S c h e d u l e
thursday, august 11
Registration & Continental Breakfast
Session 1 - Water/Wastewater
Tom Decker, Water Marketing and Business Strategy Consultant
Session 2 - Power
Kevin Geraghty, Vice President Generation, NV Energy
Session 3 - LNG
Kenneth Medlock III, Senior Director, Baker Institute for Public Policy, Rice University
Session 4 - Wall Street Perspective
Michael Halloran, Senior Research Analyst, Managing Director, Robert W. Baird and Company
Session 5 - Commercial Construction
Randy Giggard, Managing Director, FMI Consulting
Session 6 - Oil and Gas
John Spears, President, Spears and Associates
Session 7 - Petrochemical
Mark Eramo, Vice President, IHS Chemical
Session 8 - International Economic Outlook
Simona Mocuta, State Street Global Advisors
Dinner on your own
friDAY, august 12
Session 9 - Domestic Economic Outlook
Lynn Reaser, Chief Economist, Point Loma Nazarene University
Session 10 - Mining
Glenn Ives, Chair, Deloitte LLP
Session 11 - Human Capital Presentation
Ben Dollar, Principal, Deloitte
august 11-12, 2016
vma market outlook workshop
OMNI SAN DIEGO hotel, SAN DIEGO, CA
About the Program
The Market Outlook Workshop - considered to be VMA’s premier meeting - is held in August of each year. This year’s workshop will take place August 11-12, 2016 at The Omni San Diego Hotel in San Diego, CA. Attendees will hear presentations from industry leaders on the outlook for various end user markets. Additionally, attendees will receive hard information about the domestic and international economic outlook. You will return to your office with notes and PowerPoint presentations to prepare your 2017 sales and marketing forecast.
Who Should Attend
Attendance is open to any VMA or VRC member who has responsibility for sales and/or marketing. Most attendees are interested in developing business forecasts for the following year. People who have branding responsibilities may also be interested in attending.
Attendee registration is open to all VMA/VRC Members. Registration fees are $625 for the first registrant from a dues paying member company. Second and subsequent registrants from the same company can register at the reduced rate of $525 per registrant. You must log in to your membership account in order to register. If you have any questions regarding your member account or need your username and password, please contact Dianne Ekblad at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-331-8105 for assistance. Your registration fee includes all food events during the workshop which includes continental breakfast, breaks, lunch and Welcome Reception.
Accommodations for the 2016 Market Outlook Workshop have been arranged at The Omni San Diego at the discounted rate of $239.00 a night. To make reservations CLICK HERE. Be sure to use the special group code 17300105901 to receive the discounted rate.
If you prefer to make your reservations by phone, call the hotel directly at 1-800-843-6664. Please reference the VMA Market Outlook Meeting to receive the discounted rate. Deadline to make hotel reservations is July 27th, 2016. The discounted rate is good only for the nights of August 10-12 ONLY. There is only a limited number of rooms on August 12th. Any rooms booked by attendees outside those dates are not guaranteed the discounted rate.
registration cancellation policies
- Cancellations received up to 30 days before the event are refundable, minus a 5% registration service charge.
- Cancellations received between 15 and 29 days before the event are 75% refundable.
- Due to hotel and other event guarantees, cancellations received between 0 and 14 days prior to the events are non-refundable.
- All cancellations must be in writing to Malena Malone-Blevins at email@example.com.
Please call Malena Malone-Blevins, Meetings Manager at 202-331-8105 ext. 310 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.