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2019 VMA Annual Meeting

The VMA/VRC Annual Meeting Program Committee has put together a timely educational program for 2019. 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.

9/25/2019 to 9/27/2019
When: September 25 - September 27, 2019
Where: The Breakers
One South County Rd.
Palm Beach, Florida  33480
United States
Contact: Malena Malone-Blevins
202-331-8105 ext. 310


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REGISTRATION INFORMATION

 

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 23 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 sroper@vma.org. 

 

All registration fees include General Session Education Programs, Welcome Reception, Continental Breakfasts, Coffee Breaks, Informal Dinner and Reception, 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 23 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 Soles for Souls event, Spouse/Guest Offsite event, Palm Beach Mansion Tour, Coffee Breaks, Welcome Reception, Continental Breakfasts,  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 from the same company. 

 

GOLF TOURNAMENT AND TWELLMAN SKINS GAME

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 on the Ocean course at the Breakers.  Please purchase a ticket to participate when you register.

 

TENNIS TOURNAMENT

VMA also holds a Round Robin Tennis Tournament each year at the annual meeting. Please purchase a ticket to participate when you register. 

 

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES FOR ALL ATTENDEES  

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 Palm Beach area, it's history and natural beauty. Optional Activities are at attendees own expense.  Please purchase tickets for Optional Events when you register.

 

SPOUSE/GUEST ACTIVITIES (complimentary with a Spouse/Guest registration)

Wednesday, September 25th

2:00 – 5:00 pm

 

Soles for Souls Event

The VMA spouse/guest committee invites you to participate in the "Soles for Souls" event in collaboration with TOM’s shoes. This will be a activity that will bring out your creative side, and at the same time will  help TOM’s “give back”  TOM’s brand has a long history of giving one pair of shoes to a child or adult in need for every pair purchased.  During this team building activity each table will get together and decorate two pairs of TOM’s shoes and a tote bag that will then be donated after the event.  There will be plenty of time for painting, networking, getting re-acquainted with old friends and making new ones.  This event is complimentary to all spouse/guest registrants.  Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP is required.  See program for additional details 

 

Thursday, September 26

8:30 - 11:30 am

 

Palm Beach Mansion Tour

When you come to Palm Beach, you see all those beautiful mansions lining the streets with their well manicured lawns.... have you ever wanted to take a look inside of one?  If so, now is your opportunity as this tour will take you, to not into one but two mansions currently opened for private tours by their owners in Palm Beach. This is your invitation to tour what is often referred to as the “Palaces of the Americas”.  This event is complimentary to all spouse/guest registrants.  Continental breakfast will be provided. RSVP is required.  See program for additional details.  

 

HOTEL RESERVATIONS  - CUT OFF DATE AUGUST 24 

Accommodations at The Breakers Palm Beach have been arranged at the discounted rate of $280 per night. The discounted rate is good three day prior and three days post meeting, based on hotel’s availability. VMA is holding rooms for the nights of September 23 – September 28 ONLY with rooms nights on September 23 and September 28 extremely limited. Suites are available, but are not included in the VMA block, so they will not be available at group rate.

 

To make reservations at the Breakers by phone, please call 1-844-479-6239, and refer to the Valve Manufacturers Association room block when calling or to  make reservations online CLICK HERE

 

Please call The Breakers directly to cancel hotel reservations. 

 

CHANGING YOUR REGISTRATION OPTIONAL EVENTS, GOLF, ETC. 

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 mmaloneblevins@vma.org.  Some changes may incur additional costs,   If so, VMA  will contact you to secure a credit card before we make the change.

 

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 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 mmaloneblevins@vma.org

OPTIONAL EVENT  AND GOLF/TENNIS CANCELLATION POLICIES

Cancellations less than a week before the meeting will not be refunded.  Substitutions for optional events, including golf, and tennis will be taken until day of event. Golf cancellations after September 20th will not be refundedTickets for Optional Events, as well as golf and tennis  can be purchased when you register. 

 

QUESTIONS?

Malena Malone-Blevins at 202-331-8105 ext 310 or email mmaloneblevins@vma.org

 

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