Forming Our Future

Forming Our Future

Frequently Asked Questions

Who attends Forming Our Future?

Forming Our Future is the annual conference for metalforming-industry professionals—whether top executives, mid-level managers, or anyone anywhere in between—and their spouses/guests.

Why should I attend?

  • Networking opportunities
  • Informative and empowering speakers
  • The latest on industry trends
  • Fun and educational offsite events
  • Live entertainment

What is the attire at the events and resort?

  • General Meeting: Club casual attire.
    Click here for a detailed description of this and other resort dress guidelines.
  • Receptions: Club casual attire. Cocktail dresses for ladies are perfectly acceptable.
  • Friday: Club casual attire. Many attendees will be departing for optional activities following breakout sessions. Golf attire is perfectly acceptable.
  • Optional Activities: Please see the activity page for detailed dress information for each activity.
  • Chairman’s-Themed Beach Bash with Dinner and Dancing on Saturday: Chic beach dresswear. Dress shorts, collared shirt and boat shoes for men. Dress shorts and blouse or dress tank for ladies. Cocktail dresses for ladies are also acceptable.

Do I need to bring my registration confirmation to the meeting?

Not necessarily, but it will be helpful! If you can, please bring a copy of your registration confirmation showing which breakouts and optional activity you signed up for.

When do I get my badge?

Onsite at the PMA registration table

What if I lose my badge?

Please see our staff at the onsite PMA registration table and they will take care of you.

What is the cancellation policy?

Cancellations must be received in writing by PMA meeting personnel 15 business days prior to the event in order to receive a full refund. Substitutions are always welcome. We are not responsible for travel difficulty due to weather conditions. Travel insurance is recommended.

What happens if the event is cancelled due to COVID-19?

While we understand that there is much that is unknown surrounding this event due to COVID-19, we are currently moving forward with plans to hold this meeting in-person as originally intended. We continuously are evaluating guidelines and restrictions both in Florida and in the many states that our members travel from. Ultimately the health and safety of our attendees, sponsors, speakers and staff is our highest priority, and if needed we will consider canceling if conditions do not improve. A full registration refund will be processed should this happen.

What is included in my member registration fee?

  • Wednesday night receptions
  • All general sessions
  • Thursday-night networking reception
  • Breakfast on Friday and Saturday
  • Bloody Mary & mimosa bar at Saturday breakfast
  • Friday educational sessions
  • Saturday-night reception
  • Chairman’s-themed Beach Bash, which includes dinner and dancing on Saturday night
  • Spouse/Guest breakfast and activity *spouses/guests only
  • Access to complimentary electric road carts on a first-come, first-served basis, in 4-hour increments



Katlyn Stratis

Director of Meetings and Events

(216) 901-8800
Email Katlyn

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