Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) organizes major industry events each year and contributes resources to many more, as shown on this calendar.
In the fall of each year, current and prospective PMI members gather for four days of thought-provoking presentations and valuable networking at the annual PMI Conference. Attendees rate this time spent as extremely valuable. The conference’s program includes inspiring keynote speakers, presentations by subject matter experts, hands-on workshops, and enjoyable nights out.
PMI members and staff gather at the California capital each year to meet with California legislators and regulators on issues pertaining to plumbing, water, and public health and safety. Agencies generally meeting with the PMI delegation include the California Building Standards Commission, California Department of Housing and Community Development, California Department of Water Resources, and California Energy Commission. Legislative staff interested in industry-related bills often welcome PMI members as well.
Each year, PMI organizes the Washington, D.C., Executive Forum and Fly In to provide PMI members with opportunities to meet with and express their views and concerns to staff representing key legislators and regulators. The two-day event also includes presentations from experts on current issues relating to politics and elections, taxes, trade, industry regulations, and much more. PMI members also have the opportunity to network with each other and with beltway allies.
This “can’t miss” event is for anyone engaged in codes and standards. Plumbing engineers, inspectors and other professionals gain a unique overview of plumbing codes, engineering standards and government regulations, and their impact on the application, installation and commission of plumbing systems. For over a decade, PMI has offered this fast, easy way for industry professionals to increase their value to employers through the comprehensive knowledge they receive. Attendees receive a certificate of completion and a USB drive of all meeting materials, and enjoy a networking dinner.
There is no other occasion where participants can meet – all at once and in one place – so many well-known experts in the fields of water and energy efficiency. Attendees learn about emerging products and installation practices and hear the exchange of views on new trends in the industry. This event is co-convened by PMI, the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE), the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE), and the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO, in cooperation with the World Plumbing Council (WPC).