Not Just Another Show in Las Vegas: Management Update to Deliver Tools You Can Use

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Posted on: 12/16/2013

When the PMPA comes to town next month at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, February 21 - 23, this weekend program will be filled with strategic information that you’ll put to immediate use at your company.

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When the PMPA comes to town next month at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, February 21 - 23, this weekend program will be filled with strategic information that you’ll put to immediate use at your company. The association’s annual Management Update Conference brings together more than 100 of the top shops and suppliers from across North America that are focused on maximizing organizational performance. 

Management Update is an industry-wide event, so whether you are a member of PMPA or not, you are welcome to join your industry’s association in Las Vegas for this learning opportunity. Below is the tentative schedule for the conference, so you can familiarize yourself with the program:

Thursday, February 20
Early Arrivals Networking Reception:  5 – 6:30 p.m.

Friday, February 21
7 – 8:00 a.m.: Networking Breakfast

8:00 – 9:30 a.m. Session 1: Keynote Speaker Dan 
Thurmon, MotivationWorks, Off Balance on Purpose.

10 – 11:30 a.m. Session 2: Jon Wolske, Zappos Insights, 
“Create Fun and a Little Weirdness and Deliver Wow Through Customer Service.”

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Networking Lunch

12:30 – 2 p.m. Session 3: Ron Karr, Karr Associates, Lead, Sell or Get Out of the Way.

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. & 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Breakout 
Sessions: AJ Sweatt, AJ Sweatt Logic & Communication, “Marketing to Manufacturing in a Social World.”

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. & 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions: Jay Hawreluk, AcuMax Index, Unraveling the Mystery of Wire Culture ­— Message Sent/Message Received.

2:30 – 4 p.m. Workshop: John Wirtz, Pinpointe Marketing, “How to Jumpstart Your Business Development Program.”

5 – 6 p.m.: Networking Reception


Saturday, February 22
8 – 9:30 a.m. Breakfast Session 1: John Guzik and Omar 
Nashashibi, The Franklin Partnership. “What’s Really 
Happening Behind the Scenes in Washington, D.C.” 

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Session 2: Ryan Millar, Partners in Leadership, “The Oz Principle – Part I.”

12 – 1 p.m.: Networking Lunch

1 – 3 p.m. Breakout: Ryan Millar, Partners in Leadership, “The Oz Principle – Part II.”

1– 2:30 p.m. Workshop: John Wirtz, Pinpointe 
Marketing, Visioneering: How to Land ‘Whale-Sized’ 
Contracts.

1– 2:30 p.m. Session 3: Miles Free and Rob Kiener, Precision Machined Products Association, “PMPA Has What?”

Open Night: Dinner and offsite activities on your own.

Sunday, February 23
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.: Networking Breakfast

8:30 – 10 a.m. Session 1: William Strauss, Federal 
Reserve Bank of Chicago, “Economic Outlook for 
Manufacturers – 2014.”

10:00 a.m.: Adjourn

To learn more about Management Update 2014, book your room and register for the conference, visit pmpa.org/update or contact the association at 440-526-0300.

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