Schedule Highlights

Saturday, April 29, 2023 • 8:00 am Shotgun Start

John Jarvis Memorial Golf Tournament

Saddlebrook Resort

Saddlebrook Resort is home to two of Florida’s most picturesque and playable golf courses. PMA will be teeing off at 8:00 am on the Palmer Course, designed by the legendary Arnold Palmer, who incorporated rolling fairways, well-maintained greens and wilderness areas rich in cypress, pine and palm trees. 


Sunday, April 30, 2023 • 9:15 - 10:15 am

Opening Keynote: 
Opportunity in Change:
How to Use Innovation During Times of Change

Keynote Speaker: Nir Bashan

  • During the last two years, the world has minted more millionaires than in any time ever in history. What do those millionaires know that others don’t? It turns out there is one thing that helps more than anything during crisis and adversity: And that is creativity. In a thoroughly original and captivating keynote, Nir discusses how creativity is the perfect antidote to the COVID 19 crisis and how you can turn adversity into opportunity at work today. Nir prepares attendees to have 10 solid items at their disposal anytime they encounter difficulty and change. Almost like a Swiss army knife of tools ready for whatever may come. And the foundation of these 10 specific tools are always deeply rooted in creativity & innovation.
Sunday, April 30, 2023 • 10:30 - 11:00 am

PMA Member Perspective:
What the Heck is TSCA and Why Should I Care?

Featured Speaker: Dan Culbertson

  • As business owners and operators we’re faced each and every day with a list of decisions and objectives that only WE can take care of. Questions like these all compete for our attention: Should I hire another sales person?; How do we gain control of our expenses?; How recession proof is my business?  With all of these seemingly urgent issues facing us on a daily basis, it is increasingly difficult to make the case to spend time or energy on issues that don’t seem nearly as urgent. 

    TSCA (Toxic Substance Control Act) is a prime example of one of these non-urgent but increasingly important issues that needs our attention as business owners. Trying to make heads-or-tails of what TSCA means for our business requires the ability to speak in the foreign language in which government regulations seem to be written. 

    In this presentation you will hear what TSCA holds in store for you as a business owner or operator, what the PMA is doing on behalf of its members, and how you can position yourself to minimize the impact that this long standing (but ever changing) legislation can have on your business.

Sunday April 30, 2023 • 11:00 - 11:45 am & 12:45 - 1:30 pm

Breakout Discussions

A variety of interesting, current and relavent topics have been selected for deeper-dive type of disucssion at the 2023 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.

Session 1 Options
Sunday, April 30, 2023 • 11:00 - 11:45 pm (45 minutes)
  • A1: Nir Bashan - Keynote Speaker Follow-up
  • B1: Casting Technologies
  • C1: Top Most Cited OSHA Violations in 2022
  • D1: Robotics and Automation
Session 2 Options
Sunday, April 30, 2023 • 12:45 - 1:30 pm (45 minutes)
  • A2: Nir Bashan - Keynote Speaker Follow-up
  • B2: Casting Technologies
  • C2: Top Most Cited OSHA Violations in 2022
  • D2: Robotics and Automation

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.

Sunday, April 30, 2023 • 1:45 - 4:45 pm

Technical Papers

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.

Sunday, April 30, 2023 • Evening Hours

Downtime & Open Evening

Many vendors take the time this evening to plan off-site events for their current and potential customers, and some attendees choose to spend this time exploring the local area. Please feel welcome to use the links below for ideas and assistance in making your onsite plans.

Erin Santiago, the Saddlebrook's Transporation Concierge, can be reached at 813-907-4455 or

🔎 PRO TIP: Ms. Santiago works fully-remote, off property, so don't wait for service at the concierges desk, contact her by e-mail or phone.

