2008 National Technical Conference: "Pole Position For Peak Performance"

PMPA’s Technical Program Committee has developed new and exciting programming—all packaged within a format designed to challenge you to reach your peak performance. This is can’t miss programming targeted at technical, quality and management personnel. Take a quick look at some of the improvements we’ve made.


PMPA’s Technical Program Committee has developed new and exciting programming—all packaged within a
format designed to challenge you to reach your peak performance. This is can’t miss programming targeted at
technical, quality and management personnel. Take a quick look at some of the improvements we’ve made:

New Format: Technical sessions will run concurrently with job layout sessions in order to give you the most choices and flexibility. The keynote address will have the pole position this year, kicking off the speaking portion of the program. Immediately after the keynote address, our chairman will give a brief overview on how to get the most out of this conference. The Technical Member Exhibit session will begin late Sunday afternoon.

More Networking: From the Saturday evening networking to the new “hybrid” interactive sessions, more sessions than ever have been designed to connect you with industry experts.

Price: How about $290 per person? The retro price is coupled with state-of-the-art programming. Non-members are welcome for an additional $100 fee.

Keynote Speaker: Derek Daly is known in motor sports circles as a talented and passionate driver, writer, broadcaster, racing advisor and businessman. Mr. Daly will explain the principles of high performance through personal reflections and experiences. He’ll tell you how you can integrate the skills of the world’s most successful racing teams into your company culture. 

Prizes: Meet with the exhibitors at the Technical Member Exhibits and you’ll have a chance to win a GPS navigational system, a new Apple iPod or a Next Generation Wii game system.

Track Programming:  Sessions are targeted to three groups of personnel—technical, quality and management. Examples of these programs include:
Management Track:  

• How to Implement Change
• Facilitation & Coaching for Greater Productivity  

• Preparing for the Labor Crisis
• One-Page Strategic Planning

Quality Track:  

• Innovative Problem-Solving
• Process Auditing and Product Validation
• Determine Your Process Capabilities
• ROI – A Winning Investment

Technical Track:  

• Shop Innovations
• Predictive Tool Failure
• Drills Gone Wild
• I Have A Problem: Solutions to Information and Technical Issues
• Team Planning: Speeding Up Setup Reduction
• Going Green, $aving Green
• Material Video: MyTube

Questions? Call Monte Guitar at (440) 526-0300.