October 24th, 2022–October 27th, 2022
Omni Hotel, Louisville, Kentucky
Plumbing Manufacturers International's PMI22 Manufacturing Success Conference and 68th Annual Meeting of the Membership
Monday, October 24 to Thursday, October 27, 2022
Plumbing Manufacturers International's members and guests look forward to the many attractions of this city on the banks of the Ohio River. Known mostly for horses, baseball bats and Muhammad Ali, Louisville also boasts famous distilleries, an outstanding dining scene, mild fall weather, and easy access to the beautiful countryside surrounding the city.
PMI will host an event and private tour at the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory during the conference. There, you will go behind of scenes of baseball bat production and see you how these run-makers have evolved over the years. You'll be able to see and hold bats used by all-stars such as Mickey Mantle, Johnny Bench, Cal Ripken Jr., and Derek Jeter. Count the notches Babe Ruth carved into his Slugger after each home run. And if you have the nerve, step into a batting cage and take a swing at pitches thrown up to 90 mph.
The Muhammad Ali Center will be the venue for the PMI22 Aspiring Leaders Program, where industry leaders at all organizational levels gain a greater awareness of their leadership style and their impact on team performance. Dedicated to the life and legacy of "The Greatest," the center tells the story of the incredible life led by this three-time heavyweight boxing champion and cultural icon. The center is organized around six core principles that Ali exemplified -- confidence, conviction, dedication, giving, respect and spirituality. Through dramatic multimedia presentations, interactive exhibits, historical video and countless images and artifacts, you will learn why Ali made and left such a significant impact on our world.
A tour of the Kentucky Derby Museum, where every day is Derby Day, is often first on a visitor's list. Located at the historic Churchill Downs racetrack, the museum offers "The Greatest Race," a 360-degree immersive sound and visual race experience that will get your heart racing and emotions soaring. A walking tour of the track and a gift shop, cafe and various exhibits will round out your visit.
Those fond of Kentucky bourbon will find multiple places to get a taste of fine whiskey or to take an extended tour of a distillery. And if you like dinner with your whiskey, the dining scene in Louisville will be equal to your appetite. In addition to traditional Kentucky fare, you will find restaurants featuring regional or ethnic dishes originating in many different places around the globe.
If you have time before or after the conference, take time to enjoy Kentucky's mild fall weather outdoors by exploring the beautiful surrounding countryside. Within short driving distance from Louisville are horse farms, Mammoth Cave National Park, and various other lovely spots located among the forests and fields along the Ohio River and its tributaries.
Stay tuned for detailed information about PMI22 agenda. Until then, look forward to seeing your PMI colleagues in Louisville!