Forming Our Future

Forming Our Future

Schedule

Day 1 - Wednesday, March 1, 2023

3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Registration Opens

5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

First Timers Reception

  • By Invitation Only
  • All first-time attendees and their spouses and guests are invited to this welcome reception to connect with other first timers as well as members of PMA’s Executive Board of Directors and their spouses.
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Early Arrivals Reception

All Forming Our Future participants, including spouses and guests, 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.
7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Executive Board Dinner

Executive Board Members Only
9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

PMA Exclusive Networking Lounge

Stop by the official PMA Afterhours bar to keep the good times rolling. Cash bar will be available.
 

Day 2 - Thursday, March 2, 2023

7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Registration

8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

2022/2023 PMA Executive Board and Board of Advisors Breakfast and Meeting

Breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Past Chairs and First Ladies/Gent Luncheon

By Invitation Only
1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Forming Our Future General Session to Commence

Opening Remarks
David Klotz President, Precision Metalforming Association
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Opening Keynote: StandOut Relationships – Life Would Be Easy If It Weren’t for Other People

Connie Podesta Award-Winning Author, Comedienne, Human Behavior Expert
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Keynote: Calculate to Win

Connor Lokar Economist, ITR Economics
3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

REFRESHMENT BREAK

3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Keynote: New Congress, Same President: What it Means for Manufacturing

John Guzik Partner, The Franklin Partnership
Omar Nashashibi Partner, The Franklin Partnership
Paul Nathanson Partner, Bracewell
Caitlin Sickles Principal, Bracewell
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Chairman’s Themed Reception and Dinner: Vintage California Dreamin’

All Forming Our Future participants are invited to this themed reception and dinner – think Beach Boys, VW vans, board shorts and beach shirts! Enjoy cocktails, dinner and great conversation in a relaxed and informal outdoor setting following the kickoff of the conference.
9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

PMA Exclusive Networking Lounge

Stop by the official PMA Afterhours bar to keep the good times rolling. Cash bar will be available.
 

Day 3 - Friday, March 3, 2023

7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Registration

7:15 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Attendee Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Metals Update Fireside Chat

Bill Hickey Chairman, Lapham-Hickey Steel Corp.
Chris Ulbrich CEO, Ulbrich Stainless Steels & Special Metals Inc.
Charlie Bernard President, Eagle Metals
8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Spouse/Guest Activity and Breakfast

Silk Art Experience – Scarf & Tie Painting
Activity Information
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Refreshment Break

9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Educational Sessions – Session 1

Track 1: Topic TBA

Speaker TBA

Track 2: Latest on OSHA and Things Your Company Should Be Aware of in the Coming Year

Doug Ehlke Owner, Ehlke Law Offices

Track 3: Topic TBA

Speaker TBA

Track 4: Inclusion and Diversity in the Manufacturing Workplace

Dan Krug Vice President, Talent, Nucor Corporation

10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Educational Sessions – Session 2

Track 1: Topic TBA

Speaker TBA

Track 2: Latest on OSHA and Things Your Company Should Be Aware of in the Coming Year

Doug Ehlke Owner, Ehlke Law Offices

Track 3: Negotiating Contracts with a Partnership Approach

Josh Forquer Executive Vice President Sales and Technical Development, KIRCHHOFF Automotive

Track 4: Inclusion and Diversity in the Manufacturing Workplace

Dan Krug Vice President, Talent, Nucor Corporation

12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Optional Afternoon Activities

Activity 1: Sights & Bites – Newport Beach Foodie Tour
Activity Information
Ends at 4:30 p.m.
Walking foodie tour of nearby Newport Beach!

Activity 2: Golf Shamble
Activity Information
Ends at 6:00 p.m. | Tustin Ranch Golf Club
Shotgun start at 1:00 p.m.

Evening

DINNER ON OWN

9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

PMA Exclusive Networking Lounge

Stop by the official PMA Afterhours bar to keep the good times rolling. Cash bar will be available.
 

Day 4 - Saturday, March 4, 2023

7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

REGISTRATION Open

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

PMA/PMAEF Annual Meeting Business Sessions

This meeting will provide an overview of key issues impacting the industry and the association.
8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Morning Break: Spouses/Guests to Join Delegates

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Breakfast and Officer Recognition Ceremony

Celebrate PMA’s current officers and welcome our 2023 officers to the leadership team. Breakfast will feature a Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar.
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Keynote: Creating Flexibility: Preparing Leaders for Next Generation Manufacturing

Laurie Harbour President & CEO, Harbour Results Inc.
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Closing Keynote: Making Business a Force for Good

Dr. Amber Selking Founder and Performance Consultant, Selking Performance Group and Vice President of Leadership & Cultural Development, Lippert Components
12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Optional Afternoon Activities

Activity 1: Sea the Ocean – Kayaking Tour of Newport Harbor
Activity Information
Ends at 4:30 p.m.
Take in the beautiful Southern California coastline out on the water!

Activity 2: Duffy Boat Tour of Newport Harbor
Activity Information
Ends at 3:30 p.m.
Putter around the local waterways of Newport Harbor on your own Duffy Boat!

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Old Hollywood Reception, Dinner and Dancing

Enjoy dinner, drinks and dancing as you say farewell to your PMA friends and family at this Old Hollywood style celebration. We kindly ask that you wear black and/or white to add to the spirit of the night.
 

Day 5 - Sunday, March 5, 2023

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Executive Board Meeting and Lunch

Executive Board Members Only
Lunch starts at 11:30 a.m.

 


 

Katlyn Stratis

Director of Meetings and Events

(216) 901-8800
Email Katlyn

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