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WedneSDAY, SEPT. 25

8:00 a.m. – Noon

VMA Board Meeting (CLOSED)

Magnolia Room


11:00 – 1:00 pm

VRC Board Meeting (CLOSED)

Gulfstream IV


1:00 – 2:30 pm

General Session I: The U.S. Economic Outlook

Beth Ann Bovino, Chief U.S. Economist/Managing Director, Global Economics & Research, S&P Global Ratings

Mediterranean Ballroom


2:00 – 5:00 pm

Spouse/Guest Meet and Greet Reception

Soles for Souls Event

Gulfstream 1 & 2


2:30 – 3:00 pm

Coffee Break


3:00 – 4:30 pm

General Session II: Wall Street’s View of the Valve Industry

Michael Halloran, Senior Research Analyst, Managing Director, Robert W. Baird & Company

Mediterranean Ballroom


4:30 pm



6:00 – 8:00 pm

Welcome Reception

The Beach Club Patio (Spouse/Guests invited)

ThurSDAY, SEPT. 26

7:30 am

Continental Breakfast

South Mediterranean Foyer (Spouses/Guests Invited)


8:15 – 9:15 am

General Session III: Association Business Meeting

David Hughes, Chairman Presiding

Mediterranean Ballroom


8:15 – 9:15 am

VRC Annual Association Business Meeting

Gulfstream III & IV


9:00 am – Noon

Spouse/Guest Offsite Activity

Palm Beach Mansion Tour


9:15 – 9:45 am

Coffee Break


9:45 – 10:45 am

General Session IV: USMCA

Mediterranean Ballroom


10:45 – 11:45 am

General Session V: Cybersecurity, A Member Panel Discussion

Ron Veilllon, Bray International

Kevin Kemerer, Precision Pump & Valve Service

Shane Velan, Velan Valve


11:45 am



12:30 – 5:00 pm

Optional Activities


6:30 – 9:30 pm

Informal Reception and Dinner

Ocean Lawn (Spouse/Guests Invited)

FriDAY, SEPT. 27

7:30 am

Breakfast Speaker: The Cook Political Report’s Road Map to the 2020 Elections

David Wasserman, House Editor, The Cook Political Report

Venetian Ballroom (Spouse/Guests Invited)


9:30 – 11:00 am

General Session VI: Distributors as Channel Partners

Dr. Bharani Nagarathnam, Instructional Assistant Professor and Associate Director of Master of Industrial Distribution, Department of Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution, Texas A & M

Mediterranean Ballroom


11:00 am



12:30 – 5:00 pm

Optional Activities


6:30 pm

VMA Closing Dinner Reception and Gala

Venetian Ballroom (Spouse/Guests Invited)


Registration Now open

Sept. 25-27, 2019


The Breakers, Palm Beach, FL


The VMA/VRC Annual Meeting Program Committee is already working to put together an educational program for 2019. Covering a wide range of topics including the ever popular industry outlook, the VMA Annual Meeting is a “must attend” for VMA/VRC members.


Additionally, a social program including golf, tennis, and other outdoor activities for both attendees and spouses/guests will be available.



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


REGISTRATION Fees and Information

The VMA Annual Meeting is open to VMA and VRC members only. Early bird available until August 23.


                                  Early Bird Pricing              After Early Bird

VMA/VRC Members         $875                                 $925

Spouse/Guest                    $575                                 $625


All registration fees include General Session Education Programs, Meet and Greet Reception, Continental Breakfasts, Spouse/Guest Opening Event, Coffee Breaks, Informal Dinner and Reception, Friday Morning Breakfast Speaker, and Closing Reception and Dinner.



Registered spouse/guests are invited to take part in our traditional Spouse/Guest Opening Reception on Wednesday, September 25. Spouse/Guest registration also includes all food events and off-site Spouse/Guest program on September 26.



VMA holds two golf events at the annual meeting. The VMA Golf Tournament and the Twellman Skins Golf game. Everyone is welcome to play. Pre-registration for golf will be required and boxed lunches will be available for both the VMA Golf Tournament and the Twellman Skins game.



VMA also holds a Round Robin Tennis Tournament each year at the annual meeting. Everyone is welcome to play. Rental racquets will be available.



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.


HOTEL AND RESORT INFORMATION - Cutoff date for reservations 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. To make reservations online click HERE.


  • 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.
  • Substitutions for optional events will be granted up to the day before the event. Cancellations of Optional events once on site, are not refundable.
  • All cancellations and changes must be in writing to Malena Malone-Blevins at



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



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