PMI23 Manufacturing Success Conference
Scheduled Activities

Mon. Oct. 23
8:30am-4:30pm PMI Inspiring Leaders Program at the Museum of Flight, led by Nicole Bianchi, international speaker, author and award-winning entrepreneur. Discounted bundle registration available to all PMI members. Arrive early and cultivate your creative, leadership and team-building skills! (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. Oct. 24
9am-10:15am Keynote address: Limitless, by Dr. Moogega Cooper, leader of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Planetary Protection Group. “Dr. Moo” will inspire you to pursue your dreams and reach your true personal potential!
10:15am-10:30am Break
10:30am-11:15am Global Plumbing Industry Roundtable Discussion led by Kerry Stackpole, CEO/executive director, Plumbing Manufacturers International, with Satinder Chera, CEO, Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating; Tom Reynolds, CEO, Bathroom Manufacturers Association; Billy Smith, CEO/executive director, American Society of Plumbing Engineers; and Ralph Suppa, senior advisor to the CEO, Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating
11:15am-Noon How Manufacturers and Water Utilities Can be Effective Partners with Kelly O’Rourke, water conservation manager at Seattle Public Utilities
Noon-1:15pm Lunch
1:15pm-2pm Sharing What We Know about PFAS: Who Knows What We Will Know Next Year? with Larry Gottlieb, president of ResinTech, Inc.
2pm-2:45pm Key Water Quality Developments Coming Down the Pipe with Erika Spanton, principal, Beveridge & Diamond PC
2:45pm-3pm Break
3pm-3:45pm Opportunities to Achieve Environmental Commitments with Extended Producer Responsibility with McKenna Morrigan, strategic advisor, waste prevention and product stewardship, Seattle Public Utilities; and Dr. Adrian Tan, policy and market development manager, King County Solid Waste Division
3:45pm-4:30pm Packaging Extended Producer Responsibility has arrived in the U.S. - Now What? with Dan Felton, executive director of the American Institute for Packaging and the Environment
4:30pm-5pm What’s New at WaterSense with Stephanie Tanner, lead engineer, WaterSense Program, Office of Wastewater Management, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
6pm-8pm Lotte Halo Bar Reception and Dinner
Wed. Oct. 25
7:30am-8:30am PMI Women’s Breakfast, Essential Empowerment Curriculum for Women, featuring Andrea Quinn, certified life and business coach, empowerment specialist, speaker, and international best-selling author. Learn how to achieve respect and success while remaining true to yourself!
9am-10am Keynote address: Tools to Reinvent Yourself in the New World of Business, by Andrea Quinn
10am-10:15am Break
10:15am-11:15am Pipeline of Data: Artificial Intelligence Benefits and Risks with Whitney McCollum, partner, K&L Gates LLP
11:15am-Noon Industry & Trade Talk - The View from D.C. with Gary Stanley, director, Office of Critical Minerals and Metals, U.S. Department of Commerce
Noon-1:15pm Lunch
1:15pm-2:30pm Closing the Skilled Labor Gap Panel moderated by Anna Liotta, founder of The Generational Institute, and featuring Ryan Davis, executive director, Seattle Jobs Initiative; Shana Peschek, executive director, Machinists Institute; Kairie Pierce, lead workforce development director at the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO; and Heather Winfrey, assistant training coordinator, Seattle Area Pipe Trades Apprenticeship
2:30pm-3:30pm Piercing Through the Noise with Taylor St. Germain, speaker and senior forecaster, ITR Economics
3:30pm-3:45pm Break
3:45pm-5pm 69th Annual Meeting of the Membership (Members and Invitation Only)
6pm-8pm PMI23 Reception and Dinner at Charlotte Restaurant
Thur. Oct. 26
9am-9:45am Bullitt Center: The Greenest Commercial Building in the World: Water with Luke Hendricks, associate plumbing engineer, PAE; and Dylan Herndon, water treatment specialist at Northwest Engineers, LLC
9:45am-10:30am The Economic Impact of Plumbing Manufacturing with Dr. Michael Flaherty, visiting assistant professor, Trinity College, and consulting economist, John Dunham & Associates
10:30am-11:30am Advocacy and Government Affairs Update with Jerry Desmond and Stephanie Salmon, PMI’s advocacy/government affairs consultants
11:30am-Noon Closing remarks

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