  • Provide proof of active student status with your conference registration
  • Provide the university name as your organization when you register for the conference

*Meal tickets for the Opening Night Reception and the Closing Event—Rhinestone Rodeo! are not included in the student package. These tickets must be purchased separately


MEAL TICKET SALES 

Additional tickets for the Opening Night Reception, the PM Design Excellence Awards 

and Industry Luncheons, and the Closing Event—Rhinestone Rodeo! will be available for purchase only to:
  • Daily registrants
  • POWDERMET2019/AMPM2019 conference registrants
  • Accompanying spouses/guests of full-conference registrants
  • Exhibitor personnel
  • Students 

Individual meal ticket sales are intended as add-ons to existing conference registrations. Individuals who are not conference registrants, as listed above, will not be able to purchase meal tickets.


ADMISSION TO EXHIBIT HALL

  • Admission to the exhibit hall is included as part of full-conference and daily registration rates. 
  • Exhibit-only admission is not available for purchase. 
  • Qualified PM parts manufacturers are eligible for complimentary exhibit passes.


CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS

  • Registration cancellations and refunds are only accepted in writing.
  • If you cancel by telephone, you must still confirm by email or fax at the time of cancellation in order to receive a refund. 
  • A $325 cancellation fee will be deducted from refunds on all cancellations received through June 7 (no refunds for the APMI Golf Tournament). No refunds will be given after this date. 
  • Individuals who fail to cancel in writing by June 7 and/or do not attend the conference will be subject to the full fee. 

Important: If you do not receive a cancellation acknowledgment within 2–3 business days, please contact Stephanie Schember.


REQUEST FOR FOREIGN VISAS

Some travelers entering the U.S. must obtain a visa and should apply for a visa as early as possible due to U.S. government increased security and entry requirements. Request a special letter of invitation by filling in this form.  

For further questions, contact Stephanie Schember.  

 

SUGGESTED DRESS

Business or business casual attire is appropriate for all conference events. Casual attire (shorts permitted) is appropriate for the Closing Event—Rhinestone Rodeo!

 

PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

Attendees with disabilities that require special needs should contact Diane Haggerty, MPIF, in advance so that arrangements can be made. 

 

HOTEL RESERVATIONS

Register early to guarantee group rates at the hotel. Higher rates may apply once our room block is filled or after the advance registration deadline of May 10. Room reservations will be acknowledged by email. Hotel rooms before and after the conference may be available but at a higher rate. 

 

SPECIAL CONFERENCE RATE:

Single or Double: $144.00 plus taxes per night.  

Hotel reservations, changes, and cancellations

  • Credit card information is required in order to process your reservation. Your card will be charged the first night’s room and tax as a deposit. 
  • This deposit is refundable for cancellations received at least 48 hours prior to the confirmed day of arrival and cancellation number is obtained. 
  • For changes to your reservations or to cancel, contact the Sheraton Grand Phoenix.

 

STAY AT THE HEADQUARTERS HOTEL

You are highly encouraged to stay at the Sheraton Grand Phoenix—the headquarters hotel. Not only will you be at the center of all the activities, but the convenience far outweighs any benefits from staying at other hotels. Please help your association meet its contracted obligations by staying at the headquarters hotel.

Code of Conduct Policy:

Presenters, Vendors and all other Attendees at MPIF/APMI/CPMT events are expected to comply with instructions from staff members, and are expected to conduct themselves at all times in a courteous, professional and respectful manner, refraining from language and conduct that might bring discredit upon themselves, their organizations, and MPIF/APMI/CPMT. Such conduct includes, but is not limited to disrupting the businesslike atmosphere, harassment, discrimination, inappropriate language, failing to comply with local, state, and federal laws, and conduct that puts themselves and others at risk. This code of conduct applies to both official activities of the event and its program as well as to any informal and social activities taking place in connection with the event. Presenters, and any other Attendees who do not comply with this code of conduct may be removed from the event and barred from attending future MPIF/APMI/CPMT sponsored or co-sponsored events.