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2022 PM Management Summit

(Open to MPIF Members Only)

Connect with powder metallurgy industry leaders during the MPIF 2021 PM Management Summit October 23–25, 2021 at the Union Station Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. Now more than ever it is important that we come together as an industry to discuss the current state and plan how we are going to move forward to build a stronger, more unified PM industry – for our conventional press & sinter, metal injection molding, and metal AM member companies.

A program has been developed to include high-caliber speakers presenting on timely topics that will have an immediate impact on the industry, as well as long-term strategies.

During this Summit, we will also be holding the MPIF 77th Annual Business Meeting, which will provide you with insights of the Federation’s activities as well as an update from each of our six associations on the Pulse Survey results and what we have to look forward to in 2022.

Look Who's Coming

Delegates Can Expect:


  • a format to maximize your networking and the value of your participation;
  • impressive speakers on timely business topics;
  • MPIF and association business meetings where you will drive the future of your association and adopt 2022 budgets.

This is your opportunity to connect face-to-face with customers and/or suppliers—from middle management to C-level executives—to discuss industry challenges and discover opportunities to grow your company and its place in the PM industry.

Spouse/guest attendance is provided complimentary and is encouraged. Spouses must be registered in order to participate in all events.


Full Registration Fee Includes:


  • Saturday Welcome Reception
  • Sunday Networking Event
  • Monday night reception and dinner
  • Breakfast buffet Monday
  • Lunch on Monday
  • Timely Business Presentations

Register online     Download Registration Form (pdf)

The Union Station Hotel is close to selling out. If you are having trouble getting a reservation, please reach out to Stephanie Schember for assistance.


Registration Questions or having trouble registering for this event?
Contact Stephanie Schember or call 609-452-7700

Registration Fees

By September 24  

After September 24  

Full Registrant






Schedule of Events


Saturday, October 23

7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.     Registration/Hospitality Desk

Association Meetings
7:30-8:00 a.m.                 Metal Powder Producers Association
                                       Board of Directors Meeting

8:15-9:15 a.m.                 Metal Powder Producers Association
                                       Membership Meeting

9:30-10:00 a.m.               Powder Metallurgy Equipment Association
                                        Board of Directors Meeting

10:30-11:30 a.m.             Powder Metallurgy Equipment Association
                                        Membership Meeting

1:00-1:30 p.m.                 Metal Injection Molding Association
                                        Board of Directors Meeting

1:45-2:45 p.m.                Metal Injection Molding Association
                                       Membership Meeting

6:00-7:00 p.m.                Welcome Reception
                                        Sponsored by:   

Sunday, October 24

7:30-11:30 a.m.              Registration/Hospitality Desk

7:30-8:00 a.m.                Powder Metallurgy Parts Association
                                       Board of Directors Meeting

8:15-9:15 a.m.                Powder Metallurgy Parts Association
                                       Membership Meeting

9:30-10:00 a.m.              Association for Metal Additive
                                       Manufacturing - Board of Directors

10:30-11:30 a.m.              Association for Metal Additive
                                        Manufacturing - Membership Meeting

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.              Networking Event
Rooftop Bar at The Bobby Hotel - Join us for this one of a kind networking event.  Enjoy great company, good food & drinks, and exceptional views of downtown Nashville.
                                        Sponsored by:

Evening open to explore Nashville on your own.

Monday, October 25

7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.        Registration/Hospitality Desk

7:00-8:00 a.m.                Breakfast

8:00 a.m.-4:45 p.m.        General Session: 77th Annual MPIF
                                       Business Meeting

                                       President’s Forum – Industry Perspectives


Keynote Presentation
Economics: Now and the Future
Dr. Arthur B. Laffer, The Father of Supply-Side Economics
Member of President Reagan’s Economic Policy Advisory Board
Recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Dr. Arthur Laffer to give a summary of the Biden budget and tax proposals and how they affect the economy.  He will share his view on the economy looking ahead at 2022.


