PMPA to Make History in a Historic Setting

The 2013 Annual Meeting Marks 80 Years of Member Achievement, October 18-22, 2013, Hotel Del Coronado, Coronado, Calif. (San Diego area)

This fall, the Precision Machined Products Association celebrates 80 years of continuous operation as the industry’s trade association.

This fall, the Precision Machined Products Association celebrates 80 years of continuous operation as the industry’s trade association. Companies of all shapes and sizes will gather at the historic Hotel Del Coronado, just outside of San Diego, to enjoy a weekend of management education and networking in a relaxed atmosphere. 

The education program will feature the following presenters:

-Ned Hill, dean and professor of economic development at the Maxine Goodman College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University. Topic: “Prospecting for Manufacturing’s Future”

-Tim Luy, director of internal operations for Federated Insurance. Topic: “Time for a Check-Up: A Look at the Future of Healthcare”

-Kaihan Krippendorff, business strategist, best-selling author and FastCompany.com blogger. Topic: “Outthink the Competition: How a Generation of Strategists Sees Options Others Ignore” 

-Jack Beauregard, president of Successful Transitions Planning Institute. Topic: “The Platinum Years Alternative: How You Can Create a New Meaningful Stage of Your Life”

-Emrich Stellar Jr., owner and senior consultant of Stellar Advisor. Topic: “Why Exit Planning?—It Sounds so Final”

Each session is designed by PMPA’s executive committee to provide the tools necessary for business owners and senior managers to plan for the future. This year’s program touches on critical issues related to the future of manufacturing in this country, healthcare and the so-called “Affordable Care Act,” as well as business strategy. 

Special attention will also be paid to succession planning and exit strategies for business owners. These sessions will be of interest to owners and spouses, as well as the next generation of leaders within their companies. 

One of the major benefits of attending the PMPA Annual Meeting is the numerous opportunities to connect with many of your industry peers. In an age of 24/7 electronic communication, which can be so impersonal, it is important to engage face-to-face with other business leaders and acquire valuable business intelligence which can’t be done over yet another email, text message or Facebook posting.

Start making your plans now to be in San Diego for PMPA’s 80th Annual Meeting. To learn more, visit PMPA’s Annual Meeting website at pmpa.org/annual-meeting or contact Rob Kiener at rkiener@pmpa.org or 440-526-0300, ext. 229.