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Forming Our Future

Schedule

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

6:00 p.m.

Executive Committee Dinner

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

8:00 a.m.

Executive Committee Meeting

5:00 p.m.

First Timers Reception (by invitation only)

All first-time attendees are invited to this welcome reception to connect with other first timers as well as members of PMA’s Executive Committee and their spouses.
6:00 p.m.

Early Arrivals Reception

All Forming Our Future participants are invited to this reception to get together with old friends and meet new connections. Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and great conversation in a relaxed and informal setting before the conference officially begins the following day.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

8:00 a.m.

2017/2018 PMA Board of Directors Meeting

11:30 a.m.

VIP Distinguished Leader Lunch
(Past Chair/First Lady & Gent)

1:15 p.m.

Opening Remarks

Roy Hardy
President, PMA Dave Arndt
Chairman, PMA
1:30 p.m.

Be Unstoppable: The Science and Secrets of Persistence

Alden Mills
Former Navy SEAL Platoon Commander
Co-founder/CEO, Perfect Fitness
Author
Finding success can be hard, frustrating and even demoralizing. Many people give up too soon, not knowing how close they’ve come to their goal. Now there’s good news: Thanks to 25 years leading businesses and Navy SEALs, Alden Mills asserts that success can be a choice. He draws upon his own failures and achievements to share how anyone can succeed at greater levels once you understand the science and secrets to persistence. This inspiring keynote is based on Alden’s highly-regarded book, “Be Unstoppable.”

2:30 p.m.

After the Plateau – Adapting to the New Supplier Reality

Michael Robinet
Managing Director, IHS Michael will discuss how the vehicle market will alter over the next two decades and how suppliers need to adapt their strategies to take advantage and survive.
3:30 p.m.

Refreshment Break

3:45 p.m.

Electric Vehicles – The Technology and Stamping Industry Impact Ranges from Mild to Full

David Andrea, Vice President Research
Center for Automotive Research
The momentum on a global scale of OEM and supplier investment and government regulation is swinging towards vehicle electrification. However, the penetration shares will vary dramatically market-to-market and the technologies that make up vehicle electrification from will range significantly from mild- to full-electrification. This session will provide an overview of the vehicle electrification technologies and identify the potential impact of these emerging technologies on the stamping community.
5:30 p.m.

PMAEF Founding Members Reception (by invitation only)

PMA will recognize and celebrate the founding members of the PMA Educational Foundation at this reception, which is exclusive to PMAEF founding members.
6:30 p.m.

Western-inspired Chairman’s Reception & Dinner

Come dressed in your best western-themed attire and enjoy dinner set against the backdrop of the stunning Catalina Mountains. One lucky man and one lucky woman will receive a $100 gift card in our annual costume contest.

Friday, March 9, 2018

7:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m.

Educational Sessions

T1: Combatting the Skills Gap in Small Town America

Ross Manni
Plant Manager, Parker Hannifin
Ross will share new and innovative methods to combat the aging workforce and shortage of skilled talent that affects many manufacturers. Through building a culture of continuous improvement, empowerment, wellness, local partnerships and convenient educational methods, we can face this challenge head on and sustain our business for the long term.

T2: Are You Running Your Business or is Your Business Running You? Time to Gain Traction!

Ron Kaminski
CEO and Founder, CultureShoc
Ron is a world class speaker, facilitator, and Certified EOS Implementer. He specializes in helping frustrated entrepreneurs and their leadership teams get more of what they want from their companies. You will leave this session with a crystal clear understanding of how to master Vision, Traction & Healthy:
  • Vision – Have everyone 100% rowing in the exact same direction and towards a shared and compelling vision.
  • Traction - Intentionally build a culture of accountability and disciplined execution to actually gain Traction towards your vision.
  • Healthy - Develop and maintain an open and honest culture of high trust in your leadership team…So goes the health of your leadership team, so goes the health of the organization.

T3: Steel Tariffs, NAFTA Negotiations, and the Trump Administration

John Guzik
Founding Partner, The Franklin Partnership, LLP Omar Nashashibi
Founding Partner, The Franklin Partnership, LLP Paul Nathanson
Partner, Policy Resolution Group, Bracewell PMA's consultants in Washington, The Franklin Partnership and Policy Resolution Group at Bracewell, will provide insight into how actions on trade could affect global supply chains. They will preview what is next on trade policy and review the first year of the new administration, which saw major discussions on rewriting NAFTA, whether to impose tariffs or import restrictions on steel and aluminum, and heightened anxiety over trade with China.

T4: Business Bootcamp: How successful Organizations Increase Engagement, Execution and Earnings

Shane Yount
Principal and author, Competitive Solutions
This session will challenge attendees to examine their current operating system and team functionality, while providing proven and practical solutions for improvement. Learn how to create process based business strategies, determine why your metrics don’t encourage employee engagement/ personal accountability and also discover how to increase weekly productivity from the board room to the floor.
9:00 a.m.

Refreshment Break

9:00 a.m.

Spouse and Guest Brunch and Essential Oil Program

Activity Information

9:15 a.m.

Educational Sessions

T1: Managing the Marketplace – Strategies for Future Success

Laurie Harbour
President and CEO, Harbour Results
The metalforming industry is experiencing a dynamic marketplace faced with many external factors that can influence change within the industry. This session will take a close look at those external factors impacting metalformers and how PMA members are performing across the industry. Additionally, Laurie Harbour will share best practices to optimize your business to drive future success.

T2: Beat the breach: Are you prepared for a cyber-attack?