Beat the Odds
Sandy Gennaro, World Class Rock and Roll Drummer
Toured and recorded with artists Cyndi Lauper, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, The Monkees, Michael Bolton, The Mamas and the Papas and Jon Paris

During this unprecedented time, organizations across the globe are being required to completely change the way they operate. Day to day operations don’t look the way they did just a few weeks ago. The change has been demanding for all…CEO’s, Leaders, Managers, HR departments, employees, and more. Whether you’ve been forced to downsize your team for the time being, shift all operations to work from home, or have had to cancel important events…it’s likely that you and your people could use a little rockstar energy right now!

As a leader in adapting to change, Sandy will demonstrate that now is the time to show your people how much they matter and give them the morale boost they need and the mindset to ‘BEAT THE ODDS!’

Workforce.  It’s Going to Take a Village, the State and the Feds.
Adina Chumley, Wilson Works

This presentation will explore current forces keeping the workforce on the sidelines, shortfalls in labor supply, and how communities are positioning to engage, prepare and attract talent. 


Employment Issues with COVID-19
Martin Holmes, Equity Member, Dickinson Wright, PLLC

Martin will discuss the things you should know about COVID, the American with Disabilities Act and other EEO laws. The COVID pandemic, the medical situations created by the pandemic and other issues, such as mandating/encouraging vaccinations, all create unique issues for employers, as well as potential pitfalls for legal liability under federal law.


Restoring American Exceptionalism
Robert Goldberg, GTG Capital Partners

The US has gone through numerous periods of broad-based exceptionalism.  Today's capital markets and macro trends are currently acting against this historical driver of step function economic and social growth.   We will explore the environment and trends that are causing a shift from exceptionalism to incrementalism and how that is leading to the decline of innovation.   We will also be showing companies that are bucking this trend, how they are doing it, and frameworks that can be used in your company to embrace and achieve similar aspirations.

Issue and Outlook: Closing out 2021, Welcoming 2022
Eric Freedman, Chief Investment Officer, US Bank

Eric Freedman, U.S. Bank’s Chief Investment Officer, will offer the firm’s viewpoints on economic trends, capital market developments, and considerations as we head into a new year. With issues like varied growth rates across countries and regions, a focus on central bank and fiscal policy, and consumer and business momentum coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, Freedman will provide perspective on how these developments coincide to drive and challenge economic activity. A frequent guest on Bloomberg, CNBC, Fox and other media outlets, Eric will present forward-looking views and what variables business leaders and investors should focus on as we prepare for a new year and close out 2021.


6:00-10:00 p.m.              Lane Auto Museum
Join us for an evening of great conversation, comradery, and fast cars!  With approximately 150 cars on display, this unique venue will be the backdrop for the Closing Event.  Be prepared for food, fun and laughter as we wrap up the PM Management Summit in Nashville.
                                        Sponsored by:

Hotel Information:


Union Station Hotel
1001 Broadway    
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 726-1001

Make your hotel reservation now

The Union Station Hotel is close to selling out. If you are having trouble getting a reservation, please reach out to Stephanie Schember for assistance.


The Union Station Nashville Yards has ushered a grand welcome to all who come and go from this great American city since 1900: first as a bustling terminal on the L&N Railroad and, since 1986, as a luxury boutique hotel.

The Union Station Nashville Yards offers a truly unique hotel experience. Here, every guest gets an unprecedented view into the city’s past, present, and future: from the prestige of railway travel to the modern comforts and amenities of today’s boutique hotel, to its place as a landmark destination in the new Nashville Yards district.
Its enviable location is within walking distance to all that Nashville’s urban center has to offer: legendary arts and entertainment venues, universities, museums, shopping, and the best dining and nightlife in the city.

Room Rates
$279.00 single or double occupancy plus applicable state and local taxes, per night.  Room rate includes Wi-Fi in guest rooms.  Register early to guarantee the group rates at the hotel. Higher rates may apply once our room block is filled or after the advance registration deadline of September 24, 2021. Room reservations will be acknowledged by e-mail. 

Deposit: A credit card is required in order to make your reservation. A deposit of one night's room and tax will be charged at the time of making the reservation. 

Hotel reservation changes or cancellations: Any changes to your hotel reservation should be done directly through the hotel by calling 615-726-1001.

Cancellation Policy: 48 hours prior to your scheduled arrival date or you will be charged one night's room and tax. 

Early departure fee: A charge of one night's room and tax will be charged to any guest who departs prior to their confirmed departure date. Departure dates can be changed up to and including time of check-in without penalty.

