West Michigan

West Michigan

West Michigan District - Executive Roundtable

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Grand Rapids, MI


The PMA West Michigan District is hosting its 13th Annual CEO Executive Roundtable. For more than a dozen years, this annual event brings together company and industry leaders in our industry for a day of networking, idea sharing, discussions and brainstorming on the most pressing issues.

This year, Omar Nashashibi, founding partner, The Franklin Partnership, will give the keynote presentation. Nashashibi will discuss the ever-changing political landscape and the potential impact on the metalforming industry. Nashashibi works with PMA and member companies on legislative issues and strategies that are important to our industry. His session will be interactive and will allow for dialogue and discussion.

After Nashashibi’s presentation, West Michigan district officers will facilitate a roundtable discussion. The roundtable allows attendees the perfect opportunity to discuss and brainstorm topics such as organizational structure growing pains, technology advancements, workforce training, and other important industry topics. Please come with ideas and topics to share with the group.

Benefits of attending:

  • Exchanging views, experiences and ideas with peer industry leaders
  • Discussions on key business conditions and environments surrounding the metalforming industry that can impact your company
  • Establishing valuable relationships with local metalformers
  • Learning about PMA initiatives and the positive impact it is having on the metalforming industry

View event flyer here.

Omar Nashashibi, Founding Partner, The Franklin Partnership
Omar Nashashibi is a founding partner of The Franklin Partnership, LLC, the bipartisan Washington, D.C.-based government relations firm that represents PMA’s interests before Congress and the Administration.

Omar has nearly 20 years of experience working with policymakers, politicians and the media. Prior to The Franklin Partnership, Omar worked for the Office of Management and Budget. Earlier in his career, he served as a research assistant at the Institute for Public Accuracy, promoting policy to the media. In 1995, he began his career in Washington, D.C. covering congressional and agency hearings for a nationwide nonprofit publication.



7:30 a.m. Registration and networking
8:15 a.m. Introductions and opening remarks
8:30 a.m. Keynote presentation—Omar Nashashibi
10:00 a.m. Break and networking
10:30 a.m. Facilitated roundtable discussion
11:15 a.m. Wrap-up, lunch and networking



GVSU Seidman Center
50 Front Ave. SW
Room 1008A – Section A – The Forum
Grand Rapids, MI 49504



$75 PMA member
$100 Nonmember

For more information, please contact Lori Miedema.