2018 PMI Conference
Scheduled Activities

Mon., Nov. 5
12pm - 3pm PMI Board of Directors Meeting (Invitation only)
3pm - 4pm Committee Chairs and Board Meeting
3pm - 5pm Meeting Registration
5:30pm - 6pm VIP/1st Time Attendee Reception (Invitation only)
6pm - 7pm Welcome Reception for All Attendees
Tues., Nov. 6
8:30am - 9am Opening Remarks from PMI Leadership. Introduction of “The Conference Catalyst,” Thom Singer, CSP, PMI Conference Master of Ceremonies
9am - 10am Keynote - Jack Uldrich, Futurist, Author and Speaker on Technology, Change Management and Leadership
10am - 10:20am Networking Break and Exhibits
10:20am - 11am Warren Tenney, Executive Director, Arizona Municipal Water Users Association (AMWUA)
11am - 12pm Pete DeMarco, Executive Vice President of Advocacy and Research, IAPMO, and Chair of the US Technical Advisory Group for ISO/PC 316, Standard for Water Efficient Products – Rating
12pm - 1pm Lunch, Exhibits, Networking and Free Time
1pm - 2:30pm Home Builders Panel with Bob Flaherty, Division President, Toll Brothers; Phillippe Lord, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, Meritage Homes; David Viger, Regional President, Richmond American Homes; Andy Warren, President, Maracay Homes (a division of Tri-Pointe); and Connie Wilhelm, CEO, Home Builders Association of Central Arizona (HBACA)
2:30pm - 2:50pm Networking Break and Exhibits
2:50pm - 4pm Commerce Topics with a Focus on Trade Issues. Salim Bhabhrawala, Senior International Trade Specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce; Yvonne Orgill, Chief Executive, Bathroom Manufacturers Association (BMA); and Marisa Walker, Senior Vice President, Infrastructure, Arizona Commerce Authority
5pm - 8pm Fiesta Dinner
Wed., Nov. 7
8:30am - 9:30am Tara Lohan, Deputy Editor, The Revelator, Center for Biological Diversity, and Former Managing Editor of Water Deeply
9:30am - 10:30am Legionella Presentation: Joseph A. Cotruvo, Ph.D., BCES, President, Joseph Cotruvo & Associates, LLC
10:30am-10:50am Networking Break and Exhibits
10:50am - 12pm Advocacy/Government Affairs Topics with PMI Government Affairs Consultants Jerry Desmond and Stephanie Salmon, and Jim Buster, CEO, Southwest Resource Strategies
12pm - 1pm Lunch, Exhibits, Networking and Free Time
1pm - 1:30pm Allied Member Topics and WaterSense Presentation by Veronica Blette, Chief, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) WaterSense Program
1:30pm - 2:20pm Water Efficiency and Sustainability Topics with Peter Fox, Professor of Environmental Engineering, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Arizona State University, and Markus Lenger, CEO, CleanBlu Innovations Inc.
2:20pm - 2:40pm Networking Break and Exhibits
2:40pm - 3pm PMI Economic Data Report by Sean M. Reilly, Partner, Director, Washington D.C. Operations, John Dunham & Associates
3pm - 4pm General Membership Meeting (Members Only)
4pm - 5pm Thom Singer, CSP, PMI Conference Master of Ceremonies
5:30pm - 6:30pm Cocktail Reception
6:30pm - 8:30pm PMI Dinner
Thu., Nov. 8
9am - 9:30am Intro to Dual Tracks
9:30am - 11:30am Technical Track
Patrick Gurian, Associate Professor, Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Department, Drexel University; Peter Mayer, Principal, Water Demand Management; and Andrew Whelton, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Civil, Environmental and Ecological Engineering, Lyles School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University

Outreach/Communications Track
Media Panel with Jen Anesi-Brombach, Chief Editor, Plumbing & Mechanical; Bret Jaspers, Senior Field Correspondent, KJZZ; Tara Lohan, Deputy Editor, The Revelator, Center for Biological Diversity, and Former Managing Editor of Water Deeply; and Ashlei Williams, Editorial Director, Plumbing Engineer, and CMO, PHCP Pros
11:30am - 12pm Closing Ceremony for All Attendees