COVID-19 Protocal


We know travel plans are uncertain right now, but we are moving forward with our campaign for professionally rewarding PM Management Summit.

The health and safety of our attendees, speakers, guests, and staff are the top priority of the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF). We are continuing to monitor the status of the COVID-19 pandemic very closely. We are in communications with other meeting/event industry professionals, as well as keeping a close pulse on what the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and local authorities are reporting and recommending for safely bringing groups together for in-person conferences.

As an organization, MPIF staff is working closely with the Union Station Hotel in Nashville, to ensure that all safety and health measures are in-place to keep our attendees healthy throughout the duration of the conference.

Here are some of the measures that we are implementing:

  • Masks– Face coverings will be optional for fully vaccinated attendees. While we are not requiring proof of vaccination, we encourage Guests/Attendees who are not fully vaccinated to continue to wear face coverings in all indoor locations and transportation.
  • Current social distancing measures will be in place and adhered to by all attendees.
  • Self-monitor for symptoms daily. If experiencing any symptom (fever or chills; cough; shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; fatigue; muscle or body aches; headache; new loss of taste or smell; sore throat; congestion or runny nose; nausea or vomiting; diarrhea), attendee agrees they will not participate in any MPIF activity or event.
  • Red, yellow and green sticker system will be in place that will allow each delegate to indicate their comfort level when interacting with other attendees.
  • If attendee suspects they have contracted COVID-19 or experiences emergency symptoms (trouble breathing; persistent pain or pressure in the chest; new confusion; inability to wake or stay awake; bluish lips or face), please remain in your hotel room, contact the front desk, and contact MPIF’s emergency contact, Diane Haggerty, CMP, at 609-250-7849.
  • We are adopting a “No-Handshake Policy” to reduce the spread of germs.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be set-up throughout the hotel and the event space.
  • MPIF staff and the hotel personnel will increase cleaning and disinfecting practices across all high-volume touchpoints (catering areas, podiums, microphones, registration desk, handrails, entrance/exit doors, among others).
  • Remember the regular practice of handwashing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds will help prevent the spread of germs.
  • Attendees that are not adhering to the above measures, will be asked to leave the premises and no refunds will be provided. General Information:

If at any time you show any symptoms of illness, please contact MPIF’s emergency contact, Diane Haggerty, CMP, at 609-250-7849.

General Information:

Conference Dates: Saturday, October 23–Monday, October 25

Attendance Restriction
Conference attendance is limited to employees of companies that are members of the Metal Powder Industries Federation. Attendance is not open to members of APMI International whose companies are not MPIF members.

Spouse/Guest Registration
Attendance for spouses or accompanying guests is encouraged. Registration is complimentary and includes all of the PM Summit events and activities, including the Welcome Reception, Sunday Networking Event, Breakfast and Lunch on Monday, the Business Presentations on Monday and the Closing Reception and Dinner.  While Spouse/Guest Registration is complimentary, spouses must be registered in order to participate. When registering your spouse for the conference, please share their email address so that we may share the event details with them as we get closer to the dates (i.e. what to wear, schedule of events, etc.)

Meeting registration fees will be refunded using the following guidelines:

  • Written requests received by Friday, September 24 will receive a full refund
  • Written requests received by Friday, October 15 will receive a refund minus a 20% cancellation charge
  • No refunds will be provided after Friday, October 15
  • Failure to attend or not provide written notice by the above dates are liable for the full fees 

Age Restriction for Children
Children under the age of 17 are not permitted in conference events and group meal functions.

Registration/Hospitality Desk
An MPIF registration desk will be open during regular conference hours. Registration material can be picked up at the desk beginning Saturday at 7:30 a.m.

During our time in Nashville, attendees can expect temperatures in the low- 70s during the day and the upper -40s in the evening/night.

Special Needs
Attendees that require special arrangements or have a special need (dietary or physical), please contact Diane Haggerty, CMP in advance so that arrangements can be made.

For Further Information Contact:
Stephanie Schember
Metal Powder Industries Federation
105 College Road East
Princeton, NJ 08540-6692
Telephone: (609) 452-7700 x114; Fax: (609) 987-8523; E-mail: sschember@mpif.org