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Management Summit

2018 PM Management Summit

 

(Open to MPIF Members Only)

Known for its beaches, parks and warm climate, beautiful San Diego, California, will host PM delegates as they gather to share ideas, focus on industry directions, and network at MPIF's most important business meeting of the year. Nestled in the lively and historic Gaslamp Quarter, the U.S. Grant Hotel is just steps from shopping, dining and entertainment.

The U.S. Grant Hotel

The newly restyled U.S. Grant Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, has enthralled its guests with historic grandeur and an unmatched dedication to excellence for over 100 years. Immaculate designed accommodations offer both refined luxury and unsurpassed serenity. In over a century, the U.S. Grant Hotel has seen it all. A great city rose at her steps in large part because of her persuasion. Those who have known her have embraced the new romance with her return. And those who now find her for the first time are captured by her grace, elegance and enduring presence. The U.S. Grant Hotel is truly an iconic property, steeped in timeless elegance and legendary style.

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Delegates Can Expect:

  • a new 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 2019 budgets.

This is your opportunity to connect face-to-face with customers and/or suppliers—all C-Level or Senior Management—to discuss industry challenges and discover opportunities to grow your company and its place in the PM industry.

Spouse/guest attendance is encouraged.

Register Now!

The MPIF hotel block is full. For alternative accommodations, please contact Stephanie Schember

Trouble registering? Submit a registration form to Stephanie Schember.

Registration Form

Delegate Registration Fees Reduced by $250 & Guests Reduced by $300!

Full Registration Fee Includes:

  • Saturday Welcome Reception
  • Breakfast buffet Monday
  • Lunch on Monday (business meeting registrants only)
  • Monday night reception and dinner

Summit Registration Fees

Registration Type

By September 28

After September 28

Full Registrant

$1,400

$1,600

Spouse/Guest

$200

$250

 

 

 

Golf Outing

$115

$115

Club Rentals

$50

$50

Schedule

Saturday, October 27

8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Registration/Hospitality Desk

8:00–9:00 a.m.
Metal Powder Producers Association

9:30–10:30 a.m.
Powder Metallurgy Equipment Association

11:00 a.m.–Noon
Metal Injection Molding Association

1:30–5:00 p.m.
Association for Metal Additive Manufacturing

6:00–7:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception
Join us in the historic Palm Court ballroom at the iconic U.S. Grant Hotel for this one-of-a-kind welcome reception. Renew acquaintances and meet new delegates as you network and connect with your industry colleagues. Dress attire is casual.

Sunday, October 28

8:00-9:00 a.m.
Powder Metallurgy Parts Association
Board of Directors Meeting

9:30-10:30 a.m.
Powder Metallurgy Parts Association
Membership Meeting

11:00 a.m.
Departure for Golf Outing at Balboa Park Golf Course

Monday, October 29

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration/Hospitality Desk

7:00–8:00 a.m.
Breakfast
(Spouses/Guests invited until 9:30 a.m.)

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
GENERAL SESSION
74th Annual MPIF Business Meeting

President’s Forum —Industry Perspectives:
An overview of the current state of the PM industry as seen from the perspective of the MPIF association presidents.

Industry Development Board Report
John von Arx, Chairman, MPP

Technical Board Report
Blaine A. Stebick, Phoenix Sintered Metals, LLC

Monday, October 29 Cont.

WilkKEYNOTE PRESENTATION:
The Aluminum Perspective: U.S. Market & Trade Policies
Lauren Wilk, The Aluminum Association
In this dynamic presentation, Lauren will provide perspectives on the value chain for aluminum in North America, including trends in the automotive industry. She will evaluate the external pressures from other production areas and the effect they have on the U.S. market. She will also review the status and outlook for tariffs under Section 232 and 301, sanctions and trade remedy cases – and the prospect for negotiated outcomes that will benefit both producers and consumers. Lauren will also provide an overview of industry engagement and outreach to the next-generation workforce.

GUEST SPEAKER:
Winds of Change
Alex Chausovsky, ITR Economics
The session will provide ITR's views of what to expect from the economy in 2019 and beyond, covering such topics as industry and consumer trends, business to business activity, tax reform, tariffs and trade, inflation, interest rates and more. Attendees will also learn about a method by which their company can take advantage of their own data and the economic environment. Using rate-of-change calculations, the audience will find out how to identify where they are in the business cycle and which key leading indicators should inform their business strategy to help them to make the right decisions at the right time.

