Southwest Florida Awaits: Join PMPA at the 2014 Annual Meeting, October 17-21

PMPA heads to the Naples – Fort Myers area for its 2014 Annual Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa, October 17-21.


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PMPA heads to the Naples – Fort Myers area for its 2014 Annual Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa, October 17-21. The conference is primarily held over the weekend, starting Friday evening and ending Tuesday morning, which will limit your time away from the day-to-day responsibilities of operating your business. 

This will be the 81st Annual Meeting of the organization and a tremendous opportunity for you to connect with the leading companies in the precision machined products industry. The conference attracts ownership and senior-level management along with their significant others. This annual event is often used by companies as a senior management retreat, to revisit strategies and tactics of the operation. 

Here are a few good reasons to set aside October 17-21, to join your peers at the PMPA Annual Meeting:

Knowledge. Take part in the daily educational sessions, which focus on demographic/generational issues, communication, economics/tax policy, workforce development, investment strategies and resources offered by the association. The information provided at these sessions will help you be a more effective leader in today’s competitive precision machined products marketplace. 

Engagement. Make the most of your time at the Annual Meeting and engage with your peers, affinity partners and association staff. Take advantage of this time together; don’t hesitate to ask questions, make inquiries and compare notes with your fellow business leaders. Building and strengthening business relationships are the keys to success; at this meeting, you’ll have opportunities to meet other owners and top managers and discuss potential partnerships to meet your customer’s needs. 

Supply Chain. Meet with your industry suppliers and discuss the latest product developments and how you can increase efficiency. Maintaining a stable and reliable supply chain is essential to your continued success as a manufacturer. 

Relaxation. Get away from the day-to-day grind of operating your business. Since the majority of the conference is held over the weekend, this can be an opportunity for you to relax and enjoy some much needed downtime. At the fast pace at which we all operate in this industry, there should be some opportunities during the year to recharge our batteries for the challenges ahead. Another added benefit is the meeting location: The Hyatt Regency Coconut Point is a AAA 4-Diamond property, USA Today 10 Best Southwest Florida Destination Resort, TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Winner and Conde Nast Top 100 Best Spas in the World.

To learn more about the PMPA Annual Meeting and how to register, visit the conference website for more details: pmpa.org/annual-meeting. For additional questions about this event, contact Rob Kiener, PMPA Director of Government Affairs & Communications, at 440-526-0300, ext. 331.