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Saturday, October 28

7:30-8:00 a.m.              MPPA Board of Directors
8:15-9:00 a.m.              MPPA Membership Meeting
9:30-10:00 a.m.            PMEA Board of Directors
10:15-11:00 a.m.          PMEA Membership Meeting

11:30 a.m.-Noon          MIMA Board of Directors
12:15-1:00 p.m.            MIMA Membership Meeting
3:00-4:00 p.m.              Charitable Giving Event & Special Guest Speaker
                                     Sponsored by Royal Metal Powders
5:00-6:00 p.m.              Welcome Reception
                                     Sponsored by Rio Tinto Metal Powders
 Evening Open

Sunday, October 29

7:30-8:00 a.m.              PMPA Board of Directors
8:15-9:00 a.m.              PMPA Membership Meeting

9:30-10:00 a.m.            AMAM Board of Directors
10:15-11:00 a.m.          AMAM Membership Meeting

Noon                            Networking at Churchill Downs
                                    Sponsored by North American Höganäs Co.

Evening Open

Monday, October 30

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

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.   General Session

Noon-1:00 p.m.         Networking Luncheon
                                  Sponsored by Hoeganaes

6:00-9:00 p.m.           Closing Event: Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
                                  Sponsored by Kymera International

Business Presentations


Closing Out 2023, Welcoming 2024
Eric Freedman, Chief Investment Officer, U.S. Bank

With considerable cross currents in the global economy, capital markets, and political environments, Eric Freedman, U.S. Bank’s Chief Investment Officer, will provide perspective on major events and developments and how it relates to your business and outlook. Last year, Eric provided actionable views on interest rates, the inflation and employment outlooks, currency implications, and economic growth trajectory. This presentation is designed to provide forward-looking perspectives and Eric is looking forward to re-engaging with this group following an interactive session together last year.

Demystifying AI: Understanding the Basics and Benefits for Your Business
Bernard P. Zeng, Executive Management Consultant, Source Key Solutions

Understanding what a Large Language Model (LLM) is and how they work. The two separate steps of learning with an LLM and creating with an LLM. There will be a live demonstration of AI and an opportunity to participate with AI live yourself.

Ahead of the Curve: Sustainability & ESG
Mike Troupos, Vice President, Foresight Management

Sustainability and ESG have become buzzwords in the marketplace, with investors, consumers, and policymakers calling for greater transparency across companies' sustainability efforts. In this session, Foresight Management's Vice President, Mike Troupos, will unpack the mounting pressures for sustainability and shed light on each aspect of ESG, including how your company can respond to stay ahead of the curve.

New Initiatives & Trends in the Next Generation EVs
Daniel Foster, Principal, Ricardo Strategic Consulting

With more than 100 years of engineering excellence, Ricardo works with OEMs and suppliers across the automotive industry to bring leading-edge, innovative cross-sector sustainable solutions that help solve the most complex, strategic, and operational challenges.  With a global team located across 23 countries, Ricardo has unique insight on today’s automotive technological innovation that will be on tomorrow’s showroom.  This presentation will provide an update on the transformation of the automotive industry covering topics such as the rate of EV adoption by region, next generation of EV’s, how alternative fuels will have a role, e-motor and drive system innovations, governmental policies, and customer demand.

Gratitude Strategies to Create a Workplace Culture That Rocks!
Lisa Ryan, CSP

This session will provide solutions that you can implement immediately to address the current shortage of skilled workers; keep your seasoned experts from being lured away; combat the challenges of an aging workforce; and develop a more diverse and inclusive environment. Harness the power of Grategy to transform your company from the inside out! Implementing these strategies will make a lasting impact that will benefit your company for years to come and elevate your organization to new heights!