The Esthetics 813 Spa at the Saddlebrook Resort is offering PMA attendees:

  • 10% discount on services booked prior to arrival 
  • $10 discount on services that are booked on day of check-in
  • Esthetics 813 Spa (download the promotional flyer for more detail)

The Saddlebrook Resort provided a handful of nearby desitnations they suggest for PMA attendes: 

  • Krate the Grove (est. travel time is 5 minutes)
    Take 94 shipping containers and turn them into restaurants and retail shops. The result? One of the largest and most exciting container parks in the world that attracts visitors from all over the globe. Welcome to KRATE at Wesley Chapel! Visit our unique shops and restaurants featuring different artisan products and cuisines,
  • The Shops at Wiregrass (est. travel time is 10 minutes)
    The Shops at Wiregrass is a premier, open-air lifestyle and retail center located in Wesley Chapel, Florida. It is a main-street style, pet-friendly, and pedestrian friendly center. Just a few minutes from Tampa's major attractions, we have something for everyone to enjoy. The Shops at Wiregrass features Macy's, Dillard's, JCPenney and 100 specialty shops, restaurants, and services. Shop your favorite brands and discover new ones, all while sporting the hottest trends. If you get hungry, we offer a range of dining options for every craving.
  • Tampa Premium Outlet Mall (est. travel time is 10 minutes)
    Located in the heart of Wesley Chapel, filled with beautiful landscapes, wildlife and shopping, Tampa's premier outlet shopping destination features 110+ stores with savings up to 65% off. Anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, guests will enjoy over 110 shops including Coach, J. Crew, Michael Kors, and Polo Ralph Lauren. You will also enjoy delicious options at Market Hall, including Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen and Johnny Rockets.
  • StarShip Yacht Cruise (est. travel time is 25 minutes) 
    With two decades of service, Yacht StarShip’s dining cruises have become a seaworthy staple. Cruise the waterways of Tampa Bay or Clearwater while enjoying a premier dining experience and an open bar that’s free at sea on select cruises.
  • Oak and Ola Armature Works (est. travel time is 25 minutes) 
    Armature Works is a fully restored mixed-use building with unobstructed view of the Hillsborough River The historic structure has been reinvented as a premier community destination with innovative eateries, Heights Public Market and reimagined event spaces.
  • Sparkman Wharf (est. travel time is 25 minutes) 
    Sparkman Wharf is a dynamic and vibrant piece of Tampa Bay’s downtown waterfront, one of the top community and cultural destinations in the area, with an blend of ground-floor retail, along with an intimate dining garden, biergarten, and recreational lawn. Enjoy Tampa's good weather, waterfront views, live music, craft beer, and exceptional dining.
  • Ybor City Museum (est. travel time is 25 minutes) 
    The Ybor City Museum Society is the primary interpreter and conservator of Ybor City's rich history and heritage. Our multidisciplinary programs and exhibits provide educational experiences about the people and events that brought immigrant groups together beginning in 1886.
  • Busch Gardens (est. travel time is 25 minutes) From some of the world’s most interesting animals to some of its most endangered, Busch Gardens shares experiences with animals through up-close encounters, is home to some of Florida's best roller coasters & thrill rides and puts on world-class entertainment with exciting live shows for all ages, including award-winning productions and interactive, kid-friendly shows.
Monday, May 1, 2023 • 8:30 - 10:00 am

Failed Parts Team Competition

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.

Monday, May 1, 2023 • 10:00 - 11:45 am

Regulatory and Legal Presentation

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.

Monday, May 1, 2023 • 12:45 - 1:45 pm

Open Networking

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.

🔎 PRO TIP:  The lobby bar is an extremely loud area. The floor is tiled, not carpeted, and it's along outdoor windows. Be aware, sound carries significantly in the bar area.

Monday, May 1, 2023 • 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Supplier Showcase

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.

Monday, May 1, 2023 • 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Techncal Poster Viewing

Annual Meeting attendees are encouraged to submit a Technical 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 Technical Poster as selected by the PMA Executive Committee. To submit a Technical Poster, please click here or send the following to

  • Company name, address, phone, email and website
  • Title of proposed poster
  • Description of proposed poster (approximately 100 words)