Where your 18 holes are mere minutes from downtown Austin, yet worlds away in the heart of the Texas hill country. Where 160 acres of stately oaks and majestic views reach their full potential at the hand of master course designer Jay Morrish. This is a fundraiser to support the Mother Cabrini Hospital in Chicago, who cared for PMA Member John Jarvis during his battle with cancer.
Keynote Speaker Dr. Kevin Smith
Hear from Dr. Kevin Swift, senior economist for global chemicals at ICIS, where he is responsible for quarterly thought pieces addressing key market dynamics and is demand advisor for long-term supply demand balances. He joined ICIS after retiring as chief economist at the American Chemistry Council, and will be joining the PMA at our 2022 Annual Meeting to provide an overview on the economic outlook over Polyurethane end-use markets.
Two of our respected, long-time PMA members have experienced shocking, unexpected situations in the last year and will be sharing their stories on stage Monday morning following the Keynote Speaker. Hear directly from them on what they experience, how they’re still getting through their unique experiences and lessons they learned along the way.
A variety of interesting, current and relavent topics have been selected for deeper-dive type of disucssion at the 2022 Annual meeting. These options represent some of the challenges facing our member companies today, and two-way converation is encouraged during these time-slots. Select the ones most interesting to you, and pull up a chair to seek wisdom, perspective and share best practices with your industry peers on Monday afternoon.
Important note about Breakouts:
Please be mindful of company information during discussion. Confidential information regarding product, data regarding cycle times, salary, etc. should not be disclosed. Discussions will be centered around high level ideas that have succeeded and challenges during implementation.
Interested in Moderating a Roundtable?
If you would like to be considered as a moderator for one of the Monday afternoon breakout roundtable discussion on staffing, please indicate that on your registration form. In thanks, a $50 VISA gift card will be given to each selected moderator.
Technology is a driving force in the cast urethane industry, leading to new processes and products, refining the established ones, maximizing investments in time, money, talent and materials. Join your peers in staying on top of the trends and ground-breaking discoveries with Technical Paper presentations. The PMA presents an award to the Best Technial Paper as selected by the Annual Meeting attendees.
Teams will evaluate failed parts submitted by PMA members to determine their mode of failure. While the teams compete, an overview of each part will be discussed as well as general failure mechanisms. After discussion, a winning team will be chosen. The room will be open to watch and learn, as well.
Regulatory Information PMA’s Legal Counsel, Don Gallo, joins the EHS Committee and Advocacy Subcommittee to present critical safety and regulatory updates. Tailored specifically for the cast polyurethane market, member companies will learn to comply with government regulations and promote safety, health and the responsible use of chemicals.
Through many years of hosting PMA Annual Meetings, the top ranked benefit in the evaluation forms is always the networking and information sharing among peers. NEW THIS YEAR, the PMA is building open networking time into the schedule. Instead of a structured presentation after lunch on Tuesday afternoon, spend this time making valuable and memorable connections. Extend your lunch with colleagues and potential new customers or hold business meetings as your company sees fit - but whatever your plans, take this hour to make sure to enjoy the structured down-time before the Supplier Showcase opens at 2:00 pm.
Processor Members: The Supplier Showcase provides leading industry market information along with a forum to network while viewing the products and services available by suppliers of raw materials, processing, or other equipment of providers; research laboratories; consultants; trainers; and systems manufacturers.
Supplier Members: Maximize your Annual Meeting investment by promoting your products and services! This is a uniquely valuable opportunity to reach the selective marketplace of Processors that is represented by PMA attendees.
Annual Meeting attendees are encouraged to submit a poster for display on a Technical, Processing, EHS or other facet related to the cast urethane market. The PMA presents an award to the Best Poster as selected by the PMA Executive Committee. To submit a Technical Poster, please send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org: