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SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, AUG. 8

7:30am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

 

8:10am

Welcome

 

8:15am

Session 1 - Water/Wastewater

Tom Decker, Consultant, Thomas E. Decker Consulting

 

9:00am

Session 2 - Power

Britt Burt, Vice President of Research – Power, Industrial Information Resources

 

9:45am

Break

 

10:00am

Session 3 - LNG

Kenneth Medlock, Jams A. Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics, Rice University

 

10:45am

Session 4 - Wall Street Perspective

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

 

11:30am

Session 5 - Commercial Construction

Jay Bowman, Managing Director, FMI Corporation

 

12:15pm

Lunch

 

1:30pm

Session 6 - Oil and Gas

John Spears, President, Spears and Associates

 

2:15pm

Session 7 - Petrochemical

Mark Eramo, Vice President, IHS Markit

 

3:00 - 3:15pm

Break

 

3:15pm

Session 8 - International Economic Outlook

David Teolis, Senior Manager, Economic and Industry Forecasting International, General Motors Company

 

5:30 - 6:30pm

Reception

 

Dinner on your own

 

FRIDAY, AUG. 9

7:30am

Continental Breakfast

 

8:15am

Session 9 - Domestic Economic Outlook

Giacomo Rondina, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of California, San Diego

 

9:00am

Session 10 - Mining

Douglas Anderson, Partner, PwC

 

9:45am

Session 11 - Doing Business in China

Scott Nelson, Partner at EY & Andrea Yue, Executive Director at EY

 

10:30am

Adjournment

 


 

Registration is now open

 

AUGUST 8-9, 2019

VMA MARKET OUTLOOK WORKSHOP

Omni San Diego
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 8-9 at The Omni San Diego, 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 2020 sales and marketing forecast.

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Attendance is open to any VMA and VRC member who has responsibility for sales and/or marketing. Most attendees are interested in developing business forecasts for the following year. Those who have branding and marketing responsibilities should also consider attending.

 

REGISTRATION FEES and information

Attendee registration is open to all VMA/VRC Members. Registration fees are $650 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 $550 per registrant. Your registration fee includes all food events during the workshop which includes continental breakfast, breaks, lunch and Welcome Reception.

 

HOTEL RESERVATIONS

Accommodations for the 2019 Market Outlook Workshop have been arranged at Omni San Diego at the discounted rate of $269.00 a night. To make reservations by phone, please call the Omni at 1-800-843-6664 and be sure to mention the Valve Manufacturers Association room block. You can also make reservations online: CLICK HERE. Last day to make reservations at the discounted rate is July 8, 2019.

 

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 mmaloneblevins@vma.org.

QUESTIONS?

Please call Malena Malone-Blevins, Meetings Manager at 202-331-8105 ext. 310 or by email at mmaloneblevins@vma.org.

 

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