78th Annual Meeting Heads to Texas

 The Precision Machined Products Association’s (PMPA) 78th Annual Meeting is coming to Texas Hill Country, October 21-25, 2011.

 The Precision Machined Products Association’s (PMPA) 78th Annual Meeting is coming to Texas Hill Country, October 21-25, 2011. The scenic Barton Creek Resort & Spa, Austin, Texas, will host this year’s conference. Barton Creek is an AAA 4-Diamond property and rated by Golf Digest as one of the “top 100 resorts in North America.”

Beyond its fabulous golf, the city of Austin is known as the “Live Music Capital of the World.” Live bands from around the world flock to Austin to perform, and music can be heard day and night, 7 days a week. The downtown area offers not only an array of music choices, but a wonderful selection of unique shops and restaurants as well.  

Austin also boasts more than 300 days of sunshine per year with average daily temperatures of 81 degrees for the high and 60 degrees for the low during October. Texas Hill Country is the perfect setting for all sorts of outdoor activities, and with more than 200 parks to choose from, there’s plenty of wide open space to explore. 
 
Conference attendees will not only have a chance to enjoy all that Austin has to offer, but they’ll 
also take advantage of a solid business program featuring presentations from the following business leaders:
 
KEYNOTE: “What in the World is Going On? A Global Intelligence Briefing for CEOs” 
Presented by Herb Myer, best-selling author and former vice chairman of the CIA’s National Intelligence Council.
 
“Reshoring Initiative: Bringing Manufacturing Back Home”
Presented by Harry Moser, founder of the Reshoring Initiative and chairman emeritus of GF AgieCharmilles.
 
“Energizing the Family Owned Business: Smart Growth for Profitability and Continuity”
Presented by Ernesto Poza, president of E.J. Poza & Associates and professor of family business at Thunderbird School of Global Management.
 
“2012 Economic Outlook” Presented by William Strauss, senior economist and economic advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
 
“Obama the Second Act or Another Year of Change? 2012 Election Preview & Capitol 
Hill Update” Presented by John Guzik and Omar Nashashibi of the Franklin Partnership LLP.
Set aside October 21-25, 2011, for the industry’s premier networking conference—the PMPA Annual Meeting. This event will attract business leaders from across the U.S. and Canada who understand the value of maintaining a strong network of contacts to share knowledge and best practices. 
 
Don’t miss this chance to experience one of America’s great cities, a truly world-class resort, and the opportunity to meet with other progressive-minded business leaders. 
For more information on the PMPA annual meeting visit pmpa.org. For a virtual tour of Barton Creek Resort & Spa visit bartoncreek.com. For additional details, contact Rob Kiener, PMPA director of government affairs & communications, rkiener@pmpa.org/ 440-526-0300, ext. 16.