Jeff ButlerBe a Millennial Magnet
How to Retain, Lead and Engage the Millennial Workforce
Jeff Butler, Best-Selling Author
This presentation covers the end-to-end millennial employee life cycle from hiring, managing and retaining. Each segment of the cycle will have both high-level theories as well tactical strategies that attendees can immediately begin using after the presentation, including: how to create an enticing message to attract a millennial’s attention; practical tips of managing difficult employees; and retention strategies.

Automotive Industry Outlook 2018
Casey Selecman, IHS Markit
In an encore performance of his successful Keynote Presentation at POWDERMET2018 in San Antonio, Casey will present a deeper dive into the automotive landscape focusing on the changing regulatory landscape in the US and the impact on technology direction

PalmerInnovation Opportunities for PM in Metal AM
Todd Palmer, CISP, The Pennsylvania State University
Metal additive manufacturing (AM) represents great promise for revitalizing various manufacturing sectors but also faces significant challenges in meeting the reliability of current metal-forming processes. A review of current knowledge gaps in the AM industry will be provided and insight into how traditional PM companies can become engaged in this growing industry will be provided.

BurgRobotic Automation for Small Batches
John Burg, Acieta
The use of robotic automation in PM facilities running high volume parts, in many cases for automotive applications, is common. However advancements in automation now provide the same benefits to much lower volume PM parts manufacturing. This presentation will provide solutions for the use of automation in low volume applications.

6:00–10:00 p.m.
Closing Dinner—San Diego Wine & Culinary Center
With the attraction of the wine cellar and the urban energy of San Diego, we will be hosting an unforgettable night at this unique venue. Experience all of the charm of a winery without having to leave the city. The evening has been designed with networking in mind. You don’t want to miss out on this unique and memorable experience! Dress to impress: men – jacket and tie; ladies – cocktail dresses

General Information

Conference Dates
Saturday, October 27–Monday, October 29

Location
The U.S. Grant Hotel
326 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
619-232-3121
www.theusgrant.com

The newly restyled U.S. Grant Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, has enthralled its guests with historic grandeur and an unmatched dedication to excellence for over 100 years. Immaculate designed accommodations offer both refined luxury and unsurpassed serenity. In over a century, the U.S. Grant Hotel has seen it all. A great city rose at her steps in large part because of her persuasion. Those who have known her have embraced the new romance with her return. And those who now find her for the first time are captured by her grace, elegance and enduring presence. The U.S. Grant Hotel is truly an iconic property, steeped in timeless elegance and legendary style.

*above text is from the U.S. Grant Hotel website - http://www.theusgrant.com/.

Hotel Information and Room Rates
$209.00 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 28, 2018. 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 1-619-565-3121.

Cancellation Policy: 72 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.

Check-in time: 3:00 pm
Check-out time: 12:00 pm
Taxes (per night): 10% (subject to change)
Parking: $49 (overnight); $20 (day)

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.

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.

Dress
Dress is business casual throughout the day for business meetings. For the Welcome Reception, recommended dress is casual. The Monday Night Closing Dinner is dress to impress: men–jackets and ties; ladies–cocktail dresses.

Spouse/Guest Registration
Attendance for spouses or accompanying guests is encouraged. Registration fee is mandatory and covers the Welcome reception, Monday night dinner, and Monday group breakfast. Fees do not include the Golf Tournament, or Monday lunch. Send your spouse's or guest's email address to Diane Haggerty so that we may share the event details with them as we get closer to the event (i.e. what to wear, schedule of events, etc.).

Cancellation
Meeting registration fees will be refunded using the following guidelines:

  • Written requests received by Friday, September 28 will receive a full refund
  • Written requests received by Friday, October 19 will receive a refund minus a 20% cancellation charge
  • No refunds will be provided after Friday, October 19
  • Failure to attend or not provide written notice by the above dates are liable for the full fees
  • Golf tournament cancellations must be received by Friday, October 19

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 8:00 a.m.

Weather
San Diego is known for its “Perfect Climate.” During our time in San Diego, attendees can expect temperatures in the low- to mid-70s during the day and upper-50s in the evening/night.

Getting There
San Diego International Airport has over 600 daily non-stop flights available. The airport is 2.7 miles (approximately 10 minutes) to the hotel.

Special Needs
Attendees that require special arrangements or have a special need (dietary or physical), please contact Diane Haggerty 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