PMI 2014 Spring Conference
Scheduled Activities

Sun 3/2
1:30 pm-4:30 pm PMI Board of Directors Meeting (Invitation Only)
4:30 pm-6:30 pm Conference Registration
6:00 pm-6:30 pm First Time Attendee Reception
6:30 pm-7:30 pm Cocktail Reception
Mon. 3/3
8:30 am-9:30 am “The Plumbing Professor Talks Water” Presentation by Dr. Marc Edwards, Environmental Engineer and Biophysicist from Virginia Tech
9:30 am-9:45 am Break
9:45 am-11:00 am Fair Trade Committee with Salim Bhabhrawala, Sr. Trade Specialist, Department of Commerce with ‘Inside the Beltway: Commerce Update’, Ralph Suppa, President and General Manager, Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) and John Walter, CEO of Standards Council of Canada (SCC) discussing the Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC) and its efforts to streamline standards harmonization and Yvonne Orgill of the BMA will address the conflicts of Internet sales vs. Buying Brick and Mortar
11:00 am-12:15 pm Government Affairs Committee
12:15 pm-1:30 pm Buffet Lunch and Free Time for Office Catch-Up
1:30 pm-3:00 pm The Energy-Water Nexus by Mary Ann Dickinson, President and CEO, Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) with insights from Yvonne Orgill of the BMA on Eco-Design
3:30 pm-5:00 pm H. L. Hunley Tour (transportation and admission fee are included)
6:30 pm-9:30 pm Dine Around Charleston (optional event with extra fee)
Tue 3/4
9:00 am-12:30 pm Dual Tracks (Choose One) Technical or
12:30 pm-2:00 pm Buffet Lunch and Free Time for Office Catch-Up
2:00 pm-2:30 pm Report from Dual Track Sessions
2:30 pm-3:45 pm General Membership Meeting
3:45 pm-4:00 pm Break
4:00 pm-5:00 pm Update on the International Green Construction Code by Steve Thorsell, Program Coordinator, Environmental Programs, International Code Council (ICC-ES) and the International Association of Plumbing Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) Green Plumbing and Mechanical Code Supplement with Lee Mercer, Senior Vice President of Industry Relations and Business Development, IAPMO
6:00 pm-7:15 pm Cocktail Reception
7:30 pm-9:30 pm Dinner with entertainment by corporate entertainment personality Greg Schwem
Wed 3/5
8:00 am-9:00 am Charleston Water: Past, Present and Future with Andrew Fairey, Chief Operating Officer, Charleston Water Systems
9:00 am-10:00 am Preview of PMI’s Codes and Standards Workshop by Len Swatkowski, PMI Technical Director

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