2017 PMI Conference
Scheduled Activities

Monday, November 13
1:00 pm-5:00 pm PMI Board of Directors Meeting (Invitation only)
3:00 pm-5:00 pm Meeting Registration
5:30 pm–6:00 pm VIP/First-Time Attendee Reception (Invitation only)
6:00 pm-7:00 pm Welcome Reception (All attendees)
7:00 pm-10:00 pm President’s Dinner Honoring Barbara C. Higgens (All attendees)
Tuesday, November 14
8:30 am-9:00 am Opening Remarks
9:00 am-10:00 am Keynote: Doc Hendley, Wine to Water
10:00 am-10:20 am Networking Break and Exhibits
10:20 am-11:20 am Water Efficiency and Sustainability Issue Committee Meeting with Bill Wilson, environmental consultant, CleanBlu Corporation
11:20 am-12:20 pm Research Update: John Koeller, principal, Maximum Performance (MaP) Testing and Koeller and Company; Mary Ann Dickinson, president and CEO, Alliance for Water Efficiency
12:20 pm-1:30 pm Lunch, Exhibits and Free Time
1:30 pm-2:30 pm Commerce Committee Meeting: Salim Bhabhrawala, senior international trade specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce; Yvonne Orgill, chief executive, Bathroom Manufacturers Association (BMA)
2:30 pm-3:30 pm Research Update: Dr. Paul Sturman, research professor and industrial coordinator, Montana State University
3:30 pm Load Buses for DeLoach Vineyards Tour and Dinner
4:15 pm-8:15 pm DeLoach Vineyards Tour and Dinner (optional event with additional fee upon registration)
Wednesday, November 15
8:30 am-9:30 am Bruce Vincent, logger and advocate for responsible environmentalism
9:30 am-12:30 pm Dual Tracks (Choose One)
Technical Track: featuring Silvio Ferrari, senior engineer, Sacramento Advocates, Inc.; Taylor Chang, water resources analyst, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC); Gary Klein, president, Gary Klein and Associates; Samir J. Abdelnour, associate, Hanson Bridgett; and Ralph Suppa, president and general manager, Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH).
Outreach/Communications Track: Ray Valek, president, Valek and Company Communications; Veronica Blette, chief, WaterSense Branch, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Wastewater Management.
12:30 pm-2:00 pm Lunch, Exhibits and Free Time
2:00 pm-2:15 pm Dual Track report
2:15 pm-3:15 pm Allied Member Committee Meeting
3:15 pm-3:35 pm Networking Break and Exhibits
3:35 pm-5:00 pm General Membership Meeting
6:00 pm-7:00 pm Cocktail Reception and Exhibits
7:00 pm-9:00 pm PMI Dinner
Thursday, November 16
9:00 am-10:00 am CEC Update: Commissioner Andrew McAllister, of the California Energy Commission
10:00 am-11:30 am Advocacy/Government Affairs Committee Meeting with PMI government affairs consultants Stephanie Salmon (Washington, D.C.) and Jerry Desmond (California)

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