PMI 2014 Fall Conference
Scheduled Activities

Mon 10/27
1:30pm-4:30pm PMI Board of Directors Meeting (Invitation Only)
3:30pm-5:00pm Conference Registration
3:30pm-7:30pm Exhibit Hours and Networking
5:30pm-6:00pm First Time Attendee Reception
6:00pm-7:30pm Cocktail Reception
Tue 10/28
8:00am-10:00am CEO/Executive Panel featuring: Michael Sipek, CEO, Bradley; Jai Shah, President, Delta Faucet Co.; Chris Baldwin, President, Global Faucets, Kohler; David Lingafelter, President, Moen; Tim O’Keeffe, CEO, Symmons; Claude Theisen, President and CEO, T&S Brass; Bill Strang, President, TOTO; moderated by media personality Bill Kurtis
10:00am-10:20am Networking Break and Exhibits
10:20am-11:00am Commentary and Summary of the CEO/Executive Panel featuring: Bill Kurtis
11:00am-11:30am Grass Roots: Energizing the Base! by Bob Weidner, CEO Metals Service Center Institute
11:30am-12:30pm Government Affairs Committee with reports from PMI Government Relations Consultants Stephanie Salmon, Washington D.C. Office and Jerry Desmond, California Office and the 2015 Advocacy Strategy
12:30pm-2:00pm Lunch, Exhibits and Free Time for Office Catch-Up
2:00pm-3:30pm Combined Technical and Advocacy/Outreach Tracks to evaluate research priorities
3:30pm-3:45pm Networking Break and Exhibits
3:45pm-5:00pm General Membership Meeting: elections, passing of the gavel, approval of the budget and dues, plaques and awards presentations
6:30pm-8:30pm “Chicago Style Dinner” and Networking Challenge/Event
Wed 10/29
8:30 am-10:30 am Dual Tracks (Choose One) Technical Track featuring a panel discussion on Life Cycle Analysis (LCA); Panelists include: Tad Radzinski, Sustainable Solutions Group; Dave Hartter, EarthShift; Sarah Mandlebaum, Quantis; William Paddock, WAP Consulting; and Steve Baer, PE International OR Advocacy/Outreach Track with Victor Post, Vice President, GMP Research, on Market Sizing and Competitive Influx; Veronica Blette, Chief, WaterSense Branch, EPA; and Tim Duggan, Director of Customer Solutions, and Wendy McBay, Senior Director, Marketing, both of CMD will address the adoption rates of high efficiency products state-by-state
10:30 am-11:00 am Networking Break and Exhibits
11:00 am-12:00 pm Jörg Rudolph, Vice President, Head of Product Management, NEOPERL, Comparison of “Green” Programs from Around the World
12:00 pm-1:30 pm Lunch, Exhibits and Free Time for Office Catch-up
1:30 pm-2:15 pm Dual Tracks Session Reports and Website Update
2:15 pm-3:00 pm Fair Trade Committee: Yvonne Orgill, CEO, Bathroom Manufacturers Association (BMA) with Internet Sales vs. British-Born Products and Hampton Newsome, Attorney, Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Consumer Protection, talks Internet Sales of Non-Compliance Products/Environmental Labeling
3:00 pm-3:30 pm Networking Break and Exhibits
3:30 pm-5:00 pm Water Efficiency and Sustainability Committee with Christian Taylor-Hamlin, Technical Director, BMA, on Health Certifications in Plumbing and Jennifer Atlee, Technical Liaison for Health Product Declaration Collaborative on Health Product Declarations
5:30 pm-6:45 pm Cocktail Reception and Exhibits
6:45 pm-8:45 pm Dinner with “Wit and Wisdom” from Conor Cunneen, author and Business Humorist
Thur 10/30
9:00 am-9:30 am Jacob Tompkins, Managing Director, Waterwise, on Water Energy Rebate Programs
9:30 am-11:30 am Panel Discussion: “Future of Water Revisited” with “The Green Plumber” John Baethke, President, John Baethke and Son Plumbing; Mary Ann Dickinson, President and CEO, Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE); Danielle Gallet, Infrastructure Strategist and Water Supply Program Manager, Center for Neighborhood Technology; Mike Ramsey, Water Superintendent, Village of Westmont, IL; Neal Shapiro, Watershed Section Supervisor and Watershed Management Coordinaor (Urban Runoff), City of Santa Monica Office of Sustainability & Environment; and Ed Lichner, President, Hydrodyne.

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