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.
Keynote Speaker: Nir Bashan
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
🔎 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:
The Saddlebrook Resort provided a handful of nearby desitnations they suggest for PMA attendes:
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.
🔎 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.
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 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 email@example.com: