PMI23 Manufacturing Success Conference


October 23rd, 2023–October 26th, 2023


Lotte Hotel, Seattle, Wash.


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Set Your Sights on PMI23 in Seattle

The PMI23 Manufacturing Success Conference, Oct. 23-26, at the Lotte Hotel in Seattle will feature keynote speaker Dr. Moogega Cooper, presentations about the industry’s critical issues, and enjoyable networking within an elegant location in the heart of the city.

Hear from the engineer behind NASA’s Mars mission

The trailblazing engineer behind the famed Mars Rover “Perseverance” Mission for NASA, Dr. Cooper continues to study the conditions on Mars to discern whether humans might be able to live on the red planet one day.

Having earned a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering and mechanics, she will share her life story and passion for science at PMI23. Her keynote presentation, “Limitless,” will aim to inspire plumbing manufacturers and others to pursue their dreams and overcome obstacles. Dr. Cooper will share leadership lessons learned from her journey to the top of a male-dominated field, insights on how perseverance pays off, and how diversity makes her NASA team even greater.

PMI23’s New Women’s Breakfast to Feature Empowerment Activist Andrea Quinn

To celebrate the contributions of our women members, the conference will host its first women’s breakfast on Oct. 25.  The event will feature Andrea Quinn speaking about her “Essential Empowerment Curriculum for Women” – a guide to achieving respect and career success while remaining true to personal values.

Brought to the brink by overworking and by trying to meet unrealistic expectations, Quinn was taken out of work one day on a stretcher. After experiencing this warning sign, she decided to profoundly change her life by becoming a life coach to help women achieve an empowering work/life balance.

Andrea Quinn headshotAfter the breakfast, Quinn will deliver the “Tools to Reinvent Yourself in the New World of Business” keynote to all attendees. Her address will provide advice on how you can navigate a changing business landscape by implementing personal development and self-accountability. She will facilitate discussions about how to accept and be open to change, how to make empowering personal and professional choices, and how to build community.

Arrive a little early, attend PMI Inspiring Leaders Program

The PMI Inspiring Leaders Program is a special event taking place on the first day of the annual PMI Manufacturing Success Conference. Open to all employees of PMI member companies, this program will take place at Seattle’s Museum of Flight, an exciting backdrop for a program designed to cultivate the creative skills we all have to become better leaders, innovators and teammates.

To be facilitated by Nicole Bianchi, this year’s program, “Leading with Clarity and Tough Conversations,” explores being intentional as leaders and clear on leadership philosophy, setting expectations, building relationships, and having conversations that matter. The author of “The Five Tough Talks: How to Lead Brave Conversations for Exceptional Results,” which will be released in August 2023, Bianchi will discuss how to build working relationships of accountability and engagement, thereby increasing productivity and results.

Having worked with organizations worldwide, Bianchi’s workshops have gained rave reviews. “Nicole’s energy was tremendous, her presence was engaging, and the content was very relevant. Through her stories, I felt her vulnerability and passion. She truly inspired everyone to figure out their next small brave move and to go make it!”

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