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ANNUAL MEETING




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S C H E D U L E

NOTE: Meetings run on a Tues-Thurs pattern for 2018

TUESDAY, SEPT. 25

1:00 – 2:30 pm

General Session I

Valve Industry Domestic Economic Outlook

Connor Lokar, Program Economist, ITR Economics, Manchester, NH

 

2:00 - 4:00 pm

Spouse/Guest Meet and Greet

 

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Coffee Break

 

3:00 – 4:30 pm

General Session II

Valve Industry Global Economic Outlook

Jeremy Leonard, Director of Industry Services, Oxford, Economics, London, England

 

4:30 pm

Adjourn

 

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Welcome Reception

(Spouse and Guests invited)


WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26

7:30 am

Continental Breakfast

(Spouses and Guests Invited)

 

8:15 - 9:15 am

General Session III

VMA Annual Association Business Meeting

VMA Chairman, Mark Nahorski, PBM, Presiding

 

8:15 - 9:15 am

VRC Annual Association Business Meeting

VRC Chairman, Kim Beise, Dowco Valve, Presiding

 

9:00 am - Noon

Spouse/Guest Offsite Activity

 

9:15 - 10:15 am

Coffee Break

 

9:45 - 10:45 am

General Session IV

Managing Unconscious Bias

Michelle Burgess, Emerson Automation Solutions, Marshalltown, IA

 

10:45 - 11:45 am

General Session V

Cybersecurity's Role in the Manufacturing Sector

Maurice Uenuma, Tripwire, Portland, OR

 

11:45 am

Adjourn

 

12:30 - 5:00 pm

Optional Activities

 

6:30 - 9:30 pm

Informal Reception and Dinner

(Spouses and Guests Invited)


THURSDAY, SEPT. 27

7:30 am

Breakfast Speaker (Spouses and Guests Invited)

The Political Outlook for Mid-Term Elections

Stephen Moore, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Project for Economic Growth, The Heritage Foundation, Washington, DC

 

9:30 - 11:30am

General Session VI

Motivating Your Employee's Attitudes and Behaviors

Danielle Zaft, Propulo Consulting, Chicago, IL

 

11:00 am

Adjourn

 

12:30 - 5:00 pm

Optional Activities

 

6:30 pm 

VMA Closing Reception and Dinner Gala

(Spouses and Guests Invited)

 



REGISTRATION NOW OPEN


Sept. 25-27, 2018

VMA/VRC ANNUAL MEETING

RITZ-CARLTON LAKE TAHOE


ABOUT THE PROGRAM

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 outdoor activities for both attendees and spouses/guests will be available.

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

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

 

REGISTRATION Fees - Early Bird Registration until August 17

The VMA Annual Meeting is open to VMA and VRC members ONLY.

 

                                  Early Bird Before Aug 17     After Aug 17

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.

 

SPOUSE/GUEST REGISTRATION

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

 

GOLF

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.

 

TENNIS

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

 

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

We encourage all those registered for the meeting to take advantage of the specially discounted rates for group activities that will be available. Attendees can sign- up for optional events when registering. Some of this year’s activities, will include hiking, a historical tour of Truckee, and a Sip and Paint of the beautiful Tahoe scenery!

  

HOTEL AND RESORT INFORMATION - The Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe

The Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe is located at 13031 Ritz Carlton Highlands Ct. Truckee, CA. Magnificent scenery and a mountainside location will capture the attention and creativity of meeting attendees. Year-round, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe offers both beauty and adventure both inside and outside the resort.

 

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.


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 with or without optional activities received between 0 – 14 days prior to the event are not refundable.
  • All cancellations and changes must be in writing and sent to mmaloneblevins@vma.org.
  • Substitutions for optional events will be granted.

 

QUESTIONS?

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

 

 

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