Mike Lipinski
Principal, Plante Moran Alejandro Rodriguez
Mexico Country Manager, International Consulting, Plante Moran
Do you feel confident in your ability to combat sophisticated cyber-attack entry strategies of today and tomorrow? In this session, we will discuss the very real threats facing your IT, information security, and risk teams. You’ll leave with an understanding of why organizations are failing at such a high rate, how to discuss these threats with your teams, and what you can do to improve your people, process, and technology programs to combat intrusion.

T3: When Expectations and Reality Collide – Developing the Millennial Workforce

Peter Ulintz
Director of Technical Training and Workforce Development, PMA Several major factors have influenced the millennial workforce throughout their lifetimes, including: Their parents, the self-esteem movement, the customer service movement, gaming and technology, and casual communications. These influences have shaped not only their personal lives but how they learn, how they want to work, and how they expect to communicate. For many companies, especially those that have been around for decades, this requires rethinking how they train and engage younger employees and, more importantly, how to retain the best ones. This session examines the expectations of today’s younger employees and the realities of a rapidly changing landscape in the workplace.

T4: Business Bootcamp: How Successful Organizations Increase Engagement, Execution and Earnings

Shane Yount
Principal and Author, Competitive Solutions
This session will challenge attendees to examine their current operating system and team functionality, while providing proven and practical solutions for improvement. Learn how to create process-based business strategies, determine why your metrics don’t encourage employee engagement/personal accountability and also discover how to increase weekly productivity from the board room to the floor.

10:15 a.m.

Refreshment Break

10:30 a.m.

Educational Sessions

T1: Combatting the Skills Gap in Small Town America

Ross Manni
Plant Manager, Parker Hannifin
Ross will share new and innovative methods to combat the aging workforce and shortage of skilled talent that affects many manufacturers. Through building a culture of continuous improvement, empowerment, wellness, local partnerships and convenient educational methods we can face this challenge head on and sustain our business for the long term.

T2: TBD

T3: Steel Tariffs, NAFTA Negotiations, and the Trump Administration

John Guzik
Founding Partner, The Franklin Partnership, LLP Omar Nashashibi
Founding Partner, The Franklin Partnership, LLP Paul Nathanson
Partner, Policy Resolution Group, Bracewell PMA's consultants in Washington, The Franklin Partnership and Policy Resolution Group at Bracewell, will provide insight into how actions on trade could affect global supply chains. They will preview what is next on trade policy and review the first year of the new administration, which saw major discussions on rewriting NAFTA, whether to impose tariffs or import restrictions on steel and aluminum, and heightened anxiety over trade with China.

T4: When Expectations and Reality Collide – Developing the Millennial Workforce

Peter Ulintz
Director of Technical Training and Workforce Development, PMA Several major factors have influenced the millennial workforce throughout their lifetimes, including: Their parents, the self-esteem movement, the customer service movement, gaming and technology, and casual communications. These influences have shaped not only their personal lives but how they learn, how they want to work, and how they expect to communicate. For many companies, especially those that have been around for decades, this requires rethinking how they train and engage younger employees and, more importantly, how to retain the best ones. This session examines the expectations of today’s younger employees and the realities of a rapidly changing landscape in the workplace.

12:00 p.m.

Golf Shamble

(shotgun start at 12:30 p.m.) Activity Information
12:15 p.m.

Optional Jeep Tour of the Sonoran Desert

(transportation to depart at 12:30 p.m.) Activity Information
12:15 p.m.

Optional Arizona-Sonora Living Desert Museum Tour

(transportation to depart at 12:30 p.m.) Activity Information

Saturday, March 10, 2018

8:00 a.m.

Group Breakfast

8:45 a.m.

One Year Later: President Trump, GOP Congress, and a New Washington

John Guzik
Founding Partner, The Franklin Partnership, LLP Omar Nashashibi
Founding Partner, The Franklin Partnership, LLP Paul Nathanson
Partner, Policy Resolution Group, Bracewell PMA's consultants in Washington, D.C., The Franklin Partnership and Policy Resolution Group at Bracewell, will look back on just more than a year under the Trump administration, how Washington has changed, and the latest on tax reform, regulatory rewrites and workforce development. The 2016 elections shook up the country and the world. This is your chance to hear directly from Washington insiders and get past the "fake news"!
9:30 a.m.

Morning Break

9:45 a.m.

Closing Keynote

Made in America: Educating, Motivating and Empowering Americans to Expand Skills & Entrepreneurship

John Ratzenberger
Actor and Entrepreneur You may remember him as Cliff the mailman on Cheers or the voice of some of your favorite characters in Pixar movies, but one of John Ratzenberger’s favorite projects was his TV show on the Travel Channel—John Ratzenberger’s Made in America—spotlighting great American manufacturers, showing how their products were made and celebrating the work ethic that built our country. Join John as he discusses his passion for making things and give a warm Cheers to all of PMA’s makers.

10:45 a.m.

PMA/PMAEF Annual Meetings & Officer Recognition

The annual meeting of members will celebrate PMA’s current officers and welcome our 2018 officers to the leadership. The meeting also will provide an overview of key issues impacting the industry and the association, with brief presentations on the PMA Educational Foundation, PMA’s advocacy agenda and more.
6:00 p.m.

Formal Cocktail Reception

6:30 p.m.

Formal Gala Dinner and Party

Conclude the meeting with style and distinction. Enjoy an evening with cocktails, dinner, dancing and great fun. Celebrate the metalforming industry and our accomplishments over the past year. Please note this is formal and tuxes or suits are encouraged.

 


 

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