Remembering The Past, Celebrating The Future: PMPA’s 75th Annual Meeting

With a rich history and tradition of service to the industry, the PMPA will pause and remember those who were instrumental in its 75 years of success.


With a rich history and tradition of service to the industry, the PMPA will pause and remember those who were instrumental in its 75 years of success. At this year’s annual meeting, generations of industry leaders will gather to celebrate the future of this industry and create new strategies to face the challenges that lie ahead.

“The PMPA Executive Committee fully understands the historical significance of this year’s annual meeting, which will be given its proper due,” says PMPA President Jim Hemingway, president of Alger Manufacturing, Ontario, California. “With the same enthusiasm and vision of our founders, we’ll focus on the needs of our membership and provide a content-rich annual meeting program with plenty of networking opportunities.”

The speaker lineup includes:
• Hugh Hewitt—Nationally syndicated radio talk show host and best-selling author.
• Frank Gaffney—President of the Center for Security Policy and author.
• Amity Shlaes—Bloomberg and “Wall Street Journal” columnist and “New York Times” best-selling author.
• Ernesto Poza—Family business consultant and author.
• Ken Mayland—President of ClearView Economics, LLC, and award-winning economic forecaster.

“We have a tremendous lineup of speakers who will tackle politics, culture, national security, family business transition issues and economic realities of the global marketplace we all compete in,” Mr. Hemingway says. “The annual meeting also gives us time to exchange ideas with our peer group and suppliers. To me, the best part of the annual meeting and PMPA is the chance to talk with other business owners and managers and see how they’re managing change.”

Be a part of history and attend the 2008 annual meeting this October. Visit the PMPA Web site for more details at www.pmpa.org.