PMI21 Manufacturing Success Conference
Scheduled Activities

Mon. Nov. 15
8:30am-4:30pm Aspiring Leaders Program (Separate registration)
Noon–3pm PMI Board of Directors Meeting (Invitation only)
3pm–4pm PMI Committee Chairs and Board Meeting (Invitation only)
3pm–5pm Meeting Registration
5:30pm-7pm Welcome Reception for All Attendees
Tues. Nov. 16
9am-10:15am Opening Remarks; Keynote Presentation by Risha Grant, a leading diversity, inclusion and bias expert. Grant is motivated by her passion to correct “societal 'isms' like racism, sexism, classism and plain old stupidism.” She's on a personal mission to expose the subtleties and values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, while shining a light on the impacts they create. Emcee Ted Ma
10:15am-10:30am Break
10:30am-11:30am “Planning and Navigating with Assurance,” Connor Lokar, speaker and senior forecaster, ITR Economics
11:30am-Noon “Plumbing Connectivity Protocol - Developing an Ecosystem of Smart & Connected Plumbing Systems,” Avi Yurman, co-founder and head of product, reed water
Noon-1:15pm Lunch
1:15pm-2:15pm “US Trade Policy in the Biden Administration Era – Update on Tariffs, Exports, and Changes to Buy American for Federal Procurement,” Gary Stanley, director, Office of Materials Industries, U.S. Department of Commerce; and Evan Chuck, partner, Crowell & Moring LLP
2:15pm-3pm Advocacy/Government Affairs Topics with PMI Consultants Jerry Desmond and Stephanie Salmon
3pm-3:15pm Break
3:15pm-4pm “EPA Regulation of Antimicrobial Claims for Treated Products: Current Trends & the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic,” Thomas Brugato, special council, Covington
5pm-8pm PMI Mini Golf Tournament Reception and Dinner
Wed. Nov. 17
9am-10am Keynote: “Be the One: How Great Leaders Bring Out the Best in Others,” Ted Ma, international speaker, author and leadership consultant
10am-10:45am “Industry and Regulatory Trends in Plumbing Plastics,” Domenic DeCaria, technical director, Vinyl Institute
10:45am-11am Break
11am-Noon Panel: “How Water Efficiency/Conservation Is Changing in an Era of Growth and Drought” moderated by Troy Benavidez, leader, governmental relations, LIXIL International; and featuring Jacob Atalla, vice president of sustainability initiatives, KB Homes; Veronica Blette, chief, WaterSense Branch, Office of Wastewater Management, EPA; Heather Cooley, research director, Pacific Institute; and Elizabeth Lovsted, water resources manager, San Diego County Water Authority
Noon-1:15pm Lunch
1:15pm-2:15pm Streamed live from the Netherlands, Chelsea Wald, author of “Pipe Dreams: The Urgent Global Quest to Transform the Toilet,” will share insights on the past and future of toilet systems. The award-winning science journalist will discuss her book and her travels to various countries, such as Italy, South Africa, Indonesia and Haiti in search of a deeper understanding to make toilets accessible and healthier for all.
2:15pm-2:30pm Break
2:30pm-3:30pm “Global Supply Chain: Risk Management,” David F. Pyke, Ph.D., professor of operations and supply chain management, University of San Diego School of Business
3:30pm-4:15pm “Shifting U.S. Privacy Regulation: New State Laws Complicate Compliance Efforts,” Joan Stewart, attorney at law, Wiley Rein LLP
4:15pm-5pm 67th Annual Meeting of the Membership (Members only)
5:30pm-8:30pm PMI Cocktail Reception and Dinner
Thurs. Nov. 18
9am-9:45am “Key Drivers for Building Water System Energy Efficiency, Water Conservation, and Control of Opportunistic Premise Plumbing Pathogens,” Tim Keane, owner, Legionella Risk Management, Inc.
9:45am-10:30am “Premise Plumbing Modeling: State-of-the-Art Reviews and Challenges,” Juneseok Lee, Ph.D., PE, D.WRE, associate professor, civil and environmental engineering, Manhattan College
10:30am-11:15am “New Studies on Building Water Systems,” Andrew Whelton, Ph.D., associate professor of civil engineering and environmental and ecological engineering, Purdue University
11:15am-Noon “Assessing Risk from Legionella and Waterborne Pathogens in Building Water Systems: What's New?” Janet E. Stout, Ph.D., president and director of Special Pathogens Laboratory, research associate professor, University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering
Noon Closing Ceremony for All Attendees

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