Don’t Gamble with the Future of Your Business; Make Plans to Attend PMPA’s 2014 Management Update Conference

Article From: Production Machining

Posted on: 10/17/2013

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nev., February 21-23
With so much uncertainty in today’s economy, it’s critical to expose your leadership team to new ideas and concepts that will challenge conventional thinking and provide your business with a competitive edge.

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With so much uncertainty in today’s economy, it’s critical to expose your leadership team to new ideas and concepts that will challenge conventional thinking and provide your business with a competitive edge. PMPA’s Management Update, the industry’s premiere management conference, offers a diverse learning experience with a lineup of speakers who have been selected by PMPA’s Management Update Committee, a committee of your peers. The program is designed by owners and senior managers who are part of the precision machined products supply chain, so rest assured the content will definitely apply to your organization.

The 2014 conference will feature the following presenters:

Embracing Change - Empowerment
Dan Thurmond, author of “Off Balance on Purpose” 

Customer Service Excellence - Company Culture 
John Wolske, culture evangelist at Zappos.com 

Strategic Selling - Selling Beyond Price
Ron Karr, president of Karr & Associates

Social Media for Manufacturers - Think Tools, 
Not Platforms

AJ Sweatt, principal, AJ Sweatt Logic & Communications

Improving Organizational Performance - Employee Assessments/Job Fit, Jay Hawreluk, CEO and consultant, Acumax Index and author of “Unraveling the Mystery of People”

Business Development - Major Account Acquisition Strategies
John Wirtz, president, Pinpointe Marketing, LLC

Politics - Behind the Scenes on Capitol Hill
John Guzik, partner, and Omar Nashashibi, The Franklin Partnership LLP

Individual & Organizational Accountability - The Oz Principle
Ryan Millar, regional vice president and leadership consultant, Partners in Leadership

Economic Outlook for Manufacturers - 2014
William Strauss, senior economist and economic advisor, Chicago Federal Reserve

The committee expects this to be one of the best attended Management Update Conferences in recent years, given the strong program and venue. For the first time in the history of the PMPA, the association will be taking its Management Update Conference to Las Vegas, Nev. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, one of the newest premium hotels on the Las Vegas strip, will host the 2014 conference. Since its opening in December 2010, The Cosmopolitan has received numerous high rankings, including AAA/CAA 4-Diamond Rating, Condé Nast Readers’ Choice Award, Fodor’s Choice, Forbes Travel Guide – 4-Star Award and Travel & Leisure Top 500 Hotels in the World. 

In the coming weeks and months, additional details will be provided at pmpa.org regarding the 2014 Management Update Conference. To check out the host property for this year’s conference visit: cosmopolitanlasvegas.com. If you have any questions in the interim, contact Rob Kiener, PMPA director of government affairs & communications at 440-526-0300, ext. 229/rkiener@pmpa.org for more information.



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