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2018 VMA Annual Meeting

The VMA/VRC Annual Meeting Program Committee has put together a timely educational program for 2018. Covering a wide range of topics, and the ever popular industry outlook for 2019, the VMA Annual Meeting is a “must attend” for VMA/VRC members. Additionally, a social program including spouse events, golf and other activities for both attendees and spouses/guests will be available.

 Export to Your Calendar 9/25/2018 to 9/27/2018
When: September 25 - September 27, 2018
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Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe
13031 Ritz Carlton Highlands Ct,
Truckee, California  96161
United States
Contact: Malena Malone-Blevins
202-331-8105 ext. 310

Online registration is available until: 9/21/2018
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 Who Should Attend?

VMA and VRC professionals from all company divisions. We encourage leadership to bring the company's "next generation."


Early bird registration fees are $875 on or before August 17 and $925 thereafter.


You must be a member of VMA/VRC to attend and you must sign in to your membership account to receive the early bird registration discount.   If you have questions about your username and password, please call 202-331-8105 ext 307 or email Simone Roper at 


All registration fees include General Session Education Programs, Welcome Reception, Continental Breakfasts, Coffee Breaks, Informal Dinner and Reception, Thursday Morning Breakfast Speaker, and Closing Reception and Dinner Gala.


Registration for Spouse/Guests 


VMA spouse/guests early bird registration fees are $575, on or before August 17 and $625 thereafter.   


A spouse/guest is defined as a spouse or significant other who is accompanying an attendee registrant to the meeting.  Spouse/Guest registration is not intended for additional colleagues from your company. Spouse/Guest registration does not include the General Sessions.


Spouse/Guests registration fees includes the Spouse/Guest Meet and Greet California Wine Tasting, Coffee Breaks, Welcome Reception, Continental Breakfasts, Celebrity Tour of Palm Springs, Informal Reception and Dinner, Friday Breakfast Speaker and Closing Reception and Dinner Gala.


Registering Multiple Attendees

You can register other attendees from the same member company, however, you must be able to choose their Optional Tickets and RSVP their complimentary events for them at time of registration.  There are no discounts for multiple registrations. 



VMA holds two golf events during the meeting. The VMA Golf Tournament and the Twellman Skins Golf Game.  Everyone is welcome to play. Both events will be played at the Tahoe Mountain Club. Transportation is provided to the course. Please purchase a ticket to participate when you register.



Registered attendees and Spouse/Guests are welcome to take advantage of the many Optional Activities and one-of-a -kind discounted experiences customized just for VMA attendees that highlight the Lake Tahoe area, it's history and natural beauty. Optional Activities are at attendees own expense and must be paid for in advance. Please purchase tickets for Optional Events when you register.



 As part of your Spouse/Guest registration, you are welcome to take part in two special events. Join your fellow spouse/guests  beginning September 25 for a Meet and Greet featuring a one-of-a-kind alpine experience.  Likewise, on September 26 go off-site to experience a historic tour of Lake Tahoe.   Both of these events are complimentary and are part of the Spouse/Guest registration, however, pre-registration for the offsite event is required. 


Accommodations at the Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe have been arranged at the discounted rate of $259 per night. To make reservations by phone call 1-800-241-3333 and mention the Valve Manufacturers Association Annual Meeting to secure the discounted rate. Attendees can also call the hotel directly at 530-562-3000. To make reservations online CLICK HERE.


Discounted rate does not apply to upgrades or suites. Reservations made through third party booking sites, such as Travelocity, Expedia or through travel agents will not be guaranteed the discounted rates. Rooms are available at the discounted rate from September 23 – 27 with a limited number of rooms available on Friday, September 28.



If you need to change or cancel  your registration or your participation in optional activities for the VMA annual meeting, please submit changes in writing to Malena Malone-Blevins at  Some changes may incur additional costs,   If so, VMA  will contact you to secure a credit card before we make the change.


  • Cancellations received up to 30 days before the event are refundable minus a 5% registration service charge.
  • Cancellations received between 15 and 29 days are 75% refundable.
  • Due to hotel and other event guarantees cancellations of registrations received between 0 – 14 days prior to the event are not refundable.
  • All cancellations must be in writing to Malena Malone-Blevins at


Optional activities this year must be pre-paid in advance.  Tickets for Optional Events can be purchased when you register. Cancellations less than a week before the meeting will not be refunded.  Substitutions for optional events, including golf will be taken until day of event.



Malena Malone-Blevins at 202-331-8105 ext 310 or email


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